The Foreign Desk – radio broadcast 26/6/21

The Foreign Desk is a current affairs podcast, and this week’s episode is centred around chess and politics. Sometimes art imitates life; some games do as well. And in the case of chess, the parallels between the chess board and the political arena have existed for centuries. But are there really any similarities between chess and politics? How was chess used as a pawn during the Cold War? And could the chess board once again become a soft power battleground? Andrew Mueller speaks to Judit Polgar, David Edmonds and Dana Reizniece-Ozola. The episode will air on Saturday 26th June at midday London time, following which it will be uploaded as a podcast which can be accessed here –

Emma Searle