FP's First Person

FP's First Person

By Foreign Policy

Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.

Episodes

Haven America or Fortress America?

Harvard historian Jill Lepore on the long and tortured history of the U.S. immigration debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/2028m 7s

HOTM: The Solutions Under Our Noses

There are plenty of people sitting around waiting for some magical new or improved technology to come along and fix the mess we’ve made for ourselves with the climate emergency. That’s probably not going to happen—and, anyway, we have the tools we need to ditch fossil fuels now. In the first part of the episode, reporter Molly Schwartz looks into some of these solutions, including wind farm construction and carbon capture, utilization, and storage. In the second part of the program, host John D. Sutter speaks with Mafalda Duarte, the head of the Climate Investment Funds. (The Climate Investment Funds is FP Studios’ partnering organization for Heat of the Moment.) Duarte explains that her group’s goal is not only to give loans for solar farms and other green projects but also to help tip the scales in favor of a clean energy revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/2032m 53s

HOTM: The Future of Green Energy

As the world looks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, there’s hope in the growing renewable energy market. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, Daniel Schrag, the director of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment, speaks to host John Sutter about the benefits of renewable energy and the policy challenges involved in moving to greener power sources. Later, the reporter Sebastian Bouknight travels to Morocco and the Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex to get a firsthand look at the remarkable advances being made in concentrated solar power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/2030m 33s

HOTM: When Climate Hits Home

In this episode of Heat of the Moment, climate change is forcing people from their homes, especially in island nations. Host John D. Sutter speaks with Ama Francis, a native of Dominica and a climate law fellow at Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law about ways to change immigration policy to help those whose homelands have been destroyed. In the second part of the episode, the reporter Philip Nii Lartey takes us to Ghana, where the Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (FIP) is helping to persuade cocoa farmers stay on their land. With the aid of FIP, farmers are improving yields and mitigating climate change by planting shade trees to protect their cocoa fields. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/2026m 27s

HOTM: Extreme Weather Resilience

All of the weather these days is forming in an atmosphere that humans have warmed on average by about 1 degree Celsius. It’s not that fossil fuel pollution is causing all the bad weather, but it does play an inextricable role. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, host John D. Sutter speaks with MIT professor Kerry Emanuel, a leading expert on hurricanes and climate change, about how the crisis has evolved. Later in the episode, reporter Dhashen Moodley shares the story of how officials in Mozambique responded to extreme weather by fortifying key elements of their infrastructure to make their country more resilient. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/2029m 7s

HOTM: What Would Greta Do?

The Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has helped ignite a global youth climate movement that’s energizing a new generation of activists. In this episode we profile two young climate leaders. First, host John D. Sutter talks with Varshini Prakash, a co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, a U.S.-based organization whose mission is to get young people to advocate for climate action. We’ll then travel to the Philippines with reporter Avery Thompson and meet Marinel Ubaldo, an activist who is helping her country evolve toward a sustainable future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/2029m 3s

HOTM: Why Bold investments Matter

How much would it cost to fix climate change—and who should pay? Should it be the United States—the biggest polluter historically? Should it be China—the largest annual polluter these days? Is the entire industrial world to blame? These are some of the thorny questions the Heat of the Moment host John D. Sutter discusses with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. Stiglitz is a top expert on how economic policy can play a leading role in steering the world away from fossil fuels. Later, Emily Johnson reports on real-life examples of how investments can kick-start change. She looks at projects supported by our partners at the Climate Investment Funds in Jamaica, Tajikistan, and Turkey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2030m 1s

Lebanon's Arab Spring?

Protesters are directing their anger at the political elite for years of corruption and mismanagement. This episode was first aired in October of last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/2032m 42s

HOTM: Adapting to a Drier Planet

Water is our most vital resource, but climate change is making weather patterns and seasonal rainfall less predictable. Now, drought and water scarcity are increasingly threatening the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities around the planet. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, host John D. Sutter speaks with Peter Gleick, president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, and a leading global thinker on the relationship between water scarcity and violent conflict. Later on, reporter Portia Crowe travels to Niger to see how investments in drip irrigation are helping farmers adapt to more volatile weather patterns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2032m 35s

Spies of the UAE

This week on First Person we hear from Joel Schectmen, an investigative reporter for Reuters who co-wrote a series of stories in the past year about the UAE’s hacking and surveillance program. His partner on the project was Christopher Bing, also of Reuters. The two reporters discovered, among other things, that the UAE was employing Americans in its secret program, including veterans of the National Security Agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2032m 49s

HOTM: Talking Green Without Seeing Red

The dialogue surrounding climate change is often passionate and sometimes contentious, especially when it touches on people’s livelihoods, religion, or political beliefs. So how can those seeking action get past the rancor and have a constructive dialogue? In this episode of Heat of the Moment, host John D. Sutter speaks with Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of political science at Texas Tech University, who regularly engages with audiences in deep-red states and other places where going green is seen as political treason. Hayhoe also hosts a digital video series for PBS called Global Weirding that seeks to present the discussion on climate change in an inclusive way. Later on in the episode, Belgian journalist Jan De Deken discusses why he created the Polar Project, an effort to tell the story of those impacted by climate change using a wide range of mediums including virtual reality and live performances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2030m 53s

The Future of Hong Kong

On the podcast: A former China correspondent traces Beijing's sustained effort to erode human rights in Hong Kong. This episode was first aired in June of last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2035m 55s

HOTM: A New Plan for the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest has been called “the lungs of the planet” as it plays an outsized role in absorbing the Earth’s carbon dioxide output. But industrial interests have led to rapid deforestation in parts of the Amazon, which is not only disrupting ecosystems but also indigenous communities. To get a better sense of the human impact of deforestation, host John Sutter speaks with the climate activist Nina Gualinga. Gualinga is from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Later in the program, what if the forest itself could become more profitable than logged timber and meat? The journalist Paula Moura brings us a story from the Brazilian Amazon on how local communities, NGOs, and scientists are combining conservation and technology in search of ways to make sure that trees are more valuable if they’re kept alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2031m 8s

The Referendum That Changed Ireland

A look back at the vote in Ireland that ended the abortion ban.  This episode was first broadcast in May of last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2030m 25s

HOTM: Food 2.0

How food production contributes to climate change and what individuals and the agricultural industry can do to make food production, distribution, and disposal more eco-friendly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2026m 59s

Meltdown at Chernobyl

On the podcast: A journalist reconstructs the world's worst nuclear disaster. This interview was first broadcast in March of last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2034m 11s

The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy

The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the dramatic story of her own family’s one-child ordeal. This interview was first aired in August of last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2032m 8s

HOTM: Making Cities Greener

Heat of the Moment explores how cities can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2029m 16s

Introducing Season Two of I Spy

CIA officer Richard Holm is sent to Congo in 1965 to organize local agents against an anti-government rebellion. But a fiery plane crash leaves him in hostile territory, fighting for his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/2037m 40s

