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FP's First Person

By Foreign Policy

Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.

  1. 1.
    Haven America or Fortress America?07/13/2020
    25:27
  2. 2.
    HOTM: The Solutions Under Our Noses07/01/2020
    32:58
  3. 3.
    HOTM: The Future of Green Energy06/29/2020
    30:38
  4. 4.
    HOTM: When Climate Hits Home06/26/2020
    26:32
  5. 5.
    HOTM: Extreme Weather Resilience06/24/2020
    29:13
  6. 6.
    HOTM: What Would Greta Do?06/19/2020
    29:08
  7. 7.
    HOTM: Why Bold investments Matter06/17/2020
    30:06
  8. 8.
    Lebanon's Arab Spring?06/15/2020
    30:02
  1. 9.
    HOTM: Adapting to a Drier Planet06/10/2020
    32:41
  2. 10.
    Spies of the UAE06/08/2020
    32:54
  3. 11.
    HOTM: Talking Green Without Seeing Red06/03/2020
    30:58
  4. 12.
    The Future of Hong Kong06/01/2020
    33:16
  5. 13.
    HOTM: A New Plan for the Amazon05/27/2020
    31:13
  6. 14.
    The Referendum That Changed Ireland05/25/2020
    30:30
  7. 15.
    HOTM: Food 2.0 05/20/2020
    27:04
  8. 16.
    Meltdown at Chernobyl05/18/2020
    34:16
  9. 17.
    The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy05/11/2020
    30:28
  10. 18.
    HOTM: Making Cities Greener05/08/2020
    29:22
  11. 19.
    Introducing Season Two of I Spy05/04/2020
    37:45
  12. 20.
    A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah04/27/2020
    32:14
  13. 21.
    Introducing Heat of the Moment04/20/2020
    30:52
  14. 22.
    How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need04/13/2020
    28:57
  15. 23.
    The Ongoing Impunity of Mohammed bin Salman 04/06/2020
    36:21
  16. 24.
    Draft Episode for Mar 27, 202003/30/2020
    32:42
  17. 25.
    The Marie Antoinette of Shoes Returns03/23/2020
    31:18
  18. 26.
    Introducing: Don't Touch Your Face03/16/2020
    19:09
  19. 27.
    Death of a War Correspondent03/09/2020
    35:47
  20. 28.
    How Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Fear and Loathing to Win Elections03/02/2020
    26:45
  21. 29.
    The Other Brexit02/24/2020
    33:13
  22. 30.
    A Truce with the Taliban02/17/2020
    30:10
  23. 31.
    The Filmmaker Who Took On Bolsonaro02/10/2020
    32:42
  24. 32.
    The President Who Played One on TV02/03/2020
    33:14
  25. 33.
    Counseling John McCain01/27/2020
    33:50
  26. 34.
    The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin01/21/2020
    28:29
  27. 35.
    A Fateful Decision that Led to the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis01/13/2020
    35:17
  28. 36.
    The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States01/06/2020
    26:38
  29. 37.
    The Truth About the U.S. War in Afghanistan12/30/2019
    31:27
  30. 38.
    The Documentaries of 201912/23/2019
    29:04
  31. 39.
    The Books of 201912/16/2019
    30:39
  32. 40.
    Corbyn and the Jews12/09/2019
    23:12
  33. 41.
    An American in Mosul12/02/2019
    34:44
  34. 42.
    Iranian Spy Games Revealed11/25/2019
    26:11
  35. 43.
    Introducing I Spy11/15/2019
    32:59
  36. 44.
    The Syrian Filmmaker Who Risked Her Life to Document the Atrocities in Aleppo11/08/2019
    32:42
  37. 45.
    BONUS EPISODE: The Jerusalem Murder That Set Off a War11/06/2019
    16:54
  38. 46.
    The Jerusalem Murder that Set Off a War11/01/2019
    24:05
  39. 47.
    And Now the Hard Part—How to Manage North Korea10/28/2019
    28:43
  40. 48.
    Lebanon's Arab Spring?10/25/2019
    30:43
  41. 49.
    When the U.S. Turns its Back on Allies10/18/2019
    30:56
  42. 50.
    How North African Migrants Ended Up in Permanent Detention10/11/2019
    30:26
  43. 51.
    Bonus Content: Roundtable Discussion on China10/08/2019
    36:43
  44. 52.
    Why Hong Kongers Are Still Protesting Against Chinese Rule10/04/2019
    28:51
  45. 53.
