A Red Line in the Sand

A Red Line in the Sand

A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books.From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.

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April 26, 2021 22 min
In Episode 9 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the seemingly-eternal Durand Line, as well as the impact of the colonial Raj and the Taliban in shaping the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In Episode 8 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman examines the continent of Africa. The world’s fastest growing region and subject of intense colonization through recent centuries, Africa has more nations and more red lines than anywhere else on the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 29, 2021 27 min
In Episode 7 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the Middle East where east meets west and Shiite meets Sunni, as it develops a host of toxic challenges. Last episode focused on Iraq and this time, the focus is on Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In Episode 6 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the Middle East where east meets west and Shiite meets Sunni, as it develops a host of toxic challenges. He outlines America’s involvement in Iraq and Syria, examines the red lines of chemical warfare and the growth of the Islamic State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In Episode 5 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman surveys Russia and its past and present environs: Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, East Berlin, and more. He explores Vladimir Putin’s ambitions and their impact on his neighbors and the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 15, 2021 26 min
In Episode 4 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the red lines in the South China Sea - those built up by China, its neighbors like Vietnam and the Philippines, and Western powers like the US who fear losing naval passage. In recent decades, China has increasingly become a world power, but it needs a world-class navy and sea-based control to truly claim its ho...
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February 1, 2021 29 min
In Episode 3 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman explores the red lines on the Korean Peninsula. Korea has been front of mind for American presidents from Truman through Trump. Red lines, from the DMZ to potentially apocalyptic nuclear weapons, crisscross the peninsula and only intensified under the recent Trump presidency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega...
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In Episode 2 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman goes back to the beginning. He explains where red lines came from in the first place and how the concept evolved. The origin of red lines takes us back to the Bible, the Indian epic Ramayana, and the charge of the Light Brigade and the Crimean War. These strategic lines turned red and grew thanks to the Red Line Agreemen...
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In Episode 1 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same time, author David Andelman sets the stage. He explains what red lines are and why they matter. Red lines can be geographic, diplomatic, political, or - most dangerously - military. They can be concepts, trade pacts, or physical barriers. The Iron Curtain in Cold War Europe, the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the 38th parallel on the Korean penin...
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December 11, 2020 1 min
A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books. From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have ...
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