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A Red Line in the Sand
31 minutes | 2 days ago
Chapter 2: Origins, or Where Did Red Lines Come From?
In Episode 2 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same title, author David Andelman goes back to the beginning. He explains where red lines came from in the first place and how the concept evolved.The origin of red lines takes us back to the Bible, the Indian epic Ramayana, and the charge of the Light Brigade and the Crimean War. These strategic lines turned red and grew thanks to the Red Line Agreement in the Middle East and Adolf Hitler’s drive towards World War II in Europe.
24 minutes | 16 days ago
Chapter 1: Flashpoints, or What is a Red Line?
In Episode 1 of A Red Line in the Sand, a companion podcast to the book of the same time, author David Andelman sets the stage. He explains what red lines are and why they matter.Red lines can be geographic, diplomatic, political, or - most dangerously - military. They can be concepts, trade pacts, or physical barriers. The Iron Curtain in Cold War Europe, the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the 38th parallel on the Korean peninsula, and the line between desert and jungle in Chad - all of these are red lines with potentially lethal consequences.
2 minutes | a month ago
Introducing: A Red Line in the Sand
A Red Line in the Sand is the official companion podcast to journalist David Andelman's book of the same name, published by Pegasus Books.From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. A Red Line in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 episodes examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.
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