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Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.

Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.
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Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.

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Episodes

Ben Cardin on how Trump is driving Democrats and Republicans together

11/20/2017
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Senator Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discusses where the committee stands on new sanction on Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and diplomatic solutions to the North Korea standoff. The senator also delves into how Republican and Democratic lawmakers are banding together to push back on President Trump's foreign policy statements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:33:10


Episode 41: Inside the secret back-channel North Korea talks

11/13/2017
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For years, Suzanne DiMaggio and Joel Wit have been quietly meeting with North Koreans to talk about the country’s nuclear program. Since Trump was elected, DiMaggio and Wit have watched an initial outreach descend into a fury of name-calling, mutual recriminations and military escalation. DiMaggio and Wit give listeners a rare glimpse into the sensitivities of negotiating with North Korea, debunk assumptions about Kim Jong Un and give their takes on how concerned we should be about nuclear...

Duration: 00:33:55


Sexism on America's front lines: Part Two

11/7/2017
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This week, a special part two of The Global Politico, our report on the everyday culture of sexual harassment — and sexism — that still plagues women who dare to represent America in the world. This episode features interviews with Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, a key figure in pushing for more women in national security, and Deborah James, the second woman secretary of the Air Force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:45:40


Episode 40: Sexism on America’s front lines

11/6/2017
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Six women with careers in national security sit down with Susan Glasser to explore the challenges they've faced as they step up to participate in the policy debates about America’s place in the world. Frequently, they find themselves so outnumbered that even offenses which would stir outrage in many other workplaces are still so commonplace they are hardly remarked on. Laura Rosenberger, Evelyn Farkas, Mieke Eoyang, Loren Schulman, Kathleen Hicks and Julianne Smith explore how they've...

Duration: 01:08:46


Episode 39: James Clapper: The Russians have succeeded beyond their wildest expectations

10/30/2017
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The former director of national intelligence has emerged publicly as one of President Donald Trump’s foremost critics and he wants you to know that no matter how much Trump rants about the “Russia hoax,” the 2016 hacking was not only real and aimed at electing Trump, but constituted a major victory for a dangerous foreign adversary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:44:53


Episode 38: The myth about the great and horrible Putin

10/23/2017
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s richest man until he was jailed for a decade by Vladimir Putin, joins The Global Politico to discuss opposing Putin, the price he paid, and the current status of the liberal resistance. Plus, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum joins the show to discuss similarities between Stalin and Putin, dissidence in Russia and the extent of Putin's power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:42:30


Episode 37: Ai WeiWei: 'China is laughing about this situation'

10/16/2017
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Legendary Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei talks about Trump, Western democracy and the plight of refugees around the world. Weiwei is making a strong case for himself as America’s leading dissident of the Trump era. Authoritarian leaders in China and elsewhere are the beneficiaries of Trump and the crisis of American democracy, said Weiwei, who spent four years under house arrest and forbidden to leave China before being allowed to leave the country two years ago. Learn more about...

Duration: 00:36:58


Episode 36: Tom Cotton, the Senate's Trump whisperer

10/9/2017
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Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton sits down with Susan Glasser to discuss the role of President Trump's national security team and the course of action advisers should take if they disagree with the president, the senator's thinking on an Iran strategy, and how Trump's foreign policy is keeping in a bipartisan tradition that started with Truman in 1945. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:43:30


Episode 35: Iran's Foreign Minister has some things he wants to say to Donald Trump

10/2/2017
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Our guest on this week's Global Politico is Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif. We had an extensive interview late last week in New York, responding to President Trump’s extraordinary public assault on the nuclear deal the United States and other world powers concluded with Iran during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Duration: 00:48:08


Episode 34: Tony Blair says the left has lost its way

9/25/2017
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Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair sits down with Susan Glasser in New York City to discuss the similarities between Brexit and Trump, negiotating peace in the Middle East and the populism of the far left.

