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The Impossible State

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The Impossible State

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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North Korea is the Impossible State. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insider's discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority. Email your questions to ImpossibleState@csis.org.
 
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Pekingology

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Pekingology

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his colleagues from ...
 
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Into Africa

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Into Africa

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Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Africa program director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.
 
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Learning English began as Special English, which Voice of America launched in 1959. Special English newscasts and features were a primary fixture of VOA’s international shortwave broadcasts for more than half a century. In 2014, our line of products was expanded to include more English teaching materials, and the service became known as Learning English.
 
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The Asia Chessboard

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The Asia Chessboard

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. Co-hosts Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, and Michael Green, Henry A. Kissinger Chair at CSIS and CEO of the United States Studies Centre, take the debate beyond the headlines of the day to explore the historical context and inside decision-making process on major geopolitical developments from the Himalayas to the South China Sea. Experience the hard calls and co ...
 
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Global Security Briefing

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Global Security Briefing

The Royal United Services Institute

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Global Security Briefing provides regular insights from leading international experts to help you make sense of the far-reaching changes affecting international security around the globe. Hosted by analysts from RUSI's International Security Studies team, the podcast looks at how the UK can best shape its foreign and security policies in an increasingly dynamic international environment.
 
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35 West

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35 West

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests include top policymakers from the U.S. and other countries.
 
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Sounds Strategic

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Sounds Strategic

International Institute for Strategic Studies

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Cold Call

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Cold Call

HBR Presents / Brian Kenny

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Cold Call distills Harvard Business School's legendary case studies into podcast form. Hosted by Brian Kenny, the podcast airs every two weeks and features Harvard Business School faculty discussing cases they've written and the lessons they impart.
 
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War Studies

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War Studies

Department of War Studies

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Welcome to the War Studies podcast. We bring you world-leading research from the School of Security Studies at King’s College London, the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the study of all aspects of security, defence and international relations. We aim to explore the complex realm of conflict and uncover the challenges at the heart of navigating world affairs and diplomatic relations, because we believe the study of war is fundamental to understanding the world we live ...
 
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Smart Women, Smart Power

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Smart Women, Smart Power

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CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power is a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs. The weekly podcast features leading women from the corporate, government, and national security worlds discussing top international issues. This podcast series is made possible with support from Citigroup.
 
Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
 
We know it's impossible for you to come join us at the metaphorical office water cooler to hear what we talk about in the newsroom. That's why we created the program: Hear in Taiwan. Tune in every weekday for a panel discussion with the news team to learn about the stories that caught our attention but did not quite make their way into the nightly newscast. Image: Kimmie Phan Stattman
 
Each week Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, and Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor’s Senior Correspondent, interview newsmakers, journalists and thought leaders from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has ...
 
Adventures in Jewish Studies is a podcast produced by the Association for Jewish Studies, the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide. The episodes take listeners on a journey, exploring a wide range of topics, from the contemporary to the ancient, in a way that’s informative, engaging, and fun. Launched in 2018, the Adventures in Jewish Studies series produces five episodes annually.
 
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The Trade Guys

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The Trade Guys

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
 
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World Class

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World Class

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

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Podcast from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, featuring Director Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Mike and our scholars dive into critical international issues, offering insights into the history and context of the biggest stories in the news.
 
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Most people tend to mark the beginning of Indian international relations thought to Nehru, and his self-proclaimed attempt to build a true non-aligned movement and more enlightened international system. But Indian thought didn’t emerge sui generis after Indian independence, as Rahul Sagar notes in his edited anthology, To Raise a Fallen People: The…
 
Born to a powerful family and educated at the prominent Mindröling Monastery, the Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher Mingyur Peldrön (1699–1769) leveraged her privileged status and overcame significant adversity, including exile during a civil war, to play a central role in the reconstruction of her religious community. In The Tibetan Nun Mingyur Pel…
 
Alexander Kirshner’s book Legitimate Opposition (Yale UP, 2022) can be seen as a reaction to the politics of Donald Trump and the questions he has raised about the nature of modern democracy. Advocates of western democracy have traditionally pointed to the role of the opposition in holding government to account. The deal has been that oppositions c…
 
What makes a nasty woman? Is it her unwillingness to break to the stringent standards of patriarchy, her gameness to get rough, even abject? Or is it the way she reminds polite society that the sweet, gentle screen martyr (the nasty woman’s counterpart) is a fiction too, as much a trick and a dupe as an exploding housemaid on celluloid? And what a …
 
Alexander Kirshner’s book Legitimate Opposition (Yale UP, 2022) can be seen as a reaction to the politics of Donald Trump and the questions he has raised about the nature of modern democracy. Advocates of western democracy have traditionally pointed to the role of the opposition in holding government to account. The deal has been that oppositions c…
 
In The Metabolic Museum (Hatje Cantz, 2020), Clémentine Deliss, a curator, researcher, and former director of the Frankfurt Weltkulturen Museum, explores possible functions for anthropological museums in a postcolonial culture. Anthropological museums in Europe, as products of imperialism, have been compelled to legitimate themselves because the ve…
 
First, Indian Express’ Udit Misra joins host Shashank Bhargava to explain the UK tax cut fiasco, why it led the British to take a hit, and the lessons it has for India. Next, Indian Express’ Manoj CG talks about the Congress presidential election, and why a lot more leaders are supporting Mallikarjun Kharge rather than Shashi Tharoor (15:12). And i…
 
