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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his colleagues from ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
With experts on economic policy and finance, business and trade, development, energy, and technology, CSIS offers a 360-degree perspective on economic trends in an interconnected world. Our research and programs examine the role of economics as an influence on foreign policy and the use of diplomacy as a means to improve economic outcomes. CSIS’s work in this realm is spearheaded by: Economics Program Scholl Chair in International Business Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS ...
 
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.
 
CSIS looks at how rapidly changing technology and cybersecurity are affecting the world in the twenty-first century. Issues covered include intelligence, surveillance, encryption, privacy, military technology, space, and more. Programs leading the research on this topic include the Technology Policy Program and the International Security Program. Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.
 
Join Kathleen Hicks, senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as she speaks with experts on the most important defense debates in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.
 
2020 was a year unlike any other in the 40 year history of HIV/AIDS. The Covid-19 pandemic, as it carries into 2021, poses the gravest geopolitical threat ever to the progress achieved in recent decades in the field of HIV/AIDS: unprecedented disruptions, social and economic instability, lives at risk, and uncertainty about the continuity of operations. AIDS 2021 explores the debates now rapidly unfolding over these shocks and how to mitigate them: how can we adapt to protect, and sustain pr ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
In recent years, Europe has experienced a series of profound challenges: economic turbulence, terrorist attacks, a migration crisis, Russian aggression, Brexit, and a larger ongoing crisis of political confidence in European institutions and leaders. The Europe Program undertakes programmatic work that covers both U.S. and European responses to these crises. Other relevant programs include the Russia and Eurasia Program, the Turkey Project, the International Security Program, and others. Fin ...
 
CSIS's Asia portfolio includes the broader Asia Program encompassing numerous endowed chairs and programs — the Freeman Chair in China Studies, the Japan Chair, the Korea Chair, the Economics Program, the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, the Southeast Asia Program, the China Power Project, and the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics. Asia also features heavily in the work of other CSIS programs, including the International Security Program, Energy and National Securit ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
Led by the Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS explores policies and regulations, commercial frameworks, and technological solutions that determine our energy future while balancing economic, environmental, and security priorities. In collaboration with leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits, the Energy Security and Climate Change Program leads projects, events, and publications to help decision makers understand these challenging dynamics. Find the latest res ...
 
Now in its 11th consecutive year, the series is a partnership between CSIS and The Schieffer College of Communication in Fort Worth, Texas. The school is named after Schieffer, who is an alumnus. The series is made possible with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Moderated by Bob Schieffer, the dialogues are thoughtful panel discussions featuring senior officials, lawmakers, journalists and experts who discuss critical issues of national security, foreign policy and glo ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Hong Kong has again erupted in protest over frustrations with Beijing’s increasingly iron-clad rule. In response, embattled Hong Kong government leader Carrie Lam has authorized aggressive police tactics. Communist Party of China leader Xi Jinping has threatened to send in domestic security forces to quell the demonstrators. In “Hong Kong on the Brink,” CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette and Chief Communications Officer Andrew Schwartz unpack the latest developments in thi ...
 
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U.S. active-duty military personnel and reservists have participated in a growing number of domestic terrorist plots and attacks, according to new data from CSIS. The percentage of all domestic terrorist incidents linked to active-duty and reserve personnel rose in 2020 to 6.4 percent, up from 1.5 percent in 2019 and none in 2018. Similarly, a grow…
 
In this episode of Russian Roulette, Heather sits down with Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, who previously served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of State, and Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires in U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan, and Nicole B. Aandahl, the director of CSIS’s…
 
This week, Jane Nakano (CSIS) talks with Representative Elaine Luria about energy and climate priorities for Representative Luria’s district. Representative Luria was first elected to represent Virginia’s Second Congressional District in 2018. Her district includes many coastal communities as well as 8 military installations. Previously, she served…
 
This week, Mike is joined by Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and senior fellow for China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to explore the evolution of Xi Jinping’s leadership and China’s current foreign policy strategy. Liz argues that there is continuity between Xi’s strategy and that of his …
 
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys follow up on the impacts of the Suez Canal blockage and discuss the pending Biden decision on an ITC fight over batteries. Plus, they discuss what the future of vaccine distributions will look like at the WTO. And, the Trade Guys react to a recent Gallup Poll results on U.S. trade views.…
 
