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The Readout dissects the big (and soon-to-be big) stories of the week in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The show posts every Friday and features guests from the policy community and the media, as well as CSIS's in-house experts. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

Episode Date
The Khashoggi Case: Turkey's Opportunity
13:58
<p>While Saudi Arabia has foundered in its response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's President Recip Tayyip Erdogan has attempted to use the crisis to burnish Turkey's image in the region and to help repair Turkey's relationship with the United States. CSIS Turkey Project Director Bulent Aliriza joins The Readout this week to discuss the international implications of this ongoing episode. Hosted by Colm Quinn.  </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/fYSyKTAzzK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2018
Climate Change and the Case of Jamal Khashoggi
27:17
<p>This week we look at the two big stories from the week - the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident "disappeared" in Istanbul and the US-Saudi relations fallout and the IPCC's climate change report that warns of quick action needed by the global community before 2030 to avert climate disaster. With CSIS's Jon Alterman and Sarah Ladislaw. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/XsdxI0bdSzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2018
A Week of Spies
16:44
<p>This week saw multiple countries point the finger at Russia for a string of cyberattacks, prompting the often-asked question of what a Western response would look like. China also came under scrutiny after a Bloomberg Businessweek story claimed that China had successfully inserted chips in to hardware used by Apple and Amazon, effectively allowing security backdoors into the companies. To explain it all is Jim Lewis, the CSIS resident cyber expert. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/sCtdd7yWsgM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2018
How Congress Can Make Its Mark on U.S. Foreign Policy
16:24
<p>When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, the focus - for good reason - tends to fall on the White House. But the U.S. House and Senate are not toothless when it comes to foreign affairs, and often see the world in a different way than the president. A new CSIS study seeks to define how members of Congress in both parties view the U.S. role in the world, and comes up with a new lens with which to define members. We hear from the report's leaders Kathleen Hicks, Louis Lauter, and Colin McElhinny on what this means for U.S. leadership ahead of a contentious election season. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Read the web version of the report <a href="https://www.csis.org/features/beyond-waters-edge"><i>Beyond the Water's Edge</i></a></p> <p>Read the <a href="https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/180926_Beyond_Waters_Edge4.pdf?Cu8Mibu_xB0JEBpxRgOrm2HpCoiFtbQr">full PDF here</a>. </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/fQspsju2DHM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 28, 2018
Information Warfare: Back to the Future
20:41
<p>This week's episode takes a step back in time to the 1980s and a country caught between East and West: Poland. CSIS's Seth Jones previews his new book <i>A Covert Action</i> on the previously classified story of QRHELPFUL, the CIA's program to support the Solidarity movement in Poland, the group that helped bring about the end of Soviet influence in the country. It gives us a glimpse in to the world of information warfare we experience today, as well as delivering lessons that can be applied even now. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/hyiY6fTXZKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 21, 2018
Preventing Extremism 17 Years after 9/11
16:03
<p>It's 17 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th shook America and launched the still ongoing War on Terror. But after $5.6 trillion dollars have been sunk into the endeavor, extremism continues worldwide - especially in fragile states. This week we hear from Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv Shah as well as CSIS Senior Fellow Alice Friend on a new initiative that seeks to get at, and solve, the root causes of extremism in these countries. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p> Learn more about the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States: https://www.usip.org/programs/task-force-extremism-fragile-states</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/5ZH6JbRClQk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 14, 2018
Turkey's Financial Crisis and its US Falling Out
18:58
<p>Turkey's currency and debt crisis was bad enough, but further U.S. pressure over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson means that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could be in the deepest trouble he's faced as leader. We hear from CSIS's Stephanie Segal and Bulent Aliriza on what can be done to solve Turkey's crisis, and whether the damage to U.S.-Turkey relations will be long-lasting. Hosted by Colm Quinn. </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/N01eZoqO_3Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 24, 2018
Election Interference and the 2018 Midterms
17:01
