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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

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

Pakistan's Power Balance Play

1/26/2018
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Earlier this month, the United States announced it was freezing security aid to Pakistan in response to what it sees as a lack of action to target terrorist groups within the country. This week we discuss the implications of this move for the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, as well as how the country has deepened its relationship with China. With CSIS's Seth Jones, Jon Hillman, and The Hindu's Vijaita Singh. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:09:19

Winter Olympics Thaws The Peninsula

1/12/2018
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After a year of fiery rhetoric from North Korea and the United States, the latest round of talks between the North and South give the impression that a thaw could be in the offing. Is this the breakthrough? We hear from Sue Mi Terry, a CSIS senior fellow. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:11:14

Iran's 2018 Begins With Protests

1/8/2018
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This week we're talking about the protests in Iran, and what, if any, kind of reaction the United States should have. With Middle East Program Director Jon Alterman. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:08:40

David Miliband on Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis

12/15/2017
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This week we hear from David Miliband, the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, on his new book and what the international community, governments and individuals can do to address one of the most urgent issues of our time. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:17:55

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

12/8/2017
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In a move that met with global condemnation, President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this week. We discuss the strategic implications of this decision and what it means for the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With Anthony Cordesman. Hosted By Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:13:13

How to Counter a North Korean Missile

12/8/2017
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After North Korea tested its longest-range missile yet, we discuss what kind of counter-measures the U.S. has in its arsenal and the future of U.S. missile defense. With CSIS's Tom Karako and Todd Harrison. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:21:48

Why a New AUMF is Needed

11/20/2017
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Last week the U.S. House of Represenatives passed a resolution by 366-30 stating that current U.S. military actions in Yemen are not authorized under current legislation. It highlights the fact that the United States is operating on a Congressional authorization of military force (AUMF) that is almost two decades old. This week we discuss what this means for the United States and the importnace of the U.S. Congress's oversight role in military matters. With CSIS Senior Vice President...

Duration:00:16:33

Yemen's Human Catastrophe

11/17/2017
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As conditions in Yemen continue to deteroriate from a disastrous civil war, we get an update on the facts on the ground from the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:14:50

A Royal Mess: What's Happening in Saudi Arabia

11/10/2017
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After the mass-arrests of dozens of royal family members in Saudi Arabia on corruption charges, we look at how Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's latest move will affect the kingdom and the wider region. With Middle East Program Director Jon Alterman. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration:00:14:24

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