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A weekly discussion about China's engagement across Africa hosted by journalist Eric Olander in Shanghai and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
 
The podcast of the Modern War Institute at West Point. An integrative look at war, policy, and leadership. We will discuss tactical, operational, and strategic trends for the benefit of the United States Corps of Cadets as well as Army leaders and security professionals. Follow the Modern War Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@modernwarinstitute), Instagram, and on the War Council Blog at modernwarinstitute.org.
 
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The Global Cable
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Welcome to the Global Cable, a brand new podcast at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. In it, we discuss the world's most pressing challenges and the people who work on them! You should listen to this show if you: - Find foreign affairs and international politics interesting. - Want great career advice from experts. - Want to sound smart at your next dinner party.
 
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Overwatch
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Overwatch, an Institute for the Study of War podcast, goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.
 
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CFR On the Record
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A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Listen to world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
 
The world is anarchical - If you’re powerful enough, then rules don’t matter. But what are the rules? And who follows them? Global affairs is fascinating and complex – States of Anarchy will help you make sense of it. Foreign policy enthusiast, Hamsini Hariharan tackles issues in the the fields of international relations, global affairs and foreign policy to give you the context you need to make sense of the 21 st century.
 
A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Watch world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
 
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Welcome to Season 3 of The Global Cable, a podcast from Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. We’re starting out on our new season with a new host in John Gans, our director of communications and research, a new format inspired by Penn’s own founding father Ben Franklin, and an exciting new lineup of guests. Our first episode is ...…
 
The presence of Chinese workers who are helping to build the billions of dollars of infrastructure across Africa is one of the most contentious points in the China-Africa relationship. These workers are often seen as unwelcome guests doing jobs that could or should be done by locals. There is a myriad of reasons why they've been brought to plac ...…
 
Turkey has initiated a military operation into a part of Northern Syria controlled by Syrian Kurdish-led forces. The operation follows a U.S. decision to withdraw from the immediate area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – the primary Syria-based U.S. partner in the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS). A ...…
 
Iran signaled it may send Iranian security forces to Iraq, ostensibly to secure the upcoming Arbae’en pilgrimage. But Iran may alternatively be preparing these Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) to help suppress Iraqi protests. The LEF previously helped the Bashar al Assad regime attempt to suppress the Syrian rebellion as early as 2011. The Iranian ...…
 
Christian missionaries in Kenya are finding a new source of converts among the immigrant Chinese population that came to the country to build infrastructure. Kenyan evangelists, some of whom speak fluent Mandarin, are discovering even though their religion and cultural backgrounds are completely different from those of the Chinese, they are non ...…
 
The Iraqi prime minister’s concessions to protesters reflects one aspect of the ongoing crisis, but it is only part of the story unfolding. There remains a fierce and ongoing competition for the future of Iraq. ISW Research Director Jennifer Cafarella is joined by the Critical Threats Project’s Iran Analyst Nicholas Carl to discuss the Iraqi go ...…
 
Munish Sharma joins Hamsini Hariharan to break down concepts in cyber security and the challenges that India faces in the cyber domain. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: India’s Strategic Options in a Changing Cyberspace by Cherian Samuel and Munish Sharma Ep. 02: How to Hack ...…
 
Turkey is about to invade Northeastern Syria with U.S. permission despite previous American security guarantees to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The U.S. has not yet announced a full withdrawal from Syria but U.S. forces pulled back from the border. ISW Research Director Jennifer Cafarella and Syria expert John Dunford will discuss what o ...…
 
The crisis in Iraq continues to escalate. Multiple reports of assassinations and other targeting killings of activists and demonstrators reflect an attempt to suppress the protests through intimidation, likely by Iran’s proxies. Leading Shia political figure Muqtada al Sadr called for the dissolution of the government and a new election in an a ...…
 
This update addresses the political dynamics that have lead to recent mass protests against the Iraqi government. ISW's Research Director Jennifer Cafarella zooms out to discuss how key actors, domestic political competition, and Iranian influence over the last several years has shaped the current crisis. Crisis Brief is a special edition of th ...…
 
