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“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Stratfor's podcast focused on geopolitics, world affairs, national security, economics and other underlying, global trends that drive the international system. As the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment.
 
Since 2010, siblings and journalists Abby Martin and Robbie Martin have been doing Media Roots Radio, a political podcast with a critical eye on US foreign policy, political partisanship and what people can do to fight back. Conversational, controversial, passionate and explicit, Media Roots stands apart from the majority of podcasts coming from a similar point of view. Listen to all previous episodes on soundcloud, itunes, spotify and stitcher. All $5 and up patrons get an exclusive bonus e ...
 
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.
 
This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.
 
Power Problems is a bi-weekly podcast from the Cato Institute. Host John Glaser offers a skeptical take on U.S. foreign policy, and discusses today’s big questions in international security with distinguished guests from across the political spectrum. Podcast Hashtag: #FPPowerProblems. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
There's never been a better time to understand what's going on in Asia. That's why we talk to the people who know it best. The Asia In-Depth podcast brings you conversations with the world's leading experts and thought-leaders on the politics, economics, and culture of Asia — and beyond. Subscribe today.
 
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.
 
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Andrew Hom’s new book examines what he calls the “problem of time” in context of international relations and international relations theory. The subject of time is a growing field of research and scholarship in political science and political theory, and Hom’s book spans both these areas by focusing on the way that time and the theory of timing con…
 
Tommy and Ben discuss President Biden’s first call with Vladimir Putin as President and the US-Russia relationship, Rob Malley and the fight over Biden’s Iran policy, Biden’s approach to Venezuela, Chinese sanctions on former Trump officials, why Google might be leaving Australia, chaos in the Italian government and more. Then Russian journalist Al…
 
What happened when the most intensive, bitter conflict Europe had to offer spilled over into the other conflict between the Holy Roman Emperor and the Elector Palatine? The Spanish and Dutch had fought for many decades, but the latest chapter in their war looked set to change everything, as the two branches of the Habsburg family merged their wars …
 
David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur professor of Asian studies, political science, and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s growing power and ambition across the globe. Shambaugh’s most recent book is Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in…
 
To gauge how North Koreans are faring, find out what’s inside their food bowls. If more families are eating rice, that’s a promising sign. “Rice is middle-class food. If you’re working-class, or really poor, you eat corn.” Fyodor Tertitskiy, Kookmin University “Rice is middle-class food,” said Fyodor Tertitskiy, an expert on North Korea at Kookmin …
 
The European Commission President has added her voice to the growing number of world leaders. Also: Chaos in parts of the Indian capital as thousands of farmers converge on the Red Fort to demand that the government drop its agricultural reforms, and the Thai parliament has voted to allow abortions in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.…
 
In this episode of the Essential Geoplitics podcast from Stratfor, a RANE company, Emily Donahue speaks with Adriano Bosoni, Stratfor’s Senior European analyst about German politics. This as one of the longest serving political figures of recent decades announced she will step down in 2021. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has served since 2005, t…
 
A beautifully written exploration of religion's role in a secular, modern politics, by an accomplished scholar of critical theory, Migrants in the Profane: Critical Theory and the Question of Secularization (Yale University Press, 2020) takes its title from an intriguing remark by Theodor W. Adorno, in which he summarized the meaning of Walter Benj…
 
Is the United States on course for a new Cold War with China? Campbell Craig tells John Glaser that there may be a chance to cooperate and ease tensions with Beijing. They discuss how changes in the U.S. military budget, threat perception, nuclear posturing, alliances, and domestic politics can help the two superpowers avoid a potential standoff. S…
 
Podcaster Rico Brouwers and activist Willem Engel from the Netherlands discuss COVID19 and the Great Reset, including the Climate Adaptation Summit 2001 which features the “Build Back Better” usual suspects. They discuss the ongoing lockdown protests and riots in the Netherlands, which is experiencing its first curfew since WWII. Prime Minister Mar…
 
Podcaster Rico Brouwers and activist Willem Engel from the Netherlands discuss COVID19 and the Great Reset, including the Climate Adaptation Summit 2001 which features the “Build Back Better” usual suspects. They discuss the ongoing lockdown protests and riots in the Netherlands, which is experiencing its first curfew since WWII. Prime Minister Mar…
 