A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah

On the podcast: Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2034m 53s

Introducing Heat of the Moment

From FP Studios and the Climate Investment Funds, a new series which looks at the climate crisis and offers reasons for hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/2031m 31s

How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need

José Andrés on feeding people in times of crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/2031m 37s

The Ongoing Impunity of Mohammed bin Salman

U.N. Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard on her investigation of the Khashoggi murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2039m 1s

Draft Episode for Mar 27, 2020

Waad al-Kateab’s film focuses on one of the hardest-hit cities in Syria’s ongoing civil war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/2035m 22s

The Marie Antoinette of Shoes Returns

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield on how Imelda Marcos engineered her second act in the Philippines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2033m 58s

Introducing: Don't Touch Your Face

From Foreign Policy, a new daily show about all things coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2019m 49s

Death of a War Correspondent

Journalist Marie Colvin documented the horrors of war—until one of them took her life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2038m 27s

How Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Fear and Loathing to Win Elections

The Israeli journalist Anshel Pfeffer looks back at Bibi’s first general election campaign in 1996. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2029m 24s

The Other Brexit

CNN's Max Foster on How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Split From Britain's Royal Family Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/2035m 53s

A Truce with the Taliban

Former U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins on a possible peace deal after more than 18 years of war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2032m 49s

The Filmmaker Who Took On Bolsonaro

An Oscar-nominated documentary examines Brazil's deep political fault lines  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/2035m 22s

The President Who Played One on TV

Journalist Franklin Foer on the peculiar rise of Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine and his role in the Trump impeachment ordeal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/2035m 53s

Counseling John McCain

This week we’re giving our listeners a chance to hear a different podcast, this one produced by our friends over at the Center for a New American Security. The show is called Stories from the Back Channel and it looks at some of the most important national security issues of our time. In this episode, host Ilan Goldenberg interviews Richard Fontaine about his job as foreign policy advisor to the late Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/2036m 30s

The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin

New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen on how the Russian president is planning to rule for live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2031m 9s

A Fateful Decision that Led to the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis

Journalist David Kirkpatrick on how President Carter was pressured into letting the Shah of Iran into the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2037m 57s

The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States

Following the U.S. air strike that killed Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani, we examine again what a trove of leaked intelligence cables tells us about Iran’s influence in Iraq.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/2029m 18s

The Truth About the U.S. War in Afghanistan

Former Pakistani ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani on how the Taliban won.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/1934m 7s

The Documentaries of 2019

On this episode, we look back at some of the documentaries we featured on the show in the past year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/1931m 44s

The Books of 2019

On this episode, we look back at some of the books we featured on the show in the past year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/1933m 19s

Corbyn and the Jews

How allegations of antisemitism in the Labor Party became a central issue in Britain’s election campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/1925m 52s

An American in Mosul

Journalist Mike Giglio provides an eyewitness account of a key battle against the Islamic State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/1937m 24s

Iranian Spy Games Revealed

What a trove of leaked Iranian cables tells us about Iran’s influence in Iraq.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/1928m 51s

Introducing I Spy

Hey First Person listeners. This past week, we launched a new podcast series here at Foreign Policy called I Spy. Each week one former operative describes one dramatic operation. We wanted to give you a chance to hear one of the episodes. If you like it, please subscribe. First Person will be back next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/1935m 39s

The Syrian Filmmaker Who Risked Her Life to Document the Atrocities in Aleppo

Waad al-Kateab’s film focuses on one of the hardest-hit cities in Syria’s ongoing civil war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/1935m 22s

BONUS EPISODE: The Jerusalem Murder That Set Off a War

On this bonus episode, we hear from the Palestinian-Israeli filmmaker who collaborated with Hagai Levi and Joseph Cedar in the making of the HBO series Our Boys. Levi was our guest on First Person last week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/1916m 49s

The Jerusalem Murder that Set Off a War

An Israeli drama series on HBO about the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teen stirs compassion and controversy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/1926m 45s

And Now the Hard Part—How to Manage North Korea

Hey First Person listeners: If you haven't subscribed yet to our other podcast, And Now the Hard Part, we're making the latest episode available to you here. Each week, the show looks at one vexing problem in the world, traces its origins and offers a way forward. The podcast is a partnership with the Brookings Institution and is hosted by Foreign Policy's editor-in-chief, Jonathan Tepperman.  Happy listening.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/1928m 38s

Lebanon's Arab Spring?

Protesters are directing their anger at the political elite for years of corruption and mismanagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/1933m 22s

When the U.S. Turns its Back on Allies

A former U.S. intelligence officer explains what happens to locals who helped the United States when troops leave a conflict zone.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/1933m 36s

How North African Migrants Ended Up in Permanent Detention

The Irish journalist Sally Hayden traces the story of many of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/1933m 6s

Bonus Content: Roundtable Discussion on China

Hey there listeners. If you liked Sarah's First Person episode on Hong Kong, you might enjoy this bonus content: a roundtable on the state of affairs in China as it marks 70 years to Communist rule. Foreign Policy's senior editor, James Palmer, who specializes in China and lived there for 15 years, hosts the discussion with  two guests: Jude Blanchette of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Rui Zhong of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/1936m 38s

Why Hong Kongers Are Still Protesting Against Chinese Rule

A democracy activist describes how the demonstrations got underway and where they go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/1931m 31s

And Now the Hard Part: Resetting the U.S. Relationship with Saudi Arabia

Hey First Person listeners: The first two episodes of Foreign Policy's new podcast And Now the Hard Part are out! We're making episode one available to you here. If you like it and want to hear more, please subscribe to And Now the Hard Part on your podcast app. Each week, the show looks at one vexing problem in the world, traces its origins and offers a way forward. The podcast is a partnership with the Brookings Institution and is hosted by Foreign Policy's editor-in-chief, Jonathan Tepperman.    On this first episode, Jonathan talks with Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at Brookings and a former CIA analyst, on how to reset the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/1930m 42s

Why for Some Spaniards the Wounds of the Civil War Never Healed

A new film traces the stories of people still seeking justice for Franco's crimes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/1931m 31s

Haven America or Fortress America?