    And Now the Hard Part: Resetting the U.S. Relationship with Saudi Arabia09/30/2019
    30:47
  46. 54.
    Why for Some Spaniards the Wounds of the Civil War Never Healed09/27/2019
    28:51
  47. 55.
    Haven America or Fortress America?09/20/2019
    26:49
  48. 56.
    Roots of a Quagmire09/13/2019
    34:28
  49. 57.
    The Future of Kashmir09/09/2019
    25:52
  50. 58.
    Death on Everest08/30/2019
    40:55
  51. 59.
    How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need08/23/2019
    28:52
  52. 60.
    How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators08/16/2019
    26:45
  53. 61.
    The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy08/09/2019
    29:05
  54. 62.
    Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul08/02/2019
    29:03
  55. 63.
    A Survivor’s Struggle to Care for Her People and Herself07/26/2019
    25:21
  56. 64.
    A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah07/19/2019
    32:24
  57. 65.
    Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor07/12/2019
    25:22
  58. 66.
    A Dream Deferred 07/05/2019
    33:37
  59. 67.
    The Dirty Residue of Brazil's Car Wash Probe06/28/2019
    26:37
  60. 68.
    The Tragedy of Mohamed Morsi06/21/2019
    32:46
  61. 69.
    How an Extradition Bill Became a Red Line for Hong Kongers06/14/2019
    33:16
  62. 70.
    Death and Debris at 30,000 Feet06/07/2019
    39:11
  63. 71.
    Shot by Israelis, Healed by Israelis05/31/2019
    30:38
  64. 72.
    The Referendum That Changed Ireland05/24/2019
    30:30
  65. 73.
    How Richard Holbrooke Represented America's Best and Worst Impulses05/17/2019
    36:20
  66. 74.
    How Assad’s Brutality Inspired Courage and Compassion Among Some Syrians05/10/2019
    18:33
  67. 75.
    How Algerians Ousted Bouteflika05/03/2019
    26:51
  68. 76.
    Thirty Years After Tiananmen Square04/26/2019
    35:19
  69. 77.
    The Butcher of Bosnia on Trial04/19/2019
    29:14
  70. 78.
    How Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Fear and Loathing to Win Elections04/12/2019
    26:37
  71. 79.
    How to Defeat Political and Religious Extremism04/05/2019
    27:40
  72. 80.
    Inside the Fall of the Islamic State03/29/2019
    23:41
  73. 81.
    Meltdown at Chernobyl03/22/2019
    34:02
  74. 82.
    How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 1703/15/2019
    28:17
  75. 83.
    Toward a More Feminist Foreign Policy03/08/2019
    25:08
  76. 84.
    China's War on Uighurs03/01/2019
    30:33
  77. 85.
    Inside the Battle to Decriminalize Homosexuality in India02/22/2019
    26:11
  78. 86.
    Paellas for the People02/15/2019
    28:49
  79. 87.
    How the Taliban Won02/08/2019
    31:39
  80. 88.
    Preview: Seeking Peace02/05/2019
    28:10
  81. 89.
    Venezuela Unraveled02/01/2019
    31:34
  82. 90.
    An American Captive in Iran01/25/2019
    32:58
  83. 91.
    Budapest Blues01/18/2019
    30:39
  84. 92.
    Climate Change Evangelist01/11/2019
    29:52
  85. 93.
    The China Syndrome01/04/2019
    24:19
  86. 94.
    Why Economists Hate Tariffs 12/27/2018
    27:44
  87. 95.
    Are Brazilians Ready for Bolsonaro?12/20/2018
    28:24
  88. 96.
    The Brexit Rubik's Cube12/14/2018
    28:25
  89. 97.
    Shot in Sri Lanka, Shelled in Syria12/07/2018
    32:16
  90. 98.
    Costa Rica’s War on Climate Change11/30/2018
    28:43
  91. 99.
    Inside China’s Reeducation Camps11/23/2018
    27:16
  92. 100.
    ‘To Be a Journalist in Turkey Means You’re Ready to Sacrifice Everything’11/16/2018
    29:55
  93. 101.
    ‘How Do You Balance a Million People Murdered Against 22 Defendants?’11/09/2018
    28:50
  94. 102.
    Not Just Bombs but Economic Warfare11/02/2018
    29:14
  95. 103.
    Flirting with Fascism10/26/2018
    30:00
  96. 104.
    ‘They Took Them Quietly. All of Them Are in Jail Today.'10/19/2018
    30:16
  97. 105.
    A note to our listeners10/19/2018
    2:02
  98. 106.
