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Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Political Science & International Relations. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
Young professionals in Washington, DC get together weekly to discuss underreported global issues over drinks.
 
Podcasts from the Department of Politics and International relations and its centres.
 
International Relations Theory surveys basic concepts and processes in international relations. The course presents competing theoretical perspectives; (neo) realism, (neo) liberalism, and constructivism with a special understanding of international politics. The course will be based upon a thorough analysis of the processes and theories of international relations. The external and internal processes that affect nation-states will be identified within a multi-disciplinary approach. The cours ...
 
Podcasts from the Department of Politics and International relations and its centres.
 
The Santa Fe Council on International Relations opens a window to the world, engaging and educating people to be responsible global citizens
 
A collection of videos from the LSE Department of International Relations.
 
Each year the Department of Politics and International Relations hosts a lecture given by a distinguished speaker on an aspect of international relations. These events are co-hosted by the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Embassy of the United States of America, Pembroke College and the Lois Roth Endowment. The talks take their name from former United States Senator J. William Fulbright, founder of one of the most prestigious international education awards programs in the world: the Fulbright ...
 
The Burkle Center fosters research and analysis in international relations and foreign policy, brings the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and to the Los Angeles community, and encourages faculty and students to explore and shape debate on global issues.
 
What are the prospects for cooperation or cooperation in the international system? Will states always be primarily concerned with their own security or is progressive change possible in international politics? Does it matter to international politics if states are democratic or not? And what is the importance of economic change, or gender relations to international politics? In the following seven films, some of the world's leading experts on international relations explore what determines h ...
 
Each year the Department of Politics and International Relations hosts a lecture given by a distinguished speaker on an aspect of international relations. These events are co-hosted by the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Embassy of the United States of America, Pembroke College and the Lois Roth Endowment. The talks take their name from former United States Senator J. William Fulbright, founder of one of the most prestigious international education awards programs in the world: the Fulbright ...
 
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The top leadership job in Australia is like a revolving door: since 2007, not a single Prime Minister has been able to serve a full term. But why is this? Join us for a discussion on how the Australian political system, parties, and public all contribute to one of the toughest jobs in the Western democratic sphere. The System Australia is one o ...…
 
In late August, I sat with Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Amb. Mark Asquino, and Amb. Pat Hawkins to understand current events at the State Department under newly appointed Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Is there a plan for the apparent global retreat of the US? What;'s happening inside the department? How can we explain the administration's approach ...…
 
Established in 2001, the African Union (AU) represents all African countries in the pursuit of economic development, human rights and security, and good governance. Africa is the youngest continent in the world with a booming population and several emerging economies, representing both immense potential and a serious challenge. In this episode, ...…
 
In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, discusses the theme of the September 2018 issue, "Open Veins Revisited: The New Extractivism in Latin America," with guest editors Linda Farthing and Nicole Fabricant.
 
Anti-Semitism is back - though it can be argued that it never went away. The real focus of our attention should be in the United Kingdom with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the British Labour party and in effect the head of the Opposition. If you're not following how this story is unfolding, the details are extremely important. Look ...…
 
Afghanistan is the world’s largest supplier of heroin and opium. The Afghan government, United Nations, and other international stakeholders have tried endlessly to prevent Afghan farmers from growing poppy, the plant used to produce heroin, but farmers often find themselves in a situation where they are threatened with violence, or left with l ...…
 
The U.S. Department of Defense calls climate change a threat multiplier, but for some countries it is an imminent and existential threat. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly at risk, facing the possibility of their nations literally go under in the next few decades. Join us as we discuss who’s to blame, the future for these n ...…
 
Organized criminal groups that deal in sand are perpetrating violence and undermining governments around the world. Sand is the world’s second most consumed natural resource and a critical component of the world’s construction and manufacturing industries. Some governments have attempted to regulate excessive sand dredging, which has led to the ...…
 
Positioned in China’s resource-rich northwestern region, the city of Urumqi is gaining strategic importance as China seeks to diversify its energy resources. However, ethnic and cultural tensions between the Chinese government and Uighur minority population continue to threaten the region’s stability. A Unique City Urumqi is the capital of the ...…
 
Space is becoming more crowded. A growing number of governments are launching satellites each year, and companies like SpaceX and OneWeb plan to send thousands of satellites into orbit over the next several years. But as the number of satellites increases, does the world have a plan for manage space traffic? In this episode, guest speaker Brian ...…
 
The island nation of Cyprus can be summed up in one word: divided. Since gaining independence from Great Britain in 1960, tensions between the ethnically Greek and Turkish sides of the island escalated to a Greek coup d’Etat attempt and invasion by Turkey in 1974. This conflict has resulted in the island being split, monitored, and guarded by t ...…
 
Amb. Dore Gold testified in Washington before the House Subcommittee on National Security on July 17, 2018Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Ron DeSantis: Ambassador Gold, would this be in Israel's national security interest to have U.S. recognition of the Golan?Gold: I believe that U.S. recognition of Israel's sovereignty on the Golan would unquestion ...…
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews LAP Editor Ronald Chilcote on the subject of the July 2018 issue: "The Cold War and Latin American Studies."
 
