The Readout

By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Hosted by Colm Quinn, The Readout dissects the big (and soon-to-be big) stories of the week in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.

Episode Date
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/r9UGa88oYx8" 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/~4/28yzUQEqZmk" 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/QAsaEs0doN0" 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/kfN_sN4p6vk" 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/o21LNbmWICI" 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/YzGYwkXT1bc" 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/QLFNdKsQJOE" 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/tVV6klloGpw" 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/FkAlqJ4Z458" 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/YFQHuVZWohs" 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/h8iFuXOGpJ0" 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/-gcaYH2ml-c" 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/cuVFSAvbi7E" 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/Yq_MQR8KT6Y" 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/-lpRKLRT7UI" 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/LDc4lYcJAMU" 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/zYV-6WpTCIg" 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/Bk2bqwSc1-A" 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/YFgR8lDWJM0" 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/uXHKXvhURLY" 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/swR16DhhABw" 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/iK5zHcfI6jw" 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/BNfipuRWyUE" 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/hHcbvQHZZ5E" 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/hg6vOS4eB9M" 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/VgsC93R5-PY" 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/gGXjmQEAyy8" 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/B6lkiBG2yv4" 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/XUahW2mKNnw" 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/K9DoEJXP3yQ" 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/ZZ7WEKcprrA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2017
Catalonia’s Independence Push, Brexit Update, and Austria’s Elections
25:26
<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/MJCrtlOkDsU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2017
The Future of The Iran Deal
15:14
<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/FIxYyRejCt0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2017
Assessing the Nuclear Options
24:45
<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/dcqgu451rAA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 29, 2017
Germany goes to the Wahllokale
24:14
<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/I6bhiNuq1Lw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 22, 2017
Myanmar's Humanitarian Crisis
22:46
<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/ThHKa2VxFe0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 15, 2017
The Four Famines Facing 20 Million People
16:35
<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/xo0iI-RraLo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 08, 2017
A New Strategy for America's Longest War
16:17
<p>This week we hear from David Sedney, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, on what's in the Trump administration's new Afghanistan policy, and whether it might work after all these years. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/6KXwxBnwOBM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2017
Mosul Liberated: ISIS in Retreat?
<p>This week we look at the battle for the city of Mosul in Iraq and how it was eventually won back from the Islamic State, almost three years after its fall. With Anthony Cordesman and hosted by Colm Quinn.</p> <p>  </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/Bz1t3qMq3HM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 19, 2017
Defusing North Korea
<p>This week we hear from Victor Cha, the CSIS Korea Chair, on North Korea's latest missile test and how the United States can begin to rein in the Hermit Kingdom. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/mtk_yCizV2Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 08, 2017
Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince
<p>On this episode we discuss the rise of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who this week became next in line to the Saudi throne after being named the new Crown Prince. We also check in on the latest developments in Qatar's rift with the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council. With CSIS's Jon Alterman and hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/OxR2qKR_McM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 23, 2017
Going Cold on Cuba
After Friday's announcement by President Trump that he was "canceling" the Obama administration's policy on Cuba, we talk to Mark Feierstein, a senior official responsible for opening Cuba under President Obama, about what changes now, and what stays put. Hosted by Colm Quinn.<br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/3aRfOfkJ3AI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 16, 2017
Qatar Gets Cut Off
<p>This week 7 governments including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with their neighbor Qatar, accusing the country of financing terrorist groups. What's behind the move, and why now? Anthony Cordesman joins us this week to explain. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/iZQRL0g5pIs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2017
Trump Pulls Out of Paris
<p>After this week's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, we talk to Sarah Ladislaw on the impact it will have on America as well as the global climate change agenda. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/8DpWZA8BxYs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 02, 2017
When All The President's Men Are Generals
<p> This week we hear from CSIS Senior Fellow Alice Hunt Friend to talk about the state of relations between the civil and military branches of government, the dangers of military politicization, as well as the growing disconnect between civilian and military life. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/oa0Vm16jCDk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2017
Trump's Middle East Trip and Iran's Elections
<p>This week President Trump embarks on a 9-day overseas trip. We'll be tackling the Middle East portion this episode with help from Middle East program director Jon Alterman. We also find time to preview Iran's presidential election. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/DPDi8qbYZr0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 19, 2017
Human Rights in an "America First" World
<p>This week we hear from Shannon Green, head of our Human Rights Initiative, to talk about how America's policy on human rights promotion abroad may shift in the Trump Administration. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/m0gE1giWHBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 12, 2017
Erdogan's Ascendancy and Turkey's Future
26:43
This show looks at Turkey's controversial constitutional referendum, the reaction to it both inside and outside the country, and how the United States should navigate an increasingly strident Erdogan government. With Bulent Aliriza and hosted by Colm Quinn.<br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/w-6xAspcMDg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 28, 2017
France's Showdown Begins
12:41
<p>On this week's podcast we hear from Europe program director Heather Conley on the fallout from the first round of France's presidential election. Hosted by Colm Quinn.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/K3-JOX7kv7Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2017
America Strikes Assad
CSIS's Jon Alterman joins the show this week to talk about the U.S. missile strikes in Syria and what this means for America's future actions in the country. Hosted by Colm Quinn.<br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/csis-podcast/~4/dPHF1KjQ8_4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 07, 2017