Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Foreign policy podcasts hosted by Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and influencers to share ideas. We build coalitions for change at the European level and promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world. In 2007, ECFR’s founders set about creating a pan-European institution that could combine establishment credibility with intellectual insurgency. Today, ECFR remains uniquely placed to continue providing a pan-European perspective on some of the biggest strategic challenges and choices Europeans need to confront, with a network of offices in seven European capitals, over 60 staff from more than 25 different countries and a team of associated researchers in the EU 28 member states. 036327



Why did Iran's foreign minister resign?

Mark Leonard speaks with Ellie Geranmayeh and Dr Kayhan Barzegar about Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation, and the current political situation in Iran. Bookshelf: Becoming by Michelle Obama Reading Lolita from Tehran by Azar Nafisi Let the swords encircle me by Scott Peterson Films: The Insult No Man’s Land About Elly A Separation Picture credit: Iranian and German foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Frank-Walter Steinmeier meeting in Tehran by Tasnim News Agency, via Wikimedia, CC BY 4.0,


 2019-02-28  40m