Global Insider

POLITICO

What are the world’s leaders really thinking about? Host Ryan Heath takes you up close and personal with global insiders: from the decision-makers who set policy to the business visionaries who shape the global economy and the activists who remake the world order. Global Insider brings you intimate conversations with the leaders tackling the biggest challenges facing our world — plus the latest whispers from the corridors of Davos and the United Nations. Come for the big ideas — stay for the reality checks.

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The U.N.-backed COVAX vaccine facility was supposed to be a game changer. But with less than ten percent of Africans vaccinated — well short of the African Union’s goal of 60% by the end of this year— Strive Masiyiwa, the head of the Union’s vaccination effort, says the continent can no longer rely on donations and vaccines produced abroad to fight disease. Masiyiwa tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath about his negotiations with the Indian government after he realized they would no longer be exporting vaccines to Africa — and why that moment convinced him the only thing left to do was to build out a vaccine infrastructure back home.  POLITICO couldn’t confirm a figure mentioned by our guest in this episode — that there has been $32b distributed in stimulus funds across Africa during the coronavirus pandemic. Strive Masiyiwa’s team did not respond to request for comment in time for broadcast. Strive Masiyiwa is the head of the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team and the founder and executive chairman of Econet.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi  edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

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Nov 24

25 min 2 sec

The Republican delegation went to COP26 with a clear message: both parties recognize the need to fight climate change. But did world leaders take them seriously? And how will Republican leaders sell that pivot to Republican voters? Fresh off his trip to Glasgow, Scotland, Rep. Garret Graves, a Louisiana Republican, spoke with POLITICO’s Ryan Heath. He shares — if not a commitment to the Build Back Better plan — his ideas on turning climate pledges into climate action. Rep. Garret Graves is a Republican Congressman representing Louisiana’s sixth Congressional district. He is also the ranking member on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi  edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Nov 17

22 min 42 sec

Last month, 136 countries agreed to a global treaty that would tax large companies at a rate of at least 15 percent. POLITICO’s Ryan Heath talks with the OECD’s Pascal Saint-Amans, who led negotiations on the historic deal, on stage at the annual Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, about when the tax kicks in and what loopholes he’s on high alert for. Plus: Saint-Amans dishes on a Biden Cabinet member who supports a global carbon price system.  Pascal Saint-Amans directs the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy and Administration.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi  edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Nov 10

18 min 52 sec

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a former teacher and self-described housewife catapulted to run for president of Belarus when her candidate husband was arrested in 2020. Even in exile after the disputed election, she’s the biggest threat against strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s hold over Belarus. She has captivated Belarusians with her campaign for democracy and been nominated for the Nobel Prize. POLITICO’s Ryan Heath asks Tsikhanouskaya about how she plans to corral the international community for tighter sanctions and about how she’s working with informants within the Lukashenko regime to bring it down.  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is an opposition leader, fighting to bring Democracy to Belarus.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi  edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Nov 3

23 min 9 sec

Covid-19 has knocked the United Nations off schedule — it’s now running behind on meeting some Sustainable Development Goals and vaccination targets. As the head of the United Nations Development Program, Achim Steiner is on the front lines to catch up to those targets. He tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath about why, even as countries are falling short of their COVAX and climate commitments, the United Nations is still the world’s best — and possibly only — bet to fight global problems. Achim Steiner is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Oct 27

26 min 14 sec

Imagine a world in which middle schoolers fact check presidential debates and public officials publish transcripts of every conversation they have. That’s the world that Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister, has helped create, thereby fortifying Taiwan’s democracy even as it faces increasing threats from China. Tang tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath what it’s like to govern and live in the shadow of China. Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi  edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Oct 20

25 min 12 sec

It looks like the European Union’s competition czar Margrethe Vestager has finally found her right hand partner in Lina Khan. She tells host Ryan Heath the Biden administration, with its commitment to regulating Big Tech, is a “dream come true.” But what will that EU-U.S. cooperation really look like? Also: Vestager’s game plan to protect whistleblowers, plus her own rules for tech at home.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Oct 13

