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Global Dispatches -- Conversations on Foreign Policy and World Affairs

By Mark Leon Goldberg

A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs. Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.

  1. 1.
    South Sudan's High Risk, High Reward Peace Process11/13/2018
    26:12
  2. 2.
    Under Reported Human Rights Catastrophe: Thousands of Refugees Languish in Libyan Jails11/08/2018
    22:48
  3. 3.
    These Are the Foreign Policy Implications of the US Mid-Term Election Results11/07/2018
    25:54
  4. 4.
    The Top UN Humanitarian Official Discusses the Crisis in Yemen11/02/2018
    26:58
  5. 5.
    Macedonia May Get a New Name -- And this is a Very Big Deal for International Relations11/01/2018
    30:16
  6. 6.
    What Happens if the International Criminal Court Investigates American War Crimes in Afghanistan?10/26/2018
    34:34
  7. 7.
    How India Defeated Polio10/23/2018
    20:38
  8. 8.
    Canada Goes to Pot10/19/2018
    21:53
  1. 9.
    Why the Latest Ebola Outbreak in the DRC is So Dangerous10/18/2018
    21:31
  2. 10.
    The State Sanctioned Murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Will Shake International Relations10/12/2018
    29:45
  3. 11.
    The Grand Strategic Failure of Trump's Foreign Policy10/11/2018
    33:15
  4. 12.
    Are Development NGOs Fit for Purpose?10/05/2018
    30:01
  5. 13.
    A Conversation with Kosovo's Foreign Minister10/03/2018
    24:22
  6. 14.
    How Facebook is Abetting Rodrigo Duterte's Drug War in the Philippines10/01/2018
    25:13
  7. 15.
    How Better Data Can Fight Global Hunger09/25/2018
    28:36
  8. 16.
    UN Week is Here! These Are the Stories That Will Drive the Agenda09/19/2018
    31:13
  9. 17.
    When UN Peacekeeping Works: The Story of the United Nations Mission in Liberia09/14/2018
    29:26
  10. 18.
    Unmasking the Elite Charade of "Changing the World"09/12/2018
    33:33
  11. 19.
    The World is Experiencing a Dam Building Boom09/07/2018
    28:30
  12. 20.
    How the Return of Refugees to Syria Will Define the Next Phase of the Conflict09/05/2018
    27:20
  13. 21.
    There's New Evidence of China's Brutal Repression of its Uighur Population08/29/2018
    22:36
  14. 22.
    Remembering Princeton Lyman08/24/2018
    54:46
  15. 23.
    A Final Showdown Looms in Syria. The UN Warns it Could be a "Bloodbath"08/22/2018
    29:18
  16. 24.
    This is How Nuclear War Breaks Out With North Korea08/19/2018
    50:04
  17. 25.
    Dr. Vanessa Kerry Strengthens Health Systems Against Ebola and Other Threats08/15/2018
    30:01
  18. 26.
    Fifteen Years Ago this Week, the UN Headquarters in Iraq Was Bombed08/13/2018
    21:21
  19. 27.
    Journalist Robin Wright from 201408/09/2018
    44:50
  20. 28.
    The 1998 US Embassy Bombings, Twenty Years On07/30/2018
    33:55
  21. 29.
    977 Days as the Hostage of Somali Pirates07/29/2018
    39:19
  22. 30.
    How the World Regulates Twitter07/27/2018
    33:25
  23. 31.
    Colombia Has a New President Who is Opposed to the Peace Deal07/25/2018
    28:11
  24. 32.
    The Inside Story of How the World Closed the Hole in the Ozone Layer07/22/2018
    27:31
  25. 33.
    How Much Progress Are We Making Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?07/18/2018
    27:41
  26. 34.
    These are the World's "Invisible" Countries07/13/2018
    28:42
  27. 35.
    Sunitha Krishan Rescues Girls from Sex Slavery07/11/2018
    35:01
  28. 36.
    Crisis in Nicaragua07/08/2018
    20:59
  29. 37.
    An Interview with the Top UN Official in the Central African Republic07/03/2018
    20:34
  30. 38.
    What We Know About Air Pollution Around the World06/29/2018
    23:00
  31. 39.
    Peace Breaks Out Between Ethiopia and Eritrea06/27/2018
    31:09
  32. 40.