<p>The U.S. government is bracing for another round of efforts by Russia to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections, so how vulnerable is the United States this time around? We hear from James Lewis, the head of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS on what's at stake and ways the United States can deal with these measures. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/nzz7xTeXMA4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 03, 2018
America and EU Agree Trade Truce
14:17
<p>After weeks of tit-for-tat between the EU and the United States, it seems as if EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s visit to the White House has stemmed the worst of the brewing trade war. So what was agreed, and will it be enough to close the chapter on the latest trade tiff between the United States and another major economy? We hear from CSIS Senior Adviser Scott Miller on what to expect. Audio Produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/jBzH8mYHIzU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2018
The Trump-Putin Parley and Peace Breaks Out in East Africa
31:24
<p>On this week’s show we look at the fallout from this week’s meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, with Olga Oliker and Jeff Mankoff. We then turn to Dan Runde and Africa, where a frozen conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea has reached a peaceful conclusion. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/5hAxvmvRqzY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 21, 2018
Allies Reel from a Trump-torn NATO
17:53
<p>President Trump has made no secret about his feelings towards the NATO alliance, and came in all guns blazing to this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, admonishing allies for not footing more of the financial burden for defense as well as threatening that the U.S. might “go it alone.” CSIS Europe program deputy director Jeff Rathke joins the show this week to discuss what kind of effect this week has had on the NATO alliance and whether allies are measuring up in their commitment to NATO. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio produced by Yumi Araki.</p> <p>The new CSIS report available here: <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/counting-dollars-or-measuring-value">Counting Dollars or Measuring Value: Assessing NATO and Partner Burden Sharing </a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/qpieU7rq-uM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 13, 2018
The Trade War Begins and AMLO Wins
18:56
<p>At 12.01am on Friday July 6, the long-telegraphed trade war between the United States and China began with U.S. tariffs imposed on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods - and the Chinese responding in kind. How far will it go, and how does it affect the regular consumer? We hear from Bill Reinsch, CSIS's head of all things trade.</p> <p>Later in the show we hear from Mexico expert Richard Miles on Mexico's new president and how he's likely to approach the U.S.-Mexico relationship.</p> <p>Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p> For more on trade, listen to the Trade Guys: https://www.csis.org/podcasts/trade-guys</p> <p>And to keep up with developments in the Western Hemisphere, be sure to tune in to CSIS's 35 West:  https://www.csis.org/podcasts/35-west​</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/plrpXttNBKw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2018
The Trump-Putin Summit, NATO, and Europe's Trouble
21:21
This week the White House announced that President Trump would meet Russia's leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. Before that meeting, Trump travels to the NATO summit in Brussels as well as calling on Theresa May in London. On this week's show we talk to CSIS expert Heather Conley on what to look for on the upcoming trip, as well as how the EU is dealing with a less friendly United States. Hosted by Colm Quinn.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/r4eOdzfNApk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 30, 2018
Trump's Space Force and Turkey's Elections
29:03
<p>On The Readout this week: Donald Trump announced his intention to create a "space force" that would become the sixth branch of the U.S. military, CSIS space expert Todd Harrison joins the show to discuss whether that plan will get off the ground. In Turkey voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and parliament - has Erdogan done enough to secure another term? Bulent Aliriza talks through the possibilities. </p> <p>Hosted by Colm Quinn with production by Yumi Araki.</p> <p>Read Todd's latest report:<a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/space-threat-assessment-2018"> <i>Space Threat Assessment 2018</i></a>.</p> <p>And Bulent's assessment of Turkey's elections in the latest CSIS <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/erdogan-seeks-new-mandate-electoral-transition-presidential-system"><i>Commentary</i></a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/jcY0W6tbFoI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 22, 2018
| The CSIS Podcast is now The Readout
1:27
<p>The clue is in the title. As of next week, The CSIS podcast will rebrand as The Readout. This short clip from host Colm Quinn explains the thinking behind the switch. </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/1gIjr2mQ-5o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
Trump and Kim's Singapore Swing
22:59