Harvard historian Jill Lepore on the long and tortured history of the U.S. immigration debate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/1929m 29s

Roots of a Quagmire

On the podcast: America's first post 9/11 envoy to Afghanistan recounts the early months of the war there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/1937m 8s

The Future of Kashmir

How India decided to end the area's autonomous status and what it means for the region.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/1928m 31s

Death on Everest

On the podcast: An American mountaineer describes the dangers of climbing one of the world's tallest peaks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/1943m 35s

How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need

On the podcast: José Andrés on food insecurity, Puerto Rico, and battling hunger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/1931m 32s

How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators

On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/1929m 25s

The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy

On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/1931m 45s

Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul

On the podcast: Where Trump’s effort to block asylum-seekers fits in the history of U.S. immigration policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/1931m 43s

A Survivor’s Struggle to Care for Her People and Herself

On the podcast: The filmmaker Alexandria Bombach followed the Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad for her film "On Her Shoulders" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/1928m 1s

A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah

On the podcast: Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanista Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/1935m 4s

Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor

On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina’s president of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/1928m 2s

A Dream Deferred

On the podcast: Journalist Laura Wides-Muñoz traces the lives of several undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/1936m 17s

The Dirty Residue of Brazil's Car Wash Probe

On the podcast: The editor in chief of Americas Quarterly explains why investigators are now under scrutiny in Brazil’s largest corruption inquiry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/1929m 16s

The Tragedy of Mohamed Morsi

On the podcast: Shadi Hamid recounts the quick rise and spectacular fall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/1935m 26s

How an Extradition Bill Became a Red Line for Hong Kongers

On the podcast: A former China correspondent traces Beijing's gradual effort to erode human rights in Hong Kong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/1935m 55s

Death and Debris at 30,000 Feet

On the podcast: An American adventurer describes climbing over bodies to reach the top of Mount Everest.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/1941m 51s

Shot by Israelis, Healed by Israelis

On the podcast: Yousef Bashir describes growing up in Gaza during the second Palestinian uprising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/1933m 18s

The Referendum That Changed Ireland

On the podcast: A look back at the vote in Ireland that ended the abortion ban. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/1933m 10s

How Richard Holbrooke Represented America's Best and Worst Impulses

On the podcast: George Packer, in conversation with Stephen M. Walt, on America’s long-serving diplomat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/1939m 0s

How Assad’s Brutality Inspired Courage and Compassion Among Some Syrians

On the podcast: Members of the White Helmets describe what it’s like to charge to the scene when a bomb goes off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/1921m 13s

How Algerians Ousted Bouteflika

On the podcast: Algeria’s Arab Spring has been peaceful so far, but its future remains uncertain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/1929m 31s

Thirty Years After Tiananmen Square

On the podcast: A look back at the student protests that changed China’s trajectory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/1937m 59s

The Butcher of Bosnia on Trial

On the podcast: A film on the war in Bosnia probes the psychology of genocide and justice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/1931m 54s

How Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Fear and Loathing to Win Elections

On the podcast: The Israeli journalist Anshel Pfeffer looks back at Bibi’s first general election campaign in 1996.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/1929m 17s

How to Defeat Political and Religious Extremism

On the podcast: A former State Department official who led the outreach to the Muslim world after the attacks of 9/11. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/1930m 20s

Inside the Fall of the Islamic State

On the podcast: A reporter who embedded with U.S.-backed forces in Syria describes the battles there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/1926m 21s

Meltdown at Chernobyl

On the podcast: A journalist reconstructs the world's worst nuclear disaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/1936m 42s

How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

On the podcast: The founder of the group Bellingcat on using open sources to investigate war crimes and other abuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/1930m 56s

Toward a More Feminist Foreign Policy

On the podcast: Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on how to give women a voice in an arena dominated by men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/1927m 47s

China's War on Uighurs

On the podcast: a Uighur journalist in exile tells her family's story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/1933m 13s

Inside the Battle to Decriminalize Homosexuality in India

On the podcast: A human rights lawyer describes the 10-year fight for LGBT rights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/1928m 51s

Paellas for the People

On the podcast: How chef José Andrés feeds the needy around the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/1931m 29s

How the Taliban Won

On the podcast: Former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani on America's endgame in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/1934m 19s

Preview: Seeking Peace

We're uploading the first episode of Seeking Peace from our friends at Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security. Enjoy the show and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. We'll be back with another episode of First Person on Friday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/1930m 50s

Venezuela Unraveled

On the Podcast: A human rights activist describes life under Maduro.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/1934m 14s

An American Captive in Iran

On the podcast: Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian recounts his grueling 18 months in an Iranian prison Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/1935m 37s

Budapest Blues

On the podcast: What its like to be a  journalist in Orban's Hungary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/1933m 19s

Climate Change Evangelist

On the podcast: A scientist who is also an evangelical Christian wants conservatives to believe in climate change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/1932m 32s

The China Syndrome

On the podcast: A former CIA analyst on Beijing's interference in the affairs of other countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/1926m 59s

Why Economists Hate Tariffs

On the podcast: How the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930 embroiled the U.S. in a trade war and prolonged the Great Depression.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/1830m 23s

Are Brazilians Ready for Bolsonaro?

On the podcast: The era of the strongman returns to Brazil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/1831m 4s

The Brexit Rubik's Cube

On the podcast: Inside the British campaign for a second vote on leaving Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/1831m 5s

Shot in Sri Lanka, Shelled in Syria

On the podcast: War correspondent Marie Colvin documented the horrors of war until one of them took her life.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/1834m 56s

Costa Rica’s War on Climate Change

On the podcast: How a tiny Central American country became a leader in reducing carbon emissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/1831m 22s

Inside China’s Reeducation Camps

On the podcast: A Uighur journalist describes the ordeal of her own relatives interned in Xinjiang.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/1829m 56s

‘To Be a Journalist in Turkey Means You’re Ready to Sacrifice Everything’

On the podcast: The price a Turkish newspaper editor is paying for angering Erdogan.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/1832m 35s

‘How Do You Balance a Million People Murdered Against 22 Defendants?’

On the podcast: The last living Nuremberg prosecutor describes the Allied trials against Nazi leaders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/1831m 30s

Not Just Bombs but Economic Warfare

On the podcast: How a Saudi-led campaign has starved Yemen’s children Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/1831m 54s

Flirting with Fascism

On the podcast: How Brazilians grew tired of democracy and rallied around a strongman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/1832m 40s

‘They Took Them Quietly. All of Them Are in Jail Today.'

On the podcast: A woman who challenged the Saudi regime by getting behind the wheel of a car speaks out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/1832m 56s

A note to our listeners

FP's flagship podcast gets a reboot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/181m 57s

In Negotiations with Iran, ‘There’s Always One More Thing’

On the podcast: Wendy Sherman recounts the grueling path to the Iran nuclear deal.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/1830m 40s

The Spanish Fraud

Javier Cercas’s new book on the man who impersonated a Holocaust survivor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/1823m 57s

Limit Migration to Save Migration

Reihan Salam takes on the immigration debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/1828m 4s

The Bombings the World Forgot

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/1836m 25s

Talking to the Taliban

American journalist Ashley Jackson wanted to learn more about Taliban leaders. So she donned a burka and knocked on their doors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/1832m 49s

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

On the podcast: An American who was in Turkey during the coup attempt is accused of being one of the plotters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 53s

The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley

On the podcast: The United States’ last big trade war was in 1930. It did not end well. [First broadcast Aug 3, 2018] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/1829m 51s

Why Was a Private Israeli Intel Firm Digging Up Dirt on This Former Obama Administration Official?

