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Former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight into complex security events – he ...
 
The South China Morning Post political economy team analyse the latest economic data from China, delve deep into the ongoing US-China trade and tech war, and examine China's changing economic relationship with Europe, Africa and the Indo-Pacific. Hear deep background on Beijing's political machinations and how they affect policy and its global diplomacy.
 
Vox Conversations brings you discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light. Join Sean Illing and his colleagues across the Vox newsroom for new episodes every Monday and Thursday.
 
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. Subscribe to Throughline+. You'll be supporting the history-reframing, perspective-shifting, time-warping stories you can't get enough of - and you'll unlock access to our sponsor-free feed of the show. Learn more at plus.npr.org/throughline
 
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Another Russia

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Another Russia

Crooked Media, Ben Rhodes, Zhanna Nemtsova

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In 2015 Putin’s number one public enemy, Boris Nemtsov, was shot and killed in front of the Kremlin. He was a relentless critic of Putin, corruption, and war in Ukraine. Then, he was assassinated. His daughter, journalist Zhanna Nemtsova, and co-host Ben Rhodes tell his story to find out what happened to an entire country – and what happens next. Is another Russia possible?
 
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None Of The Above

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None Of The Above

Eurasia Group Foundation

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As the United States confronts an ever-changing set of international challenges, our foreign policy leaders continue to offer the same old answers. But what are the alternatives? In None Of The Above, the Eurasia Group Foundation’s Mark Hannah asks leading global thinkers for new answers and new ideas to guide an America increasingly adrift in the world. www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org
 
The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. We host podcasts with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
 
In the Ukrainian Dialogue podcast Ukrainian leaders talk about features of Russian and Ukrainian societies, reasons for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, its consequences to other countries, ways how the Western community can help to protect values and peace in the world. It is not only analytics and insights but their personal stories of fighting for freedom and dignity. Discussions are held by the leadership dialogue platform of Aspen Institute Kyiv and its International Partners.
 
As the name might suggest, the Byline Times podcast is the podcast of the Byline Times - telling you what the papers DON'T say. The Byline Times is available free online, but it's even better in print where your subscription pays for the journalism. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

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Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

C13Originals / Tim Weiner / Jigsaw Productions / Prologue Productions

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Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner and created by the Peabody-nominated studio C13Originals, Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine examines the ongoing war in Ukraine -- the worst war in Europe since WWII -- in interviews with decorated, high-ranking CIA veterans who have led the American intelligence war with Russia for decades. These experts explain how Putin laid the groundwork for attacking Ukraine using deception and disinformation, how Russian disinformatio ...
 
The Freewheeling Diplomat -- Colin Cleary -- served for over three decades in the U.S. Foreign Service. Free now to speak for himself, he offers a practitioner's perspective on key U.S. Foreign Policy challenges. Drawing on his years at U.S. Embassies in Ukraine, Russia and Poland, he will focus initially on providing context to Russia's war on Ukraine. Colin Cleary is currently an Adjunct Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy at George Washington University.
 
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday, Dylan Matthews, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Save Meduza! https://support.meduza.io/en Meduza’s English-language podcast, The Naked Pravda highlights how our top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia. The broader context of Meduza’s in-depth, original journalism isn’t always clear, which is where this show comes in. Here you’ll hear from the world’s community of Russia experts, activists, and reporters about issues that are at the heart of Meduza’s stories and crucial to major events in and ...
 
A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. To listen ad-free, enjoy exclusive content and early access to new episodes, hit subscribe for a 7-day free trial of IQ2 Extra via Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. Our bonus content includes Bright Sparks: quick-fire Q&As bringing you closer to some of the brightest minds on the planet. First up is Nobel Prize-winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. Early access brings you our Friday sh ...
 
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One Decision

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One Decision

Global Situation Room

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Tough decisions rattle us all to the core. But for our guests on One Decision— the choices they are up against can also shape history. No pressure! They take us through all of their doubts, emotions and—sometimes unexpected--consequences. A fresh take on foreign policy. Hear the former head of Mi6, Sir Richard Dearlove alongside international journalists as they analyse, interview, and discuss.
 
