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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. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Each week, Foreign Policy’s Amy Mackinnon, 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 podcast First Person.
 
Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
 
Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But on Foreign Policy’s podcast I Spy, we get them to open up. We hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, kill adversaries, and turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling one dramatic story.
 
The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Dave Smith expounds upon current events, our government, foreign policy, and all things Libertarian. He is part of the new generation of pundits. He'll educate you and open your eyes to the possibility of a truly free nation. The newest 15 episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show a week before it comes out everywhere else - you can subscribe now at gasdigitalnetwork.com and use the code POTP to save 15 ...
 
As the United States confronts an ever-changing set of international challenges, our foreign policy leaders continue to offer the same old answers. But what are the alternatives? In None Of The Above, the Eurasia Group Foundation’s Mark Hannah asks leading global thinkers for new answers and new ideas to guide an America increasingly adrift in the world. www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org
 
A podcast from the Foreign Policy Research Institute examining America’s role on the world stage. Every two weeks we’ll talk to experts about policy relevant news from around the world and why it matters for U.S. foreign policy. Please note this podcast was named the Middle East Brief prior to 2021.
 
Foreign Policy magazine's Global Reboot explores how to rebuild a world upended by disruptive international events. FP's Editor-in-Chief Ravi Agrawal engages with world leaders and policy experts to identify solutions to our greatest challenges. A Foreign Policy podcast, in partnership with the Doha Forum.
 
Since 2010, siblings and journalists Abby Martin and Robbie Martin have been doing Media Roots Radio, a political podcast with a critical eye on US foreign policy, political partisanship and what people can do to fight back. Conversational, controversial, passionate and explicit, Media Roots stands apart from the majority of podcasts coming from a similar point of view. Listen to all previous episodes on soundcloud, itunes, spotify and stitcher. All $5 and up patrons get an exclusive bonus e ...
 
Twice a week, this podcast will take you on a smart, direct, sometimes scary, sometimes profane, sometimes hilarious tour of the inner workings of American power and of the impact of our leaders and their policies on our standing in the world. Hosted by noted author and commentator David Rothkopf and featuring regulars Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School, Kori Schake of Stanford University and David Sanger of the New York Times, the program will be the lively, smart dinner table conversatio ...
 
Most accounts of the collapse of Richard Nixon’s presidency begin with Watergate — the now iconic tale of a bungled break-in and the misbegotten cover-up that followed. But what led to Watergate? How — and more puzzlingly, why — did one of the shrewdest, most gifted political figures of his time become embroiled in so manifestly lunatic an enterprise in the first place? Intrigued by that question, writer/journalist Kurt Andersen takes a deep dive into the vast archives at the Nixon Library a ...
 
“American Prestige” is a new podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison, the two hottest foreign policy analysts writing today. The show takes a comprehensive, if acerbic, look at U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, providing listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world and which nations, exactly, the U.S. Empire is destroying this week.
 
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. We host podcasts 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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With the decision by the Biden Administration to pull the last troops out of Afghanistan and the last combat troops out of Iraq, it marks the end to two decades of U.S. foreign policy in which the War on Terrorism and instability in the Middle East dominated policymakers attentions. Biden seeks to turn the page to 21st Century priorities like China…
 
Earlier this month, Cuban citizens took to the streets across the country to protest against deteriorating living conditions amidst the country’s economic and coronavirus crisis. ASPI’s David Engel was previously Australian Ambassador to Mexico and non-resident ambassador to Cuba. He speaks with Professor Adrian Hearn about the protests and their p…
 
This week, Foreign Policy Playlist recommends: The Atlas Obscura Podcast. Host Amy Mackinnon speaks with Atlas Obscura founder and host of The Atlas Obscura Podcast Dylan Thuras on travel storytelling and why certain stories go untold. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or listen on this page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to assess the Biden administration’s foreign policy successes and shortcomings six months into the Biden presidency.…
 
John and Daniel Deudney's piece, "The Intellectual Foundations of the Biden Revolution" ... Debating FDR’s foreign policy legacy ... Patrick: Projecting power abroad undermines democracy at home ... Is there tension between promoting democracy and fighting climate change? ... John: Biden is trying to reinvent liberalism for a new era ... Should Bid…
 
National security attention rarely focuses for long on Sub-Saharan Africa, and when it does, it's largely on the most populous countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Former intelligence community and National Security Council official Judd Devermont, now director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic …
 
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is blasting members of his own party, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, as 'Pelosi Republicans' for joining the House Select Cmte. investigating the Capitol insurrection just hours before the panel's first hearing. Plus, Covid cases continue to surge in states with higher numbers of unvaccinated people due to…
 
Tonight: What the January 6th committee will be investigating when they convene tomorrow. Then, despite the ongoing misinformation damage, how some of the "vaccine hesitant" are starting to come around. Plus, Senator Chris Murphy on the challenges of working with Republicans---on anything. And with voting rights under threat, we remember the leader…
 
Abby and Robbie Martin speak to media critic Alan MacLeod, staff writer at FAIR and Mint Press News, about the outlandishly distorted corporate media coverage of the protests in Cuba across the news and social media. Alan talks at length about what is being manipulated, omitted, and what the political purpose behind the propaganda is.Thanks for lis…
 
