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A look at the week's news in foreign policy through the eyes of the experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). CSIS is ranked the number one think tank for international affairs. CSIS provides strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions.

A look at the week's news in foreign policy through the eyes of the experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). CSIS is ranked the number one think tank for international affairs. CSIS provides strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions.
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A look at the week's news in foreign policy through the eyes of the experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). CSIS is ranked the number one think tank for international affairs. CSIS provides strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions.

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Episodes

The Attack on Saudi Arabia

9/17/2019
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In this episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview CSIS Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project Seth Jones about the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities. They also discuss Jones's prescient and relevant report, "Iran’s Threat to Saudi Critical Infrastructure." Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:23:47

Edge of a New Epoch

9/12/2019
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In this inaugural episode, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz interview former deputy secretary of defense and now CSIS’s CEO, Dr. John Hamre. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:37:24

The IPCC’s Climate Warning

10/29/2018
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In this excerpt from The Readout, Sarah Ladislaw (Senior Vice President, CSIS) explains the context and significance of the IPCC's new report urging global action before 2030 to avert climate disaster.

Duration:00:18:35

The Khashoggi Case: Turkey's Opportunity

10/26/2018
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While Saudi Arabia has foundered in its response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's President Recip Tayyip Erdogan has attempted to use the crisis to burnish Turkey's image in the region and to help repair Turkey's relationship with the United States. CSIS Turkey Project Director Bulent Aliriza joins The Readout this week to discuss the international implications of this ongoing episode. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:13:57

Climate Change and the Case of Jamal Khashoggi

10/12/2018
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This week we look at the two big stories from the week - the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident "disappeared" in Istanbul and the US-Saudi relations fallout and the IPCC's climate change report that warns of quick action needed by the global community before 2030 to avert climate disaster. With CSIS's Jon Alterman and Sarah Ladislaw. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:27:16

Climate Change and the Case of Jamal Khashoggi

10/12/2018
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This week we look at the two big stories from the week - the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident "disappeared" in Istanbul and the US-Saudi relations fallout and the IPCC's climate change report that warns of quick action needed by the global community before 2030 to avert climate disaster. With CSIS's Jon Alterman and Sarah Ladislaw. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:27:16

A Week of Spies

10/5/2018
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This week saw multiple countries point the finger at Russia for a string of cyberattacks, prompting the often-asked question of what a Western response would look like. China also came under scrutiny after a Bloomberg Businessweek story claimed that China had successfully inserted chips in to hardware used by Apple and Amazon, effectively allowing security backdoors into the companies. To explain it all is Jim Lewis, the CSIS resident cyber expert. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:16:43

A Week of Spies

10/5/2018
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This week saw multiple countries point the finger at Russia for a string of cyberattacks, prompting the often-asked question of what a Western response would look like. China also came under scrutiny after a Bloomberg Businessweek story claimed that China had successfully inserted chips in to hardware used by Apple and Amazon, effectively allowing security backdoors into the companies. To explain it all is Jim Lewis, the CSIS resident cyber expert. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:16:43

How Congress Can Make Its Mark on U.S. Foreign Policy

9/28/2018
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When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, the focus - for good reason - tends to fall on the White House. But the U.S. House and Senate are not toothless when it comes to foreign affairs, and often see the world in a different way than the president. A new CSIS study seeks to define how members of Congress in both parties view the U.S. role in the world, and comes up with a new lens with which to define members. We hear from the report's leaders Kathleen Hicks, Louis Lauter, and Colin McElhinny...

Duration:00:16:23

Information Warfare: Back to the Future

9/21/2018
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This week's episode takes a step back in time to the 1980s and a country caught between East and West: Poland. CSIS's Seth Jones previews his new book A Covert Action on the previously classified story of QRHELPFUL, the CIA's program to support the Solidarity movement in Poland, the group that helped bring about the end of Soviet influence in the country. It gives us a glimpse in to the world of information warfare we experience today, as well as delivering lessons that can be applied even...

