Best foreign policy podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs. Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.
 
CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.
 
Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are ...
 
Podcast by Providence Magazine
 
Global Affairs and Foreign Policy
 
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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Pod Save the World
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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. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the scenes into White House Situation Room meetings and secret negotiations through a series of conversations with people who were there.
 
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The Wright Show
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
 
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The CSIS Podcast
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Hosted by Colm Quinn, The CSIS Podcast dissects the big (and soon-to-be big) stories of the week in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
 
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Rational Security
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A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal and featuring Brookings senior fellows Tamara Cofman Wittes and Benjamin Wittes, and managing editor of the Lawfare blog Susan Hennessey.
 
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WorldAffairs
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WorldAffairs is deep exploration of today's pressing global issues. In the age of the rehearsed soundbite, each hour-long episode marries expert analysis with compelling conversation. Our hosts, former Senior National Security Council Director Jane Wales, and renown journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, take listeners on a journey of what's happening in the world and why it matters to you. We want to hear from you! Please take part in a quick survey to tell us how we can improve our ...
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
The Daily Standard Podcast delivers unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Charlie Sykes leads an all-star roster of the best conservative minds including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, Michael Warren, John McCormack and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com
 
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NCUSCR Events
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The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that encourages understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. With over four decades of experience developing innovative programs at the forefront of U.S.–China relations, the National Committee focuses its exchange, educational and policy activities on ...
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
A podcast about the comparison of parliaments in various countries, taking a look at the inner workings of the system, important parties, history of elections, politically interesting events and, of course, controversy. We embrace controversy.
 
CFR previews the challenges awaiting the next president of the United States.
 
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WOLA Podcast
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WOLA promotes human rights, democracy, and social justice by working with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to shape policies in the United States and abroad. Listen to updates and interviews with our staff and guests from around the region.
 
The world's top leaders and thinkers come to CSIS to discuss pressing global challenges. Each week, “Curated Conversations” culls the most critical of these discussions. For more on CSIS events, visit csis.org/events.
 
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Pacific Pundit
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Welcome to Pacific Pundit, a podcast on Asian geopolitics, foreign policy, and history hosted by Van Jackson. We're here to make sense of the world's most important region, and America's role in it.
 
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NCUSCR Interviews
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The NCUSCR China Podcast Series provides information and analysis from leading experts on U.S.-China relations in a short-program format. Regular releases cover a range of developing issues in politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, environment and areas of global concern. For more information, please visit the National Committee web site at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages under ...
 
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Moderate Rebels
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Moderate Rebels is a political podcast hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We regularly report on America's bellicose foreign policy and the deceptions deployed to sell it to the public. We also connect the dots to show how the state of perpetual war fuels dangerous right-wing politics back home. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton created this podcast to help provide a platform to the dissident journalists and activists challenging US empire. We hope to show listeners what’s behi ...
 
Host Fred Dews interviews experts from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C., about their research and ideas on solutions to the most pressing public policy challenges facing the nation and the world.
 
Area 45 is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to the Trump administration and the policy avenues available to America’s forty-fifth president.
 
Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
 
Audio podcasts from The Heritage Foundation, furthering conservative principles and policies through daily commentary on current news and events.
 
America Abroad is the only hour-long international affairs documentary on public radio today. Anchored by public radio hosts Katherine Lanpher and Ray Suarez, this monthly program covers global challenges ranging from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the European debt crisis, to the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
 
The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.
 
A lively discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalist Eric Olander in Asia and Dr. Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
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.
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
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5 on 45
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Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!
 
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War on the Rocks
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Great discussions with security, defense, and foreign policy experts recorded over drinks.
 
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CFR On the Record
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A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Listen to world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
 
Global I.Q. Audiocast recordings including interviews with The Economist journalists and experts on world politics, business, finance, economics, science, technology, culture and the arts.
 
Foreign policy podcasts hosted by Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank.
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
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Middle East Focus
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Weekly discussion of Middle East policy, arts, and culture, featuring experts from the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.
 
Reach beyond the headlines with the World Affairs Council!
 