    In Negotiations with Iran, ‘There’s Always One More Thing’10/12/2018
    28:00
  99. 107.
    The Spanish Fraud10/05/2018
    24:02
  100. 108.
    Limit Migration to Save Migration09/28/2018
    28:09
  101. 109.
    The Bombings the World Forgot 09/21/2018
    36:30
  102. 110.
    Talking to the Taliban09/14/2018
    30:09
  103. 111.
    Wrong Place, Wrong Time09/07/2018
    32:13
  104. 112.
    The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley08/31/2018
    27:11
  105. 113.
    Why Was a Private Israeli Intel Firm Digging Up Dirt on This Former Obama Administration Official?08/24/2018
    18:24
  106. 114.
    He Didn’t Know the Klan Handshake. It Almost Cost Him His Life.08/17/2018
    34:42
  107. 115.
    Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer but Regime Insiders will Profit08/10/2018
    29:37
  108. 116.
    The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley08/03/2018
    27:11
  109. 117.
    ‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’07/27/2018
    31:00
  110. 118.
    The Woman Who Defied Iran07/20/2018
    22:53
  111. 119.
    When Ronnie Met Mikhail​07/13/2018
    29:48
  112. 120.
    Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.07/06/2018
    25:05
  113. 121.
    They Took the Children for a Bath and Never Brought Them Back06/29/2018
    26:49
  114. 122.
    He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing its Torture Program. So He Took It. 06/22/2018
    24:47
  115. 123.
    Stalin Falsified the Data, Then Killed the Statisticians06/15/2018
    19:32
  116. 124.
    This American Visited North Korea’s Most Sensitive Nuclear Sites. What He Saw Blew His Mind.06/08/2018
    23:19
  117. 125.
    Rohingyas Were Shot, Hacked With Machetes, and Then They Made for the Border06/01/2018
    20:07
  118. 126.
    Why Was a Private Israeli Intel Agency Digging Up Dirt on This Former Obama Administration Official?05/25/2018
    25:51
  119. 127.
    How To Haggle With a Dictator05/19/2018
    30:53
  120. 128.
    The Untold Story of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 199505/11/2018
    22:48
  121. 129.
    The Road Ahead with North Korea05/04/2018
    16:56
  122. 130.
    Reporter’s Notebook: Brazil’s Forgotten Children and Russia’s #MeToo Problem04/27/2018
    26:11
  123. 131.
    What Comes Next in Syria?04/20/2018
    13:52
  124. 132.
    Reporter’s Notebook: Germany’s Family Reunification Problem04/13/2018
    17:40
  125. 133.
    How Far Will China Go? 04/06/2018
    29:19
  126. 134.
    The Double Life of Nikki Haley03/30/2018
    22:10
  127. 135.
    Is Democracy Dying?03/22/2018
    37:22
  128. 136.
    What to Expect From Talks With North Korea 03/15/2018
    24:03
  129. 137.
    The State Department's #MeToo Moment03/08/2018
    34:26
  130. 138.
    The Strange Legal Journey of the Trump Dossier03/02/2018
    26:57
  131. 139.
    Bonus Episode: Susan Glasser Joins the E.R. to Talk Trump, Russia and All Those Indictments02/23/2018
    31:40
  132. 140.
    A Former Peace Negotiator Muses on Trump and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process02/22/2018
    40:42
  133. 141.
    The Mysterious Origins of a DHS Report Calling for Sunni Muslim Surveillance02/15/2018
    25:41
  134. 142.
    How Far is Too Far for Israel’s Targeted Killings?02/08/2018
    26:44
  135. 143.
    The Olympics on The E.R.: Figure Skater and Two-time Olympian Sasha Cohen Weighs in on Athletes and Mental Health, North Korea, and the “Olympic Truce”02/02/2018
    23:25
  136. 144.
    The Olympics on The E.R.: What Can We Learn From Past Olympics Ahead of PyeongChang? 02/01/2018
    21:20
  137. 145.
    After ISIS01/25/2018
    28:05
  138. 146.
    Meet the Godfather of Modern Counterinsurgency01/18/2018
    35:52
  139. 147.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Beam Me Up, Santa" Edition12/22/2017
    1:03:22
  140. 148.
    What Are Billionaires Doing to the Space Industry?12/19/2017
    28:24
  141. 149.
    Meet the Unsung Codebreakers of the Second World War12/11/2017
    37:22
  142. 150.
    Rational Security: The "When You’re President They Let You Do It" Edition12/08/2017
    51:32
  143. 151.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Power of Delusional Thinking" Edition11/30/2017
    48:23
  144. 152.
