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Politics at the Water's Edge

6/1/2018
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There's no doubt this country has become more polarized. And with more polarization comes more problems, especially in the realm of foreign policy. There used to be a consensus that "partisan politics stops at the water's edge," but that no longer seems to be the case. For the very last time, Konnor and Sam are in studio to discuss what partisan foreign policy means for the United States.

Duration:00:51:08

North Korea: The Summit to End All Summits

5/10/2018
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The first Inter-Korean Summit in decades is in the books. The first meeting of a North Korea and American leader is next. A lot can happen in the meantime and there are a lot of question marks surrounding these negotiations. Join Sam and Konnor as they sift through these questions and get to the bottom of North Korea's intentions

Duration:01:11:00

Cyber and Space: The Future of Warfare

4/25/2018
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Military conflict has begun to explore two new frontiers: cyber and space. In both arenas, uncertainty about the terms of war abounds, leading to a growing concern about what this type of conflict means for the future of warfare. Sam is joined by two writers, Sam Buisman and Jason Geissler who both recently published articles on cyber and space respectively, to discuss what these new frontiers of warfare mean. Sam Buisman on Cyber:...

Duration:01:10:20

Economic Crisis in Venezuela

4/11/2018
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Venezuela has fallen out of the news cycle. But the country's problems have not ended. And rest assured they will be back in the news in May for their Presidential elections. Konnor and Sam discuss everything that has happened up to this point, how the US should respond, and what the future holds.

Duration:00:50:43

A Xi New World

3/21/2018
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China recently voted to eliminate term limits on the presidency, setting recently reelected President Xi Jinping up to run the country indefinitely. Join Sam, Konnor, and Avneesh with guest writer Kelli as we discuss what that means for China and rest of the world

Duration:00:50:52

One Year into Brexit: Half Full or Half Empty?

3/8/2018
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Brexit is nearly halfway here and a lot has happened. Join the WIReCast as we discuss what has happened and what is yet to come. And, for the first time ever, we are joined by one of our writers, Emily Janicik who has written about Brexit's consequences https://thewire.wisc.edu/2018/01/19/brexit-negotiations-intensify-as-first-phase-concludes/ https://thewire.wisc.edu/2017/11/28/eu-strengthens-military-operations-amid-rising-tensions/

Duration:01:00:23

Are We Moving Toward a New World Order?

2/8/2018
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Is the world shifting to a new world order? Sam and Neil discuss recent trends in global interaction and regional competition and how they see the world progressing. Interested in sharing your thoughts? Email us at thewire@polisci.wisc.edu!

Duration:01:04:19

Taxing Our Foreign Policy

12/7/2017
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The GOP just passed a tax reform bill through the Senate, clearing the biggest hurdle for its ultimate adoption into federal law. Podcasts across the political spectrum have debated its merits. We try to take a more narrow approach and give you a brief discussion of how this will affect the US internationally

Duration:00:21:59

How to Sound Smart at your Thanksgiving Table

11/22/2017
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Does your family's Thanksgiving table always get heated when discussing politics? Always wish you knew more to weigh in on the conversation? Look no further. All of the things you need to know to sound smart this Thanksgiving are contained in this podcast. Join Sam, Neil, and Konnor as they adventure around the world of foreign policy and get your prepared to chat politics this Thanksgiving.

Duration:01:13:25

The Rohingya Crisis

11/8/2017
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We needed all of the experts we could find to fully tackle all of the dimensions at play in the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar. Join us for your one-stop-shop on everything you need to know about a violent conflict unfolding in a region not often covered in the daily news.

Duration:00:44:26

DACA and Immigration Reform

10/7/2017
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Join the WIReCast as we focus in on President Trump's September repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). Your one-stop-shop on the background, implications, and limitations of recent changes in US immigration policy. Join us as we consider the constitutionality of the policy, the United States's international standing, and the future implications for illegal immigrants and children of illegal immigrants!

Duration:00:40:43

100 Days Of Trump Ep 7 5.8.17

5/26/2017
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100 Days Of Trump Ep 7 5.8.17 by The Wisconsin International Review

Duration:00:53:34

A Bear on the Loose: Putin's Russia and What Comes Next

12/10/2016
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Join Jarjieh, Sam, and two fantastic guests (Alex and Zach) as they discuss US-Russia relations since the 1990s, how the ostensibly pro-democracy Putin became such a salient threat, and what the US and European allies should do next. For more check out: thewire.wisc.edu Music featured in this podcast: Traveller by David Szesztay - licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Duration:00:53:03

Episode #4: What is President-elect Donald Trump's Foreign Policy?

11/22/2016
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Join Jarjieh and Sam as they discuss what President Donald Trump's foreign policy might look like and its consequences. For more check out: thewire.wisc.edu Music featured in this podcast: Traveller by David Szesztay - licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Duration:00:50:08

Episode #2: Brexit - Causes and Consequences

10/28/2016
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Join Jarjieh and Sam as they discuss Brexit - its causes and consequences. For more check out: thewire.wisc.edu Music featured in this podcast: Traveller by David Szesztay - licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Duration:00:53:46

Brexit Teaser

10/24/2016
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Join Jarjieh and Sam as they discuss Brexit - its causes and consequences. For more check out: https://thewire.wisc.edu Music featured in this podcast: Traveller by David Szesztay - licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Duration:00:01:22

Inaugural Episode: Assessing the Arab Spring at 5

4/26/2016
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Check out Jarjieh Fang, Josh Lesser, and Robi Szabo as they examine the Arab Spring, describe President Obama’s approach to the Middle East, and assess American Foreign Policy in the Middle East.

Duration:00:44:25

The Arab Spring: Five Years Later - Teaser

4/24/2016
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Our first podcast will be released soon. What does the first episode of The Wisconsin International Review Podcast have to offer? Find out now with this teaser.

Duration:00:01:42