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The Impossible State

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The Impossible State

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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North Korea is the Impossible State. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insider's discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority. Email your questions to ImpossibleState@csis.org.
 
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Pekingology

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Pekingology

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
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Into Africa

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Into Africa

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Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Africa program director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.
 
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his colleagues from ...
 
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The Asia Chessboard

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The Asia Chessboard

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. Co-hosts Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, and Michael Green, Henry A. Kissinger Chair at CSIS and CEO of the United States Studies Centre, take the debate beyond the headlines of the day to explore the historical context and inside decision-making process on major geopolitical developments from the Himalayas to the South China Sea. Experience the hard calls and co ...
 
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Learning English began as Special English, which Voice of America launched in 1959. Special English newscasts and features were a primary fixture of VOA’s international shortwave broadcasts for more than half a century. In 2014, our line of products was expanded to include more English teaching materials, and the service became known as Learning English.
 
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Sounds Strategic

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Sounds Strategic

International Institute for Strategic Studies

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We are a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict. We were founded in 1958, and have offices in London, Washington, Singapore and Bahrain. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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World Class

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Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

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Podcast from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, featuring Director Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Mike and our scholars dive into critical international issues, offering insights into the history and context of the biggest stories in the news.
 
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35 West

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35 West

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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.
 
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Cold Call

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Cold Call distills Harvard Business School's legendary case studies into podcast form. Hosted by Brian Kenny, the podcast airs every two weeks and features Harvard Business School faculty discussing cases they've written and the lessons they impart.
 
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Global Security Briefing

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Global Security Briefing

The Royal United Services Institute

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Global Security Briefing provides regular insights from leading international experts to help you make sense of the far-reaching changes affecting international security around the globe. Hosted by analysts from RUSI's International Security Studies team, the podcast looks at how the UK can best shape its foreign and security policies in an increasingly dynamic international environment. The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not im ...
 
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Smart Women, Smart Power

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Smart Women, Smart Power

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CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power is a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs. The weekly podcast features leading women from the corporate, government, and national security worlds discussing top international issues. This podcast series is made possible with support from Citigroup.
 
Each week Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, and Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor’s Senior Correspondent, interview newsmakers, journalists and thought leaders from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has ...
 
Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
 
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The Trade Guys

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The Trade Guys

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Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
 
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At least two-fifths of Czechs believe that victims of rape are partly responsible for the crime, for example because of the way they dress or behave, suggests a new survey commissioned by human rights watchdog Amnesty International. The good news is that the number of Czechs who hold this view has been on the decline in recent years. I discussed th…
 
Women played an essential role in the international struggle against fascism during the interwar period, though their work has been neglected in broader historiography. In Anti-Fascism, Gender, and International Communism (Routledge, 2022), Jasmine Calver provides a comprehensive history of the Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fasci…
 
ASIC says some superannuation funds are taking longer than the 45 day maximum to respond to member complaints. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Xavier O'Halloran from Super Consumers Australia to find out why and the implications, plus Matt Sherwood from Perpetual Limited takes a look at the markets and next week's all important US …
 
The rift between Britain's royal family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looks set to widen further following the release of the first half of a new series about their experiences. The Netflix show, called Harry and Meghan, is very much their version of events - it's co-produced by the couple. It repeats previous accusations by Prince Harry of ex…
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are experiencing high levels of psychological distress, largely as a result of interperonsal discrimination. Findings show there is also a significant gap in mental health problems resulting from discrimination between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. SBS's Catriona Stirrat talks to the study d…
 
US basketball star Brittney Griner is on her way home after being released from Russian detention in a prisoner exchange with a Russian arms dealer. And Volodomyr Zelensky has been named Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year', as Russia's President Vladimir Putin admits to targetting Ukraine's energy infrastructure.…
 
A cervical cancer screening study will give its participants the option to test at home. The study will look at the impacts of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test, which will be Aotearoa's main screening method for cervical cancer from next year. About 3,000 participants will be able to choose whether to have their test at their doctor's surgery or…
 
A Wairarapa hapū says a Supreme Court ruling means it should be removed from a proposed treaty settlement that's in its final stages. The Supreme Court this week ruled in favour of Waiarapa Moana in a landmark case, which could potentially require the Crown to return land occupied by the Maraetai Power Station in Waikato. But a settlement due to ha…
 
