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Pekingology

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Pekingology

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Learning English began as Special English, which Voice of America launched in 1959. Special English newscasts and features were a primary fixture of VOA’s international shortwave broadcasts for more than half a century. In 2014, our line of products was expanded to include more English teaching materials, and the service became known as Learning English.
 
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 ...
 
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Russian Roulette

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Russian Roulette

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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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.
 
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World Class

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World Class

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

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Podcast from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, featuring Director Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Mike and our scholars dive into critical international issues, offering insights into the history and context of the biggest stories in the news.
 
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Overwatch

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Overwatch

Institute for the Study of War

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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.
 
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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The Impossible State

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The Impossible State

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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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.
 
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Smart Women, Smart Power

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Smart Women, Smart Power

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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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.
 
Want a chance to shape our upcoming season? Tell us about your experience listening to Babel in a short 7-question survey here (https://bit.ly/csisbabel) 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 Ge ...
 
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The Trade Guys

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The Trade Guys

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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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.
 
A podcast that seeks to capture the combined experiences of people, culture, places, traveling, current events, living abroad, and everything that comes along with them. As somebody who has traveled, lived, studied, done business, studied Chinese, and been in multicultural relationships internationally, it has given me extensive insights into these factors. The premise further hopes to create a platform to promote mutual learning and understanding while facilitating the sharing of ideas and ...
 
In-depth conversations on Chinese politics, economics, law, and society with faculty, visitors, and guest speakers at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Hosted by CSCC Research Scholar Neysun Mahboubi. For more information on the Center, visit https://cscc.sas.upenn.edu
 
Peace Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study and practice in service of addressing some of the world's most pressing problems and finding strategies for building sustainable peace. Join us at The Kroc Cast for peace studies conversations convened by the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
 
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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

Al Slagle: English Teacher, Pronunciation Coach, and Fluency Specialist

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What is the best way to learn English? How can I improve my English more quickly? If you are asking these questions, this Podcast is for you! ALsensei is an English Teaching Professional who has been helping people with how to improve English and Communication skills in Japan for over 18 years! He has worked with people from all backgrounds and levels including consulting at Global Fortune 500 companies and teaching at a prestigious university in Tokyo. However, on the English 2.0 Podcast yo ...
 
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The average number of frost days in the Czech Republic, that is days when the minimum daily temperature falls below freezing point, has gradually been falling, according to newly-released data by the Czech Academy of Sciences. Experts warn that this could have a lasting impact on the ecosystem.
 
Šumit Ganguly is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and holds the Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of South Asia. His most recent book (edited with M. Chris Mason) is The Future of US-India Security Cooperation (Manchest…
 
In this episode of ChinaPower Podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Economy joins us to discuss President Xi Jinping’s vision for China. Dr. Economy emphasizes the transformative aspect of Xi’s vision and his goal of not only changing the international system at the margins but also transforming China’s role on the global stage. She discusses the importance Xi pl…
 
This week marks 150 years since the birth of Slovene architect Jože Plečnik who had a significant impact on Prague’s modern architecture. Associated with the Vienna Secession architectural style, Plečnik also influenced Czech Cubism. His projects in the Czech capital included the renovation of Prague Castle and the design of the iconic Church of th…
 
Czech mother Eva Michaláková has lost a case at the European Court of Human Rights over lost parental rights to her two sons. The court in Strasbourg ruled that Norway’s social and judicial services did not breach international law or conventions when removing her two sons from her care and stripping Mrs Michaláková of her parental rights in 2011.…
 
Western ruins have long been understood as objects riddled with temporal contradictions, whether they appear in baroque poetry and drama, Romanticism’s nostalgic view of history, eighteenth-century paintings of classical subjects, or even recent photographic histories of the ruins of postindustrial Detroit. Decay and Afterlife: Form, Time, and the …
 
Environmental protection and climate actions has embedded in China’s foreign policy and the Chinese government has recently pledged to make the Belt and Road Initiative “open, green, and clean”. How far is this an agenda designed primarily for international consumption? How do domestic interest groups respond to China’s environmental foreign relati…
 
Speaker: Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Michigan State UniversityXuefei Ren is a comparative urbanist whose work focuses on urban development, governance, architecture, and the built environment in global perspective.She is the author of three award-winning books: Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum C…
 
Speaker: Evan Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies and the Cling Family Senior Fellow in US-China Relations, Georgetown UniversityEvan S. Medeiros is a professor and Penner family chair in Asia studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has published several books and articles on East Asia, U.S.-China relations,…
 