Colin Kahl was targeted by Black Cube, the same company Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein hired to discredit his accusers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/1821m 4s

He Didn’t Know the Klan Handshake. It Almost Cost Him His Life.

On our podcast: Journalist Vegas Tenold describes the six years he spent with white supremacists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/1837m 22s

Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer but Regime Insiders will Profit

On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/1832m 17s

The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley

On the podcast: The United States’ last big trade war was in 1930. It did not end well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/1827m 6s

‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’

On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/1830m 55s

The Woman Who Defied Iran

On the podcast: Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/1822m 48s

When Ronnie Met Mikhail​

As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/1830m 43s

Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.

On our podcast, how a country scores two goals in the soccer tournament and finds redemption. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/1825m 0s

They Took the Children for a Bath and Never Brought Them Back

Attorney Anne Chandler has been providing legal aid to asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border for years. A few months ago, she noticed things were changing. The refugees were being brought to court in shackles. Children were being separated from their parents. On our podcast this week, Chandler, who runs the Houston office of the Tahirih Justice Center, shares some of the traumatic stories she’s heard from clients. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/1826m 44s

He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing its Torture Program. So He Took It.

A Senate investigator who exposed the agency’s torture secrets tells his story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/1824m 42s

Stalin Falsified the Data, Then Killed the Statisticians

How the Soviet Union facilitated the famine of the 1930s that killed millions of Ukrainians and buried the evidence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/1819m 27s

This American Visited North Korea’s Most Sensitive Nuclear Sites. What He Saw Blew His Mind.

Few Americans have ever been to North Korea. Even fewer have been inside one of the country’s nuclear weapons facilities. Siegfried Hecker, a professor at Stanford University and a former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory made his first private visit in 2004 and went back again and again. In our podcast this week, he says what the North Koreans showed him and his team members “blew our socks off.” He can only speculate why they gave him access to the country’s most sensitive nuclear sites. “What they wanted to tell the Americans is, ‘okay, so you know we have…uranium capabilities to the bomb. And by the way, you’ll never know how much we have and you’ll never know where it all is.’” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/1825m 59s

Rohingyas Were Shot, Hacked With Machetes, and Then They Made for the Border

Nearly 700,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled violence in Myanmar for Bangladesh last fall. The influx created the world’s fastest-growing humanitarian disaster. Pavlos Kolovos, the head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières in Bangladesh, was on the ground as they arrived. He describes what he saw on our podcast this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/1820m 2s

Why Was a Private Israeli Intel Agency Digging Up Dirt on This Former Obama Administration Official?

It began with an email. Colin Kahl, who served as an adviser to Vice President Biden, had been out of government for a few months when a woman identifying herself as Adriana Gavrilo reached out to inquire about his daughter’s school. What followed was an ordeal that seems to be connected to Kahl’s work on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – and efforts by certain people to undermine it. Colin, now a professor at Stanford University and a contributor to FP’s Shadow Government channel, tells the story in the latest episode of our podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/1825m 46s

How To Haggle With a Dictator

Bill Richardson has made eight missions to North Korea to negotiate the release of American captives. He sat down with Foreign Policy to explain how it’s done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/1830m 48s

The Untold Story of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

The weekly podcast: How an American presidential candidate found common cause with Israelis opposed to the peace process to pass a law that could now doom it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/1825m 28s

The Road Ahead with North Korea

The weekly podcast: What a potential summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/1816m 51s

Reporter’s Notebook: Brazil’s Forgotten Children and Russia’s #MeToo Problem

FP’s April magazine: “The End of Human Rights” tackled issues from the Amazon to Vladivostok. On today’s E.R. episode we talk to two contributors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/1826m 6s

What Comes Next in Syria?

With President Trump’s strikes on Assad’s regime, the Syrian civil war is at the forefront of the global political stage. But what happens when the strikes are over?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/1813m 47s

Reporter’s Notebook: Germany’s Family Reunification Problem

FP contributor Vauhini Vara appears on the E.R. to discuss her story "Germany’s Family Feud." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/1820m 20s

How Far Will China Go?

From buying influence in American universities to forcing ex-pats to return home through threatening methods, China is expanding its power over its citizens in any way possible.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/1829m 14s

The Double Life of Nikki Haley

Is Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations a dedicated fighter for human rights, or a retail politician looking for any issue that advances her career? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/1822m 5s

Is Democracy Dying?

Is the end of democracy as we know it near? Yascha Mounk sets out to answer in his new book, “The People vs. Democracy.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/1837m 17s

What to Expect From Talks With North Korea

Mickey Bergman has been to the table with North Korea before. On today's episode, he tells us what to expect from the upcoming talks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/1826m 43s

The State Department's #MeToo Moment

Beginning with film producer Harvey Weinstein, wave after wave of stories have taken on men in every industry: from newsrooms to Hollywood to Silicon Valley. Now, the State Department is beginning to take stock of what has taken place in its ranks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/1837m 5s

The Strange Legal Journey of the Trump Dossier

While Buzzfeed works to verify the claims of the Trump dossier, other lawsuits abound. This week on The E.R., we get into the weeds of who’s suing who and what the implications of each lawsuit may be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/1829m 37s

Bonus Episode: Susan Glasser Joins the E.R. to Talk Trump, Russia and All Those Indictments

FP’s former Editor-in-Chief makes her first appearance on the E.R.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/1831m 50s

A Former Peace Negotiator Muses on Trump and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

More than a year into Donald Trump's first year in office, the world has seen what seems to be a fundamental shift in U.S. policy towards Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/1843m 22s

The Mysterious Origins of a DHS Report Calling for Sunni Muslim Surveillance

After FP published a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security calling for the screening of Sunni Muslims, we dig into the question of how the report came to be at all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/1828m 20s

How Far is Too Far for Israel’s Targeted Killings?

Author and journalist Ronen Bergman joins FP’s Sharon Weinberger and Sasha Polakow-Suransky to discuss his new book, “Rise and Kill First.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/1826m 54s

The Olympics on The E.R.: Figure Skater and Two-time Olympian Sasha Cohen Weighs in on Athletes and Mental Health, North Korea, and the “Olympic Truce”

In part two of our Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman and FP reporter Emily Tamkin chat with Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen ahead of the games in Pyeongchang.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/1823m 35s

The Olympics on The E.R.: What Can We Learn From Past Olympics Ahead of PyeongChang?

In part one of our two-part Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman calls up two historians to ask what we can learn from past games ahead of the kick off in South Korea on February 9. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/1821m 30s

After ISIS

The vice president wants aid to go Christians and other minorities targeted by the Islamic State. But others fear it could increase sectarian strife.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/1830m 45s

Meet the Godfather of Modern Counterinsurgency

How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/1839m 2s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Beam Me Up, Santa" Edition

Robert Mueller got hold of emails from the presidential transition and the Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. Yes, seriously.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/171h 3m

What Are Billionaires Doing to the Space Industry?

