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The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world’s most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward. Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, hosts the podcast. The guests are some of the smartest and most experienced analysts around—all scholars from the Brookings Institution, including former government and intelligence officials. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world’s most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward. Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, hosts the podcast. The guests are some of the smartest and most experienced analysts around—all scholars from the Brookings Institution, including former government and intelligence officials. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world’s most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward. Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, hosts the podcast. The guests are some of the smartest and most experienced analysts around—all scholars from the Brookings Institution, including former government and intelligence officials. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Episodes

Heat of the Moment: Youth Climate Activists Are Suing Big Oil and Winning

12/20/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. Youth-led movements across the globe are getting bigger, louder, and more effective. Now, young people are even taking fossil fuel companies to court. In the Netherlands, they’ve just successfully argued and won concessions from Shell, one of the world’s biggest multinational corporations. On...

Duration:00:20:32

Heat of the Moment: How Debt Relief Can Help Developing Countries Go Green

12/9/2021
This year at COP26 in Glasgow, developing countries were clear: wealthier countries need to do more to help finance the world’s movement away from fossil fuels. And their argument is gaining traction: debt is holding countries back from adapting to climate change. Leading off this episode of Heat of the Moment, we hear from Mamadou Honadia, one of the lead climate negotiators for Burkina Faso, who shares how his country's response to the climate crisis has been stymied by debt. We then hear...

Duration:00:26:47

Heat of the Moment: The Godmother of Climate Security

12/3/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. The United States military is one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels in the world. What is less known is that when it comes to the climate crisis, the U.S. military is also a place for innovation and strategic thinking. And that’s thanks in no small part to our guest -- Sherri Goodman, who is...

Duration:00:24:51

Heat of the Moment: Climate Migrants

11/29/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. We are in the midst of one of the greatest moments of human migration in recent history. Wars and unrest in the Middle East, political tensions in Latin America, and ethnic clashes in places like Myanmar have caused millions of people to flee their homes looking for safety and security for...

Duration:00:20:06

Heat of the Moment: From Oil Worker to Climate Activist

11/26/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. On this episode of Heat of the Moment, we meet former oil worker Allen Hubbard. Hubbard spent most of his professional career as a geologist working on oil rigs in Louisiana trying to calculate the best spots to drill. Since leaving the industry Hubbard began learning more about the climate crisis...

Duration:00:21:07

Heat of the Moment: A Just Transition

11/24/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. Moving away from coal is a top priority in the fight against climate change. But how should local economies, who depend on coal, ensure that workers and their communities are protected? On this episode of Heat of the Moment, we hear first from Shannon Anderson, Staff Attorney at the Powder River...

Duration:00:25:50

Heat of the Moment: How A Regenerative Ocean Farmer is Rethinking the Way We Eat

11/22/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, we take a look at one of the most innovative ways we can cut greenhouses from our global food production: kelp. Our guest, Bren Smith, a regenerative ocean farmer in Connecticut, is leading the way on rethinking how we might farm our oceans by developing...

Duration:00:22:38

Heat of the Moment: Tinkering with Tuk Tuks

11/19/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that, like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. Converting to electric vehicles is an important part of the quest to eliminate carbon pollution and stabilize the atmosphere. In this episode of Heat of the Moment, we hear from an engineer in Sri Lanka who is transforming the way his community gets around. FP Studios presents Tinkering with Tuk...

Duration:00:18:21

Heat of the Moment: Paris' Promises and Glasgow's Gutcheck

11/17/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that like And Now The Hard Part, tells stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest challenges: the climate crisis. Now that COP26 has wrapped up, we wanted to take a second look at our episode Paris' Promises and Glasgow's Gutcheck: Assessing the impact of the UN Climate Change Conference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:27:55

FP Studios recommends: Heat of the Moment

11/9/2021
We introduce the second season of Heat of the Moment, a podcast that like And Now The Hard Part, hears stories from the front lines of one of the world's biggest problems: the climate crisis. As world leaders convene in Glasgow and with President Biden’s recent announcement that the U.S. will double aid to developing countries hit by climate change, we wanted to recommend one episode in particular: What Developing Countries can Teach the Rest of Us About Climate Resiliency. See...

