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Make "off the radar" a thing of the past. The Rostrum, the podcast by the editors of the Octavian Report, showcases need-to-know intel and eclectic ideas to keep you ahead of the curve.

Make "off the radar" a thing of the past. The Rostrum, the podcast by the editors of the Octavian Report, showcases need-to-know intel and eclectic ideas to keep you ahead of the curve.
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Make "off the radar" a thing of the past. The Rostrum, the podcast by the editors of the Octavian Report, showcases need-to-know intel and eclectic ideas to keep you ahead of the curve.

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English


Episodes

How Preventive Engagement Can Save the World

4/17/2018
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The CFR's Paul Stares on how to engage globally and avoid war. The post How Preventive Engagement Can Save the World appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:20:38

Why Trump’s Border Troop Deployment Will Be A Disaster

4/10/2018
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Andrés Rozental on Trump and Mexico The “Wall” was a campaign promise of Donald Trump’s that has proven to be spectacularly empty — and one that has done serious damage to U.S.-Mexico relations. We are here today with veteran diplomat Andrés Rozental ... The post Why Trump’s Border Troop Deployment Will Be A Disaster appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:31

How We “Lost” China

4/3/2018
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General George Marshall is best known for the Marshall Plan. Far less known is his failed mission to intervene in China's own post-war struggle. The post How We “Lost” China appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:25:23

How Trump and Tech Are Breaking Morality

3/28/2018
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The Trump presidency seems at times like one unending scandal. For this week's podcast, we spoke with Eden Collinsworth, the author of BEHAVING BADLY, to talk about the life -- and death -- of norms. The post How Trump and Tech Are Breaking Morality appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:25:13

Why Solar Power Is Going to Hit a Wall

3/21/2018
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The quest for cheap, sustainable energy seems to lead inexorably to the sun. We spoke with CFR expert and Georgetown professor Varun Sivaram about his new book Taming The Sun and the future of solar. The post Why Solar Power Is Going to Hit a Wall appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:13:20

Barry Strauss on Why the Death of Caesar Never Ended

3/14/2018
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Cornell's Barry Strauss, quite literally, wrote the book on the death of Caesar. We spoke with him about Roman politics and contemporary analogies for this week's podcast. The post Barry Strauss on Why the Death of Caesar Never Ended appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:21:23

Why The Renaissance Explains the Digital Age

3/7/2018
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Author Chris Kutarna believes that the key to understanding -- and flourishing -- in our chaotic modern era is to look back at the Renaissance, a period of tremendous upheaval but also an age in which tremendous human potential was unlocked. We spoke with Chris for this week's podcast. The post Why The Renaissance Explains the Digital Age appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:25:48

Benn Steil on the Marshall Plan and the Modern World

2/27/2018
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The Marshall Plan may well have been the most significant and effective strategic decision made by the U.S. in the postwar era. The post Benn Steil on the Marshall Plan and the Modern World appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:16:47

Your Next Car Might Be Made of Wood. Here’s Why.

2/22/2018
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Two professors at the University of Maryland made a remarkable discovery about one of the oldest materials used by humans -- wood -- that has remarkable implications for the future. The post Your Next Car Might Be Made of Wood. Here’s Why. appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:17:23

Why We Should Be Worried About South Korea

1/30/2018
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For this week's podcast, we spoke with Scott Snyder -- senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations -- on what the North Korea situation looks like from South Korea. The post Why We Should Be Worried About South Korea appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:47

Amir Tibon on Abbas and the future of the Palestinians

1/23/2018
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We spoke for this week's podcast with Amir Tibon to discuss what's ahead for Abbas, Fatah, and the Palestinians. The post Amir Tibon on Abbas and the future of the Palestinians appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:29:31

Max Boot on Edward Lansdale and Vietnam

1/18/2018
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Edward Lansdale is truly a forgotten man in American history. Yet he once wielded enormous influence, and his methods and tactics hold valuable lessons for leaders today, argues best-selling historian Max Boot. The post Max Boot on Edward Lansdale and Vietnam appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:12

Why the Iran Protests Were A Victory for Hardliners

1/9/2018
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We spoke with Kenneth M. Pollack to discuss what's ahead for Iran in the short and medium term and what this means for U.S. policy in the region. The post Why the Iran Protests Were A Victory for Hardliners appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:24:30

How to Solve the North Korea Problem

12/19/2017
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We spoke with Anthony Ruggiero, of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about the most effective U.S. response to North Korea. The post How to Solve the North Korea Problem appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:49

Robert M. Danin on Trump’s Jerusalem Move

12/12/2017
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We spoke with the CFR's Robert M. Danin on the local and global politics around Jerusalem and Trump's move to recognize it as Israel's capital. The post Robert M. Danin on Trump’s Jerusalem Move appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:31:56

Why India (Not China) Is the Future of Asia

12/5/2017
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We spoke to Alyssa Ayres about how India -- the world's largest democracy -- can assume its rightful place on the global stage. The post Why India (Not China) Is the Future of Asia appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:29:40

What’s Next for Zimbabwe

11/28/2017
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Amb. John Campbell on Emmerson Mnangagwe and the future of Zimbabwe after Mugabe. The post What’s Next for Zimbabwe appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:57

What Will Mohammad Bin Salman Do Next?

11/14/2017
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The Saudi Crown Prince is consolidating power with possibly destabilizing results. We spoke with noted Saudi Arabia expert F. Gregory Gause III about what's ahead for the Kingdom. The post What Will Mohammad Bin Salman Do Next? appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:24:10

Why the Myanmar Rohingya Crisis Helps ISIS

11/7/2017
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Myanmar's Rohingya people are fleeing the country by the hundreds of thousands, creating a humanitarian catastrophe that some international authorities are calling the result of ethnic cleansing. The post Why the Myanmar Rohingya Crisis Helps ISIS appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:19:23

Why You Should be Worried About Turkey

10/31/2017
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Today is the 95th anniversary of the abdication of Mehmed the Sixth, the last Ottoman emperor. The fall of that empire paved the way, of course, for the rise of Mustafa Kemal and the eventual formation of the Turkish Republic. The post Why You Should be Worried About Turkey appeared first on Octavian Report.

Duration:00:29:26

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