#5 - Nathan Shaw [Euro Crisis, EU, NATO]

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Nathan Shaw is is a foreign policy and international relations expert and one of my favorite people in the world to talk to. Nathan hosts the Envoy podcast on which he rounds up and dives deep into world events from a foreign policy and international relations perspective. Nathan has always been my primary source of world news and I could literally talk to him indefinitely, asking more and more questions about what’s going on in the world. Like my previous guests, Nathan is one of those people that seems to just have a bottomless pit of knowledge, with a well-informed and well-thought-out answer to any question I can throw at him.

If you’re like me, over the past decade you’ve probably heard the terms “Euro Crisis”, “Greek debt”, “austerity measures”, “EU” and “NATO”. If you’re also like me, you probably think you have some idea about what these terms mean, but if pressed, couldn’t give a detailed explanation of what they are and why anyone should care. What was the “Euro Crisis” and what actually caused it? What are the “EU” and “NATO”, how do they relate to each other and could one exist without the other? These are the two main questions I have been saving up for this episode of the podcast with Nathan. As I expected, Nathan dives deep into both questions in his usual way: precise, well-thought-out and entertaining. I really enjoyed this conversation with Nathan and I’m super excited to be able to share it with you today.

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Mini-transcript

  • 1:40 - Intro to Nathan and the Euro Crisis
  • 4:30 - What story were we sold by the news about the Euro Crisis?
  • 11:00 - My personal play-by-play of the Euro Crisis
  • 21:30 - Deeper dive into the Euro Crisis
  • 1:40:00 - Deep dive into the origins, benefits and future of the EU and NATO

Thanks for listening, go to bed!

Love,
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