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Join American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groenweg – living in the US and Singapore – as they take you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through politics, economics, current events, and cultural movements of the day, all from a global perspective.

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The Eastern Hemisphere moves on while the West is a basket case • Democratic institutions undermined Foreign Influence

It's the Foreign Influence Podcast, with American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg, taking you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through the week's international events! This week:• Pretty much the entire Eastern Hemisphere has signed a new free trade agreement and brought covid under control. They're moving on while the West is a giant basket case.• American democratic institutions are being deeply wounded by Trump and his enablers. Quite the international inspiration.• One tiny bit of good news. Can't say we didn't try.Thanks for listening!Make sure to sign up for our newsletter – the Foreign Influence Dispatch – for links from today's show and more info and commentary from us.Reach out to us at hello@foreigninfluencepodcast.com or through social media. You'll find us individually on Twitter, but also check out our FI Facebook page, where we can continue the conversation.Remember, if you like what you hear, please help spread the word. 🙏Stay safe, and be nice to one another!Bill & Nikolaj
  1. The Eastern Hemisphere moves on while the West is a basket case • Democratic institutions undermined
  2. Relief with a Biden/Harris victory • Will underlying problems get addressed? • The joys of a botched presser
  3. Count all the votes! • No repudiation of Trump • Macron sticks up for western values
  4. Long voting lines • Do we like politicians to lie to us? • New missiles = big trouble
  5. Paris Is Under Attack – Again • Covid Lockdowns in Europe • Asia's Got It Together