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May 14, 2020

Argentina
Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is mark…

Podcast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center where she addressed COVID-19 relief funding and accusations against presidential candidate Joe Biden.

June 3, 2020

Human Trafficking
The Human Cost of Labor Trafficking

It is estimated that twenty to forty million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. Of these, the majority are trafficked for labor, and many of them are exploited in the United St…

Podcast A woman washes dishes in a kitchen

May 21, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congres…

Podcast An Afghan man wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall painted with photo of Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

April 8, 2020

Coronavirus
Bonus Episode: “A Medically Induced Economic Coma”

The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives in a heartbeat. It has made us fear for our health, our loved ones, and our livelihoods. As the death toll rises, the return to normalcy seems to recede fur…

Podcast A woman in a mask is seen through the window in a subway car door

March 10, 2020

Germany
The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Inst…

Podcast German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Charlevoix, Canada.

February 26, 2020

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The One Where We Talk About NATO at a Party

You’re making the rounds at a party when someone asks you about NATO. Is it still important? The alliance is credited with preventing a third world war, but a lot of us don’t know what it is or how i…

Podcast NATO leaders meet at summit in Britain around a table.

January 29, 2020

Elections and Voting
Voter, You’ve Been Hacked

The aftershocks of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election are still being felt today. Is the United States ready for 2020?

Podcast Black keyboard with white lettering.

January 16, 2020

U.S. Congress
Trump’s Impeachment Continues, China’s Mysterious Outbreak, and More

The impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump transitions from the House to the Senate, China attempts to suppress a pneumonia-like outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year, and the annual meeting of the…

Podcast Impeachment

November 20, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
STEMinism

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” ac…

Podcast Female astronaut in space suit gives thumbs up sign.

August 1, 2019

Asia
The ASEAN Summit, Congress’s August Recess, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the ASEAN summit, Congress begins its August recess, and Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Podcast Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a news conference.