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New and Old Players in the Game: The United States

Season 1, Ep. 17

“Central Europe became a sort of the center of a sandwich between Germany and Russia”. 


Following up on Ivana Karaskova's and Malwina Talik’s talk about China and Central Europe, this episode focuses on the relations between the United States and the region.

For this, Emma Hontebeyrie (Podcast Producer for IDM) is welcoming Dardis McNamee, Editor in Chief of the city regional magazine and affiliated platform Metropole, based in Vienna.

What are the consequences of Trump’s presidency for the region? What should we expect from Biden regarding Central and Southeastern Europe?


CEE - Central Europe Explained, an IDM podcast series powered by Erste Group. With Dardis McNamee and Emma Hontebeyrie.


Dardis McNamee is the Editor in Chief of Metropole. She has written for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler (NYC), the Wall Street Journal Europe, and Die Zeit in Vienna, as well as having been a speechwriter to two U.S. ambassadors to Austria. She was awarded the 2007 Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching (Media & Communications).


Production: Emma Hontebeyrie

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