Promise and peril: what to expect from the year of elections

How could global politics shift, with more than half the world's population voting in elections this year? 

How should Australia – and other liberal democracies – navigate a path forward amid growing geopolitical tension and conflict? 

And what opportunities exist for Australia to deepen ties with its longstanding partners, despite increasing uncertainty and complexity? 

In this episode, Sophia Gaston and Gideon Rachman join Rory Medcalf to discuss upcoming elections around the world, escalating global conflicts, and what may be in store for the Australia-UK relationship, following the UK’s upcoming general election.

Sophia Gaston is an Expert Associate at the ANU National Security College (NSC). She is also the Head of Foreign Policy and UK Resilience at the leading Westminster think tank, Policy Exchange. 

Gideon Rachman is the Chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. 

Professor Rory Medcalf AM is Head of NSC. His professional experience spans more than three decades across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks, journalism, and academia. 

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