22 min 1 sec

China is on the rise, with the world’s largest navy and on track to have the world’s largest economy. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary-General, tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath about his plan to stay one step ahead of China’s advances. Plus: he has a message for France on the recent U.S.-Australia submarine deal.  Stay tuned after the interview for a debrief with POLITICO’s Usha Sahay, who gives her take on the contenders to replace Stoltenberg once his term ends next fall — and how the U.S.-Australia submarine deal could tip the scales.  A big thanks to Nirmal Mulaikal for fact checking this episode.  Jens Stoltenberg is the Secretary-General of NATO. Usha Sahay is a senior editor at POLITICO Magazine. Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and authors the newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

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Oct 6

25 min 35 sec

Health workers who don’t get paid if they contract Covid-19. Over 6,000 migrant workers dead after helping with World Cup construction in the Middle East. As the head of the world’s largest union confederation, it’s Sharan Burrow’s priority to protect workers against abuses like these and hold offending governments accountable. But as she tells host Ryan Heath, she’s walking a tightrope between convincing governments to change and keeping her seat at the table. Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Cristina Gonzalez is POLITICO Europe’s Executive Producer for Audio.

Sep 29

21 min 8 sec

Monica Geingos, the First Lady of Namibia, and Ryan Heath take a break from the chaos of UNGA for a cup of tea. Geingos opens up about how to start honest discussions about AIDS and sex in her home country, and reveals why she broke her silence against her online trolls.  Stay tuned to the end for Ryan’s lesson on how to identify who’s the most powerful person in the motorcade.  Monica Geingos is the First Lady of Namibia.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

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Sep 24

12 min 57 sec

 Ryan Heath sits down with Colombia’s leader Iván Duque. What’s on their minds? Deadly protests, lack of vaccines, climate change, refugees and… oh yeah, space travel with Jeff Bezos.  Also: if you have the time, we’re trying to learn more about our listeners. We’d appreciate it if you’re able to take our short survey.  Iván Duque is the president of Colombia.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Sep 23

14 min 53 sec

“You don’t have to be big to make a difference.” While sprinting between leaders on Day 2 at the UN General Assembly, Ryan Heath sits down 1-on-1 with Hungary’s foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, and Estonia’s president, Kersti Kaljulaid. Also: if you have the time, we’re trying to learn more about our listeners. We’d appreciate it if you’re able to take our short survey.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Péter Szijjártó is the foreign minister of Hungary.  Kersti Kaljulaid is the president of Estonia.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.  You can subscribe to Ryan’s “Global Insider” newsletter here. And check out POLITICO’s other newsletters:  China Watcher West Wing Playbook Playbook Nightly Corridors EU’s Brussels Playbook Morning Tech Morning Energy Weekly Shift

Sep 22

15 min 50 sec

Host Ryan Heath runs all over New York, capturing the madness of UNGA’s kickoff, accompanied by his sidekick, producer Olivia Reingold. Hear from Ryan’s go-to “U.N. whisperer,” Richard Gowan of the Crisis Group, and Penny Abeywardena, New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs. Plus: protestors accusing the U.S. of “vaccine apartheid” stop New York City traffic, setting the tone for critics of the Biden administration to come throughout the week. Also: if you have the time, we’re trying to learn more about our listeners. We’d appreciate it if you’re able to take our short survey.  Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.  Richard Gowan is the Crisis Group’s UN director.  Penny Abeywardena is New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs.  Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.   You can subscribe to Ryan’s “Global Insider” newsletter here. And check out POLITICO’s other newsletters:  China Watcher West Wing Playbook Playbook Nightly Corridors EU’s Brussels Playbook Morning Tech Morning Energy Weekly Shift

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Sep 21

9 min 53 sec

We’re doing something different this week: host Ryan Heath will be bringing you snapshots from the field at the United Nations General Assembly, where prime ministers rub elbows with the world’s biggest business and nonprofit leaders. Starting Tuesday morning, Ryan and producer Olivia Reingold will share quick dispatches with global insiders during the most important week of their year. Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.  Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.   You can subscribe to Ryan’s “Global Insider” newsletter here. And check out POLITICO’s other newsletters:  China Watcher West Wing Playbook Playbook Nightly Corridors EU’s Brussels Playbook Morning Tech Morning Energy Weekly Shift

