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The red line: Biden and Xi’s secret Ukraine talks

38 min listen

On this week’s podcast:

Could China be the key to peace in Ukraine?

In his cover piece for the magazine this week Owen Matthews reveals the covert but decisive role China is playing in the Ukraine war. He is joined by The Spectator’s Cindy Yu, to discuss what Xi’s motivations are (00:53). 

Also this week: 

Harriet Sergeant writes that the Iran is at war with its own children as it cracks down on young protesters. She is joined by Ali Ansari, founding director if the Institute for Iranian Studies, to consider the fragility of the Iranian regime (14:32). 

And finally: 

Julie Bindel says in the magazine this week that after recent controversy the Society of Authors is no longer fit for purpose. She is joined by historian, author, and former chair of the society Tom Holland, to debate whether it’s time to replace the institution (23:56). 

Hosted by William Moore. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 

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