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.



Europe's Eastern Neighbourhood: Ukraine and Moldova

Standing in for regular host Mark Leonard, Anthony Dworkin, senior policy fellow at ECFR, discusses Europe’s Eastern neighborhood and Europe’s interaction with Russia with Kurt Volker, executive director of the McCain Institute and US special representative for the Ukraine negotiations, and Nicu Popescu, former head of the Wider Europe program at ECFR and since the beginning of June Minister of Foreign Affairs for Moldova. They look at the conflicts in Ukraine and Moldova, what the Ukrainians might learn from the Moldovans and what role there is for Europe. The podcast was recorded on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, at the side-lines of ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in Lisbon. Bookshelf • The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins by Robert Baer • A Little War That Shook the World by Ronald Asmus • 1984 by George Orwell Picture US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker at President Zelensky's inauguration, on May 20th 2019. Photo by the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. Retrieved from


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