Best foreignpolicy podcasts we could find (Updated April 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.
 
“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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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.
 
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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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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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.
 
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.
 
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Moderate Rebels
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
A lively discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalist Eric Olander in Asia and Dr. Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
 
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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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Middle East Focus
Weekly
 
Weekly discussion of Middle East policy, arts, and culture, featuring experts from the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
Area 45 is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to the Trump administration and the policy avenues available to America’s forty-fifth president.
 
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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PRI: America Abroad
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
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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Moderate Rebels
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
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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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CFR On the Record
Weekly
 
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.
 
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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War on the Rocks
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Great discussions with security, defense, and foreign policy experts recorded over drinks.
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
Each week, Foreign Policy’s editors triage the big issues of the day with emergency room-like urgency and some mayhem. Pulling from FP’s impressive roster of contributors, the panel’s collective varies from week to week. Foreign Policy is the world’s leading media organization dedicated to providing leaders in business, finance, and government with real time insight and analysis into global affairs. As authoritative as it is dedicated to challenging wisdom, FP is unique in its ability to bri ...
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.
 
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CNA Talks
Monthly
 
CNA Talks covers the topics of today from foreign policy and defense to policing, education and more. Each episode features a discussion on current affairs led by our in-house experts. CNA is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.
 
Reach beyond the headlines with the World Affairs Council!
 
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 ...
 
Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
 
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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America Abroad
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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
Featuring guests located outside the United States, Worldwise aspires to illuminate international affairs and help Americans understand perspectives abroad.
 
The CLAS Latin American Briefing Series brings academic and policy experts to the University of Chicago campus to address important events and issues in contemporary Latin America. The series is supported, in part, by a Department of Education National Resource Center grant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Chicago Consortium for Latin American Studies and is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program.
 
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Politics Uncut
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Discussion of Contemporary Political Issues
 
In our latest episode, how the boom in oil and gas production in the US is having profound effects on the economy and foreign policy.
 
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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OLD BhTV: The DMZ
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Liberal Bill Scher and conservative Matt Lewis meet in the rancor-free DMZ to hash out the week’s political events.
 
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Inside the G-Base Podcast is a conversation with Green Berets hosted by D & J. Both D & J are combat experienced Special Forces Green Berets with tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and other locations where America's foreign policy is carried out by silent professionals. In the SF team room, all topics are on the table, from politics and relig ...…
 
It's been a very foreign-policy focused week for the White House. We bring you a breakdown of the big events that made headlines. Then we’ll talk about how the diplomatic world and corporate America have adapted to the way the president changes his mind. Plus, Scott Bland's favorite topic: CAMPAIGNS! We talk about Sun City, Arizona, the next st ...…
 
West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Tarrytown Chowder Tuesdays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Senator Chris Murphy considers Trump’s “slow-motion car crash” foreign policy as further proof Donnie Two Scoops has been compromised by Vladimir Putin.Then, on the rest of ...…
 
Kira is joined by her fellow RedState writers, Brad Slager and Andrea Ruth, for a special episode of the Smart Girl podcast. Topics include the ramifications of bombing Syria, the horrible foreign policy legacy of Obama, and the awesomeness of Chick-fil-a. Also, Brad gives listeners his take on The Rock’s new movie, Rampage.…
 
Daniel Bessner the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies provides a fascinating account of Hans Speier, an oft forgotten yet highly influential figure within the mid-century national security state. Listen to a podcast interview of his latest book Dem ...…
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced 44 senators in a hearing on Capitol Hill, the first of two such hearings this week. The FBI raided the residence and legal office of the president's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen and the president is also dealing with a foreign policy crisis after more than 40 people in Syria were killed in what appe ...…
 
Reuters News Service published the following story today “Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China” and free nations around the world should collectively applaud Japan’s effort to reinvigorate its military nearly seventy-three years after the end of World War II, which also marked the beginning of Japan’s pacifi ...…
 