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EU Now
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Twice a month, EU Now takes you beyond the international headlines to focus on a different facet of the European Union. We explore a wide range of topics such as counterterrorism and security, the economy, trade, public health, gender equality, history, culture and more. Tune in for interviews with commissioners, thought leaders, historians, activists, ambassadors, economists, Delegation staff and regular citizens. Each episode, we’ll explore not only the topic at hand, but also how it impac ...
 
The State Department's Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs works around the clock to think of how the U.S. Department of State can better engage with the American people by increasing public awareness and involvement in the Department and its work. In order to support an ongoing dialogue, we arrange conference calls and video conference briefings, which we plan to begin broadcasting on Blog Talk Radio. Tune in for insight and updates on US Foreign Policy.
 
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Around The Empire
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Dan Wright and Joanne Leon explore the massive apparatus of the American Empire through interviews and in-depth discussions.
 
The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
 
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Channel The Rage
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Channel the Rage brings to you interviews with Muslim victims of the 'Global War on Terror.' CJ Werleman, a internationally renowned journalist and author, gives voice to those the world chooses to ignore; those who are persecuted, oppressed, and silenced. This is not a podcast for lobbyists, agenda drivers, and spin doctors. This a podcast that gives a microphone to the victims of wrong-headed and self-serving Western foreign policy.
 
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Moderate Rebels
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Moderate Rebels is a political podcast hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We regularly report on America's bellicose foreign policy and the deceptions deployed to sell it to the public. We also connect the dots to show how the state of perpetual war fuels dangerous right-wing politics back home. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton created this podcast to help provide a platform to the dissident journalists and activists challenging US empire. We hope to show listeners what’s behi ...
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
A World of Possibilities is an award-winning one hour weekly radio program that penetrates behind the headlines to uncover the deeper meanings of events. It offers in-depth analysis, informed commentary and an exploration of new approaches to our most challenging problems. Our aim is to open minds and inspire new possibilities.
 
At the University of Chicago, research and teaching in human rights integrate exploration of the core questions of human dignity with critical examination of the institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in the contemporary world. The University of Chicago Human Rights Program is an initiative unique among its peers for the interdisciplinary focus its faculty and students bring to bear on these essential matters. The Distinguished Lecturer series creates space for dialogue be ...
 
This is really just me sitting in a room talking into a microphone every two weeks or so. The subject is Latin America, the region I've worked on for more than 20 years: its challenges—especially security and human rights challenges—and the United States' complicated relationship with it. This podcast accompanies my personal blog, and doesn't reflect the views of my employer, whose much better podcast is at https://www.wola.org/format/podcast/.
 
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Journalist Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel) joins us to discuss the latest on the Mueller investigation. On today's show: Trump tells anecdote about young girl coming home from "schloogp." Congress passes "right to try" bill that will undercut FDA's ability to regulate potentially dangerous new drugs. An update on primary results from around the cou ...…
 
Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author, and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a national-security column ...…
 
What are the conditions under which public supports military intervention abroad? The research on use of force abroad has extensively focused on public opinion formation in United States. The underlying assumption was that in democratic regimes, leaders care about public opinion when making foreign policy decisions. This body of research explor ...…
 
(Recorded May 20, 2018) This Week: (1) a year of the Mueller Probe; (2) a foreign policy round-up; and (3) the good old domestic-news round-up.
 
The date is set for June 12. And there’s already an advance team on the ground in Singapore making final preparations for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. That is, if the meeting actually takes place. The World spoke on Monday with Victor Cha, a former top adviser on North Korea to President ...…
 
Regina Holliday, activist and artist, comprehensive introduction to her work from Antidote.https://www.antidote.me/blog/patient-advocate-regina-holliday Cinderblocks, the conference she organizes every year in the mountains of western Maryland: http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2018/05/cinderblocks5-agenda.html HEADLINES HEADLINES HEADLINES!Pa ...…
 
At Columbia College I teach and study American domestic politics. I know only enough about foreign policy and international relations to be dangerous. That said I willingly acknowledge that foreign and domestic policy are inseparably intertwined. President Trump is betting that foreign policy successes will benefit him politically at home. More ...…
 
At Columbia College I teach and study American domestic politics. I know only enough about foreign policy and international relations to be dangerous. That said I willingly acknowledge that foreign and domestic policy are inseparably intertwined. President Trump is betting that foreign policy successes will benefit him politically at home. More ...…
 