    What’s Next for the Middle East?11/28/2017
    44:09
  145. 153.
    Spies, Lies and the Murder of a President11/21/2017
    32:37
  146. 154.
    Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?11/17/2017
    33:59
  147. 155.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "DMs on the DL" Edition11/16/2017
    48:11
  148. 156.
    Trump’s Big Asian Adventure 11/10/2017
    33:23
  149. 157.
    The E.R. Presents: Lawfare and FP’s Bar Review Live11/07/2017
    1:11:45
  150. 158.
    Can Anyone Stop the Tragedy in Myanmar — Before It’s Too Late? 11/03/2017
    30:21
  151. 159.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Million Dollars in Rugs" Edition11/02/2017
    49:21
  152. 160.
    From Moscow to Havana: Secret Weapons and Diplomats10/31/2017
    33:02
  153. 161.
    Can Libya Be Put Back Together?10/27/2017
    43:12
  154. 162.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The “How Many Elephants Make a Stampede” Edition10/26/2017
    47:34
  155. 163.
    Tackling the FBI’s ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Designation10/24/2017
    28:06
  156. 164.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Decertified” Edition10/20/2017
    56:57
  157. 165.
    So You Want to Be a Leaker? 10/17/2017
    30:47
  158. 166.
    Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?10/12/2017
    35:36
  159. 167.
    Book Talk: Spy Schools10/10/2017
    39:32
  160. 168.
    Europe Slams Its Gates (Part Two)10/06/2017
    31:58
  161. 169.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Moron” Edition10/06/2017
    49:52
  162. 170.
    Europe Slams Its Gates-The Making of FP's Special Investigation10/04/2017
    46:13
  163. 171.
    Is U.S. Immigration Policy Worse Than It’s Ever Been?09/29/2017
    36:28
  164. 172.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Lady, You Can Drive Your Car" Edition09/28/2017
    45:31
  165. 173.
    Who Is the Real Winner in Germany?09/25/2017
    44:22
  166. 174.
    Staring Down the Barrel of Russia’s Big Guns09/22/2017
    28:06
  167. 175.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Age of Flynnocence" Edition09/21/2017
    52:10
  168. 176.
    Trump vs. The World09/19/2017
    35:04
  169. 177.
    Inside Afghanistan’s Most Dangerous Corner 09/15/2017
    38:01
  170. 178.
    Rational Security on the E.R.: The “Boris and Natasha Buy a Facebook Ad” Edition09/14/2017
    47:21
  171. 179.
    With Allies Like These 09/13/2017
    47:11
  172. 180.
    Where in the World Is Rex Tillerson?09/11/2017
    35:03
  173. 181.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Hurricane Alley" Edition09/07/2017
    46:59
  174. 182.
    About That Other Nuclear Threat...09/06/2017
    43:48
  175. 183.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "No Morka" Edition08/31/2017
    51:04
  176. 184.
    Where Is The Administration On Africa?08/25/2017
    28:02
  177. 185.
    Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Everything Old is New Again" Edition08/24/2017
    46:35
  178. 186.
    The Prince of Darkness Has Left the Building08/22/2017
    44:47
  179. 187.
    Is There A Way Out Of Afghanistan?08/18/2017
    31:12
  180. 188.
    The Object of McMaster’s Obsession 08/15/2017
    37:36
  181. 189.
    Are We Going to War with North Korea?08/11/2017
    41:16
  182. 190.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Fire and Fury" Edition08/10/2017
    53:51
  183. 191.
    Can Sessions Turn Off the Faucet?08/08/2017
    33:13
  184. 192.
    Can Anyone Save Venezuela?08/04/2017
    42:05
  185. 193.
    Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Send In the Adults" Edition08/02/2017
    45:26
  186. 194.
    Morale Takes a Nosedive at State Department08/01/2017
    35:40
  187. 195.
    Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Beleaguered" Edition07/26/2017
    46:37
  188. 196.
    Six Months Of Trump Foreign Policy--The Good, The Bad, and the Downright Mystifying07/25/2017
    47:07
  189. 197.
    Trump’s Bigly Plan to Be Better at ‘the Cyber’07/21/2017
    32:54
  190. 198.
    Rational Security on the E.R.: The "Wray of Sunshine" Edition07/20/2017
    48:55
  191. 199.
    Is Trump Jr.’s Meeting Evidence of a Conspiracy or a Circus?07/18/2017
    24:23
  192. 200.
    Is This the End of ISIS?07/14/2017
    40:51

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