<p>On this week's show we discuss the fallout from the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. We first hear from writer E. Tammy Kim in Seoul about how those in South Korea are reacting and then we head back to Washington to hear from CSIS's SVP for Asia Mike Green. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Read E. Tammy Kim's latest piece in the <i>New Yorker </i>"<a href="https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/south-koreans-are-still-hopeful-after-the-trump-kim-summit">South Koreans are Still Hopeful After the Trump-Kim Summit</a>" </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/R-hEFkiytk4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
Destination: Maghreb – Part 2
10:47
<p>After following the path of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa in part one, we now join them as they try to navigate life in the Maghreb where different countries have different strategies for welcoming their new arrivals. With Haim Malka. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Check out Haim’s report here: <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/destination-maghreb"> Destination Maghreb: Changing Migration Patterns in North Africa</a>.</p> <p>Music credit: “Sidi Habibi” is from the Tsikago album by Lamajamal, a Chicago-based music ensemble, and published by Intercultural Music Production.</p> <p>Subscribe to our new podcast on all things North Korea, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-impossible-state/id1389951701"> The Impossible State</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/fREU9YCyvho" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2018
Trump-Kim Summit on Ice and Maduro Holds on in Venezuela
21:04
<p>With a strongly (and at times, softly) worded letter, the proposed Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12 has been called off. We hear from Korea Chair Victor Cha on where the U.S. and North Korea can go from here. In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has been elected for a second term, but without the kind of victory he would have liked. We hear from Moises Rendon on what is happening there, and what the international community can do to help. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/6Ccorxo1GmY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2018
Destination: Maghreb – Part 1
11:57
<p>In this special two part episode, we’re looking at the trends that have made the North African Maghreb a reluctant destination for migration, as refugees from war and other dire situations find themselves cut off from sanctuary in an increasingly unwelcoming Europe. With Haim Malka. Hosted by Colm Quinn.<br />  <br /> Check out Haim’s report here: <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/destination-maghreb">Destination Maghreb: Changing Migration Patterns in North Africa</a><br />  <br /><i>Music credit: “Sidi Habibi,” is from the Tsikago album by Lamajamal, a Chicago-based music ensemble, and published by Intercultural Music Production.</i></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/S4X7QeVNJvQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2018
JCPOAin't Gonna Happen: U.S. Withdraws and Allies Split
24:05
<p>After President Trump announced that the U.S. would no longer participate in the Iran nuclear agreement or JCPOA, we discuss the impact of the decision. We cover the announcement's likely fallout in Iran, where it leaves relationships with key U.S. allies, and whether the decades long bipartisan consensus on U.S. foreign policy is on the way out. With CSIS's Heather Conley and Jon Alterman. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/YmX5msQtT2o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2018
China Talks Enter Next Round and Iran Deal on the Ropes
19:57
<p>This week we're looking at deals, some yet to be made and some that may yet come undone. First up we hear from CSIS's Anthony Cordesman on the future of the Iran deal ahead of another crucial deadline. We then turn to trade, and CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business Bill Reinsch, to talk about the latest round of trade talks between the US and China in Beijing, and whether a trade war is on the horizon. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://www.csis.org/podcasts/trade-guys">The Trade Guys</a>, the latest podcast from CSIS, on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-trade-guys/id1380336613 and everywhere else https://www.csis.org/podcasts/trade-guys</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/nGY0mrgnoME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2018
The Inter-Korean Summit and Turkey's Snap Election
22:26
<p>This week we look at the historic meeting of Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in at the DMZ and what it means for peace on the peninsula as well as the Trump-Kim summit. We also discuss Erdogan's call for a snap election in Turkey, and what he could be trying to achieve. With CSIS's Victor Cha and Bulent Aliriza. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/wCqeDrluTz4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 27, 2018
Pompeo to North Korea & an Arab force for Syria?
20:33
<p>On this week's podcast we preview next week's inter-Korean summit as well as what CIA Director Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea means for the Trump-Kim meeting. We also look at Syria and whether an Arab-led force could be part of a solution to the conflict. With Lisa Collins and Jon Alterman. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Listen to<i> Citizens in Training</i>, a new mini-series from the CSIS Middle East program: on <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1358417260">Apple Podcasts</a> and <a href="https://www.csis.org/podcasts/citizens-training">everywhere else</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/2L6iHnSqp3Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 20, 2018
Syria: Is the United States In or Out?