Newly-released documents reveal that top officials are deeply concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on our school system. In briefing to Ministers, the Education Ministry highlighted an urgent need for intervention to stop serious negative effects on student learning and the teacher workforce. These briefings led the Government to announce a $43 m…
 
The Prime Minister will announce "a handful" of retirements from her Labour team next week, ahead of the cabinet reshuffle. With National ahead in the polls, Jacinda Ardern has told ministers to spend the summer running a ruler over their books to find ways to curb spending. But one minister looks already set to reveal they won't be sticking around…
 
The parents of the baby who needs an urgent, life-saving heart operation have been told by the High Court "not to obstruct health staff" from preparing the child for surgery. The Court has now given doctors the authority to make all decisions relating to the operation which was due to begin at eight-o'clock this morning. Earlier this week, the baby…
 
It's that time of year again - Christmas trees are going up, wishlists are being written, and Santa Claus' epic, reindeer led journey is only weeks away. Presents have been flying off the shelves in preparation of the big day. We sent Morning Report producer Jemima Huston find out what is top of the list for good Kiwi kids in 2022.…
 
A plan for the country's first open ocean salmon farm is now in limbo, and could be heading to court. New Zealand King Salmon got resource consent last month for its one thousand hectare Cook Strait project - but the Conservation Department and a research institute have lodged appeals. King Salmon says it will start negotiations with both parties i…
 
It's a quarter-final feast for football fans this weekend at the World Cup in Qatar. On Saturday morning, tournament favourites Brazil face Croatia and Argentina meet the Netherlands. Then on Sunday, it's Portugal against Morocco before a clash that many see as the most exciting of the weekend - England against defending champions France. England h…
 
Newly-released documents show high-level concerns about the damage Covid-19 has done to the school system. A Cabinet paper and Education Ministry briefings to government ministers cite an urgent need to intervene and head-off potentially significant ill effects to student learning and the supply of teachers. They resulted in a 43-million-dollar pac…
 
The parents of a baby placed into the temporary custody of the court as it awaits urgent, life-saving heart surgery, tried to stop doctors preparing the infant for the operation. The High Court has responded by ordering the parents not to obstruct health staff. Te Whatu Ora asked for the police to step in and also asked the court if officers are en…
 
The first major Three Waters reform bill has been approved into law but Labour was the lone party supporting the controversial legislation. The Water Services Entities Bill passed its third reading in the house yesterday, days after Labour reversed an "entrenchment" clause it had entered into the bill. That prompted the Green Party to ditch its sup…
 
New documents show that top officials are deeply worried about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our schools. In briefings to Ministers, the Education Ministry emphasised urgent problems with student learning and teacher retention. That led to the the government announcing a 43-million-dollar package in September to support catch-up learning. …
 
Forest and Bird is devastated by what it calls the government's disregard for rare wetlands in its latest update to the Essential Freshwater 2020 regulations. The update removes protections that prevented further destruction of wetlands, with the changes providing consent pathways for industries like landfills, skifields, water storage and coal min…
 
American basketball star Brittney Griner freed from jail in Russia, after the White House agreed to a prisoner swap with Russia. Griner, who was arrested in Russia for possessing cannabis oil, has been freed after being exchanged for the notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, also known as 'the merchant of death'. US correspondent Kate Fisher h…
 
Top Stories for Friday 9 December 2022. The parents of a baby placed into the temporary custody of the High Court, have blocked doctors from preparing their infant for its urgent heart surgery. After weeks of campaigning, Hamilton West voters get to choose a new MP tomorrow. Major concerns have been raised by the Education Ministry about the damage…
 
If you wander into any Czech chapel or church during the festive season you are likely to see elaborate nativity scenes on display. These ‘betlémy’, as they are known in Czech, have a long and interesting history – and a large private collection of them can be viewed at the Museum of Nativity Scenes in Karlštejn.…
 
The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), whose headquarters are located in Prague, is set to open up to visitors from the public this Friday and Saturday for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The rapidly expanding agency, which manages Europe’s navigation, observation and communications systems from space, has prepar…
 
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