Failures to communicate: Episode 5

Leaders the world over face a multifaceted crisis that affects every layer of society. In a situation where there is no pain-free exit, communication is crucial. Joel and Kaj discuss some of the layers of poor communication, including the ongoing saga of the Bonds of Wrath.

More exciting still, our first guest steps onto the deck this week. Kaj speaks with Chatham House research fellow Pepijn Bergsen, previously an economic policy advisor for the Dutch government. They discuss some quieter aspects of Transatlantic cooperation that you might have missed under all of the COVID sound and fury, as well as what it will take for the troubled relationship to see things through.

Finally, you won’t want to miss the return of Beer Time. It’s the pause we all need in these troubled times. Even the socially distanced must sometimes share a sip from afar.