Sep 20

1 min 1 sec

Nearly all U.S. Ambassador posts are unfilled. As the Biden administration struggles to get nominees confirmed, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., has been thrust into the spotlight while leading Presidential delegations around the world. She opens up to host Ryan Heath about the possibility of the U.S. recognizing the Taliban, the Ted Cruz holdup, and what “gumbo diplomacy” really means. Ryan Heath is the host of the "Global Insider" podcast and newsletter.  Olivia Reingold produces “Global Insider.”  Irene Noguchi edits “Global Insider” and is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.  Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.   You can subscribe to Ryan’s “Global Insider” newsletter here and Alex’s “National Security Daily” newsletter here.  And check out POLITICO’s other newsletters:  China Watcher West Wing Playbook Playbook Nightly Corridors EU’s Brussels Playbook Morning Tech Morning Energy Weekly Shift

Sep 15

27 min 3 sec

No stump speeches here — these are intimate conversations with the CEOs, prime ministers and regulators making world-changing decisions.  Enter the confession booth with host Ryan Heath every Wednesday, starting September 15. Ryan Heath is the author and host of POLITICO's Global Insider newsletter and podcast.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Olivia Reingold is an editor-producer for POLITICO audio.

Sep 8

1 min 42 sec

POLITICO's Ryan Heath takes you up close and personal with the world’s most powerful people, bridging the divide between the two camps sculpting the future: the leaders who make policy and the innovators who shape global debate. First up: an interview with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the United Nations, in the days after the Taliban took Kabul. Every Wednesday, premiering September 15. Ryan Heath is the author and host of POLITICO's Global Insider newsletter and podcast.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Olivia Reingold is an editor-producer for POLITICO audio.

Sep 2

1 min 23 sec

Over the past year, businesses, employees and families across the globe were forced to rethink what it means to “go to work.” Now, with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway, many corporate leaders are focused on ensuring the return to work is equitable for all employees.  

Jan 27

31 min 20 sec

The global economy is still fighting the pandemic and digging itself out of a recession, while jobs and training will surely change going forward. What other actions need to be taken by government, business, education and other institutions to ensure that people have access to the resources necessary for good jobs? Hosts Ryan Heath and Luiza Savage talk with leaders in job training and tech about the big, structural changes that need to happen. Ryan Heath is the host of "Global Translations".  Luiza Savage is a host of "Global Translations". Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Zoë Baird is the CEO and president of the Markle Foundation. https://markle.org/about-markle/expert/zo-baird Constantijn van Oranje is the envoy for Techleap.nl.  https://www.techleap.nl/who-we-are Check out Ryan Heath's article here:  https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/20/digital-jobs-unfilled-amid-high-unemployment-460584 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Corridors: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/corridors Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/ Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ Weekly Shift: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-shift

Jan 20

27 min 48 sec

The orthodoxy on what makes for a traditional career path is changing — and for the better. As technological change accelerates and the labor market around the world shifts, nontraditional job training methods like reskilling and upskilling grow in popularity. But how are these new programs for training workers and helping them pivot careers working? Hosts Ryan Heath and Luiza Savage talk with guests who know what it's like to participate in or run one of these programs.  Ryan Heath is the host of "Global Translations". Luiza Savage is a host of "Global Translations". Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Alison Dempsey is a project manager at Solar Holler in West Virginia. Joel Duran is an IBM consultant and P-TECH program consultant. Ong Tze-Ch’in is the chief executive of SkillsFuture Singapore. Check out Ryan Heath's article on how America is looking to Singapore's model of rapid training programs:  https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/13/us-chamber-fund-training-programs-458412 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters: Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Shift:  https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-shift Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/ Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/

Jan 13

30 min 8 sec

The pandemic sent shockwaves through a global labor market already upended by digitization and the green energy transition. It left tens of millions jobless and amplified skills gaps. Even as we spent trillions keeping the economy on life support, investment in the skills of the future has been scarce. So how do we get the right skills to the right people, to get the economy motoring again? Hosts Ryan Heath and Luiza Savage speak with experts about these major labor disruptions. Ryan Heath is the host of "Global Translations".  Luiza Savage is a host of "Global Translations". Saadia Zahidi is a managing director at the World Economic Forum. Marianne Wanamaker is a economics professor at the University of Tennessee and former chief domestic economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Check out Ryan Heath's article on how workers are struggling for skills support here:  https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/workers-are-struggling-for-skills-support-during-pandemic-455063 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Weekly Shift (labor): https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-shift Transition Playbook: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/transition-playbook  

Jan 6

27 min 39 sec

As the world looks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050, the financial sector is playing a critical role in facilitating this low-carbon transition through the deployment of innovative financing solutions and by rethinking how climate risk is analyzed and managed.

