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Each week, Foreign Policy Live will feature a substantive conversation on world affairs. Host and FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal will be joined by leading foreign-policy thinkers and practitioners to analyze a key issue in global politics, from the U.S.-China relationship to conflict and diplomacy. FP Live is your weekly fix for smart thinking about the world. Foreign Policy magazine subscribers can watch these interviews live and submit questions and suggestions by going to https://foreign ...
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One Decision
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One Decision

Situation Room Studios

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Tough decisions rattle us all to the core. But for our guests on One Decision— the choices they are up against can also shape history. No pressure! They take us through all of their doubts, emotions and—sometimes unexpected--consequences. A fresh take on foreign policy. Hear the former head of Mi6, Sir Richard Dearlove alongside international journalists as they analyse, interview, and discuss.
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Each week, Clay Lowery at the Institute of International Finance highlights current issues in international finance and economics through the lens of U.S. policy and politics. Clay and his guests explain what to watch in the coming week, and deep-dive into some of the most important topics facing the financial industry, and our world.
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Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs

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Analysis, news commentary, and opinions on the international relations of the Indo-Pacific and beyond as seen from the region by people from the region. An initiative of the Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs in Christchurch, New Zealand, the podcast is co-hosted by Professor Alex Tan of the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Associate Professor Nick Khoo of the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) with panelists Juhn Chris Espia of the University of the Philippin ...
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Hong Kong on the Brink
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Hong Kong on the Brink

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Hong Kong has again erupted in protest over frustrations with Beijing’s increasingly iron-clad rule. In response, embattled Hong Kong government leader Carrie Lam has authorized aggressive police tactics. Communist Party of China leader Xi Jinping has threatened to send in domestic security forces to quell the demonstrators. In “Hong Kong on the Brink,” CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette and Chief Communications Officer Andrew Schwartz unpack the latest developments in thi ...
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The longest running independent international affairs podcast features in-depth interviews with policymakers, journalists and experts around the world who discuss global news, international relations, global development and key trends driving world affairs. Named by The Guardian as "a podcast to make you smarter," Global Dispatches is a podcast for people who crave a deeper understanding of international news.
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The Big Picture is a series on global events which comes to you from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is the podcast companion to our Krasno Global Events Series which is available on our YouTube Channel. The Krasno Global Events series is hosted by Prof Klaus Larres, the Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs, here at UNC-Chapel Hill. The “Big Picture” is narrated and produced by Willow Taylor Chiang Yang, a Krasno Events assistant ...
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In this episode of Current Account, Clay is joined again by IIF's Garbis Iradian, Chief Economist, Middle East & North Africa, and Ivan Burgara, Economist, to revisit the economic impact of the conflict in the Middle East. The trio discuss the likelihood and impact of two proposed scenarios: One in which the conflict is contained to the region and …
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Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world, and on February 14th national elections were held including to replace the extremely popular outgoing president Joko Widodo. The current defense minister Prabowo Subianto won those elections and will be Indonesia's next president. He's a controversial figure who has been credibly accused of hum…
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Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend with Tom Busby takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking in the coming week. In the US - we look ahead to Nvidia earnings and minutes from the Fed In the UK - we preview this season of European fashion weeks. They're expected be as glamorous as ever, with the fashion elite descending on London, then Milan, and…
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Tim Stenovec and Emily Graffeo host. Features analysis from Bloomberg legal investigative reporter Greg Farrell, Bloomberg politics contributor Jeanne Sheehan Zaino, Bloomberg Law host June Grasso and Bloomberg Legal Enterprise reporter Patricia Hurtado See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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Former President Donald Trump faces backlash following recent comments suggesting Russia invade NATO nations, reigniting fears that his re-election would weaken the defense alliance. Tensions continue to grow between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s invasion of Rafah looms. And following controversial parliament…