The journalist John Sweeney has been on Vladimir Putin's case for 22 years since he first saw evidence of war crimes by the Russian army under Putin's command in Chechnya. John first called Vladimir Putin a war criminal in March 2000. And again and again he's seen evidence of Vladimir Putin killing people, killing people in Russia, killing people in Britain and around the world. Reporting from Kyiv this podcast will answer the question on everyones lips, who could do this to Ukraine, to civi ...
 
Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.
 
Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
Doomsday Watch explores the geopolitical threats of tomorrow with Arthur Snell, former diplomat and head of the International section of the UK’s anti-terrorist programme Prevent. From the crisis in American democracy to the collapse of the Middle East’s petrochemical oligarchies, this is your guide to the dangers that mass media isn’t covering. Want to support us and help get involved with the future of the podcast? Sign up at www.doomsdaywatch.co.uk and get episodes ad-free and early, as w ...
 
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Casablanca ’22

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Casablanca ’22

Regina Revazova & Alexander Chaihorsky

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Hosts Alexander Chaihorsky and Regina Revazova are two refugees from Russia, belong to two generations, served in two armies, saw two wars. A scientist and a journalist, Putin’s classmate one who had to flee Russia because of Putin, watching the Ukrainian tragedy from the safe heaven of the United States.
 
Each week, in the award-winning radio show and podcast Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley asks questions like: Is there evidence for God? Can we trust the Bible? Did Jesus rise from the dead? Justin tackles these and other issues, on a show that gets Christians and sceptics talking.
 
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Putin's War

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Putin's War

Sebastiaan van Tiggelen, Oliver Peters

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The current situation in Ukraine is a popular talk right now. It is an interesting talk and a good subject for a podcast. The episodes include the causes of the invasion and the Siege of Mariupol. Hope you enjoy.
 
In uncertain times what’s needed is not just clarity about today’s pandemic, but insight into the challenges that lie ahead as America recovers and returns to normal. GoodFellows, a weekly Hoover Institution broadcast, features senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H.R. McMaster discussing the social, economic, and geostrategic ramifications of this changed world.
 
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Aleksandar Matovski, Assistant Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, breaks down the internal function of 'Popular Dictatorships' - electoral autocracies - regimes in which authoritarian leaders need to maintain popular legitimacy to survive - and what this tells us about Putin, Russia and the wa…
 
I spoke with Mykola Vorobiov, journalist and political-military analyst based in Kyiv. Mykola has devoted the past eight years to analyzing and writing about Russia's war on Ukraine, including covering the front in Donbas. Mykola evaluates prospects for Ukraine's much anticipated counter-offensive in the key Kherson region in the South. He examines…
 
A report by Amnesty International has been denounced as "Russian propaganda" by the organisation's Ukrainian chief, who has since quit. Hear why with journalist Tom Mutch who talks to Adrian Goldberg from Kyiv. Produced in Birmingham by Adrian Goldberg. Funded by subscriptions to Byline Times. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. …
 
After months of pain, it looks like light could be emerging at the end of the tunnel for American consumers: the price of gas has fallen beneath $4 per gallon for the first time since March, and there are signs inflation is easing. For Democrats, the news caps off a hat trick of legislative achievements: President Biden has signed the PACT Act and …
 
There are growing calls for emergency measures to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. Energy bills are now predicted to be hundreds of pounds higher than was expected just a few weeks ago. The Bank of England has increased interest rates, and warned of the twin threat of inflation and a recession.What policy options does the government have? How can …
 
When two sisters from Saudi Arabia were found dead and naked in their beds in a Sydney apartment earlier this year, it shocked Australians and puzzled police.It has raised questions about who the young women were and why they fled their homeland. Today, Background briefing reporter Rachael Brown on her chilling investigation into their mysterious d…
 
Day 169. Today, we discuss updates from across the many front lines of the war in Ukraine, hear from the British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, and interview Dr Thomas Clausen on the history of how Germany became so reliant on Russian oil and gas. Contributors: Francis Dearnley (Host, Assistant Comment Editor). Follow Francis on Twitter @FrancisDea…
 