Dec 2020

36 min 26 sec

What will it take to secure access to the critical minerals we need for the future — and can we solve one environmental challenge without creating a new one? Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to political leaders around the world about what they are doing to shore up access to critical minerals.  Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Ambassador Kirsten Hillman is Canada’s Ambassador to the United States EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič is Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations Read Luiza Savage's article on how US, Canada & Europe's policymakers are scrambling to secure critical minerals to develop clean energy: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/09/renewables-mining-clean-energy-443844 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game China Watcher: politico.com/china Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/  

Dec 2020

34 min 28 sec

To understand how essential critical minerals are to our world, we turn to a case study: cobalt. This mineral is proving key to the future of green energy, defense and high tech manufacturing — not to mention electric vehicles. But cobalt has its challenges. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath look at China’s dominant role in global cobalt mining and the serious problems that can arise if other countries can't get enough supplies. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Nedal T. Nassar is Chief of Materials Flow Analysis Section at the U.S. Geological Survey. Bryce Crocker is the CEO of Jervois Mining Aimee Boulanger is the executive director of Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Read Luiza Savage's article on how America got outmaneuvered in a critical mining race: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/02/china-cobalt-mining-441967 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game China Watcher: politico.com/china Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/  

Dec 2020

28 min 18 sec

The technologies that protect us, move us and power our daily lives require mining minerals and metals in distant places. But access to these essential materials is increasingly under threat. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk with experts who are sounding the alarm.  Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Sharon Burke is a senior advisor for the International Security Program and Resource Security Program at New America.  Nedal T. Nassar is Chief of Materials Flow Analysis Section at the U.S. Geological Survey. Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert on trade and foreign policy.  Luiza Savage's article on how America's dependence on critical minerals from China: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/china-could-strangle-biden-agenda-437171 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game China Watcher: politico.com/china Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/  

Nov 2020

25 min 4 sec

Over the past year, trade disputes and COVID-19 have exposed the vulnerability and fragility of our global supply chains, forcing many leaders to rethink how they structure their networks by prioritizing resilience over efficiency.  

Nov 2020

27 min 50 sec

The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to the people trying to make industrial policy cool again. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Jennifer Harris  is a sentior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation, formerly at the US State Department during the Obama administration. Mariana Mazzucato is an internationally recognized economist and professor at University College London (UCL), and Founder/Director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, and China Watcher newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on the new industrial policy emerging in the US to counter China's ascent. Global Translations newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations China Watcher newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcher POLITICO article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/04/china-us-economy-industrial-policy-global-translation-433954

Nov 2020

35 min 34 sec

Once there is a working vaccine, manufacturers across the globe will need to scale up production to produce billions of doses — this means billions of pharmaceutical-grade glass vials, rubber stoppers, packaging and storage and refrigeration. Plus: ensuring the vaccine is available to people the world over. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath question experts on how different countries are handling this overwhelming challenge. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Sarah Owermohle is a POLITICO health reporter covering vaccines.  Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Jim Robinson is a former MERCK executive (manufacturing lead for ebola project); currently with CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations). Dan Diamond is a POLITICO health care reporter and the host of the "Pulse Check" podcast and newsletter.  Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, POLITICO Pulse, and Global Pulse newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on why nationalism is the next big challenge for Covid-19 vaccines.  Global Translations newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations POLITICO Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/politicopulse/ Global Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-pulse POLITICO article: "The next vaccine challenge: Nationalism": https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/covid-vaccine-challenge-nationalism-433023

Oct 2020

36 min 5 sec

From closed factories to closed borders, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our systems, creating a period of scarcity where demand skyrocketed — from freezers to PPE — and we couldn't supply items fast enough. In this episode, hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath take a deep dive with experts into global supply chains and what "decoupling" and "reshoring" are all about when it comes to America’s reliance on China and the rest of the world. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Adegoke Oke is a professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University.  Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert on trade and foreign policy. David Wertime is  POLITICO's editorial director for China and author of the China Watcher newsletter.  Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations and China Watcher newsletters, and Luiza Savage's in-depth piece on how the pandemic is forging a new consensus on globalization.  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations China Watcher: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcher Supply chain tug-of-war article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/21/pandemic-forging-new-consensus-globalization-430605

Oct 2020

36 min 43 sec

We're back! Season 2 starts October 21 with weekly episodes dropping every Wednesday.  The overnight arrival of the Covid-19 crisis turned scarcity into a tangible, real-life concern. From closed factories to closed borders, the pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our supply chains, and raised a big question: how do we get supplies from there to here? Policymakers, business leaders, consumers, and voters are forced to rethink our long-term assumptions and come up with new solutions. On this season of Global Translations: we dive into the supply chains for the vaccine, the critical minerals that will power the green revolution, and how labor policy can adapt. 

