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April 12, 2018

Americas
April 12, 2018

President Trump discusses North Korea strategy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the Summit of the Americas kicks off in Peru. 

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March 28, 2018

Kenya
The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

We discuss the current state of Kenya's politics, focusing primarily on the Kenyatta-Odinga family relationship dating back to Kenyan independence, and the contrasts between how ethnicity is portrayed in everyday life versus how it is portrayed in politics. 

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February 1, 2018

Global
February 1, 2018

Rex Tillerson visits South America, Congress debates releasing the Nunes memo, and the surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris terror attacks goes on trial in Belgium.

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June 15, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special 2017

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Gayle Lemmon start off the summer with a list of books tha…

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May 10, 2017

Asia
Podcast: Dictators Without Borders

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow professor of political science at Barnard College and coauthor of Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia, probes …

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March 23, 2017

Turkey
Entrepreneurship, Erdogan, and Interrupting: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli

The wonderful Elmira Bayrasli joined me again for discussion that ranged from the rise of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to women’s role in shaping foreign policy. Elmira is a fellow in New A…

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February 15, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa and The New Administration

Africa in Transition announces a new podcast series. For our inaugural effort the CFR Africa program’s own John Campbell and Allen Grane discuss the United States’ policy priorities in Africa and wha…

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January 30, 2017

Asia
Podcast: A Great Place to Have a War

While Vietnam and Cambodia loom large in American memories of the Vietnam War, neighboring Laos recedes into the background. But during the 1960s and 1970s, the tiny, landlocked nation was the site o…

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November 15, 2016

Wars and Conflict
How Everything Became War: A Conversation With Rosa Brooks

I was lucky enough to speak with Rosa Brooks about her recent book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales From the Pentagon. Rosa is law professor at Georgetown Universi…

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October 18, 2016

Elections and Voting
Is it Still 1968? A Conversation with Michael A. Cohen

Today, I spoke with Michael A. Cohen, regular contributor at The Boston Globe, about his new book, American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division (also available on iTunes here). …

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