A View from Afar: Buchanan and Manning Assess 2023 Global Trends and Conflicts

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The LIVE Recording of A View from Afar podcast was recorded at midday Thurs December 21, 2023 (NZST) and Wednesday December 20, 8pm (USEDST).

In this the twelfth episode of A View from Afar for 2023 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and Selwyn Manning note and discuss some of the big world events that have occurred and are occurring in 2023.

And in particular, Paul and Selwyn discuss the rise of the Global South; evaluate the the wars that continue to rage in Ukraine and Gaza; and tensions in the South China Sea.

Plus they note, with particular reference the trends that will become prominent in 2024, including the decline of Western democracies and witness a rightward turn in many places (including in Argentina and New Zealand in their respective 2023 elections).


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  1. Listened to the podcast of this last night. These two are serious commentators and analysts of international politics for sure–well worth your time.

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