Duration:00:20:40

Preventing Extremism 17 Years after 9/11

9/14/2018
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It's 17 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th shook America and launched the still ongoing War on Terror. But after $5.6 trillion dollars have been sunk into the endeavor, extremism continues worldwide - especially in fragile states. This week we hear from Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv Shah as well as CSIS Senior Fellow Alice Friend on a new initiative that seeks to get at, and solve, the root causes of extremism in these countries. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Learn...

Duration:00:16:02

Turkey's Financial Crisis and its US Falling Out

8/24/2018
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Turkey's currency and debt crisis was bad enough, but further U.S. pressure over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson means that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could be in the deepest trouble he's faced as leader. We hear from CSIS's Stephanie Segal and Bulent Aliriza on what can be done to solve Turkey's crisis, and whether the damage to U.S.-Turkey relations will be long-lasting. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:18:56

Election Interference and the 2018 Midterms

8/3/2018
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The U.S. government is bracing for another round of efforts by Russia to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections, so how vulnerable is the United States this time around? We hear from James Lewis, the head of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS on what's at stake and ways the United States can deal with these measures. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:17:00

America and EU Agree Trade Truce

7/27/2018
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After weeks of tit-for-tat between the EU and the United States, it seems as if EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s visit to the White House has stemmed the worst of the brewing trade war. So what was agreed, and will it be enough to close the chapter on the latest trade tiff between the United States and another major economy? We hear from CSIS Senior Adviser Scott Miller on what to expect. Audio Produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:14:16

The Trump-Putin Parley and Peace Breaks Out in East Africa

7/20/2018
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On this week’s show we look at the fallout from this week’s meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, with Olga Oliker and Jeff Mankoff. We then turn to Dan Runde and Africa, where a frozen conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea has reached a peaceful conclusion. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:31:23

Allies Reel from a Trump-torn NATO

7/13/2018
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President Trump has made no secret about his feelings towards the NATO alliance, and came in all guns blazing to this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, admonishing allies for not footing more of the financial burden for defense as well as threatening that the U.S. might “go it alone.” CSIS Europe program deputy director Jeff Rathke joins the show this week to discuss what kind of effect this week has had on the NATO alliance and whether allies are measuring up in their commitment to NATO....

Duration:00:17:52

The Trade War Begins and AMLO Wins

7/6/2018
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At 12.01am on Friday July 6, the long-telegraphed trade war between the United States and China began with U.S. tariffs imposed on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods - and the Chinese responding in kind. How far will it go, and how does it affect the regular consumer? We hear from Bill Reinsch, CSIS's head of all things trade. Later in the show we hear from Mexico expert Richard Miles on Mexico's new president and how he's likely to approach the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Hosted by Colm...

Duration:00:18:55

The Trump-Putin Summit, NATO, and Europe's Trouble

6/30/2018
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This week the White House announced that President Trump would meet Russia's leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. Before that meeting, Trump travels to the NATO summit in Brussels as well as calling on Theresa May in London. On this week's show we talk to CSIS expert Heather Conley on what to look for on the upcoming trip, as well as how the EU is dealing with a less friendly United States. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:21:20

The Trump-Putin Summit, NATO, and Europe's Troubles

6/30/2018
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This week the White House announced that President Trump would meet Russia's leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. Before that meeting, Trump travels to the NATO summit in Brussels as well as calling on Theresa May in London. On this week's show we talk to CSIS expert Heather Conley on what to look for on the upcoming trip, as well as how the EU is dealing with a less friendly United States. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:21:20

Trump's Space Force and Turkey's Elections

6/22/2018
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On The Readout this week: Donald Trump announced his intention to create a "space force" that would become the sixth branch of the U.S. military, CSIS space expert Todd Harrison joins the show to discuss whether that plan will get off the ground. In Turkey voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and parliament - has Erdogan done enough to secure another term? Bulent Aliriza talks through the possibilities. Hosted by Colm Quinn with production by Yumi Araki. Read Todd's...

Duration:00:29:02