Heritage enthusiasts are calling for the government to step in and save the historic Barrett St Nurses Home in New Plymouth. They say the protected building is falling to pieces while Land Information NZ - or LINZ - is making the land-banked property safe enough to offer to iwi. Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.…
 
Wellingtonians may notice a few streets in the centre city look a little bit different this week. The city is acting as a stand-in for 1920s New York for the filming of an upcoming Taika Waititi TV show. Time Bandits is a remake of a 1981 movie and follows the time-travelling adventures of an 11-year-old who discovers a portal is his bedroom. Welli…
 
The latest report card on the Government's Healthy Homes Initiative shows it is improving the health of vulnerable families. The programme identifies people living in poor-quality housing and provides things like curtains, insulation, and alternative accommodation when needed. The three year evaluation has found it reduces people's chance of going …
 
Frustration over potholes is growing around the country. Locals in Northland worry slow progress on their region's broken roads is going to cost lives and keep a choke hold on the region's economy. The problem is being blamed on an usually wet winter and a general lack of maintenance investment. Andrew Ritchie owns a car and truck rental company in…
 
Voters in the main centres are starting to show a bit more interest in the local body elections as Saturday's deadline looms. Turnout in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin is slightly ahead of where it was at this stage last time and Christchurch is five percentage points up. It's a different story in the provincial cities though. Mohammad Alafeshat …
 
Auckland Airport has come under fire for forcing over 100 passengers to sit on a cold floor overnight after refusing them entry to the international departure lounge. The passengers who had flown from Samoa and were on the way to Australia had arrived just after 2am on Sunday morning, and were told they couldn't go through the security screening po…
 
There were almost 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and 33 new deaths last week, the Ministry of Health reported yesterday. Over 1000 of the new cases are reinfections. Case numbers appear to be rising again over the last two weeks after hitting a low in September. Epidemiologist Michael Baker spoke to Corin Dann.…
 
The chances of the ground shaking more violently in a quake is much higher than previously thought for large parts of the country. A major project from GNS science looked at how different parts of the country might behave in the event of large magnitude earthquakes, and found some alarming results. Project lead Dr Matt Gerstenberger spoke to Susie …
 
Switching power companies is put in the too-hard basket by many of us but new data shows significant discrepancies in pricing that could be hard to ignore. Independent comparison website Powerswitch says electricity prices are going up around the country but with that has come a growing difference between the plans available to consumers. Powerswit…
 
The government's Healthy Homes Initiative is being credited with improving vulnerable people's health, but those providing support says many whanau are still suffering in cold, damp houses. The programme run by Health NZ arranges for health and sustainability organisations to assess the homes of low-income families and provide improvements like new…
 
Ukraine fighters have made further gains in occupied territories overnight, to the point where Russia no longer holds the full territory of any of the regions it has laid claim to. The Kremlin says it will consult with residents living in two of the Ukrainian regions it moved to annex last week - Kherson and Zaporizhzhia - on how their borders shou…
 
The vote in the Presidential election in Brazil was a lot tighter than many had expected. It turns out that opinion polls had vastly underestimated support for the current President, the far right Jair Bolsonaro. That means that the former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, failed to secure the overall majority he needed and there'll now be a ru…
 
A lobby group says Auckland Transport's decision to close a number of train lines for months next year is a bolt out of the blue. Thousands of commuters on the Onehunga, Southern and Eastern lines will have to catch buses instead. Jon Reeves from the Public Transport Users Association told Morning Report that they've been trying to rebuild patronag…
 
The UK Government hss abandoned its plan to cut taxes for top earners. The backflip comes days after the policy was announced, and sent the pound plunging. The move has tarnished the Conservative Party's image as strong economic managers, and undermined confidence in new Prime Minister Liz Truss. UK correspondent Olly Barratt spoke to Susie Ferguso…
 
Over the winter of 2019 in India, 519 riots took place causing mass casualties and deaths. This in part was a reaction to the introduction of the Citizenship Amendments Act (CAA), government legislation that enabled non-Muslim immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh to become Indian citizens. The exclusion of Muslims was seen by many a…
 
Union members at all eight of Aotearoa's universities will strike for higher pay later this week. They're calling for a pay increase of eight percent to match the rising cost of living, and action could last up to two weeks. Just weeks before university exams, 7000 employees will stop working in some form which will disrupt lectures, workshops, and…
 
Numbers in Auckland high schools are dwindling with more students swapping study for full-time work before they've finished their qualifications. Years of pandemic-related disruptions have left some students so far behind they've lost motivation to catch up, and are instead choosing to enter the workforce early. A fifth of year thirteens have alrea…
 
It's Ratu, Tuesday October the 4th Anei nga kaupapa mo tenei haora.. Top stories this morning... The Shaky Isles just got shakier, GNS has revised its hazards model and is forcastiing shaking in an earthquake is going to be 50 percent greater than previously thought in large parts of the country. Growing numbers of senior students are ditching scho…
 
In the 1770s, the American colonies were working up to a revolution. But while the colonists were increasingly dissatisfied with British rule, there was no general consensus on what to do about it. Thomas Paine saw a clear solution. In 1776, he published Common Sense. Caroline Winterer discusses Common Sense, a pamphlet that uses the language of th…
 
Sara Brown and Stephen Smith have edited a much needed and fascinating compilation of essays on the intersection of religion and mass atrocity. Their intent is not to theorize the relationship, but rather to explore how religious faith, institutions and leaders have participated in, resisted and remembered genocide and mass violence. The Routledge …
 
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