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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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
TYFYS is a conversation with practitioners, experts, and you about the relationship between the military and civilians. We explore scholarship and current policy debates, interview prominent thinkers and leaders, and engage our audience on vital issues of national security and civil-military relations. Brought to you by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, TYFYS reaches across the country and around the world to engage people in debates about the military, democracy, and security.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
The CSIS Americas Program anchors the center’s work on this region with the objective to elevate the discussion to the strategic level. CSIS’s programming primarily focuses on the effect of impunity and abuse of power on defense and security sector priorities, the impact that the erosion of democratic practices and institutions has on vulnerable populations, and the consequences of forced displacement and involuntary migration. The Americas Program collaborates closely with other CSIS Progra ...
 
CSIS is a leader in researching, analyzing and identifying defense and security threats around the globe. CSIS programs study a wide range of Defense and Security issues as well as the evolution of past, present, and future defense and security policy worldwide. This research is led by the International Security Program (ISP), which houses Defense Budget Analysis, the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG), the Missile Defense Project, the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), Civil-Militar ...
 
Hosted by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer with H. Andrew Schwartz, “About the News” is series of conversations with the top people reporting the news, about the news, and its impact on politics and policy. A collaboration between the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU, Schieffer and Schwartz host a weekly discussion with the most interesting people working in legacy media, digitally native platforms, social media companies, and t ...
 
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Charlie Sykes, Founder and Editor-at-large of The Bulwark and host of The Bulwark podcast joins the show to discuss the campaign to minimalize the events of January 6, tribalism in the Republican Party, and the prospects for bipartisanship in our fractured politics.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys review the confirmation hearing of Katherine Tai, President Biden’s pick for U.S. Trade Representative. Plus, they’ll take a look at the administration’s diplomatic outreach to meet the China trade and technology challenge. And, Andrew and the Trade Guys react to the administration’s decision to let a cont…
 
In the first episode of our new series, SWSP x Girl Security, host Beverly Kirk is joined by Girl Security scholar Meaghan Burnes and AEI’s Dr. Kori Schake. The group discuss the difference between patriotism and nationalism, and how the events of January 6, 2021 will shape this question in America.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
Ashish Jha, a determined optimist, gives the Biden administration an A- for its first six weeks. The picture today is “dramatically better.” “A light switch went on after January 20,” when states could suddenly ask for – and receive – help. An “extraordinary bump-up” in vaccinations is underway: “We have more vaccines coming than we will know what …
 
In this episode of the ChinaPower Podcast, Ambassador Derek Mitchell joins us to discuss the implications of the 2021 Myanmar coup for China-Myanmar relations. Ambassador Mitchell analyzes the current state of China-Myanmar relations, describes its historical development, and outlines China’s interests within the region after the coup. Ambassador M…
 
This week Mike is joined by Mireya Solis, director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, to discuss the regional trade architecture of the Asia-Pacific. The two start off by analyzing the geopolitical significance of RCEP and CPTPP, and what …
 
Summary:Sanctions expert and Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies George A. Lopez draws on his extensive research and experience in sanctions design and peace building to explain the advantages and drawbacks of targeted economic sanctions as a diplomatic tool, particularly in how they enable the US to intervene in nuclear threats, corrupt regimes, a…
 
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, the NYT’s health policy correspondent, returned to our podcast to reflect on the first month of the Biden administration. Its approach “could not be more different” than that of the Trump administration. The transition has “brought order,” the pieces are “ a lot more buttoned-down.” Caution is a watchword: the President does no…
 
Andrew and the Trade Guys break down President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent meeting. Plus, they explain the significance of a dispute between advanced battery makers LG Chem and SK Innovation. And, they react to the Biden administration’s to pursue a national security defense at the WTO in a dispute with Hong Kong.…
 
In this week’s episode of Pekingology, Jude Blanchette is joined by John Yasuda, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University to discuss his research on the development of China's financial and equity markets, and how these intersect with Beijing's political priorities.By Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
Beverly Kirk is joined by fellow podcast hosts Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs and LTC Brittany Lloyd, AUSA’s Army fellow, for a discussion of Army Matter’s ArmyRealTalk podcast which focuses on issues of interest to next-gen soldiers, leaders, and their families.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Leo Li, the Director of the Content Lab at the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). They discuss how Taiwan’s creative industries have adapted in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the increasing importance of 5G and digital technology, and potential avenues of collaboration between Ta…
 
This week on Babel, Jon Alterman talks with Ambassador James Jeffrey, who recently finished serving as the Secretary of State's special representative for Syria engagement and as the special envoy to defeat ISIS. Ambassador Jeffrey talked about Turkey's Middle East policy, how to think about Turkey's versus Erdogan's views, and if Turkey has any al…
 
In this crossover episode with the newest CSIS podcast, Mexico Matters, host Mariana Campero speaks with Ken Smith, Mexico’s Chief USMCA negotiator and with the CSIS Trade Guys, Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch, about the new USMCA— which was signed two years ago by President Lopez Obrador. They dive deep into how some of his policies run counter to t…
 
Title: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy: The Importance of Law and Humanitarian Values on the BattlefieldAn Interview with Colonel Ian Brasure by Evan MullerSummary: In this episode of ‘Students Talk Security’, Evan Muller will discuss Col. Brasure's career, the importance of international law, his involvement in humanitarian operations, and curren…
 
