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Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.
 
Russian Roulette takes a look at the politics, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia through both interviews and lively discussion with experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and around the world. Hosted by CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program experts Olga Oliker and Jeffrey Mankoff.
 
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his two colleagues, ...
 
The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and former senior national security council official Michael Green takes the debate beyond the headlines of the day to explore the historical context and inside decision-making process on major geopolitical developments from the Himalayas to the South China Sea. Experience the hard calls and consequential debates that drive US policy towards this criti ...
 
Overwatch, an Institute for the Study of War podcast, goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
North Korea is the Impossible State. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insider's discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority. Email your questions to ImpossibleState@csis.org.
 
Understanding India and its place in the world in different ways. Tune into ThoughtSpace, the Centre for Policy Research’s podcast, and delve deeper into the important issues of our time: accountability, sanitation, urbanisation, land rights, climate change, technology and society, environmental law, state capacity, infrastructure, social conflict, great power politics, identity politics, election studies, and more.
 
Veteran health podcaster, blogger, and international bestselling author (Keto Clarity and The Ketogenic Cookbook) Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" discusses the current health headlines, dissect the latest medical and nutritional health research studies, and answer listener-submitted questions about the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. Submit your keto questions at KetoTalk.com.
 
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.
 
Energy 360 examines the energy landscape from the intersection of policy, markets, technologies, and geopolitics. With commentary from leading energy and CSIS experts, we provide context and perspective on the most critical issues shaping energy today. Hosted by the CSIS Energy and National Security Program.
 
Podcast from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, featuring Director Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Our scholars dive into critical international issues, offering insights into the history and context of the biggest stories in the news.
 
Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, interviews newsmakers each week from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region, with additional commentary from Al-Monitor’s ‘on-the-ground’ correspondents. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has held app ...
 
Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
 
Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan), based in Hokkaido, and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!
 
What stocks do you own and why do you own them? What are the fundamentals that ultimately drive stock market returns? I'm Alex Mason, an individual investor like you. Join me in my journey to decode the business behind the stock, and uncover principles and best practices for individual investors. My goal is to improve your investing process with knowledge and insight through case studies of real companies. This is the show where we explore the histories, business models, and economic charact ...
 
Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.
 
The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests include top policymakers from the U.S. and other countries.
 
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys break down the U.S. decision to block the consensus pick for the next WTO Director-General. Plus, they’ll review the UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan. And they’ll review the last four years of trade policy under the Trump administration.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
Faced with axing one of its premier events due to Covid-19, the Taranaki creative community has instead combined its celebrated Garden Festival with its lesser-know cousin - the Taranaki Arts Trail. It's hoped the integrated festival which kicks off today will give punters even more reason to visit the region. RNZ's Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robi…
 
The failings of the state care and protection of tamariki Maori are being laid bare in front of the Waitangi Tribunal - but claimants are also bringing a range of ways to overhaul the system. The second part of the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the uplift practices of Maori children by Oranga Tamariki is wrapping up in Hawke's Bay today. The tribu…
 
Ensuring the survival of their language for future generations is why the Tokelauan community in Porirua are keen to have it included in the New Zealand school curriculum. Tokelau is a New Zealand Pacific realm nation - as is Niue and the Cook Islands. Tokelauan is the only one of the three languages not available as an NCEA subject. RNZ Pacific's …
 
The Silver Ferns will meet the England Roses in the second Test in Hamilton tonight, looking to right some wrongs from the first Test, despite coming out on top. The Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua wasn't happy after her side's 13 goal win on Wednesday against an under strength Roses team. So what will count as a pass mark in the coaches eye…
 
A twitter bot has been working overtime to find and combat abusive tweets aimed at female candidates in the New Zealand elections. During the election campaign, ParityBOT picked up over 200,000 toxic messages about New Zealand women MPs. Most were directed at Jacinda Ardern, Judith Collins and Chloe Swarbrick. Jacqueline Comer is the Creative Techn…
 
More than 17 million Americans who didn't cast a ballot in the 2016 election have already voted in this year's presidential election. A record surge in early voting has seen more than 75 million people already cast their vote. So what do all these early votes tell us? Tom Bonier is a veteran Democratic political strategist and is the chief executiv…
 
People in a Rotorua suburb can apply to take part in a make-or-break trial of a Covid contact tracing card from Friday. Health officials still can't say if the tracing tool will cope with real life conditions. To clear the confusion, the Health ministry want up to 15-hundred people in Ngongotaha to carry the card for a week. Jordan Bond reports.…
 
A leading child literacy expert is warning more children are starting school with poor language skills. The director of the Child Wellbeing Research Institute, Professor Gail Gillon, says teachers report more young children speaking like toddlers. She says the root causes are complex, including household stress and parents working multiple jobs lea…
 
Porirua is now the most expensive district in the country to rent a house. That's according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index, which found Porirua rents climbed to a record $625 per week in September. That is an increase of 25 percent since the same time last year. Wellington City and North Shore are tied for second place. While nationally,…
 
The electoral commission will release the provisional results of the two referendums voted on during the general election at 2pm on Friday. Polling told different stories before the election. The End of Life Choice Bill consistently scored between 60 and 70 percent support in the polls, while the cannabis referendum hovered between 35 and 52 percen…
 
It's all eyes on Florida where Donald Trump and Joe Biden will duke it out in the city of Tampa, five days out from the US presidential election. The two party leaders will address rallies hours apart in what is a key city, in a critical swing state. Democratic hopeful Joe Biden is set to again attack Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, w…
 
