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Power Lines: From Ukraine to the World
Power Lines: From Ukraine to the World
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the world. The war’s significance in the 21st century is unparalleled: its reverberations can be felt... more

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How will Ukraine Rebuild its Economy?

Ukraine’s economy has been one of the main bright spots after two years of brutal fighting. With decent preparation work... more

13 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
How Have Drones Changed the War in Ukraine?

The war in Ukraine has evolved a huge amount since it began nearly 2 years ago, not least in terms... more

30 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
How will Ukraine Mobilise more Troops?

President Zelensky has said he wants to call up 450,000 - 500,000 new troops to the Ukrainian army in 2024.... more

16 Jan 2024 · 43 minutes
What is Ukraine's Economic Outlook for 2024?

As 2024 begins, the outlook for Ukraine is generally pessimistic, with foreign aid dwindling and the counter offensive stalled. But... more

02 Jan 2024 · 43 minutes
Has Politics Returned to Ukraine?

2023 was a really difficult year for Ukraine. People expected that after the Kharkiv and Kherson counter offensives to spawn... more

19 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Will Western Support for Ukraine Hold Out?

The Western response to the war in Ukraine surprised the world in 2022 in how unified it was. European leaders... more

05 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
What Is Russia Thinking?

Getting in the mind of Vladimir Putin is a notoriously difficult, and indeed thankless, task. Russia analysts have long tried... more

21 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
How Has War Affected Ukraine’s Demographics?

Ukraine, and Eastern Europe more generally, have long had a demographic problem. Since the fall of the Soviet Union and... more

07 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
What do the Polish Elections Mean for Ukraine?

On Sunday October 15th, Poland went to the polls to elect a new government. As one of Europe’s most significant... more

24 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
Will there be Elections in Ukraine?

Under its constitution, Ukraine is meant to be in the midst of parliamentary and presidential elections over the coming months.... more

10 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Season 2 Trailer

Last year, Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine changed the world. But with the conflict reaching a kind of stasis,... more

03 Oct 2023 · 3 minutes
Rebuilding: The Road to Healing

What is it like to live through the psychological pain of war? How can you heal the trauma of genocide?... more

23 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
Q&A on Rebuilding

This week, it’s our last Q&A of the season. We reached out to our listeners on Twitter to see what... more

16 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Rebuilding: From The Ground Up

The aftermath of war leaves physical scars in its wake. The abject destruction of landscapes and cities like Kherson, Kharkiv... more

09 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Reporting on Corruption in Ukraine

This week, Jakub and Nastya are speaking to Anna Myroniuk, the head of investigations at the Kyiv Independent. They discuss... more

02 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
The Issue with Aid

The humanitarian response to the full scale invasion of Ukraine has been immense - an outpouring of good will from... more

26 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
Q&A on the Russian Intelligence Services

This week, Jakub and Nastya are doing a special Q&A episode on the Russian Intelligence Services. We reached out to... more

19 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Russian Intelligence Services

For years, Putin has used his intelligence, including the FSB and the GRU, to try and understand Europe - what... more

12 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Bonus: Interview with Lauren Zabariek

In this week’s episode, we again take a look into Cyber Warfare, this time from a more policy focused perspective,... more

05 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
The Fight for Cyberspace

The war in Ukraine is being fought by land, sea, air… and online. Russia, has long been infamous for its... more

29 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Holiday Bonus

For many Ukrainians, holiday celebrations will look different this year. Some are in foreign countries, separated from friends and family.... more

22 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Russian Terrorism

The 20th century saw the development of an international rule-based order dictated by the United States, with countries tacitly abiding... more

15 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
Bonus: Roman Ratushnyi

For this week’s bonus episode, we’re speaking more about Roman Ratushnyi, the Ukrainian activist who fought to preserve Kyiv’s green... more

08 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
The Fall of the Global Oligarchy?

The demise of the USSR in the 1990s saw the state's vast wealth up for grabs by enterprising citizens; in... more

01 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
Extended interview with Bektour Iskender

This week’s bonus episode is an extended interview with Bektour Iskender, a journalist and co-founder of Kloop, an NGO and... more

24 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
The Future of Eurasia

The countries surrounding Russia have long been on the frontline of the country’s aggressively expansionist policies. From Kyrgyzstan in Central... more

17 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
Bonus: Interview with Alexander Query

In this week’s bonus episode, we’re giving you an extended version of last week’s interview with Kyiv Independent reporter Alexander... more

10 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
The Resource War

With its glut of resources and natural gas, cheap Russian energy has long been a lifeline for nations across the... more

03 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
Bonus: Interview with Radosław Sikorski

In this special bonus episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Radosław Sikorski, the Polish politician whose work across... more

27 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
What does Ukraine mean to Europe?

Ukraine is the most significant part of Europe’s eastern borderland: all black earth and agriculture, the last bastion before the... more

20 Oct 2022 · 50 minutes
History and Context

Ukrainian history is defined by struggles for power. It has been the battleground of empires, defined by foreign domination, especially... more

06 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Ukrainian Identity

What does it mean to be a citizen of a country whose enemies claim has no right to exist? How... more

22 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes

Power Lines: From Ukraine to the World is a brand-new podcast that masterfully maps out the reverberations of the war... more

06 Sep 2022 · 4 minutes
Power Lines: From Ukraine to the World
History and Context
Power Lines: From Ukraine to the World

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Ukrainian history is defined by struggles for power. It has been the battleground of empires, defined by foreign domination, especially in the... more