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Energy 360 examines the energy landscape from the intersection of policy, markets, technologies, and geopolitics. With commentary from leading energy and CSIS experts, we provide context and perspective on the most critical issues shaping energy today. Hosted by the CSIS Energy and National Security Program.
 
Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
 
Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.
 
Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
The CSIS Americas Program podcast looks at the politics and policies of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere. It especially focuses on U.S. engagement with the region, whether on trade, diplomacy, or security issues like drugs and terrorism. Guests include top policymakers from the U.S. and other countries.
 
Dan David is a Freedom of Speech activist in the global financial markets and the founder of Wolfpack Research, a short-biased activist research firm. He is considered an expert on China's markets and security and has presented at prestigious think-tanks and conferences such as the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), Ergo - Global Flashpoint, and the Sohn Investment Conference. Dan is featured as the lead protagonist in a ground-breaking documentary, "The China Hustle," which ...
 
Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
 
North Korea is the Impossible State. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insider's discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority. Email your questions to ImpossibleState@csis.org.
 
Unpacking Impact explores how rapid digital transformation shapes economics, culture, jobs, and public policy. What can you do now to prepare for the impact of rapid digital transformation? How can business leaders, policymakers, and entrepreneurs evolve with this seismic trend? Co-hosted by CSIS’s own Andrew Schwartz and investor / entrepreneur Navin Thukkaram, this podcast aims to answer these questions by speaking with thought leaders in the center of the action.
 
Russian Roulette takes a look at the politics, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia through both interviews and lively discussion with experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and around the world. Hosted by CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program experts Olga Oliker and Jeffrey Mankoff.
 
Shannon N. Green, director and senior fellow of the CSIS Human Rights Initiative and managing director of CSIS’s Commission on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), explores the violent extremism phenomenon – its causes, manifestations, and responses. In each episode, Shannon sits down with a different expert or practitioner, building a mosaic of voices and perspectives on CVE from all around the world.
 
Should banks offer treasury services for free? Why is the Bank Secrecy Act such a problem for community banks? Join CSI's Andy Goldstein and Laura Sewell as they discuss the latest fintech trends and topics with banking executives, industry experts and thought leaders.
 
Human rights are an important component of the stability and security of any state. CSIS examines critical issues affecting human rights and human security around the world, as well as opportunities to enhance and broaden support for universal freedoms. CSIS research on this topic is led by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI). Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.
 
China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
CSIS is renowned as the leading center of Arctic research in Washington. Through research projects and analyses, it has produced countless reports and hosted senior level discussions with Canadian, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, and American officials on political, economic, and social development trends in the Arctic and their importance for the United States, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship. Its efforts have increased public debate on and awareness of Arctic issues among policymake ...
 
The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and former senior national security council official Michael Green takes the debate beyond the headlines of the day to explore the historical context and inside decision-making process on major geopolitical developments from the Himalayas to the South China Sea. Experience the hard calls and consequential debates that drive US policy towards this criti ...
 
The Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD), studies the central role of the private sector, private actors, and emerging actors in development with the U.S. Government. The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development builds on CSIS’ ongoing work in trade, governance, and economic development in areas of conflict and post-conflict. The Global Food Security Program provides guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance and agricultural development programs are sustainable ...
 
Pandemic Planet is the new podcast from the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security. Pandemic Planet delves deeply into the global health security challenges facing the world. Through candid interviews with diverse global experts and leaders, Pandemic Planet will help you understand the stark geopolitical, economic, security and societal challenges we face, including the imperative for renewed and high-level U.S. international leadership. We explore bold new ideas and tech ...
 
Climate change represents an unprecedented global challenge. This new podcast hosted by Sarah Ladislaw of the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program features conversations with global experts to discuss their Theories of Change, and what they think are the most necessary near-term steps and longer-term strategies to ensure a manageable climate for future generations.
 
