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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Learning English began as Special English, which Voice of America launched in 1959. Special English newscasts and features were a primary fixture of VOA’s international shortwave broadcasts for more than half a century. In 2014, our line of products was expanded to include more English teaching materials, and the service became known as Learning English.
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Overwatch, an Institute for the Study of War podcast, goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.
 
Podcast from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, featuring Director Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Mike and our scholars dive into critical international issues, offering insights into the history and context of the biggest stories in the news.
 
Veteran health podcaster, blogger, and international bestselling author (Keto Clarity and The Ketogenic Cookbook) Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" discusses the current health headlines, dissect the latest medical and nutritional health research studies, and answer listener-submitted questions about the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. Submit your keto questions at KetoTalk.com.
 
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.
 
I came from the world of selling as an account manager and moved up the ranks to Director of Sales, then VP of International Sales and eventually President of Sales and Marketing. I know what it takes to sell and how to manage and motivate your sales team. I didn't read a book on selling; I LIVED IT! Selling has become tougher! It isn't what it use to be! Show up, do the dog-and-pony and close the deal! Not any more! Today's buyer has changed given access to more information. This means buye ...
 
Welcome to the War Studies podcast. We bring you world-leading research from the School of Security Studies at King’s College London, the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the study of all aspects of security, defence and international relations. We aim to explore the complex realm of conflict and uncover the challenges at the heart of navigating world affairs and diplomatic relations, because we believe the study of war is fundamental to understanding the world we live ...
 
Understanding India and its place in the world in different ways. Tune into ThoughtSpace, the Centre for Policy Research’s podcast, and delve deeper into the important issues of our time: accountability, sanitation, urbanisation, land rights, climate change, technology and society, environmental law, state capacity, infrastructure, social conflict, great power politics, identity politics, election studies, and more.
 
What stocks do you own and why do you own them? What are the fundamentals that ultimately drive stock market returns? I'm Alex Mason, an individual investor like you. Join me in my journey to decode the business behind the stock, and uncover principles and best practices for individual investors. My goal is to improve your investing process with knowledge and insight through case studies of real companies. This is the show where we explore the histories, business models, and economic charact ...
 
Using case studies that often go untouched in news media, we examine how global trends are impacting real lives and international politics. Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. We are also affiliated with TEEJ.fm, the podcast network of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville. Music: Audissey https://open.spotify.com/artist/27PasEOltfafDKVv1TPTQR
 
The podcast features discussions on African hip hop music & culture. The podcast is produced & hosted by Msia Kibona Clark and students in the Department of African Studies at Howard University and students in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. You can access all of our podcasts and blog posts on hip hop in Africa at www.hiphopafrican.com.
 
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.
 
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Telling stories: that sounds innocuous enough. But for the first chronicle in the Japanese vernacular, A Tale of Flowering Fortunes (Eiga monogatari), there was more to worry about than a good yarn. The health of the community was at stake. Flowering Tales: Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan (Harvard University Press, 2020) is the first extens…
 
Join Raj Balkaran as he discusses yoga philosophy with Ian Whicher. We begin with a discussion on how he began his journey towards yoga philosophy before probing his assertion that the Yoga-Sūtras do not advocate abandonment of the world, but rather support a stance that enables one to live more fully in the world without being enslaved by worldly …
 
Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research in the Indian city of Mumbai, Waiting Town: Life in Transit and Mumbai's Other World-Class Histories (Association for Asian Studies, 2020) is an unconventional little book – experimental in form – about how we come to know the worlds about which we write. The narrative follows the author’s fieldnotes dia…
 
Tuesday marks exactly sixty years since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin flew Vostok 1 on a lap of the globe, in what was the first manned space flight. The successful orbit took just under two hours and was a Soviet body blow to the United States, falling in the middle of a space race that had gripped the two Super Powers. Astronomer Alan Gilmore, a…
 
Samoa is awaiting final vote counts and some horse-trading to see which of two political parties will govern for the next five years. The Human Rights Protection Party or HRPP and Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) are both deadlocked on 25 seats each - with an independent holding the remaining one. FAST is less than a year old. Its leader Fia…
 
A Māori health leader says warnings about non-clinical health workers administering the Covid-19 vaccine in Māori communities are unfounded. The Nurses Organisation says a plan to train up health workers to plug the shortage of Māori nurses and doctors involved in the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out exposes decades of underinvestment in Māori health, and…
 
The New Plymouth District Council has done a flip-flop over its support for a controversial composting plant which has accumulated a 20,000 tonne stockpile of contaminated waste at its Uruti site. In an odd move, the council is looking to formally withdraw its submission in favour of renewing Remediation NZ's consents - more than two weeks after th…
 
Parts of New Zealand's east coast are so dry, farmers say they'll run out of feed before the winter. NIWA's drought index shows Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Banks Peninsula are very or extremely dry - and the forecast isn't looking much better. Some farmers say it's been 18 months since they've had a decent downpour, and want more recognition of th…
 