Oct 2020

1 min 44 sec

The politics of climate change are frozen in Washington. But beyond the Beltway, action on climate is heating up faster than ever. And you don’t have to look far to find it. As America walks away from the Paris climate agreement, cities, states and big companies are throwing their weight behind climate solutions — setting ambitious policy and investing hundreds of billions of dollars.  This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, POLITICO Focus. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the creation of this episode.  Interviews include:  Mike Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City Carl Pope, the former Executive Director of the Sierra Club Ed Skyler, the Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs at Citi   

Sep 2019

23 min 55 sec

Even if nations live up to the commitments they made in the Paris climate agreement, the world will still grow warmer. What will melting sea ice and continued drought mean for the balance of global power? Interviews include: ·      Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute·      Simon Dalby, professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University·      Gary Litman, vice president for global initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  

Aug 2019

31 min 59 sec

Driven by a public clamoring for action and pressure from corporate CEOs, lawmakers are noting an evolution in attitudes toward climate action among some of their Republican colleagues – a subtle but significant shift in tone that could pave the way for modest legislation this year. Guests include:Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)Catherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environment Dan Byers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  

Aug 2019

32 min 56 sec

Call it the China climate paradox. Often considered the bogeyman of global climate diplomacy, China is making greater and faster strides than expected away from fossil fuels, all part of a long-term economic strategy to dominate in critical technologies. POLITICO's Luiza Ch. Savage, Matt Daily, Darren Samuelsohn and Ryan Heath unpack what that means for the U.S. and other nations. Interviews include:Jonathan Pershing, former U.S. special envoy for climate change and a key negotiator in the Paris climate agreementBarbara Finamore, senior strategic director for Asia at the NRDCCatherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environmentJulie Cerqueira, executive director of the U.S. Climate Alliance  

Aug 2019

41 min 22 sec

Artificial intelligence. Facial recognition. Lightning fast networks. The pace of technological change is dizzying - and upending industries, transforming the consumer experience and challenging the way lawmakers craft policy. So how are some of the world’s leading companies innovating to avoid extinction? This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, POLITICO Focus. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the creation of this episode. Interviews include: Stephen Bird, the CEO of Citi’s Global Consumer BankThomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud 

Aug 2019

29 min 8 sec

Social media firms say governments risk cleaving the global internet if they overdo rules for the platforms. And one member of Congress worries some of his colleagues are too technologically illiterate to even get the rules right. So how are governments and regulators responding to misinformation, disinformation and hateful content online? Interviews include: ·      Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif. ·      Věra Jourová, European commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality  ·      Paris Martineau, journalist ·      Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia ·      Joshua Tucker, New York University ·      Nick Pickles, global senior strategist for public policy at Twitter  

Jul 2019

36 min 29 sec

Artificial intelligence is poised to transform the world. And just as Sputnik's launch brought fears of a foreign power's mastery of technology, the anxiety behind this battle for control of artificial intelligence is driven by fears of what an authoritarian power could do with it. Interviews include: ·      John Everett, director of the Information Innovation Office, DARPA ·      Wendy Hall, co-author of the UK’s AI strategy ·      Elsa Kania, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security ·      Lynne Parker, assistant director of artificial intelligence at the White House office of science and technology policy ·      Elissa Strome, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research ·      Amy Webb, NYU Stern School of Business  

Jul 2019

31 min 37 sec

The dominance of the Chinese tech firm Huawei in 5G and its close relationship with the Chinese government are seen as a dire threat to America and its allies, and they're animating the Trump administration's demands to block the company from building internet infrastructure in western democracies.  Interviews include: ·      Zen Soo, South China Morning Post·      FCC Chairman Ajit Pai·      German MP Peter Beyer·      Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of State for cyber·      Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center·      Yasheng Huang, MIT Sloan School of Business  

Jul 2019

33 min 35 sec

In this special branded episode of Global Translations, sponsored by Citi, we are revisiting our understanding of global trade. We’ll speak with Mike Corbat, the CEO of Citi, and Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, about how they are riding the economic shift to services. This episode was crafted by POLITICO Focus, POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, and Citi. POLITICO's editorial department has no involvement in the creation of this episode.

