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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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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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Episodes

Yemen Update - November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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Can an informal truce between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels in Yemen hold and prevent an assault on the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeida? Host Carol Castiel talks with former US Ambassador to Yemen, Stephen A. Seche, currently Executive Vice President of the Arab Gulf States Institute, and Daniel Benaim, Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress, about prospects for ending the devastating conflict, which has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Duration:00:24:59

Midterm Election Analysis - November 09, 2018

11/9/2018
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A record number of US voters headed to the polls this week to elect a new Congress. While Republicans held the Senate, the Democrats seized control of the House. On the next edition of Encounter, John Fortier, from the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Jim Kessler, from Third Way, examine the midterm election results with host Jim Malone.

Duration:00:24:59

Challenges of Mass Migration - November 02, 2018

11/2/2018
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Migrants from Central America are traveling through Mexico in hopes of being granted asylum in the United States. President Trump has vowed to take steps that would prevent them from entering the US illegally. Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation and Luca Dall’Oglio from the International Organization for Migration join host Rick Pantaleo on Encounter for a discussion on issues concerning mass migration.

Duration:00:24:59

Brazil Election Preview - October 26, 2018

10/26/2018
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Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and James Roberts, Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth at the Heritage Foundation, preview Brazil’s upcoming presidential runoff with host Carol. They discuss the internal and external factors that are likely to propel populist firebrand Jair Bolsonaro to victory.

Duration:00:24:59

2018 Midterm Elections Preview - October 19, 2018

10/19/2018
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With less than three weeks before the crucial 2018 midterm elections, John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, preview prospects for Democrats and Republicans with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

US - Iran Relations - October 12, 2018

10/12/2018
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In May, the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the multilateral Iran nuclear deal even though Iran was technically in compliance. Washington plans to impose new sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil sector by November 4. On this edition of the program, Patrick Clawson, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Ahmad Majidyar, Fellow and Director of the Iran Observed Project at the Middle East Institute, discuss the reasons behind and...

Duration:00:24:59

Melania Trump Goes to Africa - Another South Sudan Peace deal - October 05, 2018

10/5/2018
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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 Institute for African Studies at the George Washington University spar over the significance of First lady Melania Trump’s trip to Africa and the latest peace deal in South Sudan with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is a Two State Solution Still Possible? - September 28, 2018

9/28/2018
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On the sidelines of the UNGA, US President Donald Trump reversed his initial position and said he now endorses a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Peace Accords, Khaled Elgindy, a Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and David Pollock, Senior Fellow and Director of Project Fikra at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, spar over prospects for a two-state solution with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

Promoting US Democracy Abroad - September 21, 2018

9/21/2018
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People around the world look to the United States as a beacon of freedom. They often seek practical guidance on how to foster democratic, open and accountable systems of governance. Daniel Twining, President of the International Republican Institute, and Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute discuss with host Carol Castiel the rationale behind decades of US democracy promotion efforts and contrast them with Moscow’s tactics to sow chaos, to influence...

Duration:00:24:59

Whither Turkey – US Relations? - September 14, 2018

9/14/2018
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What is the state of play between Washington and Ankara and why does it matter? Henri Barkey, Professor and Cohen Chair in International Relations at Lehigh University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Nicholas Danforth, Senior Policy Analyst in the National Security program at Bipartisan Policy Center, talk with host Carol Castiel about the factors causing and implications of the strained bilateral relationship.

Duration:00:24:59

US Politics Update - September 07, 2018

9/7/2018
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John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, spar over an array of political issues from criminal indictments of close associates of US President Donald Trump to prospects for opposition Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

Encore - #MeToo Movement: A Global Phenomenon - August 31, 2018

8/31/2018
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On this encore edition of Encounter, Laurie Adams, Director and CEO of Women for Women International, and Shelby Quast, Director of Equality Now, discuss the significance of the #MeToo movement and its resonance beyond US borders, with host Carol Castiel. Our guests also talk about sexual harassment and misconduct in the developing world, underscoring the cultural and institutional challenges facing women in Africa.

Duration:00:24:59

The Politics and Policy of US Sanctions - August 24, 2018

8/24/2018
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On this edition of Encounter, are sanctions an effective tool of foreign policy? What differentiates one set of sanctions on one particular country from another? John Glaser from the Cato Institute and Edward Fishman from the Atlantic Council join host Rick Pantaleo to discuss the efficacy (or lack thereof) of recent sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran and Russia.

Duration:00:24:59

Tariffs and Trade Wars - August 17, 2018

8/17/2018
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William Reinsch, Senior Advisor for Trade Policy at The Center for Strategic and International Studies and Edward Gerwin, Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, discuss the economics and politics of the Trump administration’s approach to international trade, especially the use of tariffs against both friend and foe alike, with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

Zimbabwe and Mali Election Analysis - August 10, 2018

8/10/2018
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J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives and Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, and John Tomaszewski "JT", Regional Director for Africa at the International Republican Institute, discuss fallout from the Zimbabwe election and preview the runoff in Mali with host Carol Castiel. They also tell host Carol Castiel that President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo decided against seeking a third term, welcome news both inside and...

Duration:00:24:59

Russian Interference in US Elections - August 03, 2018

8/3/2018
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Mark Simakovsky, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center and Bret Schafer, Social Media Analyst at the “Alliance for Securing Democracy” at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discuss the latest indictments and findings in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US elections and continued attempts to subvert the US political system through active measures and social media ahead of the 2018 midterms with host Carol Castiel.

Duration:00:24:59

Iraq and Syria: State of Play - July 27, 2018

7/27/2018
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Jennifer Cafarella, Director of Intelligence Planning at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), and Ellen Laipson, Professor and Director of the Center for Security Policy Studies at George Mason University, discuss the deteriorating post-election political situation in Iraq and the state of play in Syria as President Bashar al Assad attempts to consolidate power.

Duration:00:24:59

Ethiopia and Eritrea Normalize Relations - July 20, 2018

7/20/2018
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Ambassador Herman (Hank) Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Ambassador David Shinn, former ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, join host Carol Castiel to discuss the historic breakthrough between Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as possible pitfalls and next steps for normalization of relations.

Duration:00:24:59

NATO Summit Analysis - July 13, 2018

7/13/2018
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Jeffrey Rathke, Deputy Director of the Europe Program at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Max Bergmann, Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, join host Carol Castiel to discuss the fallout from the NATO Summit and to preview the Helsinki meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ### Please note that this program was recorded before the US Department of Justice handed down indictments against 12 Russian intelligence...

Duration:00:24:59

US Politics Update: Filling a Supreme Court Vacancy - July 09, 2018

7/9/2018
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John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, discuss an array of political issues with host Carol Castiel – from the battle to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to US President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Duration:00:25:00