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Economics is sometimes called the “dismal science.” But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a surprisingly positive outlook for the U.S. economy—even if public sentiment hasn’t yet caught up. Host Ravi Agrawal discusses the state of the global economy with Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s first deputy managing director. The two begin with Gopinath’s …
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On today's podcast: 1) Verdict in Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial expected 2) Nike to Cut 2% of Workforce as Sportswear Giant Seeks Savings 3) Fed’s Bostic Says May Take ‘Some Time’ to Hit Rate-Cut Threshold See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Bloomberg
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World leaders gather for the sixtieth Munich Security Conference with growing concerns about a continued war in Ukraine and threats to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cohesion; the African Union holds its annual summit as multiple crises mount, including armed conflict and democratic blacksliding; Kim Jong Un increases aggressive language…
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Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison overlapped with two American presidents, navigated his nation's response through a global pandemic, and brokered one of the most consequential security agreements that Australia has signed in years. Morrison sits down with One Decision's resident spymaster Sir Richard Dearlove and guest host and journ…
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2024 is an important year for African democracy. At least 19 national elections scheduled to take place this year. Not all of these elections will be free or fair-- let alone competetive. Some of these elections will serve to ensconce leaders for life like Rwanda's Paul Kagame. Others may serve to consolidate power following a coup. But genuine mul…
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On today's podcast: 1) Democrats win New York's special election to replace George Santos. 2) The House votes to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 3) Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is released from the hospital See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Bloomberg
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On today's podcast: 1) Snow prepares to blanket the northeast as winter storm warnings stretch from New York to Boston 2) Voters on Long Island head to the polls to replace disgraced representative George Santos 3) Inflation data takes center stage on Wall Street See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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In this episode of Current Account, Clay looks at the economic impact of what a second Donald Trump presidential term may be. Joining Clay is Yuka Hayashi, a journalist specializing on trade and economic security matters with over three decades of experience, including stints at the Dow Jones Newswires and Wall Street Journal. Clay and Yuka discuss…
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On today's podcast: 1) The Kansas City Chiefs win their third Super Bowl in five years 2) The White House ramps up pressure on Israel as the country launches more airstrikes in Gaza 3) A winter storm warning hits the northeast, threatening up to a foot of snow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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To understand any country's foreign policy you need to understand domestic political dynamics. So what is driving Iranian decision making right now? Negar Mortazavi is a journalist, host of the Iran Podcast and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. I reached out to her for this interview because it seems that lost in much commentary…
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ANZMIN 2+2 is the first ministerial level consultations between NZ and Australian foreign affairs and defense ministers. The joint statement of the ANZMIN released by the NZ government marks a clear shift in NZ's explicit posturing regards to AUKUS, QUAD, and Indo-Pacific issues. Indonesia's presidential election will be held on 14 February, the us…
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Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend with Tom Busby takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking in the coming week. In the US - we look ahead to inflation data and Coca-Cola earnings In the UK - we discuss geopolitics ahead of the Munich Security Conference In Asia - key eco data is in focus as the BOJ weighs ending its interest rate policy See omn…
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Due to the struggling war effort, President Zelensky is considering replacing Ukraine's military and political leadership. Meanwhile, in Washington, Congress is beginning to search for alternative routes to pass aid to Ukraine. Amid heightened tensions, Blinken heads to the Middle East to discuss a possible cease-fire and hostage deal. Northern Ire…
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James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander and retired four-star admiral, sits down with Ravi Agrawal to share his insight on how Washington is navigating conflicts across two continents. Suggested reading: Thomas L. Friedman: A Biden Doctrine for the Middle East Is Forming. And It’s Big. Keith Johnson: The Houthis’ Next Target May Be …
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On today's podcast: 1) President Joe Biden forcefully — and at times angrily — sought to combat suggestions his acuity was declining in a hastily-arranged press conference Thursday night 2) The US Supreme Court appeared poised to keep Donald Trump on this year’s presidential election ballot, as the justices weighed a historic clash over Colorado vo…