A Marlborough Sounds watchdog group wants an alternative route to Tory Channel in place before the arrival of the new, larger passenger ferries in 2024. The narrow, rocky gap which ferries ply daily to and from Cook Strait is considered one of coastal New Zealand's most tricky areas to navigate. Guardians of the Sounds wants it closed to all commer…
 
The All Blacks can retain the Bledisloe Cup for an 18th straight year if they beat the the Wallabies in Sydney tomorrow night. Their coach Ian Foster has made just three changes to the side that put Australia to the sword in the second test at Eden Park. The All Blacks have never secured the trophy on Australian soil before. Rugby reporter Joe Port…
 
Preliminary results for the cannabis legalisation and euthanasia referenda will be out today. It will be another week before the official count is announced, along with special votes, on 6 November. Unlike recreational cannabis, the assisted dying referendum is binding. Catherine Marks, was the lawyer for euthanasia campaigner Lecretia Seales, and …
 
MPs from both Labour and National are urging the Prime Minister to consider a lifeline for young vulnerable Hong Kongers. Labour's Louisa Wall and National's Simon O'Connor, who both represent New Zealand in the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China have written to Jacinda Ardern in support of appeals made to her by pro-democracy activist Nathan La…
 
Jacinda Ardern is being urged to consider a lifeline for young Hong Kong students too scared to return home. Labour's Louisa Wall and National's Simon O'Connor have written to the Prime Minister in support of appeals by pro-democracy activist Nathan Law. He wants New Zealand to allow students to stay here to avoid political persecution and arrest. …
 
Almost two of every three new entrants in some low-decile primary schools in Christchurch have poor language skills with some speaking like toddlers. Household stress, too much screen time, and a lack of interaction by busy parents are being blamed. Dr Jannie van Hees from Auckland University told RNZ reporter Ruth Hill these children will struggle…
 
France is on high alert after three people were knifed to death in a terror attack at a church in the southern city of Nice. The incident - at the Notre Dame Bascilica - has prompted French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron to mobilise his army to stave off terrorists, saying 7000 military personnel would protect churches and schools around the countr…
 
A Marlborough Sounds watchdog group says it's time that Tory Channel was closed to all shipping and an alternative inter-island route put in place before the arrival of the new, larger passenger ferries in 2024. The narrow, rocky gap which passenger ferries ply daily is considered one of New Zealand's most tricky areas to navigate. Guardians of the…
 
A population expert says Auckland schools' rapid growth this year is likely to ease next year before ramping up again. The Education Ministry is expecting Auckland schools to grow by 60,000 children between 2017 and 2030. Massey University professor Paul Spoonley told RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen, that estimate is likely to be on the…
 
It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a dose of REAL TALK. Join Jimmy today as he welcomes HBO comedian Dave Martin to the show. “The BLM movement has been hijacked from the very beginning.” - Dave Martin Comedian Dave Martin from HBO’s “Bad Boys Of Comedy”, Opened for Mike Epps, Steve Harvey, Cedric The Entertainer, and performed on Carnival …
 
It was perfect timing, really, for OnlyFans. The website was growing in popularity because it allowed people to charge followers for exclusive content, and it didn’t forbid pornography. And then the pandemic hit, and basically every mainstream porn studios had to shut down, and the performers flocked to OnlyFans as a way to keep their income afloat…
 
Climate scientists, Indigenous activists and religious leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have urged the region's big players to take more action on climate change, as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison that it's time for 'bold action'.…
 
The President of the New Zealand Institute of Architects says the decision to strengthen the Wellington Central Library building is the most sustainable choice. An engineers assessment in March last year raised concerns about its safety in the event of a significant earthquake. Since then, it's been closed. Wellington City Councillors voted unanimo…
 
Military analysts think Labour's victory at the general election will put some Defence Force changes and purchases on the backburner. The former Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, was unsuccessful in Wairarapa and New Zealand First failed to get any MPs at the election. The army veteran had a busy three years introducing a $20 billion dollar capability…
 
An acute shortage of vets looks set to worsen just in time for the crucial summer period. Last month, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announced thirty border exemptions to help fill the skills gap. Vets claim that number is nowhere near enough and warn staff are burning out under the workload, putting animal welfare at risk. Here's political repor…
 
The contrast between the campaigning styles of Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been a feature of the US presidential election race. President Trump's persona is well known but how has his Democratic Party rival handled the campaign so far? Some critics say Joe Biden has been too safety-first - not seen nor heard enough in front of large audiences - …
 
You've heard of Contiki, but what about Pick Tiki? It's a new online job service dreamed up by university graduates, Emma Boase and Summer Wynyard, to get students into summer fruit picking work. Backed by NZ Apples and Pears Limited, Pick Tiki links young New Zealanders with jobs around the country in areas where fruit growers are in urgent need o…
 
A new survey has exposed a gender gap in the financial knowledge of Kiwi men and women. The Commission for Financial Capability surveyed 3000 New Zealanders about their understanding of basic financial concepts like interest, inflation and risk diversification. It found only half as many women as men answered all questions correctly, and the gap in…
 
Kaikohe locals are warily welcoming news that the town is to get a new water reservoir. Earlier this year all of Northland was placed under mandatory water restrictions as the entire region experienced extreme drought. Construction of a reservoir to serve Kaikohe and surrounding farms is now being fast-tracked but is still at least a couple of year…
 
Auckland's schools have recorded their fastest growth in more than a decade, with mid-year figures showing four thousand more students than at the same time last year. That's putting pressure on schools, including those that haven't felt it before. President of the Auckland Primary Principals' Association Stephen Lethbridge and president of the Auc…
 
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