As the prospect of a long war in Ukraine looms, host Anne McElvoy asks national security expert Philip Bobbitt how to define victory in 21st-century warfare. They assess the war on terror, as the one-year anniversary of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches. And, the author of “The Shield of Achilles” shares memories of his uncle, Presid…
 
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has called on Western governments to bar Russians from entering their countries. In an interview with the Washington Post he said that they ought to “live in their own world until they change their philosophy”. Finland, Estonia and Latvia have also backed restrictions on Russian travel. Emily Tamkin in W…
 
John Avlon is an author and a Senior Political Analyst at CNN. He was previously editor-in-chief at The Daily Beast and has written books about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Preet and Avlon discuss why he remains optimistic about the country’s future, how history can be used as a lens to understand the present, and whether we need a third …
 
A recent visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has heightened tensions between the US and China. Their relationship is the worst it’s been in decades. America has accused China of dangerous military provocations in the region. China has warned the US not to play with fire. Add to all that Russia’s invasion of …
 
Afghanistan has, for centuries, been at the center of the world. Long before the U.S. invasion — before the U.S. was even a nation — countless civilizations intersected there, weaving together a colorful tapestry of foods, languages, ethnicities and visions of what Afghanistan was and could be. The story of Afghanistan is too often told from the pe…
 
Every Thursday in August, you'll hear Even Better on Vox Conversations, a special series focused on helping people live better lives individually and collectively. In the second episode, host Julia Furlan talks with author and CEO Minda Harts about how to fight for equality in the workplace. Harts’s work has focused on empowering people, particular…
 
Bill Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies. Browder's colleague Sergei Magnitsky uncovered a massive tax scam totalling hundreds of billions of dollars, and the officials he accused of stealing the funds threw him into jail, whe…
 
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Liz Cheney is way behind in the polls leading up to next week’s Wyoming primary. John Nichols went to Wyoming to see her in action, and reports that she’s “fighting to outlast and replace Trump as the manager of the right-wing franchise in American politics.” Also on this week's show, a deep dive into Orange County, California. Ronald Reagan once c…
 
Ukraine’s President Zelensky has a message for Putin: not only will you not take any new Ukrainian land, we will claw back what you stole nearly a decade ago. He’s talking about Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. Zelensky made the comments after the Russian air base in Crimea was hit by several explosions, though Ukraine h…
 
There's a flourishing 'jobs for mates' culture in Australia, so it's hardly surprising when former politicians are appointed to lucrative overseas posts. But do we really have to accept it? In New South Wales a former deputy premier was forced to relinquish a plum United States post after a public outcry and now he's at the centre of an explosive i…
 
Day 168. Today, we discuss the latest updates from Ukraine, analysing the details and implications of the strike on a Russian airbase in Crimea. Contributors: David Knowles (Host). Follow David on Twitter @djknowles22 Francis Dearnley (Assistant Comment Editor). Follow Francis on Twitter @FrancisDearnley Venetia Rainey (Assistant Foreign Editor). F…
 
In an era of fake news and 'alternative facts', the issue of truth and how it is presented to the world has never been more timely. But on a personal level, things are less clear cut. We all tell white lies and withhold info in the name of manners and politeness from time to time and some of the hardest truths can feel very difficult to tell. Miche…
 
Half of all Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas, and Australia is home to more than 250 ancestries and 350 languages. The new Labor government has invoked Australia’s multiculturalism as a part of our national identity in its recent engagement with the region. But what is the role of Australia’s multiculturalism in…
 
There are some human experiences which most of us find it very hard to get our heads around. In 2019, Stephen Sackur spoke to Albert Woodfox, who experienced the unimaginable torment of more than four decades in solitary confinement, in a tiny cell in one of America’s most notorious prisons. He was the victim of ingrained racism and brutality insid…
 
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and author of the new book, Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China, about China's economic, political and demographic trajecto…
 
