show episodes
 
In 2016, Donald Trump conspired with a foreign government to become President of the United States. On July 25, 2019, with the 2020 election around the corner, he decided to do it again. The first time around, it was collusion, aiding and abetting Russia’s attack on American democracy. The second time, it was extortion, demanding the Ukrainian government manufacture dirt on Trump’s political opponents in exchange for help the country needs to fend off a Russian invasion and chart a democrati ...
 
Two journalists. One's British, the other's American. Their biggest argument is over whose country is more fucked. Listen to them rant for about half an hour, during happy hour. John Sweeney has pissed off Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, the Church of Scientology and the government of North Korea. An old school reporter, he worked at the London Observer, then the BBC. He's written 12 books, including four novels, the 200,000-copy bestseller ELEPHANT MOON, set in WW2 Burma, two modern-day polit ...
 
Each week, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, Jonathan Tepperman, will recommend one podcast from around the world, interview the host, and play an excerpt. This curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom. FP Playlist replaces our flagship p ...
 
What really happens when a hacker snatches all your data? Breach digs into the who, why and how of history’s most notorious data breaches. Hosted by journalist Bob Sullivan and producer Alia Tavakolian. Season 2 - Equifax: the worst breach ever. How hackers stole the most valuable data of 145 million people, why it matters, and what we can do about it.
 
The story of the biggest theft in history: the resources of the biggest country in the world, Russia, by its own government. It’s the story of two men. One a rising star in business and the head of Yukos - a huge oil company: Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The other a former KGB officer who rose through the ranks to become President of Russia: Vladimir Putin. With very different ideals, the two were destined to clash, and there could only be one winner. Vladimir Putin put Khodorkovsky in jail for ten ...
 
In 2016, a rival foreign power, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, launched an attack on the United States of America. What we now know is that American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia planned and executed a campaign to undermine our democracy and to affect our Presidential election. For President Trump, Russia is a complicated subject. But this podcast isn't about Donald Trump's complications with Russia, nor is it about Republicans and Democrats. One of the dangers in the hyper part ...
 
The Perch Pod focuses on bringing first-hand geopolitical analysis from experts across various disciplines. Brought to you by Perch Perspectives, the most reliable and complete source of geopolitical information and international affairs for businesses and decision-makers. If you like what you hear, subscribe to the podcast. We put out new interviews every other Monday.
 
The Russia File podcast explores Russia: its history, politics, culture and society, and its relations with the surrounding countries, the United States and beyond. It is a companion podcast of the Kennan Institute’s Russia File blog. Hosted by Maxim Trudolyubov and Izabella Tabarovsky.
 
“Who Is?,” an original podcast from NowThis, explores the biographies of influential people in the United States and beyond. Now in a second season, “Who Is?” presents deep dives into the stories of political power players, the donor class, and more. The podcast is hosted by NowThis correspondent Sean Morrow.
 
Okay, But What If? Podcast with Ava Gordy & Nicola Foti New episode every Thursday! Common occurrences include: going off topic, bursting into song, thorough discussion of anilingus, YouTube stuff, and answering email advice that we most likely aren't qualified to answer. email: okaybutwhatif@gmail.com
 
Meduza’s first English-language podcast, The Naked Pravda highlights how our top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia. The broader context of Meduza’s in-depth, original journalism isn’t always clear, which is where this show comes in. Here you’ll hear from the world’s community of Russia experts, activists, and reporters about the issues at the heart of Meduza’s stories.
 
Loading …
show series
 
Welcome back to the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, the entirely student-run podcast out of Johns Hopkins University. In this episode, we dive into the topic of Hindu nationalism — how has it affected Indian politics, society, and foreign policy? To help us answer these questions, today on the podcast we are joined by Dr. Milan Vaishnav. To lis…
 
Welcome back to the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, the entirely student-run podcast out of Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. – Russia relationship is at a near thirty year low. From the Russian annexation of Crimea, to covert poisonings authorized by the Kremlin abroad, interference in democratic elections, and most recently, a massive cyber …
 
In this episode, Jacob speaks with Stephen Nagy, a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University of Tokyo and a distinguished fellow of Canada’s Asia Pacific Foundation about Japan’s history, international relations and geopolitical future. Timestamps: 00:00 Intro 04:40 …
 
Hosted by DAVE THORNTON featuring funny people GERALDINE HICKEY, BRODEN KELLY and SAMI SHAH with experts MASTER PAINT MAKER DAVID COLES, PROFESSOR OF ASTROPHYSICS RACHEL WEBSTER and PROFESSOR KEN GELDER. SUPPORTERS: Moon Dog Craft Brewery https://moondogbrewing.com.au/ LINKS TO EXPERTS AND TOPICS: Master Painter David Coles http://langridgecolours.…
 