Privately-funded space ventures are altering the industry … and, maybe, the final frontier itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/1731m 33s

Meet the Unsung Codebreakers of the Second World War

Liza Mundy discusses how she uncovered the lives of the women codebreakers who helped turn the tide of World War II.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/1740m 32s

Rational Security: The "When You’re President They Let You Do It" Edition

Mike Flynn is cooperating with Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation, and President Trump raises questions about whether he sought to obstruct justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/1751m 27s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Power of Delusional Thinking" Edition

Mike Flynn may be cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, but President Trump thinks the investigation may be nearing its end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/1748m 18s

What’s Next for the Middle East?

Career diplomats talk Syria, Iran from a local perspective.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/1744m 4s

Spies, Lies and the Murder of a President

What do the JFK releases really tell us?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/1735m 47s

Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?

The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/1737m 9s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "DMs on the DL" Edition

Does democracy go down in the DMs? The folks at Lawfare discuss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/1748m 5s

Trump’s Big Asian Adventure

President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/1736m 33s

The E.R. Presents: Lawfare and FP’s Bar Review Live

Has the role of the White House counsel drastically changed in the time of Trump?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/171h 14m

Can Anyone Stop the Tragedy in Myanmar — Before It’s Too Late?

The U.S. pulled military assistance to Myanmar in the wake of abuses toward the Rohingya people, but does anyone have enough leverage to end the ethnic cleansing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/1733m 30s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Million Dollars in Rugs" Edition

Sure, Manafort got indicted. But the real question is how did he spend so much on rugs?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/1749m 16s

From Moscow to Havana: Secret Weapons and Diplomats

The “sonic attacks” in Cuba aren’t the first suspected instance of invisible attacks on U.S. diplomats.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/1736m 12s

Can Libya Be Put Back Together?

Six years after the fall of Qaddafi, Libya still teeters on the edge of chaos. Here’s why that matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/1743m 7s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “How Many Elephants Make a Stampede” Edition

Trump’s GOP critics decide: should they stay or should they go?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/1747m 29s

Tackling the FBI’s ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Designation

The government’s designations continue to confound and upset critics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/1731m 16s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Decertified” Edition

Trump deems Iran in violation of the “worst deal ever.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/1756m 52s

So You Want to Be a Leaker?

No method is foolproof, but some are better than others.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/1733m 57s

Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?

The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/1738m 46s

Book Talk: Spy Schools

Exploring the dark relationship between intelligence services and academia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/1742m 42s

Europe Slams Its Gates (Part Two)

Are the moral consequences of Europe’s increasingly hardline policy on African immigration outweighed by the political imperatives? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/1735m 8s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Moron” Edition

Is Trump’s undermining of Tillerson another step in his “madman” theory of diplomacy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/1749m 46s

Europe Slams Its Gates-The Making of FP's Special Investigation

European aid intended to combat African migration may just be making the problem worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/1749m 23s

Is U.S. Immigration Policy Worse Than It’s Ever Been?

Suketu Mehta and Becca Heller talk President Trump, the real economy of immigration, and getting trolled by Ann Coulter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/1739m 38s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Lady, You Can Drive Your Car" Edition

Saudi women will get the right to drive … in 2018. Maybe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/1745m 26s

Who Is the Real Winner in Germany?

Merkel went silent as the AfD went viral Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/1747m 32s

Staring Down the Barrel of Russia’s Big Guns

The massive Zapad 2017 military exercise proves once again that Putin never does anything small. But what’s he really after here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/1731m 16s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Age of Flynnocence" Edition

Do legal defense funds accept rubles? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/1755m 20s

Trump vs. The World

The president delivers his first U.N. address Tuesday. Which version of Trump will show up—the bully or the dealmaker? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/1738m 14s

Inside Afghanistan’s Most Dangerous Corner

What reporting from Afghanistan’s unruliest province signals about the future of the country, the influence of Iran and Pakistan, and whether Trump’s mini-surge will make a difference in the longest war.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/1741m 11s

Rational Security on the E.R.: The “Boris and Natasha Buy a Facebook Ad” Edition

Was the purchase of targeted social media ads by Russian “troll farms” during the 2016 election a criminal act?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/1750m 30s

With Allies Like These

Unwavering U.S. support for Saudi Arabia comes at a terrible price for Yemen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/1750m 20s

Where in the World Is Rex Tillerson?

The Secretary of State fiddles in Texas as the world may, quite literally, burn.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/1738m 13s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Hurricane Alley" Edition

What did Rod Rosenstein know and when did he know it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1750m 9s

About That Other Nuclear Threat...

Is the Trump administration trying to blow up the Iran deal - or just playing hardball? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/1746m 57s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "No Morka" Edition

Can you still be fired if you resign? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/1750m 58s

Where Is The Administration On Africa?

Eight months in, the continent has barely been mentioned.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/1727m 57s

Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Everything Old is New Again" Edition

America’s longest war stumbles into its next phase.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/1746m 30s

The Prince of Darkness Has Left the Building

Steve Bannon is gone from the West Wing. Can Trump’s White House finally get itself in order?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/1744m 42s

Is There A Way Out Of Afghanistan?

Trump is frustrated with the lack of options.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/1731m 7s

The Object of McMaster’s Obsession

Mike Cernovich tries to walk the line between journalist and activist. Can he have it both ways? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/1737m 31s

Are We Going to War with North Korea?

The rhetorical battle of words is at an all-time high. Here’s how the real shooting could break out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/1741m 11s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Fire and Fury" Edition

Donald Trump didn’t start the battle of words with North Korea, but he’s certainly not helping.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/1753m 45s

Can Sessions Turn Off the Faucet?

Attorney General tries to prove he’s not “very weak” on leaks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/1733m 8s

Can Anyone Save Venezuela?

An economic and humanitarian crisis, precipitated by the Maduro regime, has brought Venezuela to the brink of collapse.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/1742m 0s

Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Send In the Adults" Edition

The new White House chief of staff tries to make a chain of command out of chaos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/1745m 21s

Morale Takes a Nosedive at State Department

And you don’t need an employee-wide survey to understand why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/1735m 35s

Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Beleaguered" Edition

The attorney general continues to show up for work as his boss shames him on the record.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/1746m 32s

Six Months Of Trump Foreign Policy--The Good, The Bad, and the Downright Mystifying

The President’s tweets and cringe-inducing rants have antagonized allies and enemies alike. But for all his bluster, it’s not the doomsday many foretold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/1747m 2s

Trump’s Bigly Plan to Be Better at ‘the Cyber’

The administration is planning key changes to U.S. cyberintelligence structure, but is it a step backward for U.S. national security? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/1732m 49s

Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Wray of Sunshine" Edition

The Senate questions FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray. Democrats file suit against the Trump campaign over leaked emails. And the UAE is reportedly behind a cyber attack that led to upheaval in the Gulf region.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/1748m 50s

Is Trump Jr.’s Meeting Evidence of a Conspiracy or a Circus?

A meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. has made a Russian attorney and an Azerbaijani pop star household names.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/1724m 18s

Is This the End of ISIS?

The Islamic State has lost the battle for Mosul. Raqqa will be next to fall. But is the so-called caliphate dead — and who are the winners? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/1740m 46s

Rational Security On The E.R.: The "Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Glue" Edition

President Trump’s eldest son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to get Russian government dirt on Hillary Clinton. Iraqi forces liberate the city of Mosul from ISIS. And Trump and Putin sit down for their first face-to-face meeting. Plus, I read the best Hamilton quotation ever. And Susan finds the secret Comey tapes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/1747m 5s

Trump, Putin, and the G20

President Trump has returned from his first G20 summit and a highly anticipated sit-down with Putin. Did it live up to expectations?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/1729m 18s

Rational Security On The E.R.: The Smoke and the Gun

Introducing Rational Security on The E.R. Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/1748m 30s

The Russia Investigation Takes Another Twist

On this week’s second episode of The E.R., FP’s executive editor for the web Ben Pauker is joined by Lawfare’s Ben Wittes and Susan Hennessey to talk the latest reporting on the Russia scandal. The panel discusses the legal definition of collusion and what a select committee could add to the alphabet soup of this investigation.   Today, the editors of Foreign Policy announced that FP and Lawfare are teaming up in a new partnership, providing an inside look into the most critical national security and legal issues facing the United States. The content partnership will deliver exclusive, in-depth analysis and commentary each week to FP readers and subscribers — and produce a major live event later this year. You can read more about the partnership here. Ben Wittes is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and is the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog. Follow him on Twitter: @benjaminwittes. Susan Hennessey is a fellow in national security in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. She is also managing editor of the Lawfare blog. Follow her on Twitter at: @Susan_Hennessey. Ben Pauker is FP’s executive editor for the web. Follow him on Twitter: @benpauker. Tune in, now twice a week, to FP’s The E.R. Subscribe to The E.R. and Global Thinkers podcasts on iTunes.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/1735m 0s

Book Talk: The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight.

Al Qaeda’s leader was in hiding for over a decade. A new account tell us what he was doing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/1732m 7s

The Showdown in the Gulf Gets Nasty

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have given Qatar until Monday to comply with a list of demands that are unreasonable at best. So where does it go from here? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/1740m 34s

Can Trump End the Never-Ending War?

Sixteen years into the war in Afghanistan, the Trump administration is preparing to finally win or go home trying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/06/1731m 59s

Is Trump Preparing For a Conflict With Iran?

Tensions are rising within the Trump administration and on the ground in Syria. This could be the beginning of a very ugly confrontation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/1731m 42s

Book Talk: Are the United States and China Destined for War?

It’s a law of nature: rising states and established powers come to blows. But can the Trump administration avoid a clash of nuclear superpowers?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/1749m 12s

Is Kim Jong Un Ready to Talk to Donald Trump?

North Korea poses a growing threat to the U.S. and neighboring countries. But there may be room for negotiation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/1731m 4s

Comey, Sessions, and the Barrage of the Russia Investigation

Allegations of the Trump administration’s collusion or cover-up are now daily front-page headlines. Is Trump a sinking ship? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/1729m 8s

Book Talk Part II: Can the U.S. Government Survive Nuclear War?

In his new book, Raven Rock, Garrett Graff uncovers the secret programs meant to keep America alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/1724m 7s

Book Talk: How the U.S. Government Plans to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die

Garrett Graff’s Raven Rock and the ugly truth about the continuity of government in the event of nuclear war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/1731m 10s

Has the U.S. Lost All Credibility on the International Stage?

As Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement, rails on Iran, and does a 180° on China, America’s allies are reeling and looking elsewhere for leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/1751m 48s

Was Trump’s Trip to Europe a Total Disaster?

A U.S. president who has repeatedly undermined NATO just met with NATO allies. Yeah, it didn’t go great. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/1738m 48s

Book Talk, Part II: Churchill & Orwell and the Fight for Freedom

Are we living through the 1930s all over again?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/1733m 33s

Book Talk: Tom Ricks on Churchill and Orwell in the Age of Trump

Do the legacies of these two figures still resonate in today’s world?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/1733m 22s

Is There Anything Normal About the Firing of James Comey?

The short answer: no. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/1759m 52s

The European Union Just Squeaked By

Is Western liberalism safe with Macron’s win, or are more and more Europeans really migrating to the right? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/1742m 46s

Trump Takes the Global Stage

With upcoming trips to Europe and the Middle East, what can we expect from these high-profile and greatly anticipated meetings? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/1736m 18s

Clean Up on the Foreign-Policy Aisle

Trump’s Cabinet is always at the ready with brooms and mops to clean up the commander-in-chief’s errant outbursts. But does the administration have a real strategy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/1741m 56s

Trump’s 100-Day Theater

What has the U.S. president really accomplished so far? Or is everything just for show? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/1755m 20s

Deciphering the French Election Results and Trump’s 100 Days

What does the latest round in the French elections tell us about U.S. foreign policy and Trump’s first 100 days? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/1749m 12s

Book Talk: The Great Questions of Tomorrow

The planet is in a deep moment of transformation. What are the fundamental questions we should be asking? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/1726m 7s

Book Talk: The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Does Donald Trump’s victory cement the idea that democracy is in crisis? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/1731m 32s

The Power of the Arts

How can culture be used to address some of the greatest challenges of our time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/171h 5m

How Will We Choose to Leave our Earth for Future Generations?

David Rothkopf sits down and speaks with one of FP’s Global Thinker Lifetime Achievement Award winners Dr. Jane Goodall.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/1731m 24s

Get Ready for a ‘Very Difficult’ Trump-Xi Summit

Does the administration have a strategy for this vital meeting with the Chinese president or does Trump just want to tweet about it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/1734m 57s

Nice Doing Business With You, Moscow

That Trump campaign members may have colluded with Kremlin officials is a huge problem. But that the U.S. president may still have substantial interests in Russia is an even bigger issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/1745m 55s

Has Moscow Already Taken Down the Trump Administration?

Donald Trump can’t seem to get ahead of the wave of Russia news stories, no matter how hard he tries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/1741m 0s

Book Talk, Part II: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”

From inspiring young women leaders to forging relationships with the hardest hitters on the international stage, how will Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s legacy live on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/1733m 16s

Book Talk: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”

Can Liberia’s rock-star president lead her country to another leader? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/1730m 5s

Are We on the Verge of a Full-On Trade War With China?

China was once a cheerleader for Trump. But now that the president is singing a different tune, that could quickly change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/1746m 27s

‘The President is Aware’

The Pentagon is sending in more troops to Syria and Afghanistan. And, apparently, the president has been made “aware.” Is that it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/1746m 52s

Behind the Latest WikiLeaks Dump: New News?

