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Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us.

Language:

English

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Voice of America - PCUSA Washington, D.C. 20237 USA


Episodes

The Politics of Tax Reform - November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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On this edition of Encounter, John Fortier, Director of The Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, discuss with host Carol Castiel the latest domestic and foreign policy issues dominating the US political landscape from tax reform to the fallout from US President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia.

Duration: 00:24:59


President Trump Visits Asia - November 10, 2017

11/10/2017
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On this edition of Encounter, Walter Lohman, Director of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation and Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, talk with host Carol Castiel about the implications and outcomes of President Donald Trump’s extensive trip through Asia.

Duration: 00:24:59


Gravitational Waves and Merging Neutron Stars - November 03, 2017

11/3/2017
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Scientists recently announced that they not only detected elusive gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein, but also visually observed the cosmic event that created them. Benjamin Shappee (University of Hawaii) and Anthony Piro (Carnegie Observatories), two of the astronomers who were among the first to observe the event, join host Rick Pantaleo to talk about this breakthrough and its significance in the science community.

Duration: 00:24:59


Africa: Niger, Somalia and Kenya Election Re-run - October 27, 2017

10/27/2017
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J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives and Director of Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, and Joshua Meservey, Senior Policy Analyst for Africa and the Middle East at the Heritage Foundation discuss US counter-terrorism operations in Africa, especially in Niger and Somalia, as well as fallout from Kenya’s do-over election with host Carol Castiel.

Duration: 00:24:59


President Trump Decertifies Iran Deal - October 20, 2017

10/20/2017
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Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Iran Analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Ahmad Majidyar, Fellow and Director of the Iran Observed Project at the Middle East Institute, discuss with host Carol Castiel the ramifications of the Trump Administration’s failure to recertify the Iran nuclear deal.

Duration: 00:24:59


Roots and Implications of Catalonia’s Referendum - October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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Carles Castello-Catchot the Chief of Staff of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council and Garret Martin, Professor in the School of International Service at American University discuss with host Carol Castiel the historic roots of Catalonia’s quest for greater autonomy, miscalculations by both Madrid and the secessionists in the run-up to and conduct of the vote on October 1st and options and implications going forward.

Duration: 00:24:59


US Politics Update - October 06, 2017

10/6/2017
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Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way and John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discuss an array of domestic and foreign policy issues with host Carol Castiel from the mass shooting in Las Vegas to failed Congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, to hurricane relief, and tax cut proposals.

Duration: 00:24:59


German Elections Analysis - September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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Angela Merkel won a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany but the far-right AfD Party also gained seats for the first time since World War II, complicating her leadership. Kenneth R. Weinstein, President and CEO of The Hudson Institute and Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discuss with host Carol Castiel the ramifications of the German election results for Germany, the European Union and the world.

Duration: 00:24:59


Religious Freedom around the World - September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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On this edition of Encounter, Katayoun Kishi, research associate at Pew Research Center and Kent Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute, discuss the US Department of State’s most recent Annual Report on International Religious Freedom with host Carol Castiel.

Duration: 00:24:59


Rohingya Crisis - September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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In the aftermath of the latest crackdown on Muslim Rohingya in Burma, also known as Myanmar, Christina Fink, Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University and Lex Rieffel, Senior Fellow on Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution discuss with host Carol Castiel root causes of the conflict between the indigenous Rohingya population in Myanmar and the predominantly Buddhist Burmese, and what steps should be taken to peacefully resolve the issue.

Duration: 00:24:59


Opioid Crisis - Part 2 - September 08, 2017

9/8/2017
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On Part II of this edition of Encounter, we continue our discussion about the opioid crisis in America with Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, and VOA TV correspondent Chris Simkins. They talk with host Carol Castiel about alternatives to opioids and the role of local communities, individuals and the...

Duration: 00:24:59


America's Opioid Crisis - September 01, 2017

9/1/2017
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On this edition of Encounter we address the opioid crisis in America. Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, discuss the causes and scope of the crisis in the United States with host Carol Castiel.

Duration: 00:24:59


Confederate Statue Controversy - August 25, 2017

8/25/2017
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More than 150 years after the last shots of the US Civil War were fired, a divisive controversy is raging among many Americans over whether statues, erected to honor those who led and fought for the Confederacy, should be removed from public display or left to stand untouched. Host Rick Pantaleo and his guests discuss various aspects of this contentious issue.

Duration: 00:24:59


Growing Crisis in North Korea - August 18, 2017

8/18/2017
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Anthony Ruggiero, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Harry Kazianis, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy and Senior Editor at The Center for the National Interest, analyze the heated rhetoric and provocative actions surrounding the growing crisis with North Korea. Listen for it on Encounter!

Duration: 00:24:59


The Future of Democracy in Africa - August 11, 2017

8/11/2017
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Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council and Joshua Meservey, Senior Analyst for Africa and the Middle East at the Heritage Foundation, discuss with host Carol Castiel the significance of the Rwandan and Kenyan elections as well as look ahead to the elections in Angola. What do they mean for the future of democracy on the continent? Listen for it on Encounter, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:25:00


Prospects for Peace in the Middle East - August 04, 2017

8/4/2017
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Encounter Host Carol Castiel discusses prospects for Middle East peace and the recent dispute over security at a sacred site for both Jews and Muslims with two experts - Ghaith al-Omari of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Natan Sachs from Brookings' Center for Middle East Policy.

Duration: 00:24:59


Does Universal Healthcare Mean Less Choice for Patients? - July 28, 2017

7/28/2017
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Join host Rick Pantaleo and his guests as they discuss who should have the moral authority to determine the healthcare of our children and ourselves. Rick is joined by Kristian Niemietz, Institute of Economic Affairs in London, Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and professor at Boston University's School of Public Health, and Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.

Duration: 00:24:59


What Now for Iraq? - July 21, 2017

7/21/2017
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Host Carol Castiel discusses the political configuration of Iraq following its recent successes against ISIS with guests Daniel Serwer of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and Jennifer Cafarella, a Lead Intelligence Planner at the Institute for the Study of War.

Duration: 00:24:59


U.S. - Russia Relations - July 14, 2017

7/14/2017
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David Satter, Senior fellow and Russia expert at the Hudson Institute, and John Herbst, former Ambassador to Ukraine and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, discuss with host Carol Castiel the fraught relationship between the United States and Russia and to what extent the Trump-Putin meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, either helped or hurt prospects for improving ties.

Duration: 00:24:59


Encounter - July 07, 2017

7/7/2017
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Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society and Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Latin America Policy Analyst at the CATO Institute, discuss with host Carol Castiel the political and economic crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s partial reversal of US-Cuba policy. Listen for it on Encounter, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59

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