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American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central American insurgencies, the end of apartheid and more through the eyes of those who were there. A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy.
 
Career Foreign Service Officers interview America’s most influential diplomats, capturing the sacrifice, professionalism, humor, heroism, wisdom, and triumph of modern-day American diplomacy. Through personal anecdotes, guests explain what they were trying to achieve with a given foreign policy, how they tried to accomplish those objectives, and where things went right (or wrong). Featuring conversations with America’s greatest foreign policy minds, including Thomas Pickering, John Negropont ...
 
Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might re ...
 
Diplomatic consultancy Grassroot Diplomat discuss innovative practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's world. Topics include leadership and self-development, networking, public diplomacy, personal branding, and digital diplomacy. Popular guests include: Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Sandra Francius-Renaudot, and Jeannette Viens. Find out more on: www.grassrootdiplomat.org
 
EU Now takes you beyond the international headlines to focus on a different facet of the European Union. We explore a wide range of topics such as counterterrorism and security, the economy, trade, public health, gender equality, history, culture and more. Tune in for interviews with commissioners, thought leaders, historians, activists, ambassadors, economists, Delegation staff and regular citizens. Each episode, we’ll explore not only the topic at hand, but also how it impacts the EU-US re ...
 
This program shares the educational expertise of members of the Webster University community as that community responds to a world in crises. As this program began during the coronavirus pandemic, this podcast has connected the University's campuses in nine different countries, and various locations throughout the United States and shared experiences during the move to remote operations and lockdown. Much of the program has been devoted to telling the stories of how students, faculty, staff ...
 
The World Unpacked is a biweekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Laura Lucas Magnuson, that breaks down the hottest global issues of today with experts, journalists, and policymakers who can explain what is happening, why it matters, and where we go from here. Tune in to get smart on foreign policy.
 
Winston Churchill once said, "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war." Brad Carson, a former senior defense official and congressman, hosts 'Jaw-Jaw' -- an interview series on the world's greatest geopolitical challenges. Each season focuses on a different challenge and features interviews with the top thinkers and leaders working on that challenge. Our first season is on China. This podcast is brought to you by War on the Rocks (https://warontherocks.com).
 
This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
Aspen Ideas to Go is a show about big ideas that will open your mind. Featuring compelling conversations with the world’s top thinkers and doers from a diverse range of disciplines, Aspen Ideas to Go gives you front-row access to the Aspen Ideas Festival and other events presented by the Aspen Institute.
 
From the team that brought you the satirical TV news show China Uncensored comes a...well...less scripted look at China. Chris Chappell and his team are off the teleprompter and on the mic to interview China experts, or discuss the issues of the day. And frankly, anything else they feel like discussing.
 
The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests include top policymakers from the U.S. and other countries.
 
Bluegrass Ambassadors is the Non-profit arm of the internationally touring band, Henhouse Prowlers. The group has played in 11 countries in Africa, Russia, Pakistan and more. From learning songs and traditions of different cultures to finding fans of American music in the most remote parts of the world, these adventures have shaped the bands sound and outlook on life. Come along with us as we post interviews, music, and stories from people you might never hear from otherwise.
 
Host Mark Valley ventures into the elusive world of intelligence collection and espionage to spot, assess and debrief: spies, spy catchers, analysts, diplomats, security experts and occasionally the storytellers who bring them all to life - a HUMINT Experiment.
 
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There is one trade war that has dominated headlines for more than two years now.US President Donald Trump's loud, brash and transactional battle with China has yielded success and self-harm in seemingly equal measures.The US has been pushing to curtail China's economic rise - which earned Beijing some sympathy at first.But as part of Beijing’s push…
 
Turkey's renewed seismic survey in the Eastern Mediterranean is reigniting tensions with Greece.Both NATO members claim the right to drill the same areasAthens considers the redeployment of Turkey's vessel the Oruc Reis in disputed waters a major escalation. Ankara insists the operations are within its continental shelf and it's responding to provo…
 
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Ambassador Marc Grossman discusses his early years as a door-to-door salesman in Southern California, life as a Junior Officer in Islamabad, and his tumultuous year as an NEA staffer, during which the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan burned down, the U.S. Embassy in Libya was overrun, the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, and the Iran hostage crisis began. Amba…
 