Jun 2019

19 min 27 sec

Companies and foreign governments are scrambling to adjust to a world in which tariffs could escalate and the very foundations of world trading rules are in doubt. And there is fear they’ll be forced to take sides between the reigning global superpower and its rising rival. Interviews include: ·      Caroline Freund, director of trade, regional integration and investment climate and the World Bank ·      Tom Lix, CEO of Cleveland Whiskey·      Dan Ujzco, international trade and customs attorney with Dickinson Wright·      Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada·      James Bacchus, former chief judge of WTO appellate body·      Lawrence Lau, professor of economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jun 2019

35 min 21 sec

As Donald Trump fights tariff wars around the world, he's upended the usual politics of trade and put politicians from both parties in an awkward spot. Many 2020 Democrats are trying to out-tough the president on the trade fight with China, while Republicans who believe in lower tariffs are struggling to rein in the president's professed love of them. Interviews include: ·      Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO·      Lori Wallach, director of ‘Global Trade Watch’ at Public Citizen·      Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) ·      Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-OH) ·      Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Jun 2019

34 min 17 sec

Donald Trump is not winging it. Or at least he’s not totally winging it. However improvisational his daily machinations on trade may seem, Trump and his team are acting on a well-developed theory of the case, one that has been decades in the making. Interview include: ·      Dan Ujzco, international trade and customs attorney with Dickinson Wright·      Carla Hills, former United States Trade Representative·      Mike Froman, former United States Trade Representative·      Christine McDaniel, trade economist at the Mercatus Center·      Darci Vetter, former chief agricultural negotiator in the United States Trade Representative’s office ·      Michael Pillsbury, senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, consultant at U.S. Department of Defense

Jun 2019

30 min 38 sec

What if you were witnessing the most pivotal moment in a generation -- one that would determine the future of technology, trade, the climate of the planet -- and you didn't even realize it, because you were too distracted by partisan fights on social media and shouting matches on cable news? Global Translations unlocks the power of POLITICO's newsrooms across the globe to help you understand the method behind the madness of the most pressing issues in the world today. In season one, we're unpacking how the Trump Administration's fixation on China is foundational and is affecting policy across the board. Episodes begin this Thursday. Global Translations, a POLITICO podcast brought to you by Citi, a leading global bank.

Jun 2019

1 min 38 sec

In her last episode as host of the show, Susan joins her "partner in crime" Blake Hounshell, the editor of POLITICO Magazine, to make sense of the ways the Trump Administration has disrupted Washington's relations with the world. Blake turns the tables on Susan, as he asks a few questions of his own. A note for listeners: Watch this space! Stay subscribed to the Global Politico so you don't miss what's coming next from the team at POLITICO.

Apr 2018

38 min 45 sec

Contributing writer to The Atlantic Julia Ioffe joins The Global Politico for a comprehensive conversation on all things Russia.

Apr 2018

47 min 14 sec

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, an influential voice among national security conservatives, is struggling over what to think of the GOP’s Trumpian remake. He joins The Global Politico to discuss  Trump’s temperament, his love of Ronald Regan, and the new team of incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton.

Apr 2018

38 min 8 sec

John Bolton has advocated for war with Iran and North Korea. He loathes the United Nations, disdains international law, and still thinks the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was the right idea. Hillary Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan joins The Global Politico to discuss the Bolton pick, Rex Tillerson's Twitter firing and where's the U.S. place in foreign policy leadership going forward.

Mar 2018

54 min 46 sec

Days ago, Republican abruptly shut down the committee’s yearlong investigation of President Trump and the 2016 Russian election meddling, Congressman Adam Schiff joins The Global Politico to discuss how it all went down, what it’s like when a congressional committee melts down and what he thinks comes next in the investigations of the president that are still ongoing. 

Mar 2018

39 min 35 sec

"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd sits down with Susan Glasser to discuss covering this most unusual of White Houses amid the chaos and upheaval of the last few weeks. Chuck also explains what it's like to be attacked by the president and how the nature of television reporting has changed in the Trump era. 

Mar 2018

37 min 52 sec

Is the Bibi era over? A conversation with Naftali Bennett, the brash right-winger who wants to succeed Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mar 2018

34 min 53 sec