At Columbia College I teach and study American domestic politics. I know only enough about foreign policy and international relations to be dangerous. That said I willingly acknowledge that foreign and domestic policy are inseparably intertwined. President Trump is betting that foreign policy successes will benefit him politically at home. More ...…
 
Earlier this year South African officials flung their support behind land expropriation of white farmers and land owners in their country. @jawnbrown takes a look at this intersting policy proposal in his own unique way. Follow @noyoucantsayhi on twitter.Links: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/michael-morris/south-africa-the-risks-we-face-are-r ...…
 
Speaker(s): Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s new book, Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines, draws on her years as Nigeria’s Finance Minister to provide practical lessons on the difficult, sometimes-dangerous, always-necessary work of fighting graft and corruption. Determined to root out the fraudulent ...…
 
Two former ambassadors join us to discuss the war in Afghanistan and other current events in the Middle East and around the world.By jpsmith@mainepublic.org (Jonathan P. Smith).
 
Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the Nakba and the protests in Gaza. Will gives the historical background for the Great Return March Protests. We discuss the Israeli reaction to the protest and review the morality of using lethal force against the protesters. Links Ramsey Baroud on the Right of Return DWB report on the Gre ...…
 
John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, lays out what the underlying motivations would be for a reunification between North and South Korean nations, beyond the very obvious motivation to deescalate tensions between nations and avoid a full-scale nuclear war. How does the dominant economic order of ...…
 
In this episode, Yale law professor Amy Chua describes the effect of political tribalism on America's domestic and foreign policy, along with the strong reaction to her bestselling memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." The episode was recorded on March 23, 2018. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in wh ...…
 
On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, dismantling Obama’s signature foreign policy agreement. Robert Malley, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group and one of the US negotiators who helped forge the deal in 2015, offers his insight into what Trump's withdrawal m ...…
 
Speaker(s): Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez | President Juan Carlos Varela R. (@JC_Varela) studied primary and secondary in Javier College, under the direction of the Company of Jesus Order. He graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), in the United States. He was elected Vice President of the Rep ...…
 
In the first half of the episode, Ryan and Andrew continue and narrow their conversation from the previous episode about hate speech and dangerous speech; they use an article, written by Susan Benesch, about dangerous speech online in Myanmar. Benesch identifies three primary ways to combat dangerous speech online (targeting advertisers, drowni ...…
 
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, CGEP celebrated its 5th anniversary and hosted the annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. The half-day forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and ...…
 
Brandon Valeriano examines cyber strategies in their varying forms through quantitative analysis and questions their level of impact This project examines the changing character of cyber strategies in the digital domain. We develop a theory that cyber operations are a form of covert coercion typically seeking to send ambiguous signals or demons ...…
 
Most people know that slavery was foundational to the economic development of the United States in the antebellum period. Fewer people are aware that slavery was also important for American foreign policy in the period. In his book This Vast …
 
The government will include the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the right-wing League. We analyse if Italy's economy can afford the coalition's spending plans with Lorenzo Codogno from the London School of Economics. President Trump has ordered the US Commerce Department to help save the Chinese telecoms company ZTE which is in danger ...…
 
[Recorded Nov 2nd, 2017. Edited and produced by Jie Zheng.]Interviewing Tom Copley (Tw: @tomcopley)An interesting look at the issue of homelessness from the perspective of somebody inside the Greater London Authority. Change is often spoken of as something people want ‘outside the system’. It’s great to hear from someone elected into office tal ...…
 
In this episode, Dr. Trent Maxey proclaims the history of early Meiji Government policies regarding religion in the context of national unification. We discuss the secularity of the Meiji state, the origins of State Shinto, reactions to "Hidden" Christians in the early Meiji Period, and anti-foreignism in the Tokugawa and Meiji periods before t ...…
 
This week Jeff and Chris hold the fort all by themselves as they analyze the two biggest decisions this week in both domestic and international politics. This week, President Trump announced that the United States will be scrapping the Iran deal and reimposing sanctions in the next phase of his aggressively unilateral foreign policy strategy. A ...…
 