Last May, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that Beijing would make any future COVID-19 vaccine available to Africa and other developing regions as a "global public good." He didn't explain, though, what that actually meant. Since that speech to the World Health Assembly, there've been very few details as to how China plans to distribute a C19…
 
The guys catch up with Dave Maletsky about eCarnage and what's happening with the World Diplomacy Championship. Plus talk about Diplomacy news and discuss variant development. Intro The guys discuss their drinks and venue. Amby mentions how he met well known Diplomacy player, Peter McNamara at the Fox very early on in the podcast (0 mins 10 secs) A…
 
The complicated situation which led to the American entry into the First World War in 1917 is often explained from the perspective of public opinion, US domestic politics, or financial and economic opportunity. In this new book, The United States' Entry into the First World War: The Role of British and German Diplomacy (Boydell Press, 2019), by Ass…
 
As the China becomes increasingly aggressive against Taiwan, will the United States be inevitably drawn into a War with China over Taipei? Joining me once again is Ian Easton, senior director at the Project 2049 Institute. Pick up a copy of Ian's Book, the Chinese Invasion Threat! https://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Invasion-Threat-American-Strategy/dp/…
 
Armenia's President Armen Sarkissian spoke to FRANCE 24 from the capital Yerevan, as the conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to claim civilian lives. Sarkissian accused Azerbaijan of having "started a war" and violating the two recent ceasefires.He also claimed that Turkey "has a c…
 
The Live Drop's 50th Episode - John Sipher - CIA & Spycraft Entertainment from Spycraftentertainment.com John retired in 2014 after a 28-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service. At the time of his retirement, he was a member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, the leadership team that guides CIA activitie…
 
After a term spent steering the country through crises, Jacinda Ardern has led her Labour party to a thumping victory; what will they do with their historic majority? Far from taking on water as the pandemic progresses, the shipping industry is steaming ahead. And as museums sell off parts of their collections, we consider art’s value beyond the do…
 
President Trump’s critiques of U.S. trade policy are well known. He frequently lambasts ‘bad deals’ that favor America’s trading partners, and since taking office he has tried to use tariffs and new trade agreements to reduce the trade deficit and bring back manufacturing jobs. So, how have his policies affected American workers? What impact did Pr…
 
The German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s influence over the last several decades of philosophy is undeniable, but his place in the canon has been called into question in recent years in the wake of the publication of his private journals kept throughout his life, including during his involvement with the Nazi Party. This has led to a renewal of an…
 
Thailand's King is facing his biggest challenge since ascending to the throne four years ago.Pro-democracy protesters are demanding curbs on his powers and are calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister, a former army general.Presenter: Imran KhanGuests:Nutta Mahattana - Leader of the 'We Vote' movement.Pavin Chachavalpongpun - Kyoto Univers…
 
By Jared Samuelson Sea Control veteran (grognard?) Dr. Anne Brinton returns alongside Dr. Laura June Davis to discuss naval integration in the Vicksburg campaign, including managing Army-Navy relations in a non-joint environment, the competing Union offensives in the region, lessons for amphibious warfare today, and the incredible naval history of …
 
It's been nearly ten years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Japan is still struggling to manage its consequences.One of the most serious challenges involves some 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water that's still being stored near the site.This week, Japanese media reported the government is considering releasing that water into the Paci…
 
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan talks about the reignited conflict in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Pashinyan accuses Turkey of inciting the military campaign, and denounces what he calls an "ethnic cleansing" against the people in the region. “Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh are facing an existenti…
 
After last year’s vote was marred by fraud allegations, the electorate is split ahead of Sunday’s poll: will the country return the socialist MAS party of exiled leader Evo Morales to power? A private tutor to the rich and anxious reveals the costs—to students and tutors—of heightened academic pressure. And a new book yields a cat’s-eye view of 18t…
 
Even before the current economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic there were widespread concerns about Chinese lending practices in Africa. The U.S. and other critics contend that Beijing is employs a predatory lending strategy where it intentionally loads up poor countries with unsustainable amounts of debt. When they invariably can't re…
 
In this weeks episode of Policy, Guns and Money, we speak with some of the authors of ASPI's 'After Covid vol 2' publication. Included are discussions on Soft power, the EU’s approach to China and Australia’s relations with Southeast Asia. Lisa Sharland and Professor Caitlin Byrne, Director of the Griffith Asia Institute discuss how soft power is b…
 