For most countries, aid and investment are two entirely different things. Not with the Chinese, though, where until recently the country's aid programs were actually managed through the Ministry of Commerce. Because the Chinese have such an opaque system, it's very difficult for outsiders to understand what programs are being managed by which m ...…
 
Iraqi protesters have defied a government curfew in Baghdad, triggering renewed clashes with security forces. The death toll is now at 19 with hundreds wounded. The internet remains severed as the Iraqi government tries to disrupt the protest momentum and minimize reports of civilian casualties. ISW Research Directer Jennifer Cafarella and CTP ...…
 
A major crisis is unfolding in Iraq. Protests against the Iraqi government have spread to 11 predominantly Shi'a provinces and become violent. Government forces have used live ammunition against protestors in multiple provinces and are fighting with protestors to secure the Baghdad airport. ISW is providing an update on the situation as of 8pm ...…
 
This episode of the MWI Podcast features a conversation with four guests, all of whom are involved in the Army's space operations enterprise, including the commander of the 1st Space Brigade. They explain the Army's role in the space domain, how they envision the Army's contribution during a future conflict that extends into space, and much more.…
 
Sanjaya Baru joins Hamsini Hariharan on episode 30 to discuss the Bombay Plan and its relevance to how we look at questions surrounding the Indian economy today. Read More: Essays by KN Raj Money Income Prices in 19th Century India by Brahmananda P. R. Development Experience in the Indian Economy: Inter-state Perspectives edited by PR Brahmanad ...…
 
Panelists discuss the extent of disinformation, its impact on democracy, and what can be done to prevent, mitigate, and stop its spread.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
China's critics, largely in the U.S., often hold up the Sri Lankan port in Hambantota as the cautionary tale of what purportedly can happen when a developing country fails to pay back its loans to Beijing. Because Sri Lanka fell behind in its payments, according to the story, China, in turn, took control of the port which is all part of a large ...…
 
In this episode of Overwatch, Maseh Zarif talks with his ISW colleagues Nataliya Bugayova and Darina Regio about what Russia is up to in Africa. They discuss Russia’s coordinated campaign to gain economic and political influence, and its attempt to create opportunities for expanding its military presence on the continent. Nataliya and Darina al ...…
 
Foreign Minister Jaishankar discusses Indian foreign policy under a newly re-elected Modi government.WISNER: Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.My name is Frank Wisner. I am a(n) international affairs advisor with a law firm, Squire Patton Boggs, as well as a former ambassador to India myself. I am really pleased today to be able to welcome all ...…
 
On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In September, attacks on oil fields, Howdy Modi, the economy and Israeli elections dominated the headlines. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this sho ...…
 
For further reading, please see the CFR In Brief “Trump’s Iran-Saudi Arabia Dilemma” by Philip H. Gordon, the CFR blog post “Scale and Nature of Attacks on Saudi Oil Makes This One Different” by Amy M. Jaffe, and the CFR quiz “See How Much You Know About Saudi Arabia.”By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Welcome to another year of The Global Cable. In this special episode, we mark the launch of the Great Powers and Urbanization Project (GPUP for short). GPUP is a new international initiative, in which Perry World House, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the University of Melbourne's Connected Cities Lab, and the Argentine Council for Inter ...…
 
As the Syrian conflict extends into its ninth year, risks to international security and regional stability remain. Our panelists discuss U.S. policy toward Syria, including military, diplomatic, and economic initiatives and multilateral efforts to bring the conflict to a close.SHANKER: Well, good afternoon to all of you and welcome to today’s C ...…
 
Prime Minister Imran Khan discusses the current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations, recent developments in the disputed region of Kashmir, and Pakistan’s relationship with India, Afghanistan, and other neighboring countries.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Dean Diabate first came to China in 2008, a very long time ago in the world of Chinese eCommerce. Back then, people didn't buy much online or use mobile payments. In fact, no one had ever heard of the now-ubiquitous super app WeChat, much less Alipay or any of the countless digital platforms that have transformed daily life in China. Dean just ...…
 
