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Episode 41: Iran’s Deadline and APEC’s Headlines

Good evening, podcast listeners! You’re in for a stellar episode this week, as we look both ahead to next week’s deadline for Iranian nuclear negotiations, and back to last week’s momentous U.S.-China agreements.

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Episode 40: Republicans Abroad and Detroit in Court

Good evening, podcast listeners! On this week’s episode Michael Barone looks at what a Republican Congress means for U.S. foreign policy, and Steven Malanga discusses the significance of Detroit’s recent bankruptcy hearings.

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Episode 39: Asymmetry in Ukraine and Turmoil in Hong Kong

Good evening, podcast listeners! Welcome to the new site, and the new home for the TAI podcast. We have an excellent episode for you this week, as we welcome Brookings Senior Fellow and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer and the director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on U.S.-China Relations Richard Rosecrance onto the show.

Episode 38: Comprehending Kobani and Diagnosing a Crisis of Courage

Good afternoon, podcast listeners! Henri Barkey stops by the show to discuss fighting in and over Kobani, and David Danelo makes his debut on the podcast to discuss this summer’s child refugee crisis on America’s border.

Episode 37: Insidious Ebola and Crude Economics

Good evening, podcast listeners. This week we invite two expert guests on the show to discuss a pair of issues that have been making big headlines lately: Virginia Tech’s Patrick S. Roberts speaks with host Richard Aldous about the international response to the deadly Ebola virus, and the CFR’s Michael Levi looks at the wide-ranging implications of plunging oil prices.

Episode 36: Francis Fukuyama on the Formation and Decay of the Modern State

Good afternoon, podcast listeners! Enjoy a special episode this Columbus Day, as TAI Chairman Francis Fukuyama returns to the show to discuss his new book Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy.

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Episode 35: Health Care Lessons and Princes Great and Small

Good evening, podcast listeners! We have a real treat for you this week, as Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry and Jakub Grygiel—both authors of pieces in the upcoming issue of the print magazine—stop by to expound on their essays.

Episode 34: What Higher Ed Gets Wrong and a Sell for Soft Diplomacy

This week, we invite two professors on the show, one to discuss the state of higher education, and the other to outline a controversial strategy for dealing with an ever more pugnacious Putin.

Episode 33: After Scotland and After History

Scotland took the high road while the College Board took the low road. Join host Richard Aldous as he talks to Professor Giovanna Maria Dore Dore about what influence the outcome the Scottish referendum might have on various other independence movements around the world, and as he and our own Nicholas Gallagher talk over the contentious proposed changes to the AP U.S. History exam.

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Episode 32: Scotland the Independent?

While Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence looks too close to call, Queen’s University Belfast professor Crawford Gribben and Walter Russell Mead discuss the underpinnings and implications of the historic vote.

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