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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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"The CSIS Podcast" is now "The Readout"

6/15/2018
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The clue is in the title. As of next week, The CSIS podcast will rebrand as The Readout. This short clip from host Colm Quinn explains the thinking behind the switch.

Duration:00:01:26

Trump and Kim's Singapore Swing

6/15/2018
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On this week's show we discuss the fallout from the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. We first hear from writer E. Tammy Kim in Seoul about how those in South Korea are reacting and then we head back to Washington to hear from CSIS's SVP for Asia Mike Green. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Read E. Tammy Kim's latest piece in the New Yorker "South Koreans are Still Hopeful After the Trump-Kim Summit"

Duration:00:22:57

Destination: Maghreb – Part 2

6/1/2018
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After following the path of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa in part one, we now join them as they try to navigate life in the Maghreb where different countries have different strategies for welcoming their new arrivals. With Haim Malka. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Check out Haim’s report here: Destination Maghreb: Changing Migration Patterns in North Africa. Music credit: “Sidi Habibi” is from the Tsikago album by Lamajamal, a Chicago-based music ensemble, and published by Intercultural...

Duration:00:10:46

Trump-Kim Summit on Ice and Maduro Holds on in Venezuela

5/25/2018
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With a strongly (and at times, softly) worded letter, the proposed Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12 has been called off. We hear from Korea Chair Victor Cha on where the U.S. and North Korea can go from here. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has been elected for a second term, but without the kind of victory he would have liked. We hear from Moises Rendon on what is happening there, and what the international community can do to help. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:21:03

Trump-Kim Summit on Ice and Maduro Holds on in Venezuela

5/25/2018
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With a strongly (and at times, softly) worded letter, the proposed Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12 has been called off. We hear from Korea Chair Victor Cha on where the U.S. and North Korea can go from here. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has been elected for a second term, but without the kind of victory he would have liked. We hear from Moises Rendon on what is happening there, and what the international community can do to help. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:21:03

Destination: Maghreb – Part 1

5/18/2018
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In this special two part episode, we’re looking at the trends that have made the North African Maghreb a reluctant destination for migration, as refugees from war and other dire situations find themselves cut off from sanctuary in an increasingly unwelcoming Europe. With Haim Malka. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Check out Haim’s report here: Destination Maghreb: Changing Migration Patterns in North Africa Music credit: “Sidi Habibi,” is from the Tsikago album by Lamajamal, a Chicago-based...

Duration:00:11:56

JCPOAin't Gonna Happen: US Withdraws and Allies Split

5/11/2018
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After President Trump announced that the US would no longer participate in the Iran nuclear agreement or JCPOA, we discuss the impact of the decision. We cover the announcement's likely fallout in Iran, where it leaves relationships with key U.S. allies, and whether the decades long bipartisan consensus on U.S. foreign policy is on the way out. With CSIS's Heather Conley and Jon Alterman. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:24:04

China Talks Enter Next Round and Iran Deal on the Ropes

5/4/2018
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This week we're looking at deals, some yet to be made and some that may yet come undone. First up we hear from CSIS's Anthony Cordesman on the future of the Iran deal ahead of another crucial deadline. We then turn to trade, and CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business Bill Reinsch, to talk about the latest round of trade talks between the US and China in Beijing, and whether a trade war is on the horizon. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Listen to The Trade Guys,...

Duration:00:19:56

The Inter-Korean Summit and Turkey's Snap Election

4/27/2018
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This week we look at the historic meeting of Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in at the DMZ and what it means for peace on the peninsula as well as the Trump-Kim summit. We also discuss Erdogan's call for a snap election in Turkey, and what he could be trying to achieve. With CSIS's Victor Cha and Bulent Aliriza. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:22:25

Pompeo to North Korea & an Arab force for Syria?

4/20/2018
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On this week's podcast we preview next week's inter-Korean summit as well as what CIA Director Mike Pompeo's trip to Nortk Korea means for the Trump-Kim meeting. We also look at Syria and whether an Arab-led force could be part of a solution to the conflict. With Lisa Collins and Jon Alterman. Audio prodcued by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Listen to Citizens in Training, a new mini-series from the CSIS Middle East program: on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.

Duration:00:20:32

Syria: Is the U.S. In or Out?

4/6/2018
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As the United States sends mixed messages on its Syria policy, we take a look at what an American troop exit from Syria would mean and the wider issue of stabilizing a post-conflict country. With CSIS Senior Fellow Melissa Dalton. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Listen to CSIS's latest limited series "Citizens in Training" on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.

Duration:00:16:37

Kim Jong-un pulls into Beijing and Bolton joins the White House

3/30/2018
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On this week's show we discuss the arrival of new National Security Advisor John Bolton as well as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping. With CSIS's Mike Green and Victor Cha. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:20:21

Tillerson Out and Xi’s Power Grows

3/16/2018
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This week we look at the fallout from Rex Tillerson’s exit as U.S. Secretary of State as well as what China’s abolition of presidential term limits means for Xi Jinping and the future of China. With Heather Conley, Chris Johnson, and Scott Kennedy. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:22:14

Trump’s Tarriffs and the Kim Jong-Un Summit

3/9/2018
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We discuss the two big stories of the week: the Trump administration’s plan to add tariffs to foreign steel and aluminum as well as the surprise summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, planned for this May. Featuring Bill Reinsch, Matthew Goodman, Stephanie Segal, and Lisa Collins. Produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:23:40

Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

3/2/2018
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This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered to open peace talks with the Taliban, raising the possibility of peace after decades of war. We look at what needs to be overcome for a successful peace process to take root in the country. With CSIS's Seth Jones. Hosted by Colm Quinn and produced by Yumi Araki.

Duration:00:15:40

Ghouta Burns as Syria's War Continues

2/23/2018
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On this week's show we hear from CSIS Senior Fellow Melissa Dalton and NPR's Middle East Correspondent Ruth Sherlock on the latest from Syria as the conflict takes another bloody turn. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio produced by Yumi Araki.

Duration:00:29:41

America’s New Nuclear Posture: The Russia Angle

2/12/2018
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​The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review is in part a response to what the United States sees as a changing nuclear threat from traditional adversaries. In the second part of our look at nuclear weapons strategy we look at how Russia approaches its nuclear policy and whether the new U.S. stance matches perception with reality. With CSIS Russia Program Director Olga Oliker. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:12:17

Explaining America's New Nuclear Posture

2/9/2018
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This week we discuss the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and what it means for the future of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We explore what the thinking is behind "low-yield" nuclear weapons and what long-term path this sets the United States on. WIth Rebecca Hersman and Todd Harrison. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:21:58

South Korea Prepares for the "Peace Olympics"

2/7/2018
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On this episode we look at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the siginificance of the show of unity between North and South, and what to watch for in the weeks ahead. With CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:11:10

State of the Union Special: Expert Roundtable

1/31/2018
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This week we’re looking back at President Trump’s first State of the Union address and attempting to parse out the policy from the pageantry. An all-star panel are in place to discuss everything from North Korea to the opioid crisis. Featuring CSIS Senior Vice Presidents Jon Alterman, Heather Conley, Kathleen Hicks, Michael Green, James Lewis, Steve Morrison, and Frank Verrastro. Hosted by Colm Quinn

Duration:00:28:13