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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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and former senior national security council official Michael Green takes 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 consequential debates that drive US policy towards this criti ...
 
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 "Judy Ley Allen Mexico Centered" podcast features interviews with academics, former government officials and other experts on issues central to the U.S.-Mexico relation. The podcast is hosted by the Baker Institute's Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University in Houston, Texas. For more information on our work, please visit https://www.bakerinstitute.org/center-for-the-united-states-and-mexico/ Music from www.bensound.com
 
Russian Roulette takes a look at the politics, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia through both interviews and lively discussion with experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and around the world. Hosted by CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program experts Olga Oliker and Jeffrey Mankoff.
 
Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director 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.
 
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 ...
 
The story of the Iran nuclear deal; how it came together, how it fell apart, and what that means for the rest of us. Hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
 
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.
 
Talks On Psychoanalysis shares topics published in the IPA Society Journals and Congress debates worldwide, brought to you in the voices of the original authors. This podcast is produced by International Psychoanalytical Association Harriet Wolfe, President Adriana Prengler, Vice President Henk Jan Dalewijk, Treasurer Silvia Wajnbuch, Communications Committee Chair Ursula Burkert, Scientific Communications sub-Committee Chair Gaetano Pellegrini, Podcast Team Coordinator, Scientific Communica ...
 
Since its founding in 1992 within the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for the Advanced Study (CASI) has continued to uphold Penn's global reputation as a leading U.S. institution of research in South Asian studies and scholarship on India. CASI's goals are to engage in policy-relevant research focused on the challenges facing contemporary India; to nurture students' interest in contemporary India through interactions with Visiting Scholars and opportun ...
 
Energy 360 examines the energy landscape from the intersection of policy, markets, technologies, and geopolitics. With commentary from leading energy and CSIS experts, we provide context and perspective on the most critical issues shaping energy today. Hosted by the CSIS Energy and National Security Program.
 
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.
 
Welcome to the War Studies podcast. We bring you world-leading research from the School of Security Studies at King’s College London, the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the study of all aspects of security, defence and international relations. We aim to explore the complex realm of conflict and uncover the challenges at the heart of navigating world affairs and diplomatic relations, because we believe the study of war is fundamental to understanding the world we live ...
 
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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Speaker: Laurence Coderre, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, New York UniversityWhereas the contemporary era in China is often depicted in terms of rampant, ideologically vacuous commodification, the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) is typically cast as a time of ubiquitous politics and scarce goods. Indeed, with the exception of the likeness…
 
Speaker: Zhang Meng, Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt UniversityPart of the Environment in Asia lecture seriesIn the Qing period, China’s population tripled, and the flurry of new development generated unprecedented demand for timber. Standard environmental histories have often depicted this as an era of reckless deforestation. The realit…
 
In this podcast, Bassam Fattouh discusses with David Ledesma oil and gas producers’ strategies in a world transitioning to net-zero, the role of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) can play in increasing the competitiveness of their energy sector and the importance of developing burden sharing mechanisms that allow the cost of CCUS to be …
 
FASCISM...FRANCE. Two words/ideas that scholars have spent much time and energy debating in relationship to one another. Chris Millington's A History of Fascism in France: From the First World War to the National Front (Bloomsbury, 2019) is a work of synthesis that also draws on the author's own research for key examples and evidence to support its…
 
Once a powerful figure who reversed the disintegration of China and steered the country to Allied victory in World War II, Chiang Kai-shek fled into exile following his 1949 defeat in the Chinese civil war. As attention pivoted to Mao Zedong’s communist experiment, Chiang was relegated to the dustbin of history. In Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Sha…
 
A new study has teased out the voyages that Pacific peoples took by studying present-day genomes. The study estimates that voyagers from Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga first migrated to Rarotonga around the year 830. Two hundred years later, one group went further east to Papa Nui, or Easter Island. The researchers identified rare genetic traits present on…
 
Silver Ferns' coach Dame Noeline Taurua has a tough task on her hands, as she assembles her starting line-up against the England Roses for tonight's series decider. England levelled the three-test series on Wednesday with a 55-45 win in Christchurch, as the Ferns' coach experimented with new combinations, which included the debut of 19-year-old Gra…
 
Rugby's greatest rivalry will raise a century on Saturday in Townsville - an unlikely venue for the 100th test between the All Blacks and the Springboks. The two nations have dominated the international landscape for the last 100 years - which is the period since their meeting - in Dunedin in 1921. The relationship has been fierce and often marred …
 
Fast food outlets are coming under fire from academics, who are accusing corporate brands of using the Covid-19 pandemic as an advertising tactic. Researchers at the University of Auckland found 27 percent of the social media posts from fast food chains used the virus as a marketing hook. In particular, the number of advertisements referencing the …
 
The Down Syndrome Association says the community is heartbroken, in shock and outraged after the death of 27-year-old Lena Zhang Harrap. Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of Harrap, who had Down Syndrome. The national executive officer of the Association Zandra Vaccarino told Morning Report while the incident is trag…
 
Covid-19 modeller Shaun Hendy says it's important to discuss the potential of severe health consequences if restrictions are lifted. New modelling data shows if just 80 percent of the country's over fives are vaccinated, 7000 people could die from the virus every year. That modelling, by Professor Hendy and others, has been criticised by another an…
 
A Hauraki Plains health organisation Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is pivoting from Covid-19 tests to a vaccine push on two marae this weekend. The area went into lockdown after three members of a local household contracted the virus from an Auckland prisoner bailed to a Firth of Thames home. The clinic will do day 12 tests early next week, but conce…
 
Businesses are launching their own vaccination campaigns to reach people they say are being over-looked by the government's messaging. At the start of the roll-out, the government set out its vaccine publicity plan - radio and tv ads, endorsements from well-known "champions" and pamphlets with reliable information. But months into the programme, th…
 
Few people who upload their drawing to the internet expect their work to be picked up by a Donald Trump fundraising committee. But that's exactly what happened to one Wellington-based graphic designer, whose illustration of a golden eagle has become the logo of the official "Trump Card". The card is presented to supporters who donate at least NZ$64…
 
Tomorrow night the All Blacks and Springboks play the 100th test between the two nations in what many believe is the greatest rivalry in rugby. There have been thrilling matches, watershed series victories, World Cup triumphs and of course of controversy, including the infamous 1976 and 1981 tours. Rugby reporter Joe Porter looks back at some of th…
 
Government figures suggest taxpayers paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to accommodate visiting sports teams last year. Documents provided to RNZ show every member of a cricket team that stayed in MIQ was calculated to cost $15,000 more than the team actually paid. Every member of a visiting rugby team was projected to cost $10,000 more than the…
 
The Mount Albert community in Auckland is shocked and upset at the violent death of a vulnerable young woman near Owairaka Domain. Twenty-seven year old Lena Zhang Harrap, who had down syndrome, failed to return home after going out for a walk on Wednesday morning. Her body was found that afternoon in bush off a walkway and the police have launched…
 
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