The jury is still out about whether the latest CIA document release will cause harm. But what they could potentially be holding back may be more alarming.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/1751m 10s

The Middle East Welcomes Trump, Warily

With a new Trump administration changing policy from Israel to Yemen, the volatile region could be in for a wild ride.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/1745m 51s

Is Russia Running Circles Around the United States?

America may have the best intelligence, military, and diplomacy programs, but it’s getting played bigly by the Kremlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/1738m 23s

And the Oscar Goes To…

Sunday’s Oscar snafu was the perfect summary of the world we live in today. Is this the new norm in Trump’s America? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/1748m 0s

Has America Become a Reality Show?

Donald Trump seems to be more concerned with his “ratings” than U.S. foreign policy and managing the government. Welcome to the new America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/1737m 59s

Trump vs. The Bureaucracy

With a president trying to challenge and discredit Washington’s establishment, how is our government supposed to accomplish anything? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/1741m 50s

How Long Until Trump’s First War?

The Trump administration’s unpredictable foreign policy could force the United States into an unintended conflict.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/1747m 41s

Trump and the ‘War on Truth’

In an age of alternative facts, it’s up to leaks and public outcry to hold the executive branch accountable.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/1739m 19s

What You’ve Been Missing Following Trump’s Every Tweet

In this relentless, breathless news cycle, critical issues are getting lost in the chatter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/1746m 20s

But Mattis, but the World, but the Law, but Bureaucracy…

Can we hold on to these little bits of optimism as the Trump administration takes us into a turbulent, unprecedented future? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/1743m 37s

A Tale of a Very Messy Trump Transition

With just a week gone by, how much damage can the new Trump administration do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/1752m 40s

Welcome to President Trump’s (Un)Ethical World

The 45th president of the United States has just been sworn in. Can the mountain of potential ethical violations that he is under investigation for bring him down? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/1747m 58s

Life in the Post-Truth World

A damning but unverified report on Trump and Russia has recently surfaced. But do the American people even care? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/1745m 0s

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the fragility of international order and his latest book, “A World in Disarray.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/1747m 10s

Why We Should Remain Optimistic in 2017

New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman argues that despite all the disruptions in today’s world, we should instead look to opportunity and growth, and stay positive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/1742m 26s

The Best Things of 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was released. But what else happened this past year that calls for celebrating? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/12/1628m 7s

The Worst Things of 2016

Donald Trump became president, Russia hacked the U.S. elections, and Europe may have unraveled. But what else awful happened in 2016? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/1634m 27s

Trump’s Four-Star Friends

The incoming Trump administration keeps nominating former top military brass. Is that such a bad thing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/1641m 36s

On Digital Diplomacy, Empowering Citizens Globally, and AI

Executive chairman for Alphabet Inc., Eric Schmidt, on the future of technology, harnessing information, and what’s next for Google. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/1638m 23s

Entering into the Era of the Unknown

What we know: Trump loves Putin, China is moving to take advantage of America’s non-strategy in Asia, and the rest? We’re still not sure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/1649m 47s

Hitting the Reset Button on International Order

From realignment with Russia to the revocation of global trade deals, is the Trump administration relapsing to an era we once thought confined to the dustbin of history? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/1638m 7s

Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet a Cause for Concern?

President-elect Trump’s national security apparatus is beginning to take shape. Here’s who and what to look out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/1637m 46s

After One Week with President-elect Donald Trump, What Do We Really Know?

Even as the incoming Trump administration fills its top cabinet and advisory roles, Trump’s foreign policy plans are still a mystery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/1649m 44s

Can President Trump Undo Obama’s Legacy?

A stunning upset that sent shockwaves around the world is sinking in. Is the world order forever changed? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/1638m 29s

How To Survive a Trump Hangover

The United States has endured what is arguably one of the most polarizing elections in recent history. How will America recover once it’s over? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/1637m 45s

The News We’re Missing Because of the U.S. Presidential Election

Campaign news might be dominating headlines, but it’s the stack of international problems awaiting the next president that really deserves our attention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/1648m 11s

Battlegrounds: The Fight for Mosul and Election Day Disruptions

What will come next in the offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq? And should U.S. voters be wary of a cyber attack on November 8? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/1648m 54s

Could America Get Even Uglier?

Racism, nativism, and anti-Semitism are disturbingly apparent in this year’s presidential race. But what comes after November 8 could disrupt American democracy itself.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/1634m 50s

How Much Did the Second Debate Change the Race for the Oval Office?

The hot mic tape, dissention in the G.O.P, and another defense of an aggressive Russia has put Donald Trump on the ropes. But whether Hillary Clinton landed her political punches, remains to be seen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/1653m 14s

How Much Can Russia Mess With the U.S. Elections?

If Vladimir Putin really is behind the hacks of the DNC and Clinton campaign, it could mark the frightening beginning of a new cyber-era of election tampering.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/1632m 44s

Obama, Syria, and the Missed Opportunities of UNGA 2016

World leaders gathered in New York City to give speeches and discuss the world’s most pressing foreign-policy issues, but they neglected two of its biggest problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/1640m 1s

Syria Is Now Everyone’s War

With more than a million refugees in Europe, the spread of conflict throughout the region, and Russia’s involvement — why what’s happening in Syria matters everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/1638m 59s

Back to Escuela with Trump and Obama

As Trump talks softly in Mexico, and Obama gets pranked in Asia, a quick run through the big international stories driving late-summer headlines.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/1650m 40s

What Is ‘War’ Anymore?

The lines between violence, conflict, and war are being increasingly blurred -- with dangerous consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/1649m 13s

Is It Too Early to Call the Election for Hillary Clinton?

While we’re at it, let’s just pick her foreign policy team of advisers… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/1638m 41s

How Chekhov Explains the Republican Revolt Against Trump

And who's on tap for the top national security jobs in the Trump administration? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/1630m 13s

What Does Expanding the Definition of War Mean for the U.S. Military?

Increasingly, America’s armed forces are tasked with protecting new battlefronts around the world — from cyberwarfare to post-conflict peacekeeping. And that could be very bad for the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/1644m 20s

Is Trump Putin’s ‘Guy’?

From the DNC email hack to his comments on NATO and Crimea, why Trump might be the Russian president’s secret weapon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/1646m 7s

What Will It Take to Keep China From Behaving Badly in the South China Sea?

Beijing was denied its maritime claims to the contested waters, but will The Hague’s ruling really make a difference? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/1632m 34s

Do Trump, Turkey, and Brexit Signal a Shift Toward Chaos?

It feels like the world is in a state of constant upheaval, and maybe it’s time to start connecting the global dots.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/1651m 9s

The World After the Iran Deal: Better or Worse?