16:38
<p>As the United States sends mixed messages on its Syria policy, we take a look at what an American troop exit from Syria would mean and the wider issue of stabilizing a post-conflict country. With CSIS Senior Fellow Melissa Dalton. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p> Listen to CSIS's latest limited series "Citizens in Training" on <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1358417260">Apple Podcasts</a> and <a href="https://www.csis.org/podcasts/citizens-training">everywhere else</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/WCIiF5IQ4WA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 06, 2018
Kim Jong-un pulls into Beijing and Bolton joins the White House
20:22
<p>On this week's show we discuss the arrival of new National Security Advisor John Bolton as well as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping. With CSIS's Mike Green and Victor Cha. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/fQBmpatBLVE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 30, 2018
Tillerson Out and Xi’s Power Grows
22:15
This week we look at the fallout from Rex Tillerson’s exit as U.S. Secretary of State as well as what China’s abolition of presidential term limits means for Xi Jinping and the future of China. <br />  <br /> With Heather Conley, Chris Johnson, and Scott Kennedy. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.<br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/bNize5csjlw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 16, 2018
Trump’s Tariffs and the Kim Jong-Un Summit
23:41
<p>We discuss the two big stories of the week: the Trump administration’s plan to add tariffs to foreign steel and aluminum as well as the surprise summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, planned for this May. Featuring Bill Reinsch, Matthew Goodman, Stephanie Segal, and Lisa Collins. Produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/YfK40cYjXGY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 09, 2018
Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan
15:41
<p>This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered to open peace talks with the Taliban, raising the possibility of peace after decades of war. We look at what needs to be overcome for a successful peace process to take root in the country. With CSIS's Seth Jones. Hosted by Colm Quinn and produced by Yumi Araki.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/Eb16u9jD5HY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 02, 2018
Ghouta Burns as Syria's War Continues
29:42
<p>On this week's show we hear from CSIS Senior Fellow Melissa Dalton and NPR's Middle East Correspondent Ruth Sherlock on the latest from Syria as the conflict takes another bloody turn. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio produced by Yumi Araki.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/fhjK4F0DKBM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 23, 2018
America’s New Nuclear Posture: The Russia Angle
12:18
<p>​The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review is in part a response to what the United States sees as a changing nuclear threat from traditional adversaries. In the second part of our look at nuclear weapons strategy we look at how Russia approaches its nuclear policy and whether the new U.S. stance matches perception with reality. With CSIS Russia Program Director Olga Oliker. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/Rij_1J6V9_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2018
Explaining America's New Nuclear Posture
21:59
<p>This week we discuss the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and what it means for the future of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We explore what the thinking is behind "low-yield" nuclear weapons and what long-term path this sets the United States on. </p> <p> WIth Rebecca Hersman and Todd Harrison. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/l4fFEoXdBbs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 09, 2018
South Korea Prepares for the "Peace Olympics"
11:11
<p>On this episode we look at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the significance of the show of unity between North and South, and what to watch for in the weeks ahead. With CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/ypfSBQrwEKc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2018
State of the Union Special: Expert Roundtable
28:14
<p>This week we’re looking back at President Trump’s first State of the Union address and attempting to parse out the policy from the pageantry. An all-star panel are in place to discuss everything from North Korea to the opioid crisis. Featuring CSIS Senior Vice Presidents Jon Alterman, Heather Conley, Kathleen Hicks, Michael Green, James Lewis, Steve Morrison, and Frank Verrastro. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/8OCw3UKH2OU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2018
Pakistan's Power Balance Play
9:20
<p>Earlier this month, the United States announced it was freezing security aid to Pakistan in response to what it sees as a lack of action to target terrorist groups within the country. This week we discuss the implications of this move for the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, as well as how the country has deepened its relationship with China. With CSIS's Seth Jones, Jon Hillman, and <i>The Hindu</i>'s Vijaita Singh. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/MqVxiRR-fLo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 26, 2018
Winter Olympics Thaws The Peninsula
11:16
<p>After a year of fiery rhetoric from North Korea and the United States, the latest round of talks between the North and South give the impression that a thaw could be in the offing. Is this the breakthrough? We hear from Sue Mi Terry, a CSIS senior fellow. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/lJszTsC2lsw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 12, 2018
Iran's 2018 Begins With Protests
8:41
<p>This week we're talking about the protests in Iran, and what, if any, kind of reaction the United States should have. With Middle East Program Director Jon Alterman. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/Drh5t6E2W84" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2018
David Miliband on Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis
17:55
<p>This week we hear from David Miliband, the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, on his new book and what the international community, governments and individuals can do to address one of the most urgent issues of our time. Hosted by Colm Quinn. </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/t-J2JhaNk5w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 15, 2017
Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
13:15
<p>In a move that met with global condemnation, President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this week. We discuss the strategic implications of this decision and what it means for the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With Anthony Cordesman. Hosted By Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/Gak8sxf2rTg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 08, 2017
How to Counter a North Korean Missile
21:50