In March 2020, when countries around the world started imposing COVID-19 lockdowns Kashmir was just emerging from a lockdown of its own. Several months prior, in August 2019 the government of India revoked the special status that Kashmir had enjoyed since the partition of India in 1947. This sparked mass protests, violence and a heavy handed govern…
 
There are some stunning revelations coming out of the new blockbuster book by Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year.” If you thought you knew how bad some things during that final year of the Trump presidency were, this book will surprise you with what it tells us about the things that even th…
 
Fareed sits down in a special in-person interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan. They discuss solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the King’s visit with President Biden, turmoil within the Jordanian royal family, and much more. Then, Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director, and Devi Sridhar, Professor of Public Health at the University of …
 
From August 10, 2019: The United Kingdom has a new Prime Minister. It also has a looming cliff it is careening toward and about to leap off of on Halloween of this year. This week, Benjamin Wittes sat down with his Brookings colleague Amanda Sloat to talk about all things Brexit. They talked about the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his v…
 
From November 24, 2018: John Carlin served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s National Security Division from April 2014 to October 2016. In his new book with Garrett Graff, called “Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat," Carlin explains the cyber conflicts the U.S. …
 
As the Delta variant is causing Covid cases to surge, particularly among the unvaccinated, the White House says it's not their job to issue vaccine mandates. This as the Republican governor of Alabama says, in regards to the pandemic, it's 'time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks.' MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Jonathan L…
 
A governor who made vaccine passports illegal lashes out at the unvaccinated—and how the vaccine fight today echoes the seatbelt fight of the 80s. Then, the accused foreign agent from the former president's inner circle out of jail on a $250 million dollar bond. Plus, the guy who sunk $30 million into building Trump's wall is now looking for a buye…
 
Bob and Mickey enter the Cone of Silence ... Mickey: The narrative about vaccination has collapsed ... Should Bob worry about Eric Weinstein’s latest weird tweet? ... Are we stuck with Covid forever? ... Mickey: If Americans start to see work as optional, migrants will replace them ... The Child Tax Credit’s surprisingly bad polling ... Appraising …
 
Bob and Mickey enter the Cone of Silence ... Mickey: The narrative about vaccination has collapsed ... Should Bob worry about Eric Weinstein’s latest weird tweet? ... Are we stuck with Covid forever? ... Mickey: If Americans start to see work as optional, migrants will replace them ... The Child Tax Credit’s surprisingly bad polling ... Appraising …
 
On July 23, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a webinar to discuss issues of cross-border data transfers and data localization in the context of ongoing negotiations to replace the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @polic…
 
Africa is a large and diverse continent. Many different peoples, ethnic groups, tribes — these terms overlap but are not synonymous — speaking more than a thousand languages, organized into more than 50 nation-states. Most of those nation-states achieved independence in the aftermath of World War II, as European imperialism and colonialism died out…
 
Why Richard is trying to stop the construction of the Obama Presidential Center ... Richard's stymied attempt to stop alterations to Chicago's Soldiers Field ... Raising questions about the OPC's environmental impact ... Richard's account of critical race theory ... A legal history of racial redress in the US ... Richard: Biden exhibits less comity…
 
Why Richard is trying to stop the construction of the Obama Presidential Center ... Richard's stymied attempt to stop alterations to Chicago's Soldiers Field ... Raising questions about the OPC's environmental impact ... Richard's account of critical race theory ... A legal history of racial redress in the US ... Richard: Biden exhibits less comity…
 
We'd like to introduce you to American ISIS, a new podcast from The Intercept and Topic Studios. American ISIS offers the most detailed account yet of an American who lived and died inside the Islamic State. This is the first episode. Listen to the full eight-episode documentary podcast on audible.com/AmericanISIS. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
It's been a busy couple of weeks at Guantanamo Bay, a place that has not had a busy couple of weeks in a while. There was a transfer, there was a resumption of military commissions, and the chief prosecutor of military commissions resigned abruptly. To go over these events, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Steve Vladeck, a Lawfare contributing editor …
 
The boys talk with Aziz Rana, professor of law at Cornell University and the author of the book The Two Faces of American Freedom, about the Cold War and why so many of our leaders act like they are living in a different era. They address everything from the insular cases of the early 20th century to why Biden and his team do the things they do. Su…
 
The Biden White House is facing growing pressure to deal with the rise in Covid cases due to the spread of the Delta variant as the CDC issues a new warning about the pandemic. Plus, the fight over the Capitol riot Select Committee continues between Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Peter Baker, Ju…
 
The science shows that GOP-led resistance to the vaccine is fueling a resurgence of COVID in the US. Anger against the unvaccinated is understandably growing as their ignorance and politics are putting the country at risk again. Where will this lead? What will this new wave of COVID look and feel like? What should we do about it? How does our inter…
 
After months of silence and misinformation, Republicans start promoting the Covid vaccine. But what's really behind the sudden Republican turnaround—and will it work? Then, as Republicans try to rehabilitate the violent crowd of insurrectionists, Pelosi rejects the Republicans trying to troll the January 6th investigation. Plus, new details on the …
 
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