Host Beverly Kirk is joined by Miriam Wugmeister, Partner at Morrison & Foerster and Co-Chair of its Global Privacy and Data Security Group, for a conversation about some of the digital issues the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light, from cyberattacks and ransomware to privacy breaches.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
In this episode, Dan Runde is joined by Michael Jarvis, Executive Director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a donor collaborative working to expand the impact and scale of transparency, accountability, and participation interventions. Dan and Michael kick-off their conversation by talking about the importance of transparency and a…
 
This week on Babel, Jon Alterman talks with Jessica Obeid, energy consultant, a senior global advisor at the London-based consultancy Azure Strategy, and an academy associate with Chatham House's Energy, Environment, and Resources Programme. They talk about the Lebanese power sector and what its shortcomings tell us about broader fissures in Arab s…
 
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. Sue Mi Terry and Mr. Eric Brewer to talk about their op-ed for Foreign Affairs outlining a realistic bargain with North Korea, what we know of the trilateral meeting among U.S.-Japan-Korea national security advisors in Annapolis last week, and what to expect of Biden’s North Kore…
 
In this episode of Russian Roulette, Heather sits down with Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. They discuss the key takeaways from a U.S.-Japan-Russia Tra…
 
Caitlin Welsh, Director of the CSIS Global Food Security Program, rejoined the podcast to discuss how Covid-19 has increased food insecurity in the U.S. and abroad. She also shared her insights into how the Biden administration can take action to strengthen food security, emphasizing that in the U.S., it’s not an issue of food supply, but of econom…
 
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal and the Trade Guys discuss the Suez Canal blockage and its implications for trade and manufacturing. They also get into the recent TIFA suspension with Burma and discuss the G7 and the future of digital trade negotiations. The Trade Guys also say goodbye, good luck, and thank you to Jack!…
 
In this special Spanish-language episode, Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Piero Corvetto, the Head of Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE). Piero introduces the vital role of the ONPE in Peruvian elections and explains the measures being undertaken to ensure citizens can vote safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. They discuss t…
 
In this episode of the ChinaPower Podcast, Dr. Agatha Kratz joins us to discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Dr. Kratz provides background on the history and past successes of the BRI from 2013-2020. She argues that, prior to the pandemic, China’s BRI was at a low point. There were fewer contracts a…
 
This week, Bloomberg energy and commodity reporters Javier Blas and Jack Farchy join Ben Cahill (CSIS) for a discussion of their new book, The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources. Their discussion focuses on the influential role that commodity traders have played in global oil markets over the past four dec…
 
In this episode of Russian Roulette, Heather sits down Georgy Safonov, visiting fellow with our program and director at the Center for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow; and Nikos Tsafos, deputy director and senior fellow at the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program. They discuss what…
 
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal and the Trade Guys discuss the U.S., EU, UK, and Canada’s coordinated action against China for human rights abuses in Xinjiang. Plus, they’ll break down a flurry of diplomacy from Katherine Tai, the new U.S. Trade Representative. And they’ll take a look at Intel’s decision to invest in two new semiconductor …
 
In this week's episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Yeling Tan, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and Kyle Jaros, an Associate Professor of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. They discuss the critical -- and surprising -- role that provinces play in China's economic polic…
 
In the final episode of our new series, SWSP x Girl Security, host Beverly Kirk is joined by Girl Security scholar Carolina Permuy and former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence Carmen Medina. The group discusses issues of justice, mercy, and transparency in the intelligence community and why decision-makers should change the way they think about w…
 
In this episode, Andrew and Navin are joined by Chris Young, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President for Business Development. They discuss the SolarWinds attack, U.S. vulnerability to cyberattacks, the role of corporate leadership in cybersecurity, and more. Before his current role at Microsoft, where he is responsible for the company’s global busine…
 
In this episode, Dan Runde is joined by Christos Makridis, a Digital Fellow with the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT and a Research Assistant Professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dan and Christos sit down to discuss Christos’ article, “New Research Shows Religious Liberty Drives Human Flourishing — An…
 
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha is joined by Dr. Michael Green and Dr. Sue Mi Terry of CSIS to talk about the results of the “2+2” meetings by Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin in Japan and Korea last week, and the path forward for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
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