In Foreign Policy Playlist’s first episode of 2021, we highlight Why It Matters, a podcast from the Council on Foreign Relations that focuses on breaking down important issues through conversations with leading thinkers. One episode discusses the implications of solar geoengineering, a newly proposed solution to try to slow down climate warming. Ou…
 
In October of 1962, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev went to the brink of nuclear armageddon. In this episode, we cover how they managed the most dangerous moment in human history, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Become at Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Thanks to Russia’s recent constitutional amendments, local self-government has effectively lost its independence. State officials at all levels are now accountable, one way or another, to the president. Dramatic as these changes seem on paper, the reforms, in fact, formally recognize what has long been true in reality: appointed “city managers” hav…
 
Xander’s back for the last episode of 2020! This year has been quite the geopolitical ride and Jacob is here to break down its best, worst and everything in between. Xander is the Vice President of analysis at Perch Perspectives. Xander also has his own podcast called ReConsider. Timestamps: 00:00 Intro 02:37 The almost US-Iran war 04:42 Turkey’s b…
 
There have been major breakthroughs in the investigative reporting surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, whom the Federal Security Service allegedly tried to assassinate in August 2020. As Meduza has reported previously, Navalny’s case is part of a long, grim trend in Russia. In recent weeks, thanks to investigative…
 
For years journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov have reported on Russia’s security services. This time, they decided to look at the agencies’ history and wrote The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad. With the poisoning of the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and its aftermath, …
 
Welcome back to the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, the entirely student-run podcast out of Johns Hopkins University. Today on the podcast, we will be discussing U.S. foreign policy toward Taiwan, and the future of U.S.-Taiwan relations under President Joe Biden. What are the drivers of the relationship between the United States and Taiwan? How…
 
Jennifer Williams of Vox introduces Jonathan to her podcast Worldly. Jennifer sets up an episode from October in which she and her co-hosts discuss French President Emmanuel Macron's quest to further integrate Muslims into French society and what that means for freedom of expression. This comes in the wake over national outrage after an 18-year old…
 
Now that the election is over, attention is focusing on what the new cabinet will look like. We take the president’s cabinet for granted but Professor Lindsay M. Chervinsky shows that it’s creation wasn’t a foregone conclusion. We interview her about her new book on how George Washington created this uniquely American institution. Become at Patron …
 
In this episode, Jacob speaks with Tony Rinna. Tony is a senior editor at Sino-NK, a research website dedicated to producing academic research on North-East Asia for popular consumption. He’s been a resident of South Korea since 2014. Read his latest article about Asia Policy here: https://www.nbr.org/publication/russia-south-korea-relations-and-th…
 
Even if you follow news in Russia regularly, you might be unaware or only vaguely aware that Russia’s Central Bank printed an enormous sum of money over the past decade in a sweeping campaign to restructure the country’s major banks and liquidate smaller failing financial institutions. In a recent joint investigative report, Meduza and its media pa…
 
For some, the Central Intelligence Agency remains shrouded in secrecy. Others recall the CIA’s Cold War-era attempts at regime changes and the ensuing national repercussions of these actions. Today, we will discuss the basics of what the CIA is in order to understand what its true goals and missions are. What has the CIA done throughout its history…
 
Thirty years ago, a million Russian-speaking immigrants arrived in Israel. Overnight, they became one of the largest Russian-speaking communities in the world outside the former Soviet Union. Who are the Russian-speaking Israelis? What did their arrival signify for the country? We discuss these questions with Ksenia Svetlova, Matti Friedman, and Yo…
 
Years since the roar of the first steam engine, we have become increasingly dependent on non-renewable sources of energy that spurred growth but also created the current climate crisis.. Our generation stands at a crossroads. Faced with the monumental task of saving our planet, international cooperation on the issue of climate change is a necessity…
 
NATO has been a critical pillar of US foreign policy since its inception in 1949. Since the end of the Cold War however, NATO’s purpose has been reimagined, its challenges expanded, and its unity weakened. What will the future of US-NATO relations look like under the incoming Biden administration, and what role will the alliance play in US foreign …
 
Jackie Kennedy was widowed at the age of 34, forever traumatized by her husband’s assassination. In this episode, Paul Brandus discusses his new book, Jackie: Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O, and how she sought to build a life without JFK. Become at Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn mor…
 
On this episode of the Perch Pod, Jacob speaks with Marko Papic. Knowing Jacob from his Stratfor days, Marko is currently a partner at the Clocktower Group. He leads their strategy team providing research to clients and partners on geopolitics, macroeconomics and markets. He has recently published a book called Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Fra…
 
