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Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.

Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.
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Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.

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Episodes

What comes next in a world disrupted

4/16/2018
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In her last episode as host of the show, Susan joins her "partner in crime" Blake Hounshell, the editor of POLITICO Magazine, to make sense of the ways the Trump Administration has disrupted Washington's relations with the world. Blake turns the tables on Susan, as he asks a few questions of his own. A note for listeners: Watch this space! Stay subscribed to the Global Politico so you don't miss what's coming next from the team at POLITICO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:38:45

A look back on lessons learned from Russia with Julia Ioffe

4/9/2018
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Contributing writer to The Atlantic Julia Ioffe joins The Global Politico for a comprehensive conversation on all things Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:14

Hugh Hewitt gives rare praise for Trump’s national security purge

4/2/2018
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Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, an influential voice among national security conservatives, is struggling over what to think of the GOP’s Trumpian remake. He joins The Global Politico to discuss Trump’s temperament, his love of Ronald Regan, and the new team of incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:08

Jake Sullivan: "Difficult to overestimate the potential danger John Bolton could put us in"

3/26/2018
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John Bolton has advocated for war with Iran and North Korea. He loathes the United Nations, disdains international law, and still thinks the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was the right idea. Hillary Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan joins The Global Politico to discuss the Bolton pick, Rex Tillerson's Twitter firing and where's the U.S. place in foreign policy leadership going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:46

Adam Schiff: I thought there would be more Jeff Flakes, John McCains and Bob Corkers

3/19/2018
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Days ago, Republican abruptly shut down the committee’s yearlong investigation of President Trump and the 2016 Russian election meddling, Congressman Adam Schiff joins The Global Politico to discuss how it all went down, what it’s like when a congressional committee melts down and what he thinks comes next in the investigations of the president that are still ongoing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:38

Chuck Todd on the high wire act of covering Trump

3/12/2018
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"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd sits down with Susan Glasser to discuss covering this most unusual of White Houses amid the chaos and upheaval of the last few weeks. Chuck also explains what it's like to be attacked by the president and how the nature of television reporting has changed in the Trump era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:09

Naftali Bennett: ‘I Intend to Be the Prime Minister of Israel’

3/8/2018
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Is the Bibi era over? A conversation with Naftali Bennett, the brash right-winger who wants to succeed Benjamin Netanyahu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:53

The dance of the pro-Trump Republican with Senator Jim Risch

3/5/2018
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Sen. Jim Risch, the conservative Idaho Republican who now stands to take over Foreign Relations next year, joins The Global Politico to discuss his outlook on Trump's foreign policy. Risch shares his views on North Korea, the Russia investigations on Capitol Hill, the Iran Deal and Senator Bob Corker's relationship with the president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:53

The Russian bots are coming. This bipartisan duo is on it.

2/26/2018
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Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly are an unlikely bipartisan duo who teamed up a year ago on a Washington think tank project to combat the Kremlin’s influence campaign but now find themselves right in the midst of escalating American battles over the Mueller investigation, Trump, Russia and even the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:04

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the war America isn’t fighting

2/19/2018
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President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense joins The Global Politico to give his take on where we went wrong on the Russia hacking response, North Korea's nuclear capabilities and the importance of having a clear, unified military strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:47

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's '10-foot-tall baby'

2/12/2018
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CIA veteran Jung Pak sits down with Susan Glasser to discuss what we're getting wrong about North Korea's infamous leader and why he's not the "mad man" President Trump has deemed him to be. Pak helps us understand how Kim's childhood in Switzerland has informed his world view and the unique challenges analysts face when trying to understand a leader that's so fiercely isolated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:06

Victoria Nuland on ringing Russia alarm bell inside Obama administration

2/5/2018
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Victoria Nuland, former top State Department official, sits down with Susan Glasser to discuss what it was like to spend months in the middle of the U.S. government’s frustrating attempts to understand the Russian attack on the U.S. electoral system -- and then try to figure out how to respond to it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:26

Bonus: The Gulf family feud (with Donald Trump in the middle)

2/1/2018
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Qatar’s defense minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah joins The Global Politico for his first extensive comments to a U.S. journalist since the small country's regional diplomatic crisis began. Al Attiyah and top officials came to Washington this week to seek help from the United States to end the blockade by all neighboring regions and restore peace to the Qatari citizens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:30

Mark Warner on Russia: 'We've had new information that raises more questions'

1/29/2018
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Senator Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat who is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, joins The Global Politico for an exclusive, in-depth briefing on the state of play in its investigation of the 2016 hacking of the American presidential election by Russia and whether President Trump and his campaign knew about it, or collaborated with it in any way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:51

The man who put Andrew Jackson in Trump’s Oval Office

1/22/2018
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Historian Walter Russell Mead has become the favorite Trump whisperer for everyone from Steve Bannon to Tom Cotton. Mead sits down with Susan Glasser to explain the historical antecedents for Trump’s hostility toward free trade, establishment-bashing and embrace of a certain kind of chauvinist nationalism. Mead also offers an intellectual framework to understand Trump at a time when others remained simply mystified by the president’s antagonism toward the fundamentals of the post-Cold War...

Duration:00:41:59

How does Obama’s foreign policy look a year into Trump?

1/15/2018
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A frank conversation with former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and Obama's deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes on Obama's legacy, how aides misunderstood the rise of Trump, and how they're coping with an "America first" foreign policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:25

Is Trump stuck with Iran deal he loathes?

1/8/2018
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Leading Iran expert Suzanne Maloney and Iranian-born journalist Maziar Bahari join The Global Politico to discuss the Iran sanction deadline President Trump faces and how a wave of street protests are affecting his decision. Trump has called the agreement the "worst deal ever," yet many Iran experts expect that he'll keep the deal alive by waiving U.S. sanctions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:57

5 key takeaways from 2017: The Donald Trump presidency and a world distruped

12/25/2017
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For a special 50th episode of The Global Politico, Susan Glasser looks back on a year of the Donald Trump presidency and the world's reaction. She offers five key takeaways from Global Politico interviews in 2017; guests ranging from the Iranian foreign minister to Senator Bob Corker to women in national defense that are speaking out about sexism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:53

Assessing a year of Trump with #NeverTrumpers Eliot Cohen and Max Boot

12/18/2017
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Lifelong Republicans and policy intellectuals Eliot Cohen and Max Boot discuss the toll – personal as well as political – that Trump’s takeover of their party has had, from broken friendships to a GOP unmoored from basic principles like free trade and promotion of democracy that were long seen as its bedrock precepts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:08

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell on the intelligence failure of Russia

12/11/2017
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Ex-CIA deputy director and two time acting director Michael Morell joins Susan Glasser to talk Trump, social media and how the intelligence community failed on Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:46