    Why Mary Robinson Fights For Climate Justice06/22/2018
    20:35
  33. 41.
    Understanding Asylum Law in the United States in the Context of Family Separations at the Border06/19/2018
    24:33
  34. 42.
    Tom Catena is a Hero Doctor of Sudan's Nuba Mountains06/14/2018
    46:20
  35. 43.
    How to Make Sense of the Trump-Kim Summit06/13/2018
    26:24
  36. 44.
    A Bold Idea for UN Reform06/10/2018
    32:34
  37. 45.
    World Food Program Director David Beasley on the Food Emergenices North Korea and the Sahel06/07/2018
    25:51
  38. 46.
    What India Can Teach Indiana About Fighting Diabetes06/01/2018
    23:15
  39. 47.
    Kristine McDivitt Tompkins was one of the largest private landowners in the world before she gave it away05/30/2018
    30:42
  40. 48.
    A New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo05/24/2018
    32:41
  41. 49.
    A Conversation With Michael Møller, Director General of the UN Offices in Geneva05/23/2018
    31:46
  42. 50.
    How Shipping Containers Explain the Conflict in Yemen05/18/2018
    32:12
  43. 51.
    Understanding the Gaza Protests05/16/2018
    38:54
  44. 52.
    How Colonialism Explains HIV in Africa05/11/2018
    22:19
  45. 53.
    The Demise of the Iran Nuclear Deal and What Comes Next05/09/2018
    28:21
  46. 54.
    Can Dr. Tom Frieden Save 100 Million Lives?05/04/2018
    29:54
  47. 55.
    China's Foreign Policy is at a Turning Point05/02/2018
    31:49
  48. 56.
    A Past Podcast Guest is Reportedly Tapped for a Top State Department Post: Listening Back on the Paula Dobriansky Interview04/27/2018
    47:39
  49. 57.
    How the US Can Get Its Multilateral Groove Back04/25/2018
    27:07
  50. 58.
    Venezuelans are fleeing their country in record numbers. This is Latin America's worst-ever refugee crisis04/20/2018
    33:28
  51. 59.
    The View From Europe04/18/2018
    32:12
  52. 60.
    Episode 190: Suzanne DiMaggio04/16/2018
    49:41
  53. 61.
    What happened to Iraq's Oil Wealth?04/12/2018
    25:47
  54. 62.
    Episode 189: Steve Coll04/05/2018
    45:12
  55. 63.
    Bosnia is Vladimir Putin's Next Target04/04/2018
    25:51
  56. 64.
    Episode 188: Bangladeshi Immigrant Rais Bhuiyan Survived a Hate Crime and Fought to Save from Execution the Man Who Shot Him03/30/2018
    1:05:04
  57. 65.
    Palestinian Refugees are about to Face Yet Another Crisis03/29/2018
    31:14
  58. 66.
    I Started My Career as a Journalist Covering John Bolton. Here is What I have Learned (special episode)03/27/2018
    28:02
  59. 67.
    Episode 187: Wanjira Mathai03/23/2018
    46:10
  60. 68.
    A Successful End to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia03/20/2018
    36:10
  61. 69.
    Episode 186: Maggy Barankitse saved thousands of children in the wake of a genocide03/18/2018
    33:02
  62. 70.
    Meet Mike Pompeo03/14/2018
    31:29
  63. 71.
    Episode 185: Joseph Kaifala03/11/2018
    51:11
  64. 72.
    How Democracies Can Defend Themselves from Disinformation Campaigns03/07/2018
    29:45
  65. 73.
    Episode 184: Noubar Afeyan03/02/2018
    47:55
  66. 74.
    Why We Lie About Aid02/28/2018
    28:35
  67. 75.
    Episode 182: Sulome Anderson02/23/2018
    56:10
  68. 76.
    The Conflict in Syria Enters a New Phase02/21/2018
    25:50
  69. 77.
    Episode 181: Djibouti Democracy Activist Daher Ahmed Farah02/16/2018
    42:53
  70. 78.
    Why American Funding for the United Nations is a Bargain02/15/2018
    29:22
  71. 79.
    Episode 180: Anote Tong, Former President of Kirabati02/12/2018
    51:23
  72. 80.