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Chile works to recover from the devastating wildfire in its central Valparaíso region; the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) continues with its 2024 Steadfast Defender exercise, the largest since the Cold War, while uncertainty over members’ commitment grows; Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy, holds vast general elections; and …
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On today's podcast: 1) Walt Disney Co. is acquiring a $1.5 billion equity stake in Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc. as part of a collaboration involving Disney properties like Star Wars, Marvel and Avatar, the companies said Wednesday. 2) The Senate delivered a death blow to efforts to impose new border restrictions, blocking a carefully negotiated b…
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Indonesia is a rising powerhouse. Its economy is growing— now the 7th largest in terms of GDP. It has huge oil and gas stockpiles, the biggest nickel reserves in the world, and critical materials for semiconductors, laptops, and smartphones. And—arguably its most valuable resource— a diverse, youthful, and digitally native population. Next week, 20…
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On January 25th, a milestone was reached in humanity's long fight against Malaria. For the first time ever, a Malaria vaccine was included in a country's routine childhood vaccinations program. Cameroon rolled out a new Malaria vaccine for children and other countries will soon follow. This comes after years of successful trials in Kenya, Ghana and…
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On today's podcast: 1) President Joe Biden blamed Donald Trump for sinking a bipartisan immigration and Ukraine aid bill, saying the Republican frontrunner pressured members of his party to reject it in order to gain an advantage in the November election. 2) Nikki Haley suffered an embarrassing loss in the largely symbolic Republican Nevada preside…
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On today's podcast: 1) A hard-fought bipartisan deal to impose new US border restrictions and unlock Ukraine war aid is on the brink of collapsing in the Senate, where Republican support crumbled in the face of opposition from GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. 2) UBS Group AG will buy back up to $1 billion in shares this year, as the bank…
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On today's podcast: 1) Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Americans may have to wait beyond March for the central bank to cut interest rates as officials look for more economic data to confirm that inflation is headed down to 2%. 2) The US vowed more strikes against Iran’s forces and its proxies in the Middle East after three straight days of…
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On January 15, Kim Jong Un formally declared South Korea to be an enemy state. This is significant for the fact that since the end of the Korean War, the line from Pyongyang was more or less that South Korea was like a wayward relative and would ultimately be reunified with the North. But now, according to Kim and changes he's enacting to the North…
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Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend with Tom Busby takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking in the coming week. In the US - we preview Disney and Uber earnings In the UK - we detail how big oil is grappling with geopolitics and climate change In Asia - we look to the Lunar New Year and the health of the Chinese consumer See omnystudio.com/liste…
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President Biden vowed to retaliate after a drone strike in Jordan killed three U.S. soldiers but does not want to seek a wider war in the region. U.S. and China held talks in Thailand stabilizing relations between the two countries as a sense of crisis fades. Farmer protests are spreading across Europe over rising costs, unfair competition, and sub…
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On today's podcast: 1) Meta Platforms Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. spent 2023 cutting costs and re-focusing their businesses. It was a strategy that upended the lives of tech workers in Seattle and Silicon Valley, but appears to have paid off handsomely for investors who are likely to continue reaping benefits. 2) Apple Inc.’s latest quarterly results …
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The Joe Biden administration contends with how to respond to a deadly attack on U.S. service members at a base in Jordan while also preventing a wider regional war; a faltering economy clouds festivities as millions of Chinese travel home for Lunar New Year; Pakistan will elect a new prime minister and National Assembly, but lackluster candidates, …
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A drone strike by an Iran-backed militant group, which resulted in the deaths of three U.S. service members, threatens to push the Middle East into a wider regional conflict. Iran has distanced itself from the attack, while President Biden has said that the U.S. will respond. Middle East experts Vali Nasr and Sanam Vakil join Ravi Agrawal to discus…
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On today's podcast: Federal Reserve officials cemented the end of their aggressive campaign to push up interest rates, and sought to reset expectations for how soon and how fast they’ll cut this year as inflation pressures fade. US megacap earnings are back in focus, with Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. all due to release result…
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Republican Marco Rubio is one of the United States Senate's most outspoken China hawks—criticizing Beijing's human rights practices and warning about its dominance in the semiconductor industry. He's endorsed a candidate in the 2024 presidential elections, throwing his support behind former President Donald Trump, who started a trade war and recent…
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