I hop on the mic for a quick Liberation Library Episode about my most recent read "America's War for the Greater Middle East" by Retired Army Col. Andrew Bacevich. In short, this is a best first book to read for foreign policy newbies. Pick up a copy of "America's War for the Greater Middle East" (Amazon Affiliate Link) Liberation Library [7] i ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo: V-J Day New York City 1945) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Is this the last century of the American Empire? 2 of 2: Michael Vlahos @JHUWorld Crisis https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Retreat-Present-Future-United-ebook/dp/B07B51FHGG/ref=sr112?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=152 ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo: The Last Spike 1869: Thomas Hill (1829–1908) Title The Last Spike wikidata:Q20743165 Description English: The painting depicts the ceremony of the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, UT, on May 10, 1869, joining the rails of the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad. Date 1881 ) http://JohnBatchel ...…
 
AUTHOR. (Photo: The Last Spike 1869: Thomas Hill (1829–1908) Title The Last Spike wikidata:Q20743165 Description English: The painting depicts the ceremony of the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, UT, on May 10, 1869, joining the rails of the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad. Date 1881 ) http://JohnBatchel ...…
 
This is the fourth installment of the State of the Libertarian Union monthly talk show where I was joined by Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly podcast, Kyle Anzalone of Foreign Policy Focus, Tony Rockamora of Don't Waste Your Hate, as well as Daniel and Robert of Actual Anarchy. Check out all of the fine podcasts we have over at Libertar ...…
 
China's economy is currently the world's second largest, by GDP, and is generally expected to overtake the U.S. economy within the next decade. In this episode, the Paulson Institute's Damien Ma, a leading expert on Chinese economic trends, discusses with Neysun Mahboubi the key features defining China's economy today, and some likely forecasts ...…
 
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Anoa Changa, lawyer and host of “The Way with Anoa," to talk about the widespread computer hack aimed at the city of Atlanta, the lack of urgency given to protecting America's electronic infrastructure system, and Trump's phone call congratulating Roseann ...…
 
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, known as UNRWA, is facing a crisis. This is the humanitarian agency that provides relief for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. This includes running hospitals and schools that serve about half a million children. Typically, the United States has provided about one ...…
 
Future of Freedom Foundation's Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling join today's Liberty Report to discuss what we can do to return US foreign policy to one of non-intervention in the affairs of others. Next month the Ron Paul Institute and Future of Freedom Foundation will team up in Charleston, SC to hold a conference on this very topic. Join ...…
 
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Camden Conference Special Presentation: “Best of Times or Worst of Times” -Recent history of Presidential efforts to affect US foreign policy -Current state of US foreign policy and weakening US standing in the world -Possible steps that can be taken to pursue a more realistic and effective foreign policy Speakers: S ...…
 
Fox pundit, world renowned war-hawk, and now Trump’s National Security Advisor. We take a look at John Bolton, and the bomb first ask questions second kind of policy he advocates. Plus Stormy Daniels goes on 60 Minutes, we’ve got the highlights, some discussion, and questions about the bigger picture. Then it’s a celebrity high-note, and a pack ...…
 
Dr. Daniel Hummel is a Scholar, writer, researcher, and teacher of religion, politics, and foreign policy in the United States and the modern Middle East. He is currently a Robert M. Kingdon Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hummel is also a specialist in the concept of Christian ...…
 
Vince Tyra named UofL's Permanent A.D. The Cat Cafe is Coming! U.S. Foreign Policy - CBS' Mike Lyons. Linda Brown (Brown v. B.O.E.) passes away - ABC's Cheri Preston.
 