One year later, it appears the historic nuclear agreement is a success. But that doesn’t mean the world is a safer place.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/1632m 42s

Is Globalization to Blame for Brexit?

Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union, but what comes next could be even more dangerous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/1630m 13s

The End of Eras: Donald Trump and the TPP

What do the success of the controversial presidential candidate and the free trade deal have in common? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/1642m 12s

What Policies Should Decide the Presidential Election?

A campaign-platform wish list for the next U.S. president Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/1636m 36s

The Future History of Obama’s Foreign Policy

In the coming decades, will the outgoing president’s foreign policy ultimately be remembered as a success or will it be overshadowed by what some would call his inability to act?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/1635m 14s

The Collapse of the Political Middle

Does the rise of Donald Trump and right-wing groups across the West mean the world is experiencing a democracy crisis? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/1630m 34s

The United States of Politically Crazy

Who’s the Worst Presidential Candidate in U.S. History?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/1638m 56s

The Case for Electing a President Who Knows How to Fail

Does Hillary Clinton’s experience making — and surmounting — mistakes strengthen her POTUS potential? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/1638m 17s

The Washington Insider Who Believes He’s an Outsider

What Ben Rhodes tells us about ego and politics inside the Obama administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/1637m 15s

Examining Sy-raq

For this week’s discussion on Syria and Iraq, The E.R. team asks "Is the worst yet to come"? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/1636m 39s

Should Britain Stay, or Should It Go?

With the U.K. on the verge of saying “piss off” to Brussels, the great European democratic project hangs in the balance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/1634m 24s

Is Brazil the Chicago of Latin America?

We shouldn’t be surprised that Brazil — and other countries in the BRICS — is dealing with the stumbles and falls of an emerging economy. Meaningful progress takes decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/1636m 56s

Defending Donald Trump … Again?

Why playing devil’s advocate with the Republican front-runner’s rhetoric eventually leads back to the source of the problem — Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/1633m 58s

Not to Defend Donald Trump, but…

Why the contentious presidential candidate may not be wrong about how to negotiate on foreign policy. Maybe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/1621m 55s

Is Obama Too Thoughtful for His Own Good?

In today’s complex, tumultuous world of global affairs, perhaps nuance and patience aren’t assets for an American president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/1634m 25s

Who Would Bibi Vote for?

AIPAC, the Iran deal, Israel’s recent outreach to Russia — which of the presidential candidates is going to corner the vote on Middle East policy and tackle the legacy of the current administration? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/1637m 46s

Is Cuba Really a Triumph for Obama?

As his last year in office winds down, the president looks to cement his legacy by forging a new path in Latin America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/1640m 57s

Let the Judging of the Obama Administration Begin

From the Islamic State to Libya, from China to Putin, can the sitting U.S. president offer real perspective while he’s still inside the White House? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/1650m 29s

Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Is Not a Real Revolution

The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/1642m 51s

The Future of Putin’s Russia and the Syria Dilemma

What will the next president choose: war, diplomacy, or inaction? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/1636m 28s

Saving Syria at the 11th Hour

In lieu of a clear commitment to stopping the violence, the Obama administration has settled for limited intervention without a clear strategy. Can the United States still make a difference? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/1634m 7s

The Tension Between Political Will and Political Power

From Syria to Germany, from the U.S. election to the plot line of Homeland, this week’s panel debates whether even the best political intentions can produce real change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/1630m 21s

Why Is the United States More Afraid of the Islamic State Than Russia?

It’s actually Putin and a rising Russia that pose the greater threat to world order. And that's something we need to acknowledge, for ourselves and our allies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/1631m 16s

Newscast: What Looms on the 2016 Horizon

From China’s economic downturn to the lifting of sanctions on Iran, this week’s panel reviews the scariest, biggest, and most important stories in the year ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/1644m 46s

The Truth About Davos

Why it was another disappointing year for the World Economic Forum's big meeting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/1642m 35s

2015, in Hindsight

The great migrant crisis, the Latin American Left, and Putin’s power plays: What else will the world remember about last year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/1638m 5s

Here’s Looking at You, 2016

From Syria to the Islamic State to electing the next U.S. president to Adele’s pop music domination, naming the biggest global story of the coming year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/1628m 34s

On Trump, the GOP, and Muslim Refugees

The pursuit of life, liberty, and a culture of religious intolerance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/1540m 33s

The Power of Love, Etc.

From Canada’s open immigration policies to FP’s inspiring Global Thinkers, can outsiders change America’s political culture? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/1540m 23s

Does the United States Have a Gun Problem or a Terrorism Problem?

Why Americans are getting stuck in the rhetorical mud about true threats to national security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/1536m 33s

Rating the U.S. Reaction to Terrorist Attacks

Looking at the world’s response to recent terrorist attacks — from policy shifts to political stumping to emotional outpourings and shows of solidarity — how does America measure up? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/1539m 58s

How Is the War on Terror Like the War on Drugs?

The U.S. fight against global terrorism is costly, distracting, self-perpetuating, unceasing, and unresolvable. Is there any way to fix it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/1551m 35s

How to Reboot America’s Global Influence

A foreign-policy to-do list for the next administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/1542m 41s

Which International Architecture Rules the World?

Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, recent developments and displays of power could be changing the way the world works in a fundamental way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/1550m 25s

Do Your Generals Speak Economics?

Why the military can't fix a broken foreign economy — and possibly shouldn't be asked to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/1540m 53s

It’s Time the U.S. Military Reinvented Itself to Operate in the Information Age

Is the U.S. military still too much of an industrial-era relic to meet the challenges of the moment and adapt to a new world order? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/1548m 55s

‘We Fail Better’ Should Not Be the Motto of the U.S. Military

David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Tom Ricks wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/1541m 40s

Cyberoffense, Deterrence, and the Dawn of a New Era of War

Do our leaders know enough about code and IT to develop sufficient cyberpolicy? Listen to David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger explore the modern challenges facing cybersecurity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/1547m 5s

Living in the Aftermath of the Iran Deal

How does the "new" Middle East look now that the Iran deal is done? David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/1543m 56s

Who’s the Most Successful One of All? Rating the World’s Leaders.

David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Bob Kagan, and Kori Schake debate who's been the world's most effective head of state since Barack Obama took office. Spoiler alert: It doesn't help to be a good guy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/1537m 8s

If the World Is So Dangerous, How Come So Few of the 2016 Candidates Really Know Anything About It?

CEO and editor David Rothkopf sizes up the 2016 contenders on foreign policy with Rosa Brooks, Robert Kagan, and Kori Schake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/1549m 57s

American Power at a Crossroads

Is it even possible to "Make America Great Again"? David Rothkopf takes on American exceptionalism with Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Robert Kagan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/1538m 19s

Decoding the Iran Deal

FP Group CEO and editor David Rothkopf discusses the implications of the Iran deal with Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Robert Kagan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/1536m 12s
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