Duration:00:19:41

GR: Dr. Bernice King on Racial Justice

7/15/2021
Last year’s Black Lives Matter protests seemed to be an awakening for some, but for many black and brown communities it exposed a truth that has always been painfully clear. On this episode of Global Reboot, Foreign Policy Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews Dr. Bernice King on how to ensure racial justice in a post-COVID world. Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:27

GR: Rachel Vogelstein on Gender Equity

7/15/2021
On this episode of Global Reboot, FP Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews author Rachel Vogelstein on how to ensure gender equity in a post-COVID world. Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:25:06

GR: Preventing Islamophobia With Irshad Manji and Shadi Hamid

7/1/2021
On this episode of Global Reboot, FP Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews authors and scholars Irshad Manji and Shadi Hamid on how to prevent Islamophobia around the world. Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:22:35

GR: US China Relations With Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd

7/1/2021
How the Biden administration steers the relationship between Washington and Beijing could have more impact on the rest of the world than just about any other American policy in the coming years. On this episode of Global Reboot, FP Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd on the U.S. - China relationship. Rudd is also a fluent Mandarin speaker, and one of the world’s pre-eminent China scholars. Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha...

Duration:00:23:32

GR: Is Capitalism Broken? With Mariana Mazzucato & Raghuram Rajan

7/1/2021
Behind every protest, and every election debate around the world, an underlying theme seems to be rising anger about inequality, and a sense that capitalism itself is broken. But what can be done to fix it? What can societies do to reverse some of its inherent problems? And how should this inform governments and policymakers as they shape the recovery from the pandemic. On this episode of Global Reboot, FP Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews Mariana Mazzucato, a Professor at University...

Duration:00:22:34

GR: Big Tech, What's Next? With Marietje Schaake and Vivian Schiller

7/1/2021
On this episode of Global Reboot, FP Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews Marietje Schaake, former Member of the EU Parliament, and Vivian Schiller, former President and CEO of NPR as well as the former Head of News at Twitter, on Big Tech's expansive role in our civic lives. Is high-tech a tool to further democratization or for greater oppression? And what solutions should be considered as governments look to regulate big tech? Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha...

Duration:00:27:42

GR: COVID-19 and Global Health with Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim

7/1/2021
On this episode of Global Reboot, FP Editor-in-Chief Ravi Agrawal interviews Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim on how COVID-19 will shape health care systems in the future. What lessons have we learned on how to respond to global health challenges and what can we do to prepare for the next pandemic? Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:01

John Kerry on Climate Change: Introducing Global Reboot

6/2/2021
We introduce Global Reboot, a new podcast that like And Now The Hard Part, looks to tackle the world's biggest problems. In the premiere episode, FP's new Editor-in-Chief Ravi Agrawal speaks with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry about strategies for reducing global carbon emissions. For more on Global Reboot please subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:25:52

How to Reverse the Global Drift Toward Authoritarianism

11/11/2019
Autocrats and populists are on the march around the world, including in European countries that were seen until recently as firmly in the democratic camp. The phenomenon, coupled with the deepening of authoritarian tendencies in already-repressive Russia and China, has prompted worries that liberalism itself may be waning. This week on And Now the Hard Part, we trace the roots of the problem and talk about how to fix it. “As we emerged from the Cold War, I think there was a legitimate...

Duration:00:31:12

How to Boost the Economies of Africa

11/4/2019
Despite recent improvements in the economies of many African countries, the continent as a whole continues to underperform when it comes to trade. Africa represents only about 2.4 percent of total global exports. Internal trade is also low—some African countries trade more with Europe or Asia than with other nations on the continent. This week on And Now the Hard Part, we trace the roots of the problem and talk about how to fix it. “The limitations in traffic and trade have effects on...

Duration:00:23:52