Guest: Nicholas Burns. Staffing gaps and significant personnel changes at the State Department have raised concerns about the direction of U.S. foreign policy, especially amid public statements by President Donald Trump concerning American alliances and positions on issues around the world. Ambassador Cameron Munter invites Ambassador Nicholas ...…
 
I got my start in journalism covering John Bolton when he was the US Ambassador to the United Nations. At the time, I was a reporter for the political monthly The American Prospect. I sometimes quip that I owe my career to Bolton because covering his time at the UN was my entry point into covering the United Nations more broadly. My reporting a ...…
 
In this minisode, Hilde and Emily ask whether Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor goes against the “America First” foreign policy he campaigned on – is he bringing “neoconservatism” back to the forefront? Plus, Emily anxiously awaits her invitation to the British-American event of the year: the Royal Wedding……
 
With a new Secretary of State in a depopulated and demoralized State Department, amongst many other issues, former State Department official Frank Wisner tell Jim Zirin there many be trouble ahead, but he still thinks there is a basis for optimism.
 
Warming up with a timely discussion of the foreign policy implication of Wakanda as a signatory of the Sokovia Accords.
 
Emily Yates spent the first part of her adult life as an army public affairs minion, writing heartwarming news stories about the Iraq War to help build fellow soldiers’ morale. Two years after her release from the military in 2008, she learned to play the ukulele, and decided to merge her dual passions for writing and music. Quickly realizing t ...…
 
Budget, Bolton & Buzz - George McClellan and Tom Lipscomb discuss President Trump’s signing of the Omnibus Spending Bill and the summation of a week in foreign policy that included a $1B arms sale to the Saudis, the appointment of John Bolton, progress on trade agreements, and what new foreign issues bandwidth is opened up by the stabilizing af ...…
 
In this episode, Jack and Rachel cover some exciting news about the March for Our Lives and then some seemingly boring foreign policy news that is actually so important that you need to listen to it to make sure you're caught up.Follow Us:Instagram: @ProgressiveUTwitter: @ProgressiveUniFacebook: Facebook.com/ProgressiveUFurther Reading:https:// ...…
 
globalenergymedia.com/diCheck out Ellen’s interview on Bloomberg Markets: Middle East about “Saudi, Inc.” and her thoughts on the cool reception Aramco received from New York investors.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-18/bloomberg-markets-middle-east-full-show-3-18-18-videoBP world energy outlook 2018https://www.bloomberg.com/news/ ...…
 
Suitcases packed? Passports ready? Germany's key ministers are jetting off to some of the world's top travel destinations this week. The US, Argentina, France, Poland -- the new German government has a lot of catching up to do. Damien McGuinness and his fellow jetsetting guests, complete with towels on sunlounges, are ready to explore the new g ...…
 
America, observers are fond of saying, is the only country based upon an idea. That idea—that all men and women are created equal and have inalienable rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness—is directly informed by the Enlightenment, the movement that dominated ideas and culture in the 18th century.But are we still an Enlightenment ...…
 
On this podcast I talk in Oslo to Dr. Garvan Walshe about Brexit, the the peculiar response of Jeremy Corbyn to the Russian chemical attack in Salisbury, the Italian Elections and populism.Garvan Walshe is the the founder of Brexit Analytics, and a former National and International Security Policy Adviser to the UK Conservative Party. He has ha ...…
 
[spp-playlist] Jeff Bloodworth is an associate professor of history at Gannon University. A political historian who works on the history of contemporary American liberalism and genocide studies, he has published widely on the travails of the liberal project, the history of humanitarian intervention, and the American foreign policy impulse abroa ...…
 
This episode presents a discussion of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), described by our guest as Xi Jinping’s “organizing foreign policy concept.” That guest is Nadège Rolland, Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at NBR. Nadège walks us through the significance of BRI, what it means for the region, and how U.S. officials and ...…
 
In this discussion, we’ll ask how the United States and the international community can address these national security challenges. How should U.S. assistance be prioritized and allocated? What is the difference between stabilizing a country versus nation building? How can the international community help a country like Syria? What lessons can ...…
 
In this show, Jonathon discusses four main topics: Ø Discusses how Hollywood’s recent actions are entirely predictable and an accurate reflection of society today. Ø Asks you a question on what freedoms do you support that you dislike or despise? Ø Takes a look into foreign policy battles between UK & Russia and Iran and Saudi Arabia. Ø Highlig ...…
 
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