In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

Vladislav Surkov and the politics of chaos

In this podcast, Mike and Josh talk about the enigmatic figure Vladislav Surkov, a man whose influence has helped Vladimir Putin cement his power, and who has overseen Russian policies in Ukraine.

Academic activism

What role does activism have to play in academia? Mike and Josh discuss all things politics in academia, and ask whether you can ever separate a researcher from the politics they bring to a discussion.

‘Good guys’ revisited

Mike and Josh return to the topic of the ‘good guys’ in law and war, and discuss just when and how it might be acceptable to bend the rules to save a life.