Guest: Whitney Webb. We talk about the Solar Winds hack that has been reported by the media since December, including an important update on January 6 which was largely drowned out by the January 6 incidents at the Capitol and the 24/7 media blast that followed. News articles about the Solar Winds hack with warnings about impending disaster continu…
 
In January, China published a blueprint for how it plans to become one of the world's leading countries in international and development. The white paper on "China's International's Development Cooperation in the New Era" released by the State Council updates two previous strategy documents and outlines Beijing's ambitious plans to overhaul its cur…
 
North Korea put on *another* parade, during the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea. Kim Jong Un dropped some fascinating details about what the DPRK has allegedly completed, and what they may be working on, including a possible nuclear submarine and intermediate-range cruise missile. Then, he paraded some new missile hardware, including a …
 
The Biden administration — prompted by the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by extremist supporters of Donald Trump — has announced a sweeping review of how the federal government deals with threats of domestic terrorism. Leaders in the House and Senate have also introduced legislation that they say would strengthen law enforcement efforts to address d…
 
In honor of upcoming Black History Month, and in honor of the new administration, we repost our first episode with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Biden's new Ambassador to the UN. Go, Linda! Here's the episode: “I respect your culture, but I do not believe it is your culture to allow women to die,” says Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to the Taliban. …
 
Today on the podcast, we discuss Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish foreign policy, and Turkey’s increasing impact on the Middle East and the world. Who is President Erdogan? What are his domestic and foreign policy goals and motivations? What has President Erdoğan’s policies been towards neighboring Middle Eastern countries, specifica…
 
How do you hold a government accountable for crimes it refuses to acknowledge? Today's book, The International People's Tribunal for 1965 and the Indonesian Genocide (Routledge, 2019) emerges out of the International People's Tribunal for 1965. Rooted in a longer tradition of People's Tribunals, the IPT was an effort to remind civil society of the …
 
In Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime Against Humanity and Nature (Princeton UP, 2021), Emmanuel Kreike offers a global history of environmental warfare and makes the case for why it should be a crime. The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in fam…
 
In The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier (Cornell University Press, 2020) Benno Weiner provides an in-depth study of what happened when the Chinese Revolution came to Amdo, a Tibetan region in the Sino-Tibetan borderland. Focusing primarily on the 1950s, Weiner demonstrates that the Chinese Communist Party wasn't just trying to build a sta…
 
What happens to everyday-life in a city when it becomes subsumed into an empire? Who becomes responsible for the everyday building and management of the new imperial enclave? How do local residents and colonial settlers manage to live side-by-side in new imperial arrangements? In Constructing Empire: The Japanese in Changchun, 1905-45 (University o…
 
Emma Griffin's Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy (Yale UP, 2020) offers a refreshingly different take on the age of national prosperity in Britain from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Drawing from a collection of autobiographical accounts from largely-working class families, Griffin captures the forgotten stories of ordin…
 
Rocky Jones hosts the Pattern Stalker podcast. On it, he interviews his family in an attempt to better understand his own history. In this interview, Rocky explains how attachment theory is a major influence on what he is doing. topics include: patterns, family interviews, attachment theory, psychology, self improvement, awareness, relationships, e…
 
Nigeria has a population of over 200 million people. It is the largest country in Africa. The country is now in the midst of a second wave of COVID infections which is straining an already fragile health system. But Nigerian officials have not been able to secure any doses of any COVID-19 vaccine for their frontline health workers--let alone genera…
 
Airdate January 24, 2021: President Biden swiftly took action to move away from many of the policies of the last 4 years. What is the reaction from U.S. allies and competitors? Fareed gets perspectives from the UK, China, Germany and Mexico. Then, as Covid cases worldwide approach 100-million, new variants have cropped up, and vaccine rollouts are …
 
By Jared Samuelson Dr. Sara Mitchell joins the program to discuss her article, “Clashes at Sea: Explaining the Onset, Militarization, and Resolution of Diplomatic Maritime Claims.” She uses her analysis of 270 conflicts between 1900 and 2010 to explain how and why conflicts at sea become militarized as well as the most successful means of … Continu…
 
