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In this episode of The Source, we talk to world-renowned economist and intellectual Yanis Varoufakis about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the international developments taking place in the European Union and the United Nations around it. We also explore the question of whether Israel’s 56-year occupation of Palestine and its settlement policy have contributed to the violence in the region. We inquire about concrete steps the Israeli government can take to end the Hamas hostage crisis. Finally, we discuss the war in Ukraine and how to end it, and whether Germany can once again become an economic power while continuing to sanction Russia and import American liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek politician, professor of economic theory at the University of Athens, former finance minister of Greece and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). He is also the author of several books on the European debt crisis, financial imbalances in the world, and game theory.
DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats that is focused on addressing the economic and social problems faced by Europe today. It provides an alternative to austerity policies that it argues are dividing the continent and fueling the rise of “international nationalists“.