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***EPISODE 596 | Trump is pulling out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal because it doesn’t address all of the other problems with Iran. So in other words, he doesn’t want to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon until they stop being “bad guys.” Doesn’t that make perfect sense? *********************************************************************** ...…
 
Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director of Foreign Policy and Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, talks with Jason about the ramifications of the United States abandoning the JCPOA. Suzanne talks about Iranian and other signatory reactions, what the Trump administration will try to accomplish next, and the possibility of a maximalist agreement.…
 
Kyle Anzalone of Immersion News joins me today to share his foreign policy expertise. I’ve felt it was important to do an episode on the situation in Syria, so that is the focus today. Not only is this a high-stakes game, it’s also completely backwards on many levels. Kyle explains how the US, ISIS, Russia, Assad, and several other factors make ...…
 
Speaker(s): Dr Pedro Sanchez | The leader of the opposition in Spain, Pedro Sánchez, will analyse the political, social and economic factors that have led to the growth of populism and secessionism in Catalonia and will propose possible solutions to the current political blockade in Spain. Dr Pedro Sanchez (@sanchezcastejon) is currently Secret ...…
 
To start AP week, Christopher decides to explore some comparative government hotspots and how they could soon burn up with the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor. As a long time hawkish pundit and reject of the younger Bush administration, one must consider the incredible implications of his foreign policy strategies as the ...…
 
You have to love and idea and a topic so much that you want to live it, breath it, eat it and marry it. That’s the advice that Radiotopia’s Julie Shapiro gives for anyone who wants to get into podcasting.Show notes @jatomichttp://www.julieshapiro.org/who/Radiotopiahttps://www.radiotopia.fm/Ear Hustlehttps://www.earhustlesq.com/Millennialhttp:// ...…
 
Bill Gertz, senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon, and author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age, on U.S. foreign policy.
 
Discussion around Korea foreign policy and Kanye West philosophyBy admin@deltaethos.com (I am Negan).
 
Channeling Brussels, hosted by journalist Teri Schultz, gets newsmakers, movers and shakers to lose the lingo, burst out of the Brussels bubble and have real conversations about the critical foreign and security policies shaping our world. it's the rest of the story, beyond the few seconds of soundbites that make it into the news.In this episod ...…
 
Four years after the U.S. and EU first imposed sanctions against Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea in March 2014, how effective have these sanctions been in changing the regime’s behavior? In 2014, Russia experienced a deep recession as global energy prices precipitously dropped. But in 2018, the World Bank projects that Russia wil ...…
 
Today on the Old Mole:Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Bill Resnick speaks with Conn Hallinan, a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, about Trump’s latest threat to the Iran nuclear deal.Vanport: 70 Years After the Flood: Memorial Day 2018 marks the 70th anniversary o...
 
Bill Resnick speaks with Conn Hallinan, a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, about Trump’s latest threat to the Iran nuclear deal. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the delegation of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty Review Conference May 3, 2010 at...
 
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat joins CAA Live! host Ambassador Rosapepe to discuss his upcoming book, President Carter: The White House Years. In this episode, Ambassador Eizenstat discusses President Carter's foreign policy successes and missteps.
 
Iran, North Korea, Syria, Brexit, Paris Agreement, China. Prime Minister Abe, Macron, Merkel, Xi, a fellow named Putin. At a time when U.S. foreign policy – when diplomacy itself – requires as much clarity and coordination and skill as it has in decades, ours has been going through – to put it diplomatically – a major transition. You know the h ...…
 
Greg Kerr, Co-Founder of RenuCoin [ renucoin.com ], joins us to talk energy, cryptocurrencies, and the newest Blockchain technology while explaining what the team at RenuCoin is doing. Greg is a former Foreign Policy Analyst for the Pentagon, an avid writer on Medium, and even has his own podcast. Tune in to listen to Greg and Matt talk how Vil ...…
 
Ryan Dawson is a historian with two decades of experience in political activism. He employs and engages with a wide variety of media including blogging, radio, books, film, and television, to articulate his expertise. Ryan has appeared multiple times on Russia Today, Press Tv, CNN, MSNBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Al Jazeera, and a varie ...…
 
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