    Olympic Truce? Not! Emerging Political Science Shows Us that International Sports Are Actually Bad for World Peace02/07/2018
    27:11
  73. 81.
    Hate Speech is on the Rise in Poland02/02/2018
    31:30
  74. 82.
    Episode 179: Max Boot01/31/2018
    35:59
  75. 83.
    Donald Trump's Nuclear Weapons Policy is Radically Different from His Predecessors01/25/2018
    31:14
  76. 84.
    A Crisis in Cameroon is Forcing Anglophones to Flee the Country01/24/2018
    33:30
  77. 85.
    Mexican Towns Are Taking Security Into Their Own Hands01/21/2018
    35:43
  78. 86.
    A School in India is Trying to Disrupt the Caste System01/17/2018
    32:09
  79. 87.
    Episode 178: Lidia Bastianich is a celebrity chef, and a refugee01/15/2018
    46:23
  80. 88.
    Episode 177: Robert Malley is the new head of the International Crisis Group01/10/2018
    53:42
  81. 89.
    What Big Data Can Teach Us About Terrorism01/05/2018
    28:27
  82. 90.
    Big Protests are Sweeping Across Iran01/03/2018
    26:58
  83. 91.
    Episode 176: Daniel Webb12/31/2017
    47:54
  84. 92.
    After a Vote, The United States Finds itself Isolated at the UN. (Plus: A 2017 UN Year-in-Review)12/22/2017
    32:24
  85. 93.
    Meet the US Youth Observer to the UN12/19/2017
    21:25
  86. 94.
    The International Committee for the Red Cross Plays a Unique Role in International Affairs12/15/2017
    29:59
  87. 95.
    Episode 175: Dr. Mozhdeh Ghasemiyani is a Psychologist who Escaped a Genocide12/13/2017
    1:00:04
  88. 96.
    Episode 174: Michael McFaul, Former US Ambassador to Russia12/08/2017
    46:21
  89. 97.
    Trump's Jerusalem Gamble12/06/2017
    26:12
  90. 98.
    Episode 173: Dr. Joanne Liu, Head of Doctors Without Borders / MSF12/01/2017
    45:19
  91. 99.
    Episode 172: Agnès Marcaillou Leads the UN's Bomb Squad11/29/2017
    53:30
  92. 100.
    Episode 171: David Miliband11/21/2017
    50:00
  93. 101.
    Zimbabwe and the fall of Robert Mugabe, Explained11/19/2017
    36:23
  94. 102.
    Can ISIS Face Justice for the Atrocities They Have Committed?11/16/2017
    30:35
  95. 103.
    Episode 170: Peter W. Galbraith11/13/2017
    51:19
  96. 104.
    The Crisis in Yemen Takes A Turn for the Worse11/08/2017
    29:13
  97. 105.
    How Trump's Radical Approach to "Sovereignty" is shaping International Relations11/06/2017
    25:34
  98. 106.
    The International Relations of California11/02/2017
    27:45
  99. 107.
    Episode 169: Farida Nabouremba, Democracy Activist in Togo10/27/2017
    44:13
  100. 108.
    How Tunisia Became the Only Real Arab Spring Success Story10/25/2017
    37:40
  101. 109.
    Episode 168: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Beatrice Fihn10/20/2017
    48:21
  102. 110.
    This Supreme Court Case Could Have a Big Impact on US Foreign Policy10/18/2017
    21:59
  103. 111.
    Episode 167: Alexis Okeowo10/16/2017
    49:20
  104. 112.
    Will Trump Destroy the Iran Nuclear Deal?10/11/2017
    24:20
  105. 113.
    Can UN Peacekeepers Prevent the Central African Republic from Descending Deeper into Conflict?10/06/2017
    47:14
  106. 114.
    What the Kurdish Independence Referendum Means for the Middle East10/04/2017
    28:11
  107. 115.
    Episode 166: Ambassador Keith Harper09/29/2017
    56:19
  108. 116.
    Trump's New Travel Ban Has One Historic Precedent: The Chinese Exclusion Act09/27/2017
    25:21
  109. 117.
    Episode 165: Meghan O'Sullivan09/25/2017
    46:54
  110. 118.
    The Challenge of Getting Refugee Children in Quality Schools09/21/2017
    22:48
  111. 119.
