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November 16, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Podcast: A Force So Swift

Dean Acheson. Mao Zedong. Harry Truman. Chiang Kai-Shek. All were significant players during one of China’s most pivotal years.  In 1949, Mao’s Communist army swept across the country, defeating the …

Podcast Participants with huge '1949' sign march past Tiananmen Square in a massive parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing October 1, 2009.

October 31, 2017

South Korea
Podcast: A Shrimp and Two Whales

In a half century, South Korea has transformed itself from an impoverished, war torn country into a thriving, soft power giant known for its cars, cell phones, and cosmetics. The New Koreans: The Sto…

Podcast An employee walks past a logo of Samsung C&T Corp at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2015.

October 3, 2017

China
Podcast: What the West Doesn't Understand About China's Economy—A Lot!

Rising debt, lagging growth, and widespread corruption are usually considered detrimental to a country’s economy. However, in this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Asia prog…

Podcast An employee counts Yuan banknotes at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui August 3, 2010.

September 20, 2017

Asia
Podcast: Grand Strategy from the American Revolution to the Trump Administration

The Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy towards Asia, but what can it learn from the past?

Podcast Navy vessels of South Korea and the United States attend a joint military drill on the East Sea

July 18, 2017

Politics and Government
Hedgehogs, Foxes, and Superstar Intellectuals: A Conversation with Daniel Drezner

I was joined this week by Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and regular contributor to the Washington Post. Professor…

Podcast The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas

June 27, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Tahrir Square, Six Years Later: A Conversation with Steven A. Cook

Zenko is joined by Steven A. Cook, CFR's Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies. They discuss Cook's latest book, False Dawn, and U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa.

Podcast Cover of False Dawn by Steven A. Cook

July 11, 2017

Trade
What Americans Really Think About Trade: A Conversation with Alexandra Guisinger

Senior Fellow Micah Zenko speaks with Temple University Assistant Professor of Political Science Alexandra Guisinger about her new book, American Opinion on Trade: Preferences Without Politics, and h…

Podcast Trump hands pen to president of the United Steelworkers

May 18, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: May 18, 2017

President Donald J. Trump makes his first trip abroad and OPEC ministers meet to discuss oil production levels.

June 1, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Love, Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times. The podcast discusses Jeffrey’s new book, Love, Africa, and his experience covering politic…

Podcast Hartebeests graze outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

June 2, 2017

Cybersecurity
The Need for New Cyber Thinking: A Conversation with Beau Woods

I spoke with the brilliant Beau Woods, security researcher, deputy director of the cyber statecraft initiative at the Atlantic Council, and founder of Stratigos Security. Woods is also the co-founder…

Podcast Man types on a computer