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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

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


Why U.S. forces are in Niger

11/3/2017
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Following the deaths of four U.S. servicemen last month in a militant ambush, the question of America’s involvement in that country and wider region have been hotly debated. This week we hear from Africa Program Director Jennifer Cooke on why the U.S. is there to begin with, the danger of over-militarizing the region, and what an African-led solution would look like. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:15:48


What Xi Jinping’s Ascent Means

10/25/2017
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After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s elevation to Mao-like status at the Chinese Communist Party National Congress this week, we look at what his rise means for China and the rest of the world. We’re joined by CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Studies Chris Johnson. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Chris’s analysis from October 18: “Xi Jinping Opens 19th Party Congress Proclaiming a New Era—His”

Duration: 00:16:03


Catalonia’s Independence Push, Brexit Update, and Austria’s Elections

10/13/2017
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On the second show this week, we talk about what’s behind Catalonia’s independence drive, how the EU-UK Brexit negotiations are stalling, and a now-familiar story: the rise of the far-right in Europe, this time in Austria. With CSIS Europe Program Director Heather Conley. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:25:25


The Future of The Iran Deal

10/12/2017
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As the Trump administration seems set to "decertify" the Iran Nuclear Deal, we look at what that means for the furture of the deal, as well as how it fits in to U.S. strategy toward Iran. With Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program Director and Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:15:13


The Future of The Iran Deal

10/12/2017
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As the Trump administration seems set to "decertify" the Iran Nuclear Deal, we look at what that means for the furture of the deal, as well as how it fits in to U.S. strategy toward Iran. With Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program Director and Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Duration: 00:15:13


Assessing the Nuclear Options

9/29/2017
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On this week's show we hear from Sharon Squassoni, Director of the CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program, on the state of nuclear weapons policy worldwide, and what it would take to move towards a nuclear disarmed world. Hosted by Colm Quinn. By Sharon Squassoni: "North Korea Doesn’t Actually Want a Nuclear War" in Fortune http://fortune.com/2017/09/06/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-kim-jong-un/ "How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons" in Teen Vogue...

Duration: 00:24:44


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

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