Many children are not getting a good education in science. The Education Review Office says only half the primary schools and early childhood centres it visited recently were teaching the subject well. The report follows in the wake of a deluge of criticism over New Zealand children's unimpressive performance in international science tests. Chris D…
 
More now on the mould-riddled conditions at Hutt Valley High School which are forcing up to 500 of its senior students to desert classrooms and study from home for two and half days a week in term two. Miranda Cross's oldest child is in year 12 at the school and faces a disrupted year. She spoke to Susie Ferguson.…
 
A justice advocate and former National Party MP says this country's drug laws have been out of date for decades. He is a signatory to an open letter from a high-powered group of dozens of individuals and organisations calling for drugs to be treated as a health issue. Justice Minister Andrew Little has poured cold water on the calls to overhaul the…
 
Hundreds of senior students from one of Wellington's biggest high schools are being forced to study from home because their classrooms are riddled with toxic mould. Hutt Valley High School is blaming the Ministry of Education, saying officials have known about the problems for years and failed to act. Scott Evans from the Ministry says it has done …
 
The Māori Party is under police investigation for failing to declare more than $300,000 in donations - and could be staring at a hefty sanction. The party's president Che Wilson says it was an honest mistake but that hasn't stopped the Electoral Commission asking police to probe three large donations received in the leadup to last year's election. …
 
Hundreds of protestors are back on the streets in the US state of Minneapolis after the fatal shooting of a black man on Sunday local time. Daunte Wright, 20, was stopped for a traffic violation when an arresting officer opened fire. He was killed mere miles from where George Floyd died last year. Police have used tear gas and stun grenades to subd…
 
Hundreds of senior students from one of Wellington's biggest high schools are being forced to study from home because their classrooms are riddled with toxic mould. The principal of Hutt Valley High School's is blaming the Ministry of Education saying officials have known about the problems for years and failed to act. Scott Evans, the Ministry of …
 
Hundreds of senior students from one of Wellington's biggest high schools are being forced to study from home because their classrooms are riddled with toxic mould. The principal of Hutt Valley High School's is blaming the Ministry of Education saying officials have known about the problems for years and failed to act. Charlotte Cook reports.…
 
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…
 
Many coronavirus restrictions have been lifted in Britain today, after months of lockdown. Restaurants and pubs in England can now serve customers outside, and non-essential shops have re-opened in England and Wales, with queues of eager shoppers forming. The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urged everyone to "behave responsibly" as gyms and …
 
A health expert is lambasting the Government for its handling of border workers' Covid-19 testing records. The Government is to make it compulsory for all employers of border workers to use a national register to supply up-to-date info on their staff's routine Covid-19 tests. While some employers were already using the register, others were keeping…
 
Hundreds of senior students at Hutt Valley High school will be forced to study from home until their classrooms filled with toxic mould are fixed. Year 12 and 13 pupils will spend two and a half days a week studying remotely, after 13 classrooms, three bathrooms and a dance studio were closed because they were uninhabitable. The school says it spen…
 
The Māori Party President is blaming volunteers misinterpreting the rules for its failure to declare more than 300,000 dollars in donations. Any donation of over 30,000 must be declared to the Electoral Commission within 10 working days. Three gifts above that threshold were made between March and October last year, but were only recently declared …
 
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 …
 
Today I talked to Pedro Gustavo Teixeira about his new book The Legal History of the European Banking Union: How European Law Led to the Supranational Integration of the Single Financial Market (Hart, 2020) Since 1950, the political and economic integration of Europe has tended to accelerate through functional mini-unions: coal and steel, nuclear p…
 
Today on New Books in History, a channel on the New Books Network we are joined by Kenneth L. Shonk, Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to talk about his new book, Ireland’s New Traditionalists: Fianna Fail Republicanism and Gender, 1926 – 38, out this year, 2021, with Cork University Press. The creation of Fianna Fáil in 1926…
 
New Zealand will hold a memorial for Prince Philip after his formal funeral in the UK this coming weekend. Flags are being flown at half mast across the country to acknowledge his passing and a 41-gun salute was held in Wellington yesterday in commemoration. Canterbrian Lisbeth Clements, who is a big fan of the Duke of Edinburgh, appreciates the ch…
 
A Bay of Plenty family are having to move out of their home because of a rezoning of land due to risk. In 2005, the Awatarariki fanhead on the coast of Matatā flooded with slurry, rocks and timber following heavy rainfall. No one died, but property was damaged and a managed retreat process began. At the start of this month, a regional council plan …
 
A new report out this morning is exposing gaps in New Zealand's risk management. One of the authors - Sir Peter Gluckman - says the role of Government is to keep its citizens, environment and economy safe. Yet, he says, high-risk but predictable and inevitable events are often ignored by politicians and the policy community. Sir Peter spoke to Susi…
 
It was a golden weekend for Super Rugby Aotearoa fans - at least for those who wanted nail biting finishes. Both games were drawn after 80 minutes and went to golden point extra time. The Chiefs toppled the Highlanders via an 86th-minute penalty on Saturday, while the Crusaders upset Hurricanes supporters a day later when David Havili snapped the w…
 
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