Author Åshild Kolås discusses her introduction to the special issue about "Northeast Indian Enigmas Parapolitics Revistied." The introduction is published in the August 2017 issue of Alternatives.
 
See Diplomatic Dispatch videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1uUSrjSnB01cffzLv7A9tLLKcACZMS_cAmir Taheri is an Iranian commentator, living in exile in London, who is a harsh critic of the Iranian regime. He used to be editor of the Iranian daily newspaper Kayhan and has written multiple books on Iran, including a biography of Ayatoll ...…
 
Special guest Jamie Franklin, Executive Director of Mines Advisory Group America, joins us for a discussion on the post-war effects of land mines and campaigns to eliminate them. The use of landmines is said to have first been used during the American Civil War in the 1800s and more widely during the Second World War. With over 8,000 landmine r ...…
 
Last month I had the chance to sit down with the one-and-only Vicki Huddleston to talk about her just released book, Our Woman in Havana. In this podcast, she tells a few stories, including how a 6-year-old boy tipped the 2000 US election...
 
What makes a country a country? In this episode, we look at Transnistria, Taiwan, and Somaliland while exploring competing definitions of statehood. Differing Metrics of State Sovereignty The 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, which marked an end to Europe’s 30 Years War, established the modern western concept of statehood, or the idea that the nation- ...…
 
One of the many stories that go untold in conflict zones is the fate of zoos and their animals. There are concerns for the animals’ safety as well as for humans if predatory animals escape. In this episode, we explore just a few examples of efforts to safeguard zoos during war. World War II The Ueno... The post Zoos in Conflict Zones appeared f ...…
 
The Panama Canal’s opening in 1914 transformed global trade and fostered economic development in Panama. Today, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Chinese financier Wang Jing are trying to emulate its success by constructing a canal through Nicaragua. The Next Great Canal? President Ortega and Wang are spearheading the Nicaragua Canal propo ...…
 
As the world turns its focus toward nuclear proliferation issues in North Korea and Iran, the international community faces another critical threat: the loss or theft of nuclear materials. This episode explores security risks of lost or stolen nuclear materials, provides case studies to illustrate the threat, and details how countries are addre ...…
 
South Sudan has been plagued by a brutal civil war that has killed thousands and displaced millions, with violence threatening to spill into neighboring countries, Meanwhile, the international community has failed to work with the competing factions to agree to a sustainable peace agreement, as there is little hope for any lasting peace in the. ...…
 
The lecture focuses on the relationship between Muhammad and the emerging Muslim community and the major Jewish tribes in Arabia. We shall see how the animosity between the two parties is reflected in the Quran, in its various interpretations, and in the Muslim traditions in general. We shall try to understand the historical reality hidden behi ...…
 
Michael McFaul, former Ambassador to Russia, joins us from Stanford for a conversation about his time serving during the Russian reset, what it’s like to be the target of a Russian disinformation campaign, and his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administra ...…
 
Accusations made against Israel over the last month that the Israeli army used “excessive force” against Palestinians along the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel provided me with a strong sense of déjà vu. Back in 2009, Israel was bombarded with criticism that it had used disproportionate amounts of force as it tried to suppress Hamas roc ...…
 
North Korea is notoriously isolated, but Daniel Wertz explains that the Hermit Kingdom in fact welcomes tourism – or at least tourist dollars. In this episode, our guest helps us understand what tourism looks like in North Korea and discusses the moral questions regarding tourism to the country. The post Tourism in North Korea appeared first on ...…
 
A book talk by Yale history professor, Timothy Snyder, on "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."
 
Following the death of three US soldiers in Nigeria, there has been a re-examination of the relationship between terrorism, Western intervention, and African nations. Given that Africa is seen as a strategic priority in preventing the spread of terrorism, we examine the history, current state, and future of Mali in this context. Throughout the ...…
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews special guest editors Javier Campo and Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli on the subject of the May 2018 issue: "Media, Politics, and Democratization in Latin America."
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews special guest editors Javier Campo and Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli on the subject of the May 2018 issue: "Media, Politics, and Democratization in Latin America."
 