On November 15, Moldovan citizens at home and abroad came out in record-breaking numbers to cast their ballots in the run-off vote of the country’s 2020 presidential elections. In the end, former Prime Minister Maia Sandu defeated incumbent President Igor Dodon, becoming Moldova’s very first woman president-elect. Taking place amid the coronavirus …
 
The emergence of social media in recent years has profoundly improved communication and information-sharing around the world. However, social media has also become a powerful tool in conflicts and warfare. Today, the same platforms used to organize protests are used by terrorist groups and belligerent nations to spur attacks and sway elections. In …
 
For several months now, tens of thousands of Thais have taken to the streets of Thailand to demand constitutional and monarchical reforms. The movement gained steam in September and October, galvanized by student groups organizing pro-democracy protests over social media. What sparked these protests, what are the specifics of their demands, what ma…
 
Back in early October, Meduza learned about a whole archive of transcripts between members of the Clinton administration and Vladimir Putin, dated between 1999 and 2001 — records that were first declassified and published by the Clinton Digital Library in August 2019. We wrote three feature stories based on these archives, highlighting and contextu…
 
The United Kingdom is fraying. After decades of neoliberal economic policy, devolution, the end of empire, and recent events such as Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, the people of Scotland have questioned their place in the United Kingdom. Support for a second independence referendum is at a record high, and those who favor independence now compos…
 
John F. Kennedy entered office amid great expectations and high ambitions. But his idealism would soon crash into the realities of the Cold War. This episode examines the complex situations JFK encountered in the Third World. Become at Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
Jacob speaks with Kamran Bokhari (again!) Along with being the first repeat guest on the podcast, Kamran is the Director of Analytical Development at the Center for Global Policy where he heads the Governance and Muslim Majority States Program. This time, Jacob and Kamran have a detailed conversation about the current events and politics of the Mus…
 
A six-week war in Nagorno-Karabakh has ended disastrously for Armenia. Judging by the map, the situation on the ground will revert mostly to the conditions in place before Yerevan’s 1991 war with Baku, leaving Azerbaijani artillery perched just outside the breakaway republic’s capital city and the 50,000 souls who call it home. The big difference t…
 
The media environments in Russia and the US are almost mirror opposites. In the US, mainstream media can cut away from the sitting president on live television or poke fun at him in their opinion pages. In Russia, independent media are happy just to stay alive. The internet and social media, often seen as sources of polarization in the US, are a li…
 
Welcome to our second episode in our Foreign Policy Toolbox Series — where we unravel the mysteries of the most important institutions, concepts, and policies that decision makers actually use to implement foreign policy. In today’s episode, we are discussing the United Nations Peacekeepers. What do UN peacekeepers actually do, where are they deplo…
 
On this episode, we discuss China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the signature foreign policy project of Chinese President Xi Jinping. What are the objectives of the BRI, is debt-trap diplomacy a real threat, and what are the global implications of the initiative? To help us answer these questions, today on the podcast we are joined by Dr. Daniel Mark…
 
Vladimir Putin remains one of the world’s most enigmatic leaders, but Professor Brian Taylor has spent years studying what makes the Russian president tick. In this episode, Dr. Taylor discusses his book, The Code of Putinism. Become at Patron at patreon.com/thisamericanpresident for exclusive content and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
President Trump on mail-in ballots: “A whole big scam.” Vice-President Joe Biden on claims of voter fraud: “He’s trying to undermine the election.” Unless we see a massive victory by either one of the candidates, both campaigns have signaled they will fight for what they believe to be the right outcome. What Americans need to know is how this battl…
 
In this episode, POFA hosts share their personal opinions on the election series as a whole! As a reminder, our personal opinions are not representative of Johns Hopkins University. To listen to this episode, find the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs on iTunes or Spotify, or click the link below! 2020 Elections: POFA Roundtable Follow us on Twitt…
 
Today we’ll be talking about the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria. In October 2020, protests erupted in Nigeria against the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, mirroring the American Black Lives Matter movements. Though these protests are a new event, civil unrest and issue of government-sanctioned violence have existed in Nigeria since its colonizat…
 
In this episode, Jacob talks to Lindsay Chervinsky, a historian of early America, the Presidency and especially the Presidential Cabinet. Lindsay came out with a new book linked here. Here’s what they talk about: 00:00 Intro 2:50 The British origins of the cabinet as an institution 9:41 The importance of republican virtue 15:44 The cabinet’s glass …
 
On October 5, thousands of opposition demonstrators took to the streets of Bishkek to protest the official results of Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections. About a dozen different opposition parties had failed to overcome the seven percent threshold needed to get into parliament and two pro-government parties had won nearly half the seats. The prot…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login