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Episode 149: What Soft Power Can and Cannot Do

On the first episode of 2017, host Richard Aldous welcomes Eliot Cohen back to the program to discuss his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force.

Episode 148: Will Trump Channel Kissinger?

On this week’s episode Niall Ferguson joins our host Richard Aldous to discuss what a Kissinger-inspired Trump foreign policy strategy might look like.

Episode 147: Can Trump Make Global Deals?

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous speaks with Philip Zelikow about American foreign policy under Trump.

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Episode 146: Sustaining American Grand Strategy

On this week’s episode, our host, Richard Aldous, welcomes Hal Brands to the show to talk about American grand strategy.

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Episode 145: Francis Fukuyama on Donald Trump

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous invites Francis Fukuyama back to the program to discuss—who else?—Donald Trump.

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Episode 144: What to Expect from President Trump

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous discusses what we can expect from a Trump Administration with Josef Joffe and Michael Mandelbaum.

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Episode 143: The Trump Transition and Academia’s New Challenge

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Eliot A. Cohen about the challenges of Trump’s transition before discussing the task ahead for liberal college campuses over the next four years with Artemis Seaford.

Episode 142: Donald Ascendant

On this week’s episode, host Richard Aldous discusses the election of Donald J. Trump with Walter Russell Mead.

Episode 141: Ragtime and Kleptocrats

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Ben Judah about the nefarious global threat of kleptocracy, before discussing Scott Joplin’s musical legacy with John McWhorter.

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Episode 140: Can Kiev Combat Energy Corruption?

On this week’s episode host Richard Aldous discusses Ukraine’s progress (or lack thereof) in reforming its energy sector.

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Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

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A more important question than whether the botched health bill passes the House.

Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

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