Who are we, and where did we come from? These are the questions Yuval Noah Harari, historian and philosopher, attempts to answer in the first volume of the graphic edition of his bestselling book: “Sapiens, the birth of human kind”. If our guest goes back in time, it’s to help his readers understand the challenges of our present: against the backdr…
 
Angry protests following an alleged police killing continue, even after a hated police unit was shuttered. That exposes far-deeper discontent. Banks’ earnings this week show that belt-tightening earlier in the year has held them in good stead. What to do with the growing cash-pile? And misguided infrastructure plans have many Egyptians in a roads r…
 
On September 1, 2020, more than twenty journalists worldwide learned they had unwittingly joined a Russian influence operation. One of them was Laura Walters, a journalist who had recently become a freelancer as she moved from New Zealand to London. Laura explains her interaction with Peace Data, the red flags she missed, and her reaction to learni…
 
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev spoke to FRANCE 24 from the country's capital of Baku while the conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate. Aliyev denied any deliberate attack on civilians from Azerbaijan’s side and described reports of Turkish military involvement as “fak…
 
By Alex Clarke So it’s that time again, time for the Bilgepumps to turn to their favorite source of What? Why? How? With that supra-regional nation state, China, its navy and especially its carrier program, with some exploration for why you may not need to worry about tomorrow, but definitely need to start pondering the … Continue reading Bilge Pum…
 
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to molecular microbiologists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work on CRISPR, the revolutionary technology that gives scientists a way to accurately cut DNA and transform the genetic code of life. Likened to a pair of “genetic scissors,” CRISPR could open the door to cures for some c…
 
The Interview welcomed the former UN special envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salamé. He discussed the tragic explosion that shook Beirut and urged the Lebanese to form a new government as soon as possible. He appeared optimistic about the peace negotiations in Libya, considering that "the situation has never been so propitious for a solution of the Libyan…
 
He's been on the verge of leading Malaysia for decades.Now, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is again trying to grab the post of prime minister.He says he's presented the king with evidence he has the required majority in parliament to unseat Muhyiddin Yassin.Muhyiddin has only a two-seat majority and is struggling to maintain support.The palace say…
 
Live Drop guest Kao Kalia Yang is a celebrated Hmong-American writer. She holds degrees from Carleton College and Columbia University. Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers’ Choice, a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, and…
 
The country yet again faces widespread starvation as a civil war grinds on, and both sides are to blame for the misery visited upon civilians. With the stroke of a pen, Argentina recently doubled in size—setting a precedent with big diplomatic and resource-extraction implications. And remembering the man who set hundreds of thousands of Indians fre…
 
In his new book, The Nazi Spy Ring in America: Hitler’s Agents, the FBI & the Case that Stirred the Nation (Georgetown University Press, 2020), Rhodri Jeffreys Jones tells the dramatic story of the Nazi spy ring in America. In the mid-1930s just as the United States was embarking on a policy of neutrality, Nazi Germany launched a program of espiona…
 
In his new book, The Nazi Spy Ring in America: Hitler’s Agents, the FBI & the Case that Stirred the Nation (Georgetown University Press, 2020), Rhodri Jeffreys Jones tells the dramatic story of the Nazi spy ring in America. In the mid-1930s just as the United States was embarking on a policy of neutrality, Nazi Germany launched a program of espiona…
 
Hong Kong is under siege from the Chinese Communist Party, as Hong Kong police under the guidance of Chief Executive Carrie Lam rule with an iron fist, arresting protesters like Joshua Wong. But Hong Kongers are still fighting back, with an underground protest movement, while free newspapers like Apple Daily, run by Jimmy Lai, struggle against auth…
 
Its theories have been repeatedly debunked, yet the conspiracy movement known as 'QAnon' continues to thrive.Its supporters say U.S. President Donald Trump is saving the world from an elite cult of Satan-worshipping paedophiles made up of Democratic Party politicians, billionaires and Hollywood celebrities. Many of the theories repeat centuries-old…
 
By the numbers to date, Sweden's light-touch covid-19 measures may not seem successful. But its pragmatism takes an instructively long view of the pandemic. China’s high-level party machinery brooks no political dissent; among street-level functionaries, stories of disobedience and tolerance are far more nuanced. And a devilishly clever way to stem…
 
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