Summary: On our second episode of Outside the Box, Mike and Jim discuss U.S.-Israel relations after the Trump Administration. Under the 45th President, the United States moved closer to the positions of the Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud government than any previous Administration, recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, moving…
 
The next-gen women scholars of the CSIS International Security Program take over the podcast to discuss the national and international security challenges ahead for the new Biden administration. This conversation is hosted by Christine Brazeau and features Emma Bates, Suzanne Claeys, Catrina Doxsee, Grace Hwang, Devi Nair, Simone Williams, and Make…
 
How do we go beyond rhetoric that rarely translates into concrete and strategic action? In our 10th episode in partnership with African Arguments, Judd Devermont is joined by Deborah Malac (former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda), Maria Burnett (CSIS), and Michael Mutyaba (African Arguments contributor) to discuss recommendations for foreign partners and…
 
Even before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, preventive services, diagnostics, and treatments for pediatric HIV lagged far behind the comparable tools for adult populations. Recognizing that progress had stalled, in 2017 the Vatican convened leaders from pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, research institutions, and community organiza…
 
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys break down reports that China is mulling export restrictions on rare earth minerals, a move that could imperil production of U.S. military planes and other high-tech goods. They’ll analyze how the Biden administration is reforming the Trump administration’s view that economic security is a component of nat…
 
Margarita R. Seminario sits down with Gerardo Berthin, Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Programs at Freedom House. Gerardo introduces Freedom House's new tracker, "Election Watch for the Digital Age" and explains the methodology Freedom House uses to determine how digital technologies are disrupting electoral processes around the world. …
 
Chris Murray kindly returned to the podcast for another round. We know now that variants increase transmissibility “by quite a bit,” and have the potential to increase the fatality rate and escape vaccines, lowering efficacy rates. The Novavax trial, ominously, showed that one variant can reinfect individuals previously infected. It’s a new, uncert…
 
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison of CSIS and Dr. Kee Park of Harvard Medical School to talk about Covid-19 in North Korea. They discussed what we know and don't know about the lockdown and the severity of the health situation there, and what to expect moving forward with how the Biden adminis…
 
In this episode, Dr. Luke Patey joins us to discuss the implications of China’s rise in a dynamic world and how the rest of the world should respond. Dr. Patey challenges the idea that an ascendant China will lead to a world in which small developing countries become a sphere of influence for China. Alternatively, he contends smaller nations are no…
 
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys give former President Trump his final trade policy grade now that there’s data for his entire term. Plus, they’ll break down new staffing announcements at USTR and what it signals about the Biden Administration’s approach to trade policy. Plus, the Trade Guys react to WTO members coalescing around Ngozi Ok…
 
In this episode of Building the Future, Dan Runde is joined by Gloria Steele, Acting Administrator for USAID, to discuss the future of global development strategies in the Indo-Pacific region. Dan and Gloria start off by discussing Gloria’s time spent in the Philippines and the specific challenges the country continues to face in its development tr…
 
CSIS Senior Associate, Nina Easton spoke with Kathy Warden, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Northrop Grumman for a Smart Women, Smart Power event. The pair discussed defense in the 21st century, including the impact of Covid-19 on business and women in STEM and defense. This event was sponsored by Citi.…
 
…if you are fed misinformation from the top of the US government. Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist joined us to reflect on his life and where our country is. “I have radically changed my life … for the better. Refocused my life on nature.” In his 12 years in the Senate, he was the only doctor who had taken care of a patient… the only scient…
 
This week on Babel, Jon Alterman talks with Dr. Hanaa Almoaibed, visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics Middle East Centre and research fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Dr. Almoaibed talks about her research on how Saudi's youth view vocational schools, entrepreneurship, and Vision 2030. Then, J…
 
This week, Mike is joined by Asia and human rights expert Ellen Bork, contributing editor at American Purpose, to discuss the geopolitics of Tibet and what it means for the Asia Chessboard. The two begin by discussing Tibet’s strategic significance in the region, including the influence of Tibetan Buddhism and China’s strategic approach to its “cor…
 
The Pack takes a break from the world of finance and spends some time on focusing on what may be the most important and misunderstood topic in the world today: COVID-19 vaccines. Jessica Steier, DrPH, PMP and Andrea C. Love, Ph.D. take us from the origins of vaccination to the current global pandemic. Dr. Steier and Dr. Love have extensive experien…
 
Central to the green revolution and technologies of the future, cobalt is found in some of the most conflict-stricken and unjust places on earth. What is the industry's current approach to responsible sourcing? Pamela Fierst-Walsh (U.S. Department of State), Mike Jobbins (Search for Common Ground), and Laurent Kasindi (Search for Common Ground) joi…
 
Moises Rendon sits down with Ambassador Francisco Santos Calderón, Colombian Ambassador to the United States and former Vice President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. They discuss the humanitarian impact of the Venezuelan migrant crisis playing out in neighboring Colombia and the security repercussions of growing criminal presence along the border. …
 
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal and the Trade Guys react to new comments on the U.S.-China relationship from President Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi. The Trade Guys also break down Biden’s decision to reimpose aluminum tariffs on the UAE, and explain why it’s now more profitable to …
 
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