On the 21st episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post series: Why Aren't Japanese People Good at English? (Parts 1-5) Wait! Don't get mad a me! This is not a post that I wrote for fun. This is a very real question that my students in Japan asked me over and over. I thought about it for a long time and these blog posts are my resp…
 
This special episode of the ChinaPower Podcast is the sixth of six featuring the audio from the China Power Project’s sixth annual conference. The third debate took place on December 17, 2021 and featured two experts debating the following proposition: “Given China’s growing power, China will have a sphere of influence in the Indo-Pacific by 2027..…
 
The sixth World Schools Sevens tournament takes place at Auckland's Pakuranga rugby club this weekend, with some of the country's best school-aged talent on display. For the first time, a New Zealand Asian Barbarians team has been entered, and they've managed to get a bonafide sevens legend to help them out. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.…
 
Ecologists are researching the reefs around the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano to see how the biodiversity might fare. When the volcano erupted in late 2014, it temporarily changed water temperatures by up to five degrees celsius, and dumped masses of ash into the sea. The remaining crater became the newest land mass on Earth. Scientists went th…
 
There's something in the water in Timaru. The town has had discoloured drinking water for more than a month after Timaru District Council switched to a secondary water supply. Some residents have been using water from tankers as the council tries to reduce demand for tap water while it refills the reservoirs from its usual Pareora River source. Niv…
 
The price of tomatoes has doubled over the past year. Statistics New Zealand says the summer staples cost $3.30/kg in December 2020, but by the end of last year, they were $6.61/kg. Grocery foods such as eggs, milk and yoghurt, have also become more expensive. The spike in tomato prices has contributed to the biggest jump in overall food prices in …
 
The rollout of the medicinal cannabis scheme, which aims to provide quality access to products for patients, has made little progress, a Massey University study found. Delays in approving products, strict compliance standards, and inconsistent prescribing practices among GPs have made it difficult - and expensive - to get treatment. Many have turne…
 
After blowback over his comment that a “minor incursion” Vladimir Putin in Ukraine could provoke a different response from the US, President Biden reiterated that Russia would pay a “heavy price” if any units cross the Baltic state’s border. Senator Chris Murphy, who just returned from Ukraine, joins the show from Capitol Hill … Oscar-winning actor…
 
Australia's Nick Kyrgios put yesterday on a show against the tournament favourite Daniil Medvedev, but it was the Russian who managed to clinch the win. There were also two major shocks in the women's draw - number three seed Garbine Muguruza and sixth seed Anett Kontaveit were sent packing within minutes of each other. Meanwhile, Ugo Humbert of Fr…
 
Disruption during the pandemic may be to blame for a fall in NCEA pass rates and a steep drop in exam attendance. More than 160,000 students found out their results yesterday. The Government says students affected by lockdowns were well-supported, and it is looking forward to a year with no widespread school closures. Gill Bonnett reports.…
 
After 48 days at the 'red' traffic light setting, Te Tai Tokerau has finally joined the rest of the country at 'orange'. Northland has been relatively Covid-free this summer - clocking up just a handful of locations of interest this month. Businesses are celebrating the step-change in traffic lights but Northlanders are divided - Tai Tokerau Border…
 
Crucial aid has started arriving in Tonga. Yesterday a New Zealand Defence Force aircraft carrying food, water, communications equipment and other emergency supplies landed in the capital. Limited communication links to the kingdom have been re-established. But many outside Tonga are still struggling to contact their whanau and friends. Sarah Robso…
 
It's been another summer without international visitors - the lifeblood for five tourist hotspots. For weeks, operators in Fiordland, South Westland, Queenstown, Mackenzie and Kaikōura geared up to welcome visitors during what is usually the peak season. But did that translate to boots on the ground for businesses? Destination Queenstown's chief ex…
 
It's been another summer without international visitors - the lifeblood for five tourist hotspots. For weeks, operators in Fiordland, South Westland, Queenstown, Mackenzie and Kaikōura geared up to welcome visitors during what is usually the peak season. But did that translate to boots on the ground for businesses? Our Tourism reporter Tess Brunton…
 
Counties Manukau DHB has this morning released a range of projections on just how bad Omicron will hit the Auckland region. Director of Population Health Dr Gary Jackson's findings show case numbers across the region of between 1500- 1800 cases per day by March and April - if an outbreak were to start in February. Cases would drop away to the low h…
 
Urgent planning is underway to ensure Auckland's hospitals can cope with double the number of Covid-19 patients when Omicron starts spreading in the community. This morning they've revealed modelling for how the virus could play out. Middlemore Hospital doctor and modeller Gary Jackson predicts a peak of up to 190 Covid patients in hospital on any …
 
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