The Bank of England has predicted the country will hit a recession by the end of the year. To make matters worse, energy bills are soaring and parts of the country could be brought to a standstill over the next few weeks due to strikes. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by RMT general secretary Mick Lynch and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the chief executi…
 
In this episode of CAFE Insider, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the news that FBI agents executed a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. The search reportedly pertains to the Department of Justice’s investigation into whether the former President mishandled classified documents. Did Attorney General Merrick Garland appro…
 
In a surprise to many, last week Kansas overwhelmingly voted down an anti-abortion ballot initiative. If abortion rights can win in a deep-red state, what does that mean for the midterms this fall? Join Vox policy editor Libby Nelson (@libbyanelson), Vox senior policy reporter Rachel Cohen (@rmc031), and Vox politics reporter Nicole Narea (@nicolen…
 
The news came from former President Trump himself: the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home, the first time ever that federal agents have searched the residence of a former American leader. It took place under utmost secrecy and there are still many unanswered questions, but what we do know is that the search was related to the handling – or alleged mi…
 
The reserve bank has spent most of the year furiously increasing interest rates but now the big banks are betting they'll start falling again soon. It's not due to an improving economic outlook. It's because the rapid rate hikes globally could land us in recession. Today, ABC business editor Ian Verrender on the 'miserable' state of the economy and…
 
Justin presents a mid-week taster episode of our popular Ask NT Wright Anything podcast. This episode saw Tom Wright answer listener questions about salvation and new creation from his popular book 'Surprised By Hope'. Subscribe to the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast: https://pod.link/1441656192 See episodes at our website: https://www.premierunbeli…
 
Day 167. Today, we discuss the latest updates from the battlefront, the mood in the EU and the details of the latest military aid package to Ukraine from the United States. Contributors: David Knowles (Host). Follow David on Twitter @djknowles22 Francis Dearnley (Assistant Comment Editor). Follow Francis on Twitter @FrancisDearnley Joe Barnes (Brus…
 
Alex Kotlowitz is known as a chronicler of the city of Chicago, and of lives marred by urban poverty and violence. His books set in Chicago include “An American Summer,” “There Are No Children Here,” and “Never a City So Real.” But for some 40 years, he has returned to a remote stretch of woods summer after summer. At a young age, he found himself …
 
As winter approaches, will Russia turn off the gas taps on Europe? How is the EU doing when it comes to cutting out Putin's energy supply? And is Britain failing to take advantage of their position in the European energy market? Lecturer in European studies at King's College London Dr Alex Clarkson comes back on the show to tell Arthur Snell how Eu…
 
The Senate passes the biggest climate change legislation in history to cap off the best week of Joe Biden’s presidency, Donald Trump wins the CPAC straw poll after sharing the stage with fellow autocrat Viktor Orban, and later, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins to talk about his campaign to replace Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson this November…
 
President Biden has emerged from his Covid isolation and traveled to Kentucky today to visit families hit by catastrophic flooding. This isn’t the first time he’s traveled to sites hit by extreme weather, but it is the first time he’ll be able to tell the people that Washington is about to make its biggest investment ever to tackle rising temperatu…
 
Reni Eddo-Lodge, the journalist, podcaster and author of essential book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, joins columnist, author and academic Gary Younge in conversation. As the murder of George Floyd and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world in 2020, Eddo-Lodge's book, originally publi…
 
You would have heard by now Australia has stepped up its border security because of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Indonesia.So what would happen if the disease arrived here?Today we speak to a farmer who lived through a devastating outbreak in England in the early 2000s and the life-changing experiences of an Australian vet who went to h…
 
Andrew Bustamante is a former CIA covert intelligence officer. Check out his work and podcast at https://everydayspy.com Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Wealthfront: https://wealthfront.com/LEX to get $50 sign-up bonus – LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack – BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to g…
 
England is facing the prospect of an official drought – millions of people have had hosepipe bans – but 2.4 billion litres of water are wasted in England every day thanks to leaky pipes. Figures obtained by the Lib Dems show that in the last two years executives at water and sewage companies paid themselves more than £27m in bonuses, benefits and o…
 
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