Today’s episode will feature a spotlight on Belarus only recognized as a country since 1991. Sandwiched between Russia and the European Union, Belarus is known as “Europe’s Last Dictatorship.” Its president, Alexander Lukashenko has held this position since being the first “democratically” elected president in 1994. Since then, Belarus has face ...…
 
We have some real heavyweights on this podcast discussing where we are collectively heading in energy – as a globe, a country, a state, and a city. This podcast is the live recording of a panel discussion among Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, and PNM’s Chairman, President, and CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn. How can government and the privat ...…
 
In this episode, I sit with Dr. Stewart Patrick from the Council on Foreign Relations. I spoke with him about his fascinating new book, The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World, the new/old direction of the current administration vis-a-vis sovereignty, and some of the shifting sands around this topic in the global world order.…
 
Nearly 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from western Africa, in countries such as Ghana and the Ivory Coast. In order to fill the global demand for chocolate, thousands of small cocoa farms often rely on slavery and child labor. Children ranging in ages from 5-16 are sent by their families with promises of education... The post Human Rights and t ...…
 
Just before his dinner speech at Las Campanas Clubhouse, I was able to sit with the extraordinary Dr. Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos National Labs, and a pre-eminent expert on North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. How should President Trump approach the upcoming talks with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un? What will be the effect of a new ...…
 
Managing national debt is a significant issue that every country in the world must face. While media outlets often report on national debt with forecasts of doom and gloom, it is important to understand that national debt is very complex, and the effects of which, both good and bad, are numerous and far-reaching. What is... The post Understandi ...…
 
Myanmar is experiencing one of the world’s fastest rollouts of mobile phones. What are the political, social, and economic effects of the smartphone revolution in Myanmar? Changing the Political Scene The explosive growth of mobile phones, especially smart phones, in Myanmar over the past several years has helped shape the political scene. Myan ...…
 
In this episode, I sit with Professor Janet Steele, author of the new book Mediating Islam, Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia. We touch on all kinds of topics - including the very different yet fascinating approaches to journalism in Indonesia - just before Prof. Steele took to the CIR stage for a special luncheon. She is an abs ...…
 
What is a government, and what are the essential elements for statehood? To what extent can sovereignty be disentangled from jurisdiction over territory? In this episode, we approach these enduring questions by focusing on a unique and under-appreciated player in the international community: governments in exile. We explore the causes of govern ...…
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews special guest editors Jan Rus, Arturo Alvarado, and Serena Chew Plascencia on the subject of the March 2018 issue: "Freeing Latin America from Erroneous Theses."
 
Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews special guest editors Jan Rus, Arturo Alvarado, and Serena Chew Plascencia on the subject of the March 2018 issue: "Freeing Latin America from Erroneous Theses."
 
The global illicit trade and financing market is worth hundreds of billions of dollars, with smugglers and financiers engaging in unorthodox illicit dealings with goods like cigarettes and medicine. Several global initiatives have tried to stem the growing trend of illicit trade and financing to protect legitimate businesses and customers. List ...…
 
[su_quote cite=”Ambassador Omar Arouna”]People need to watch Benin — the future of Africa will go through Benin.[/su_quote] This episode originally aired in May 2016. Join us on our first installment of Conversations with Ambassadors as we sit down for a chat with Omar Arouna, the then Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to the United States, M ...…
 
While international observers are rightfully looking at serious questions in the Middle East like the future of Syria and Iran’s interests in taking over that country, there is a crisis brewing to Israel’s south that has not gotten sufficient attention. I’m speaking about the Red Sea where at least a half a dozen countries are scrambling for in ...…
 
I get asked all the time, “You wrote a book, we seem to remember, about Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the rise of global terrorism after 9/11. Yet you are now associated with the effort of the State of Israel and others to bring Saudi Arabia into the tent and to create a kind of new relationship – perhaps a reconciliation – between the Jewish ...…
 
As the ice in the Arctic continues to melt, countries are staking claims and preparing for economic and military development in the region. This “new frontier” has promise of prosperity, yet is rife with geopolitical risk as competition for its resources heats up between world powers like the US, Russia, and China. In this episode,... The post ...…
 
In this episode, I sit with the brilliant Renaissance Man Braden Allenby, a professor from Arizona State University. His December talk on "The Weaponized Narrative" left CIR members speechless - I saw smoke coming out of several ears in his scorching and dark intellectual take on Russian meddling in US electoral processes, fake news, and our so ...…
 
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