War & Peace: Europe in the World
War & Peace: Europe in the World
Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

War & Peace: Europe in the World

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope explore with Bert Koenders, Crisis Group's board member, how Europe's security outlook has shifted dramatically in the last few years and the internal challenges surrounding that dangerous instability. 

Season 1 Episode 2: Europe in the World

“We have failed to export stability, to the extent that we are now importing instability.” 

Europe’s security outlook has shifted dramatically in the last few years. Russia has broken out of the “Cold War consensus”, the Middle East is “on fire” and North Africa is “in chains”. Surrounded by this dangerous instability, Europe is facing a number of its own internal challenges, from migration to the internal debates polarising its citizens, especially in Britain. 

Bert Koenders, a former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, a UN envoy and a Crisis Group Trustee, joins Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope this week to explore these issues and discuss ways forward. 

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This podcast was recorded on 10 July 2019.