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Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

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English

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Voice of America - PCUSA Washington, D.C. 20237 USA


Episodes

Singapore Summit Fallout - June 15, 2018

6/15/2018
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Patrick Cronin, Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest, discuss with host Carol Castiel the significance and ramifications of the US-North Korea mini-summit in Singapore for the United States and the Asia Pacific region.

Duration:00:24:59

Changing the U.S. Endangered Species Act - June 08, 2018

6/8/2018
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On this edition of Encounter, the Trump Administration and some members of congress would like to make some changes to the 1973 Endangered Species Act. They say doing so would cut government red tape that stymies the US economy. Those opposing say the proposals threaten key elements of legislation designed to protect species from becoming extinct. Ingrid Seggerman, Senior Legislative Analyst at the Defenders of Wildlife and Daren Bakst, - Senior Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at...

Duration:00:24:58

Latin American Politics - June 01, 2018

6/1/2018
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Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, and Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, talk with host Carol Castiel about the re-election of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, as well as the upcoming, potentially divisive election in Venezuela pitting a conservative former senator against a leftist former rebel.

Duration:00:24:59

U.S. Politics Update – U.S. Primary Elections/Robert Mueller Probe - May 25, 2018

5/25/2018
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John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Jim Kessler, Vice President for Policy at Third Way talks with Encounter host Carol Castiel about results of recent primary contests in the run-up to mid-term congressional elections and the latest twists and turns in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Duration:00:24:59

Trump Scrambles US Foreign Policy - May 18, 2018

5/18/2018
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From unilaterally exiting the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) to reshaping the rules of global trade, the Trump administration is upending decades of traditional bipartisan consensus on US foreign policy. Daniel Twining, President of the International Republican Institute and Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow in the National Security program at the Center for American Progress, spar over the repercussions of US foreign policy under the Trump administration with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

Preview: Iraqi Elections – What’s at stake? - May 11, 2018

5/11/2018
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On this edition of VOA's Encounter: Iraqis head for the polls to vote in their 5th parliamentary elections since the fall of Saddam Hussein and the first since the fall of the so-called Islamic State. Daniel Serwer, Scholar at the Middle East Institute and Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Bilal Wahab, fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, join host Carol Castiel to discuss what is at stake in these elections for Iraq,...

Duration:00:24:59

Perils and Promises of the South - North Korea Mini-Summit - May 04, 2018

5/4/2018
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What are prospects for formally ending the Korean War and getting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear arsenal and ICBMs? What are the impediments and challenges for a potential meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un? Jean Lee, Director of the Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation discuss the significance and implications...

Duration:00:24:59

U.S Politics Update - April 27, 2018

4/27/2018
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John Fortier, the Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Jim Kessler, the Vice President for Policy at Third Way, discuss the US political landscape with host Carol Castiel including French President Emmanuel Macron’s State Visit, turmoil enveloping Trump administration cabinet appointees, and ramifications of the ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US elections.

Duration:00:24:59

Gaza Protests - April 20, 2018

4/20/2018
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Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, and Ghaith al Omari, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, talk with host Carol Castiel about the background and implications of the ongoing protests in Gaza and how they complicate potential talks toward a two-state solution.

Duration:00:24:59

Summit of the Americas - April 13, 2018

4/13/2018
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Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, and Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, talk with host Carol Castiel about US President Donald Trump’s decision to skip the Summit of the Americas, the Summit agenda focused on fighting corruption and stabilizing Venezuela, and how to overcome tensions between Washington and Latin American nations over NAFTA, border...

Duration:00:24:59

US-China Trade Tensions - April 06, 2018

4/6/2018
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Bonnie Glasser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow for the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, discuss the reasons behind and ramifications of the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

#MeToo movement: Origins and Implications - March 30, 2018

3/30/2018
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In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Laurie Adams, Director and CEO of Women for Women International, and Shelby Quast, Director of Equality Now, join host Carol Castiel to discuss the origins and significance of the #MeToo movement that has resonated around the globe. Our guests also discuss the issue of sexual harassment and misconduct in the developing world, underscoring the cultural and institutional challenges facing women in Africa. Listen this Saturday and Sunday, on...

Duration:00:24:59

Africa After Tillerson - March 23, 2018

3/23/2018
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was returning from a 5-nation tour of the African continent when President Donald Trump fired him via Twitter. J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives and Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, and Jennifer Cooke, Director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, talk with host Carol Castiel about the state of US-Africa relations in the aftermath of Tillerson’s trip and touch on...

Duration:00:24:59

U.S Politics Update - March 16, 2018

3/16/2018
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John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Ken Gude, Senior Fellow for National Security at the Center for American Progress, talk with host Carol Castiel about the tumultuous US political landscape, from the ousting of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the Democratic upset in the special Congressional election in the state of Pennsylvania.

Duration:00:24:59

The Politics of Gun Safety Legislation - March 09, 2018

3/9/2018
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Jim Kessler, the Vice President for Policy at Third Way, and Michael Barone, a Political Analyst and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discuss with host Carol Castiel the politics and policies of gun safety legislation in the United States in light of the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida – one of the deadliest in U.S. history.

Duration:00:24:59

Mueller Russia Probe Indictments - March 02, 2018

3/2/2018
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David Salvo, Senior Fellow in the Alliance for Securing Democracy Program at the German Marshall Fund for the United States, and Mark Simakovsky, Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council join host Carol Castiel to discuss the magnitude and implications of the recent indictments by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against13 Russian companies and several individuals for their criminal interference in the 2016 U.S. election and what steps must be taken to thwart Moscow’s...

Duration:00:24:59

North Korea Talks? - February 23, 2018

2/23/2018
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Bruce Klingner, Senior Fellow for Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation and James Schoff [Shofe], Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discuss with host Carol Castiel South Korea’s recent overture toward North Korea in the context of the Winter Olympics. They also evaluate Washington’s options including whether Washington can both pursue a campaign of maximum pressure on Pyongyang and still acquiesce to talks without pre-conditions.

Duration:00:24:59

Africa: South Sudan; Kenya; DRC; South Africa - February 16, 2018

2/16/2018
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J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives and Director of Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, and Monde Muyangwa, Director for the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discuss with host Carol Castiel the state of play in South Sudan, the DRC, Kenya and South Africa.

Duration:00:24:59

Whither Syria? - February 09, 2018

2/9/2018
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Faysal Itani, Senior Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Charles Lister, Scholar and Syria expert at the Middle East Institute, discuss with host Carol the current state of play in war-torn Syria in the aftermath of Turkey’s military intervention to counter the YPG, a Kurdish militia who Ankara sees as a threat. Lister and Itani discuss Washington’s disjointed policy and how Tehran and Moscow have bolstered the hand of Syrian President Bashar al Assad who, when faced with...

Duration:00:24:59

Politics of DACA & Immigration Reform - February 02, 2018

2/2/2018
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In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, host Carol Castiel talks with Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute, and Michael Barone, Resident Fellow and Political Analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, about the politics and substance of US immigration reform, a key policy priority for the Trump administration. Selee and Barone also spar over whether the US Congress will reach a compromise before a looming deadline to regularize the...

Duration:00:25:00