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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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Washington, DC

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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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@colmfquinn

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English


Episodes

Germany goes to the Wahllokale

9/22/2017
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This Sunday, Germans go to the polls (die Wahllokale) to elect a new parliament. It's expected that Angela Merkel will carry on as Chancellor but Germany faces headwinds that this election campaign has tended to avoid. We also find time to talk about the upcoming Catalan independence referendum. With CSIS Europe program experts Heather Conley and Jeff Rathke and hosted by Colm Quinn. The Kremlin Playbook: https://www.csis.org/analysis/kremlin-playbook Jeff Rathke's latest piece in War...

Duration: 00:24:13


Myanmar's Humanitarian Crisis

9/15/2017
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370,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar in the past month alone. This week we talk about what has caused this crisis and what choices face Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. With Greg Poling and hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:22:45


The Four Famines Facing 20 Million People

9/8/2017
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This week we hear from Kimberly Flowers, the head of our Global Food Security Project, to discuss the threat of famine in Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Kimberly's piece on CSIS.org: https://www.csis.org/analysis/four-famines-alarm-bells-are-ringing-who-listening This week's full expert discussion: https://www.csis.org/events/four-famines-fragility-resilience-and-role-international-development

Duration: 00:16:33


A New Strategy for America's Longest War

8/30/2017
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This week we hear from David Sedney, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, on what's in the Trump administration's new Afghanistan policy, and whether it might work after all these years. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:16:16


Mosul Liberated: ISIS in Retreat?

7/19/2017
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This week we look at the battle for the city of Mosul in Iraq and how it was eventually won back from the Islamic State, almost three years after its fall. With Anthony Cordesman and hosted by Colm Quinn.

Defusing North Korea

7/7/2017
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This week we hear from Victor Cha, the CSIS Korea Chair, on North Korea's latest missile test and how the United States can begin to rein in the Hermit Kingdom. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:14:34


Defusing North Korea

7/7/2017
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This week we hear from Victor Cha, the CSIS Korea Chair, on North Korea's latest missile test and how the United States can begin to rein in the Hermit Kingdom. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:14:34


Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince

6/23/2017
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On this episode we discuss the rise of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who this week became next in line to the Saudi throne after being named the new Crown Prince. We also check in on the latest developments in Qatar's rift with the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council. With CSIS's Jon Alterman and hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:12:22


Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince

6/23/2017
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On this episode we discuss the rise of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who this week became next in line to the Saudi throne after being named the new Crown Prince. We also check in on the latest developments in Qatar's rift with the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council. With CSIS's Jon Alterman and hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:12:22


Going Cold on Cuba

6/16/2017
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After Friday's announcement by President Trump that he was "canceling" the Obama administration's policy on Cuba, we talk to Mark Feierstein, a senior official responsible for opening Cuba under President Obama, about what changes now, and what stays put. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:09:02


Qatar Gets Cut Off

6/8/2017
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This week 7 governments including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with their neighbor Qatar, accusing the country of financing terrorist groups. What's behind the move, and why now? Anthony Cordesman joins us this week to explain. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:14:21


When All The President's Men Are Generals

5/25/2017
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This week we hear from CSIS Senior Fellow Alice Hunt Friend to talk about the state of relations between the civil and military branches of government, the dangers of military politicization, as well as the growing disconnect between civilian and military life. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:23:24


Trump's Middle East Trip and Iran's Elections

5/19/2017
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This week President Trump embarks on a 9-day overseas trip. We'll be tackling the Middle East portion this episode with help from Middle East program director Jon Alterman. We also find time to preview Iran's presidential election. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:13:08


Human Rights in an "America First" World

5/12/2017
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This week we hear from Shannon Green, head of our Human Rights Initiative, to talk about how America's policy on human rights promotion abroad may shift in the Trump Administration. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:12:47


Erdogan's Ascendancy and Turkey's Future

4/28/2017
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This show looks at Turkey's controversial constitutional referendum, the reaction to it both inside and outside the country, and how the United States should navigate an increasingly strident Erdogan government. With Bulent Aliriza and hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:26:42


France's Showdown Begins

4/25/2017
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On this week's podcast we hear from Europe program director Heather Conley on the fallout from the first round of France's presidential election. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:12:40


America Strikes Assad

4/7/2017
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CSIS's Jon Alterman joins the show this week to talk about the U.S. missile strikes in Syria and what this means for America's future actions in the country. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:10:31


Trump's Climate Changes

3/31/2017
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CSIS Energy and National Security Program Director Sarah Ladislaw talks us through the ins and outs of this week's executive order rolling back President Obama's climate change agenda. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:13:36


The World's Youngest Country Faces Starvation

3/28/2017
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South Sudan is facing a large scale food crisis and famine in parts of its territory that threatens to unravel an already unstable country. This week we hear from our Africa director Jennifer Cooke on how this crisis unfolded, and what can be done to help. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:11:21


St Patrick's Day Special: The North Remembers

3/17/2017
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On this week's podcast, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day by talking about how Brexit could imperil peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and what kind of plans the UK has to address the issue. We also find time for an analysis of the general election results in the Netherlands. This week we're joined by journalist Naomi O'Leary, and we begin by discussing the important issue of pint diplomacy. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Links to O'Leary on: Dutch Elections PoliticoBrexit's effect on Northern...

Duration: 00:20:31

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