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Former U.S. Amb. to China speaks on the future of Sino-US relations

One of the biggest challenges for U.S. President Joe Biden is how to repair ties with China. What are the key areas of cooperation and conflict? On the latest episode of The Heat podcast, we spoke with former U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke.


How dangerous are right-wing militias in the US?

The recent arrest of 13 men, some accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan has drawn attention to the threat posed by right-wing militias in the United States.


What is the UN doing to help combat COVID-19?

Global poverty levels are rising for the first time in 20 years as a result of COVID-19. Over 4 billion people around the world still do not have access to social protections such as basic healthcare. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, what role […]


UN General Assembly: Interview with Saudi Ambassador to UN

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah Al Mouallimi discusses the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, Saudi’s role in Yemen, its ties with Iran, the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement and much more.


COVID-19 is worsening hunger in India and sub-Saharan Africa

COVID-19 is disproportionately hurting the poorest people in India and sub-Saharan Africa. Millions are on the brink of extreme poverty. How can their governments handle this crisis?


NBA star David West talks protests, U.S.-China ties, Hong Kong and more

Two time NBA champion David West talks about protests for racial justice, anti-China sentiments in the U.S., the western media's skewed coverage of Hong Kong and much more.


COVID-19 rages across Latin America

Coronavirus cases are surging in Latin America which has now passed Europe as the region with the most fatalities. How will governments help those affected and ensure their overburdened healthcare systems don't collapse?


How COVID-19 is adding to global poverty

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating global poverty, especially in middle and lower income nations. More than 100 million people are likely to join those living in extreme penury - that's surviving on $1.90 or less per day.


COVID-19: The search for a vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the United States with more than 151,000 dead and around 4.5 million infected. But there may be some hope on the horizon with scientists reporting encouraging results in their search for a vaccine.


China’s Mission to Mars

China has launched an ambitious mission to Mars. It'll attempt to deploy an orbiter, lander and rover after the Tianwen-1 spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit in February. If it succeeds, China will become the first nation to achieve such a complex feat.


Israel’s push to annex parts of occupied Palestinian territories

How will Palestinians respond to Israel's threats to annex parts of the West Bank? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to absorb almost a third of occupied Palestinian territories.


COVID-19: Why are young people increasingly getting infected?

As COVID-19 surges among young people in the U.S., experts are warning them to take better precautions.


What does the U.S. need to do to tackle COVID-19?

With three million coronavirus cases and a stuttering economy, how will the U.S. handle the crisis?


The Future of Saudi-Iranian relations

The state of Saudi-Iranian relations and the how Saudi’s growing relationship with China might impact the country’s economic and political future.


What would Malcolm X think?

New bills are being introduced to tackle the issue of police brutality but many are questioning whether new legislation can really get to the core of the issue?

The Jakarta Method: A history of U.S. intervention and mass murder

The United States history of anti-communism - and intervention in foreign nations - has had a deadly impact from Asia to Latin America and beyond. For fresh insights, we're joined by Vincent Bevins - an American journalist and author of The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World.


COVID-19: Could politics and sports reignite the U.S. pandemic?

U.S. President Trump is pressuring North Carolina's governor to let Republicans host up to 50,000 people at their August convention. But do any mass gatherings risk reigniting the deadly pandemic? And what about sports? We were joined by Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at UCSF.


COVID-19: Fallout from U.S. attacks on China | Amb. Max Baucus

As COVID-19 destabilizes the U.S., Donald Trump and allies continue to attack China. Where will these attacks lead? And what can parties do - in both countries - to avoid a permanent rift? We were joined by Max Baucus, a former U.S. ambassador to China under the Obama administration, and Senator from Montana.


COVID-19: Reality check on U.S. jobs and economy

As workers and their families struggle with loss of income and uncertainty - U.S. policy makers scramble to find a way out of a downward economic spiral. But will efforts to re-open the economy cost further loss to livelihood - and lives? We were joined by John Quelch - Dean of the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.


COVID-19: Have U.S. attacks on China gone too far?

As the Trump administration faces criticism for lack of preparation and handling of the COVID-19 crisis - how far will it go in its attempts to blame China? What effect will these attacks have on global efforts to fight the pandemic? We're joined by Martin Jacques, global affairs commentator, academic, and author of the book When China Rules the World.