<p>After North Korea tested its longest-range missile yet, we discuss what kind of counter-measures the U.S. has in its arsenal and the future of U.S. missile defense. With CSIS's Tom Karako and Todd Harrison. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/wLwOTyIClbA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 08, 2017
Why a New AUMF is Needed
16:34
<p>Last week the U.S. House of Represenatives passed a resolution by 366-30 stating that current U.S. military actions in Yemen are not authorized under current legislation. It highlights the fact that the United States is operating on a Congressional authorization of military force (AUMF) that is almost two decades old. This week we discuss what this means for the United States and the importnace of the U.S. Congress's oversight role in military matters. With CSIS Senior Vice President Kathleen Hicks. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/V8RWwshvk8Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2017
Yemen's Human Catastrophe
14:51
As conditions in Yemen continue to deteroriate from a disastrous civil war, we get an update on the facts on the ground from the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick. Hosted by Colm Quinn.<br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/oW5_Isusd_I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 17, 2017
A Royal Mess: What's Happening in Saudi Arabia
14:25
<p>After the mass-arrests of dozens of royal family members in Saudi Arabia on corruption charges, we look at how Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's latest move will affect the kingdom and the wider region. With Middle East Program Director Jon Alterman. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/h60BjlNwYbY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 10, 2017
Why U.S. forces are in Niger
15:49
<p>Following the deaths of four U.S. servicemen last month in a militant ambush, the question of America’s involvement in that country and wider region have been hotly debated. This week we hear from Africa Program Director Jennifer Cooke on why the U.S. is there to begin with, the danger of over-militarizing the region, and what an African-led solution would look like. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/F0IuRosNkFg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 03, 2017
What Xi Jinping’s Ascent Means
16:04
<p>After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s elevation to Mao-like status at the Chinese Communist Party National Congress this week, we look at what his rise means for China and the rest of the world. We’re joined by CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Studies Chris Johnson. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Chris’s analysis from October 18: “<a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/xi-jinping-opens-19th-party-congress-proclaiming-new-era-his">Xi Jinping Opens 19th Party Congress Proclaiming a New Era—His</a>”</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/QhBoIFuo_yg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2017
Catalonia’s Independence Push, Brexit Update, and Austria’s Elections
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<p>On the second show this week, we talk about what’s behind Catalonia’s independence drive, how the EU-UK Brexit negotiations are stalling, and a now-familiar story: the rise of the far-right in Europe, this time in Austria. With CSIS Europe Program Director Heather Conley. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/VlgLNegHkrU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2017
The Future of The Iran Deal
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<p>As the Trump administration seems set to "decertify" the Iran Nuclear Deal, we look at what that means for the furture of the deal, as well as how it fits in to U.S. strategy toward Iran. With Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program Director and Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/76Lq68YHBTE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2017
Assessing the Nuclear Options
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<p>On this week's show we hear from Sharon Squassoni, Director of the CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program, on the state of nuclear weapons policy worldwide, and what it would take to move towards a nuclear disarmed world. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>By Sharon Squassoni:</p> <p>"North Korea Doesn’t Actually Want a Nuclear War" in <i>Fortune</i> <a href="http://fortune.com/2017/09/06/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-kim-jong-un/">http://fortune.com/2017/09/06/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-kim-jong-un/</a><br /> "How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons" in <i>Teen Vogue </i><a href="http://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-get-rid-of-nuclear-weapons">http://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-get-rid-of-nuclear-weapons</a><br /> "Banning Nuclear Weapons: What’s Next in New York?" on CSIS.org <a href="http://www.csis.org/analysis/banning-nuclear-weapons-whats-next-new-york">http://www.csis.org/analysis/banning-nuclear-weapons-whats-next-new-york</a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/svFlT252Hxo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 29, 2017
Germany goes to the Wahllokale
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<p>This Sunday, Germans go to the polls (die Wahllokale) to elect a new parliament. It's expected that Angela Merkel will carry on as Chancellor but Germany faces headwinds that this election campaign has tended to avoid. We also find time to talk about the upcoming Catalan independence referendum. With CSIS Europe program experts Heather Conley and Jeff Rathke and hosted by Colm Quinn.<br />  </p> <p>The Kremlin Playbook: https://www.csis.org/analysis/kremlin-playbook<br /> Jeff Rathke's latest piece in War On The Rocks: https://warontherocks.com/2017/09/germanys-election-wont-stop-the-slide-in-relations-with-turkey/<br />  </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/ZLrR6jRxq8k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 22, 2017
Myanmar's Humanitarian Crisis
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<p>370,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar in the past month alone. This week we talk about what has caused this crisis and what choices face Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. With Greg Poling and hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/dOZzLG0HKR0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 15, 2017
The Four Famines Facing 20 Million People
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<p>This week we hear from Kimberly Flowers, the head of our Global Food Security Project, to discuss the threat of famine in Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>Kimberly's piece on CSIS.org: <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/four-famines-alarm-bells-are-ringing-who-listening">https://www.csis.org/analysis/four-famines-alarm-bells-are-ringing-who-listening</a><br /> This week's full expert discussion: <a href="https://www.csis.org/events/four-famines-fragility-resilience-and-role-international-development">https://www.csis.org/events/four-famines-fragility-resilience-and-role-international-development</a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/LGmRI5dDte8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 08, 2017