The Free World Episode

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Has the Russian invasion of Ukraine restored America's role as the leader of the 'free world'? What are the challenges for US diplomats and politicians in trying to advance American interests while also speaking about universal values like democracy? In this episode, Adam explores these issues with Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, who served as the chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in London. Reeker was present when the Berlin Wall came down, and his career—mostly in Europe—has spanned the post-Cold War decades. As the Russian tanks rolled into a European country in 2022, did he feel that the world had come full circle? 

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