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The Modus Operandi


Modus Operandi with Manila Chan dives deep into global foreign policy to examine the methods and history which reverberate in our lives today. MO examines the world at a historical turning point, as nations rise and challenge the unipolar world that has been dominant since the end of the cold war. Who will rise, who will fall, and how will an emerging global order operate? Find out on Modus Operandi with Manila Chan.

Jun 3, 2024 07:48

Sport or geopolitics: The Olympics in the modern age

In anticipation of the upcoming Paris Olympics, The MO tackles the contentious issue of athlete treatment amidst geopolitical tensions. Host Manila Chan sits down with author and cartoonist Ted Rall to explore the perceived hypocrisy surrounding the mistreatment of Russian athletes amid the Ukraine conflict, while athletes from other countries embroiled in conflicts receive less scrutiny.

May 27, 2024 08:57

Chocolate wars

On this episode of The MO, host Manila Chan delves into the pressing issue of the chocolate controversy in West Africa with guest Netfa Freeman, coordinating committee member for Black Alliance for Peace. They unpack the disturbing allegations of slave labor within the cocoa industry, shining a light on the exploitation of workers and the systemic injustices at play. Through their insightful dialogue, viewers are confronted with the harsh realities of the global chocolate supply chain and the critical need for ethical sourcing practices.

May 20, 2024 06:36

A royal reckoning

In a gripping episode of The MO, host Manila Chan and guest Sean Stone, author and director, delve into the upheaval in the British Royal Family after Queen Elizabeth’s passing, Prince Charles’s cancer battle, and the ongoing Prince Harry controversy. Providing sharp analysis, they dissect the family’s internal struggles and the implications of this for the monarchy’s future, offering viewers a concise yet insightful glimpse into the turbulence surrounding one of the world’s most prominent institutions.

May 13, 2024 06:37

What is going on in Myanmar?

On this impactful episode of The MO, host Manila Chan engages in a deep discussion with author and commentator KJ Noh to unravel the complexities of the conflict in Myanmar. Together, they delve into the historical context and contemporary dynamics driving the crisis, shedding light on the plight of the people amid political upheaval and military repression. Noh offers valuable insights into the various actors involved and their motivations, providing viewers with a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of the Myanmar conflict. Through their thought-provoking dialogue, Manila and Noh underscore the urgent need for international attention and solidarity to address the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Myanmar.

May 6, 2024 06:06

Is Haiti devouring itself?

On this compelling episode of The MO, host Manila Chan engages in a poignant conversation with independent journalist Dan Cohen to unravel the intricate layers of the conflict in Haiti and its devastating humanitarian fallout. Together, they shine a spotlight on the key players and factors driving the crisis, from political instability to socio-economic disparities. Cohen provides valuable insights into the dire situation on the ground, offering a sobering look at the challenges faced by the Haitian people amid the turmoil. Through their insightful dialogue, viewers can gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Haiti conflict and the urgent need for international attention and support.

Apr 29, 2024 05:50

Farmers unite! - EU rocked by widespread protests

In this episode of The MO, host Manila Chan delves into the heart of the European farmers’ protests with guest Elijah Magnier, independent journalist and commenter. Together, they uncover the underlying reasons behind the unrest gripping the agricultural sector in the EU. Magnier provides valuable insights into the frustrations felt by farmers, shedding light on the challenges they face, from agricultural policies to economic pressures. Through their discussion, viewers gain a deeper understanding of the complexities driving the protests, and of the broader implications for European agriculture.