The Middle East Program heads CSIS’s work on the region, which analyzes a wide range of political, security, and socioeconomic issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention to the ways that changes in the Middle East and North Africa have effects beyond the region. Subscribe
 
Major areas of focus include regional security, domestic politics, economic development, trade and transit, defense technology, and energy, among others. CSIS also analyzes the political and economic relationships between the states of the former Soviet Union and other critical geopolitical actors, including the United States, the European Union, and the states of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Greater Middle East. This work is anchored by the Russia and Eurasia Program and supplemented ...
 
Everywhere you look these days terrorism and violent extremism dominate the headlines. Whether you follow what is happening in Afghanistan or Iraq, or in the West writ large, we are inundated with news of attacks by groups and individuals fighting for a 'cause'.In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counterterrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts 30-year Canadian ...
 
America has an unusual history. It did not begin with ethnic homogeneity or a long, shared cultural history. It began as a set of ideals enshrined in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In “The Engine Room of Democracy,” CSIS President and CEO John J. Hamre discusses with former government officials and policymakers how the fundamental ideals in our constitutional democracy are applied every day and why these ideals should remain the bedrock of our society.
 
AI. Social Media. Blockchain. Gene-edited babies. Are these the greatest innovations in history or the greatest threat to humanity? Humanity, Wired makes sense of the human rights impact of technology today and tomorrow. Host Amy Lehr, Human Rights Initiative director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with human rights defenders, policymakers and technologists to discuss how to make technology work for us, not against us.
 
*The course Understanding Chinese Politics was offered to CSIS staff and interns in July of 2014. Lectures were given by Christopher K. Johnson, Bonnie Glaser and Matthew Goodman as described by the topics below. Supplemental materials have been included with this iTunes U course for additional context and knowledge. China’s Domestic Politics: Chris Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, analyzes Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rapid consolidation of power and its im ...
 
Through a series of expert interviews, this podcast mini-series explores some of the most pressing questions raised by the CSIS Middle East Program report, “Citizens in Training: Conscription and Nation-building in the United Arab Emirates.” Hear from leading experts on the Gulf, the UAE, and modern militaries in general what the UAE’s bold experiment in military conscription as a nationbuilding tool reveals about the leadership’s diagnosis of its key challenges at a pivotal moment in its na ...
 
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Phil Gurski joins CBC's Ginella Massa to discuss the latest news about the Muslim family killed in targeted hit and run in London, Ontario. About the host Phil Gurski: Phil is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Pr…
 
In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys discuss solar panel production in Xinjiang and what import bans on polysilicon could mean for supply chains and climate change goals. They also go over the latest on GSP and MTB renewal in Congress. Plus, the Trade Guys discuss recent developments on the lumber dispute with Canada and what …
 
In this "Best of" 35 West episode, Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Logan Coleman, a Program Manager at the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF). They discuss the challenges faced by Venezuelan youth and women in the Caribbean, an often-overlooked host destination for migrants. Logan explains the value of using a gender lens to understan…
 
CSIS Americas Deputy Director, Maggie Seminario, guest hosts this week's Building the Future episode on Gender Equity and Financial Inclusion. In this episode, we talk with Mia Mitchell (from the U.S. Department of State) and Sonja Kelly (from the Women's World Banking) to understand the barriers we face to enabling inclusive access to finance to w…
 
EPISODE 99 - In recent years some have said that Islamist terrorism is a thing of the past. AQ, ISIS and others are not as dangerous as they once were and we can see this in the lower level of activity of late. Is this accurate? Borealis talks to former UK FCO official Suzanne Raine on why vigilance is the better strategy. Read What should we do wh…
 
This special "best of ChinaPower" episode examines the trajectory of Chinese military developments and national strategy, as well as key findings of the 2020 Department of Defense (DoD) annual report to Congress entitled Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China. Our guest, Mr. Chad Sbragia, then-Deputy Assistant S…
 
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), the senior House appropriator and a respected national leader on health security at home and abroad, has served on the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security since 2018. In this wide-ranging conversation, he reflects on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre of the Black Greenwood community; the “succe…
 