President Barham Salih discusses the challenges facing Iraq, its role in the region, and its relationship with the United States.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Following the United Nation’s 2019 Climate Action Summit, panelists discuss the actions cities and countries can take to strengthen climate resilience.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad discusses his tenure as Prime Minister and Malaysia’s relationship with the United States.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
In this episode of the MWI Podcast, MWI's John Amble speaks to James Verini. An award-winning journalists, he spent months reporting from Mosul as Iraqi forces, backed by US troops, fought to retake the city from Mosul. That's the subject of his new book, The Will Have to Die Now, and of the conversation in this episode.…
 
China's approach to lending money to developing countries is radically different from that of traditional donors in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The difference between China's approach and those of traditional lenders have given way for critics to accuse Beijing of engaging what they call "debt-trap diplomacy." Ma Xinyue, China Research and Pro ...…
 
Ambassador BS Prakash joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss how India has interacted with the United Nations over time. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations by Stephen C. Schlesinger The Horseshoe Table by Chinmaya R. Gharekhan Le ...…
 
Our panelists discuss the humanitarian and political situation in Yemen, and the state of U.S. involvement in the conflict.AMIRFAR: Good afternoon and welcome, everybody. It’s a real pleasure to be here this afternoon with you here at CFR for “An Inside Look at Yemen.”So, again, good afternoon. My name is Catherine Amirfar. I’m a partner and co ...…
 
Neel Kashkari discusses U.S. economic growth, monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presen ...…
 
President Duque discusses Colombia’s response to the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the economic prospects for the region, and the future of relations with the United States.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Aggrey Mutambo is the Senior Diplomatic Writer for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya, one of the country's leading dailies. He joins Eric & Cobus this week to talk about the busy year it's been so far in China-Kenya relations and why it's so important that ties between these two countries rapidly evolve or else risk deterioration. JOIN THE DI ...…
 
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discusses the role of Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean region and the European Union, as well as Greece’s relationship with the United States.By Council on Foreign Relations.
 
Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, TCA Raghavan joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss civil-military relations in Pakistan. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: h ...…
 
In this episode of Overwatch Maseh Zarif sits down with ISW's Research Director, Jennifer Cafarella, to discuss her report ISIS's Second Comeback: Assessing the Next Insurgency. Jennifer discusses her insights into what the group did in Iraq and Syria to survive the U.S.-led campaign and what it is preparing to do in the future. She also descri ...…
 
Overwatch goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.By Institute for the Study of War.
 
BESCHLOSS: Hello, and welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations, ladies and gentlemen. Very pleased to be here today. It is with much excitement that I welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh today.Prime Minister Hasina has been the leader of Bangladesh for over ten years, following in the legacy of her late father, Sheikh Rahman, ...…
 
Welcome to the first edition of China-Africa Q&A, a new podcast series that will feature interviews with key stakeholders in the China-Africa discourse. We'll publish these podcasts intermittently and, as always, welcome your feedback. In this edition, Eric speaks with Climate Home News Senior Writer, Chloé Farand, about her recent story on Nig ...…
 
In this episode of the MWI Podcast, Maj. Jake Miraldi is joined by Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander of US Army Cyber Command. He explains the nuances of the cyber domain and operations in that domain, but also touches on some of the unique challenges associated with developing a force optimized for cyber warfare.…
 
Fyjo Molly uses an unusual way to phoneticize her English YouTube handle name. The Chinese characters for Africa, 非洲, are typically spelled "feizhou" but writing it as "Fyjo" Molly put her own little twist on the name, much like her video blogs where she presents an upbeat, quirky view of African life that is rarely seen by outsiders, especiall ...…
 
Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan discusses the role of the Department of Homeland Security and the challenge of immigration in the United States.TOWNSEND: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting with Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan. I’m Fran Townsend, CFR board member an ...…
 
Devirupa Mitra, the Deputy Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent of The Wire joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss what's happening in South Asia. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/androi ...…
 
In this bonus episode, Eric & Cobus speak with Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a prominent think tank in Washington, on his key takeaways from this year's Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) that wrapped up Friday. Both Judd and Cobus attended the co ...…
 
John Delaney speaks on the future of U.S.-China relations.Read John Delaney’s answers to our questions on foreign policy issues.https://www.cfr.org/article/john-delaneyBy Council on Foreign Relations.
 
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