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Labor markets in trouble

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In developed economies, insufficient skills among the youth will take a heavy toll on economic growth. Enrico Colombatto, professor of economics at the University of Turin, looks at the state of labor markets in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Argentina’s inflation struggle

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With inflation approaching 100 percent, cost of living in Argentina has soared beyond what most citizens can afford. Latin American affairs expert Ines de Marcos explains what likely lies ahead for Argentines in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Can AI solve the energy crisis?

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Does artificial intelligence have the potential to solve some of the most complex problems facing the energy sector? Energy expert Dr. Carole Nakhle, founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Could the EU function with 36 members?

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Can the EU function with Ukraine and Moldova as members? Dr. Michael Leigh, former director-general for enlargement at the European Commission, answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Can the U.S. cooperate with North Africa?

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With a global energy crisis looming as winter approaches, can the U.S. work more closely with North African countries? Foreign policy expert Dr. James Jay Carafano of the Heritage Foundation answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Geopolitical shifts split Southeast Asia

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, has long been an influential regional actor in Asia. Now, however, Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak believes the organization is threatened by deepening geopolitical fault lines. 

Tensions rise between Rwanda and the DRC

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Long-standing friction between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be resurfacing. If violent clashes continue, the two countries could soon be at war, argues African affairs expert Teresa Nogueira Pinto. 

NATO’s likely expansion

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It appears increasingly likely that Sweden and Finland will join NATO. Stefan Hedlund, professor of Russian studies, explains how this could influence security in Northern Europe. 

Switzerland’s hidden inflation

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Switzerland’s inflation rate remains low while many other European countries have seen prices spiral out of control. Professor of economics Henrique Schneider explains why.

The future of Black Sea geopolitics

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It appears highly likely that the Black Sea will play a key geopolitical role in years ahead. But who will be the most influential players in the region? Security expert Dr. James Jay Carafano answers. 

Russian military tactics in Libya and Ukraine

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How can we determine what will happen next in Russia’s war with Ukraine? Counterinsurgency expert Dr. Federica Saini Fasanotti argues that by analyzing Russian military tactics in Libya, we can predict Moscow’s next moves on the Ukrainian front.

North Africa as an alternative gas supplier

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Can North Africa replace Russia as a gas supplier for Europe? This question has been on many policymakers minds. Energy economist Dr. Carole Nakhle, founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge.

Introducing: Unconventional Knowledge

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Are you the sort of person who reads the news and thinks – there’s got to be something more to the story? Then you are in the right place.

This is ”Unconventional Knowledge” where we look at one event and ask an expert to explain what journalists are missing. Information is an iceberg, and most often we are only shown the tip. 

We want to bring our listeners the whole picture. That’s why every episode, we reach out to a different expert from Geopolitical Intelligence Services and ask them to answer one question in their specific area of expertise. 

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