Canada is an outlier in the Western world in not having a separate foreign intelligence devoted to HUMINT. The conversation sometimes comes up that maybe we should create one - but where and how? In this Quick Hits episode, former CSIS Intelligence Analyst Phil Gurski looks at what Canada should do in this regard. See also: I, spy: Does Canada need…
 
This week, Ben Cahill (CSIS) is joined by Brian O’Callaghan and Jesse Burton to discuss how Covid-19 recovery can be more just, equitable and green. Brian is Lead Researcher and Project Manager of the Oxford University Economic Recovery Project, and Jesse is with the University of Cape Town and a Senior Associate with E3G, where she provides analys…
 
This week, Mike sits down with Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at American University, to unpack Amitav’s new book, ASEAN and Regional Order: Revisiting Security Community in Southeast Asia. Amitav and Mike assess the current state of ASEAN, its durability, and the meaning of ASEAN…
 
On June 6, 2021, a man rammed a pickup truck into Muslim Pakistani Canadian pedestrians at an intersection in London, Ontario, Canada. Four people were killed, and another was wounded; all were from the same family. The attack was the largest mass killing in London’s history. It was condemned by Canadian leaders, and called terrorism by Prime Minis…
 
This week, The Pack visits with a friend of the show, Crocker Coulson (@crockercoulson on Twitter). Crocker is the CEO of AUM media and is an award-winning investor-relations and corporate communications advisor for the last two decades. Crocker takes The Pack though his childhood watching avant-garde films, his time at Yale and his encounter with …
 
Krishna Udayakumar explains how he systematically assembled data to make sense of the fast-moving global marketplace in vaccines, amid the pandemic, building on prior trust with private and public entities, and positioning the Duke Global Health Innovation Center as the go-to source. Starting in late 2020, that meant painting the picture of worseni…
 
In this episode of the Trade Guys, Scott and Bill recap the EU-US summit with Heather Conley. They discuss updates from the summit, including the Boeing-Airbus truce, steel and aluminum tariffs, and the Trade and Technology Council. Plus, they discuss the outlook for a US-UK FTA. And, they go over the recent demarche issued by the US regarding the …
 
Host Beverly Kirk is joined by Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine for a conversation on the Biden Administration’s vaccine roll-out plan. They discussed vaccine hesitancy, new Covid-19 variants, and vaccine distribution and access. Additionally, they discussed Dr. Levine’s historic appointment as the first Se…
 
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan is joined by Ambassador Javier Rupérez, former Spanish Ambassador to the United States for the second part of their conversation. They begin by discussing the diminishing role of Christian Democratic Parties within Europe. They then shift into the importance of NATO, the differing views on China and Russi…
 
Episode 98 - Spies and cops have related, but different, responsibilities. The former live in the shadows while they collect intelligence. The latter are more open as they collect evidence to lay charges and go to court. How do we square these two professions? Borealis is joined by former RCMP strategic analyst Angus Smith to discuss these and othe…
 
This week, The Pack visits with the great sage Joe Nocera, (@opinion_joe on Twitter). Joe is an award-winning and bestselling author, columnist, investigative journalist, and now podcaster. His latest work, “The Shrink Next Door”, has been turned into a series on Apple TV starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn. This Pulitzer Prize nomin…
 
Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission, has launched an ambitious fast-moving planning effort to scope what a commission on the pandemic in America would examine, how it would be organized, what value it would deliver, how it would navigate our treacherous political terrain, why it needs to move fast to nail down what happ…
 
Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Dr. Jennie K. Lincoln, a Senior Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean at The Carter Center on peace initiatives, to discuss the deterioration of democracy, human rights, and governance in Nicaragua under the Ortega regime. They cover the lack of conditions for elections in November, the challenges faced b…
 
In this episode, Dan is joined by Ambassador Javier Rupérez, former Spanish Ambassador to the United States. They begin by discussing Rupérez's experiences growing up under the Franco regime and his initial political experiences in organizations that opposed the dictator. After university, Rupérez joined the Spanish foreign service where he was exp…
 
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