Renowned tech journalist Kara Swisher has no qualms about saying that social media companies bear responsibility for the January 6th pro-Trump riots at the Capitol and will likely be complicit in the civil unrest that may continue well into Biden’s presidency. It’s no surprise, she argues, that the online rage that platforms like Facebook and Twitt…
 
Author and geopolitical analyst Brandon Weichert discusses his new book on the battle for space. He explains why the Space Force was created now, why space is the key strategic domain going forward, and what a space battle might look like. He examines how America is in dire need of reviving its space effort and […]…
 
Author and geopolitical analyst Brandon Weichert discusses his new book on the battle for space. He explains why the Space Force was created now, why space is the key strategic domain going forward, and what a space battle might look like. He examines how America is in dire need of reviving its space effort and […]…
 
In this episode of the Essential Geopolitics podcast from Stratfor, a RANE company, the conversation turns to the country of Georgia. Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili visited Brussels recently, meeting with European and NATO officials to discuss progress on Georgia's inclusion in both organizations. Georgia sits at a crossroads, both physica…
 
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Doyle Hodges, executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with Sam Jackson, assistant professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University of Albany, to discuss far right-wing, antigovernment groups in the United States. In particular,…
 
Cut in delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine slows down inoculations in several countries. The European Commission has asked for clarification from Pfizer about delays. Also, Japan's government denies claims that it's considering cancelling Tokyo Olympic Games, and how Donald Trump was prank-called by someone impersonating Piers Morgan.…
 
Noah Barkin joins Carisa Nietsche and Jim Townsend to discuss the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), the new investment agreement between China and the European Union, and its implications for the future of the transatlantic alliance. Barkin is a senior visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, managing editor in t…
 
Bro History Dark Side of Alexander the Great Alexander III is venerated as one of history’s greatest figures, forging an empire stretching over three continents in just 13 years. However, the man known as “Alexander the Great” showed many dark tendencies thought-out his life time. Some historians suggest that Alexander was a rage-filled, paranoid, …
 
PLEASE NOTE: We apologise for any Arabic interference you may hear during the recording which was due to technical difficulties.This webinar will be the launch of Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed's latest book The Son King: Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia.In this book, Madawi Al-Rasheed lays bare the world of repression behind Saudi crown prince M…
 
Spain has for too long been considered peripheral to the human catastrophes of World War II and the Holocaust. This volume is the first broadly interdisciplinary, scholarly collection to situate Spain in a position of influence in the history and culture of the Second World War. Featuring essays by international experts in the fields of history, li…
 
Undercurrents returns for its first episode of 2021 with an extended interview on the future of UK foreign policy. The United Kingdom is emerging from four long years of intense debate abouts its relationship with the European Union. While the effects of Brexit are still to be felt, questions now confront policymakers about how the UK should positi…
 
Robbie Martin brings Dr. Susan Block on the podcast to discuss big tech censorship against sex workers, how Trump's close associates like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort practiced a cuckolding lifestyle and why the new war on porn and sexual expression increases the chilling effect already brought on by a vague set of obscenity laws in the US and UK.…
 
Getting a loan from one of China's two largest policy banks is significantly more difficult than it was just a couple of years ago. According to data from Boston University's Global Development Policy Center, lending by the China Development Bank and the China Exim Bank plunged 94% from $75 billion in 2016 to just $4 billion in 2019. This is a dram…
 
Lee Hyeon-ju and her husband Choi Kyu-ho have been helping out at her grandmother’s dried fish business on weekends. The couple married in 2019, and live in Pohang on South Korea’s east coast. They’re already making plans to travel overseas once the pandemic is over. Lee and Choi, both 29, have a secret that they are keeping from some members of th…
 
People often wonder what a U.S. President’s legacy will be — especially those who only serve one term in office — but the ways we remember Presidents can change over time. One such case is President Jimmy Carter who, to some, was considered the embodiment of a failed presidency. In retrospect, however, many of the ways in which President Carter gov…
 
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