Duration: 00:35:14


Episode 33: Twitter Man vs. Rocket Man

9/18/2017
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Back in July, President Donald Trump was already escalating his rhetoric against North Korea as it became clear the rogue state was on the brink of a major breakthrough in its nuclear program, development of a ballistic missile capable of striking the continental United States. Still, he insisted, “I don’t draw red lines,” and wouldn’t be sucked into doing so.

Duration: 01:13:50


Episode 32: Are Democrats more than the Party of Not Donald Trump?

9/11/2017
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On this week's episode of The Global Politico, a group of leading Democrat strategists reconvene a year later to debate their election losses, the diagnosis of why Trump beat them in 2016, and how much to stake themselves on an oust-him-at-all-costs strategy now. Their internal battles may not be as sexy as the unprecedented hostile takeover of the GOP by an outsider president not beholden to it – yet they are just as consequential.

Duration: 00:57:22


Episode 31: Dealing With Hurricane Trump, with Jeh Johnson

9/4/2017
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Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security chief, on the many crises, natural and otherwise, of the Trump era. Much of America’s fourth-largest city is still underwater, as the drowning of Houston rapidly becomes the costliest disaster in U.S. history. President Trump is threatening a major confrontation with Congress over funds to build his proposed border wall with Mexico.

Duration: 00:57:28


Episode 30: For all his fire and fury, Trump hasn’t changed much

8/28/2017
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A look back on the first seven months of the Trump administration, Susan Glasser walks through ten lessons we've learned about Donald Trump's foreign policy philosophy since he took office.

Duration: 00:56:46


Episode 29: The new Cold War?

8/21/2017
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This week The Global Politico examines whether America and Russia are really doomed to clash on the world stage, how we got Vladimir Putin so wrong — and what’s next for the Kremlin leader. Is it a new Cold War? Are we Russian hands too obsessed with making Putin and his country a boogie man in American politics today?

Duration: 01:13:26


Episode 28: The Republican war within

8/14/2017
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The Republican Party under President Trump is a party divided, one at war with itself. Torn between a leader who came to office vowing to drain the Washington swamp – and the swamp creatures in his own party who now run both houses of Congress. This week, The Global Politico convened two groups of Republicans - a group of party insiders here in Washington, the ones Trump and Company are throwing the bombs at, and a group of pro-Trump Republicans who want a war with Mitch McConnell and then...

Duration: 00:59:59


Episode 27: What it's like to watch a democracy die in Venezuela

8/7/2017
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Hannah Dreier joins The Global Politico this week to recount her experience covering the Venezuela crisis, as an AP correspondent. She takes listeners inside what it is like to live through complete upheaval and the crazy things you get used to when your home is falling apart. Hannah was robbed, snatched by the secret police and bought Cheerios on the black market. This is a story about an oil rich country that has lines for bread and milk and toilet paper, the world’s highest crime rate,...

Duration: 00:42:32


Episode 26: Why the Middle East hated Obama but loves Trump

7/31/2017
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, fresh from a summit with Trump, explains a region in turmoil. The tone was measured, but taken together his comments amount to a striking and stark indictment of Obama and much recent U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Duration: 00:28:47


Episode 25: The Trump White House’s war within

7/24/2017
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Until a couple weeks ago Laurel Miller was America’s top diplomat charged with dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Miller joins The Global Politico for an exclusive interview on the State Department shutting down SRAP (the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan) and lays out the tale of the increasing dismemberment of the State Department under Trump and Tillerson.

Duration: 00:51:21


Episode 24: Don’t compare Trump to Nixon. It’s unfair to Nixon.

7/17/2017
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This week's guest, Elizabeth Drew, wrote the book, Washington Journal, as a real-time diary of how the American political world handled the spiraling Watergate investigations. Susan and Elizabeth discuss how Nixon is — and isn’t — like Trump, why our new president has already in her view committed an impeachable offense and whether Congress is up to the job of dealing with a constitutional crisis once again. Subscribe to The Global Politico's Monday morning newsletter here:...

Duration: 00:48:38

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