    The United Nations and Donald Trump Get to Know Each Other09/16/2017
    39:30
  112. 120.
    Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar09/13/2017
    31:26
  113. 121.
    Episode 164: John Shattuck09/08/2017
    58:54
  114. 122.
    Can the International Community Do Hurricane Response Better?09/07/2017
    33:08
  115. 123.
    Episode 163: Helene Cooper is a pulitzer prize winning journalist and refugee from Liberia09/01/2017
    35:10
  116. 124.
    Cutting Edge Research Finds a Link Between the Cost of Getting Married and the Outbreak Violent Conflict08/30/2017
    37:32
  117. 125.
    Senator Sam Nunn Explains How a New "Fuel Bank" Can Curb Nuclear Proliferation08/25/2017
    22:01
  118. 126.
    Poland is Fighting for its Democratic Life08/19/2017
    31:08
  119. 127.
    Can North Korea Be Stopped?08/15/2017
    27:15
  120. 128.
    *** Special Episode *** Your Questions About Careers in International Affairs, Answered08/09/2017
    1:03:03
  121. 129.
    Somalia is Caught in a Conflict-Climate Change Nexus08/04/2017
    37:12
  122. 130.
    Episode 162: Mark Kennedy Shriver07/28/2017
    40:06
  123. 131.
    Everything You Know About Sweatshops is Wrong07/26/2017
    34:34
  124. 132.
    Episode 161: Graham Allison is a legend of International Relations07/23/2017
    43:31
  125. 133.
    An Unprecedented Coalition of NGOs Has Formed to Fight a Global Food Emergency07/19/2017
    29:58
  126. 134.
    Peace Breaks Out in Colombia07/14/2017
    38:56
  127. 135.
    Episode 160: Wendy Pearlman is an academic who studies the Middle East in an unusual way07/12/2017
    56:22
  128. 136.
    Episode 159: Eric Schwartz, former top State Department official who ran US refugee programs07/07/2017
    1:03:09
  129. 137.
    This Could Be Africa's Next Big Crisis06/30/2017
    30:43
  130. 138.
    How the Supreme Court's Ruling on Trump's Travel Ban Will Impact Refugees Around the World06/28/2017
    27:51
  131. 139.
    Episode 157: Jeffrey Smith Helped Bring Down a "President for Life"06/23/2017
    53:55
  132. 140.
    The Latest World Population Facts and Figures Were Just Released06/22/2017
    38:36
  133. 141.
    Episode 156: Greg Stone -- Ocean Scientist, Explorer and Advocate06/16/2017
    53:22
  134. 142.
    Episode 155: Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament06/14/2017
    53:04
  135. 143.
    Episode 154: Hans Binnendijk06/09/2017
    57:17
  136. 144.
    Saudi Arabia moves against Qatar and we now have yet another crisis in the Middle East06/07/2017
    25:56
  137. 145.
    What You Need to Know About the Paris Agreement Pullout06/02/2017
    32:56
  138. 146.
    What you need to know about the world's "Internally Displaced"05/31/2017
    33:13
  139. 147.
    Episode 153: Sharon Weinberger05/26/2017
    45:28
  140. 148.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About the Killing of Journalists05/24/2017
    26:09
  141. 149.
    Episode 152: Jill Filipovic05/19/2017
    50:38
  142. 150.
    Trump's First Foreign Trip: Here's What to Know05/17/2017
    20:45
  143. 151.
    Episode 151: James Walsh05/12/2017
    51:12
  144. 152.
    Meet Emmanuel Macron, the Surprising New President of France05/10/2017
    25:57
  145. 153.
    Episode 150: Lisa Palmer05/05/2017
    39:05
  146. 154.
    Yemen, Already Beset by Civil War, is Now Facing Famine05/03/2017
    26:25
  147. 155.
    Episode 149: Marcus Bleasdale04/28/2017
    1:02:33
  148. 156.
    What's Next for Afghanistan04/26/2017
    26:36
  149. 157.
    Episode 148: Laurie Adams04/21/2017
    49:08
  150. 158.
    The Venezuela Crisis, explained04/18/2017
    28:14
  151. 159.
    Episode 147: Linda Thomas-Greenfield04/14/2017
    53:31
  152. 160.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About the Syria Strikes04/12/2017
    29:18
  153. 161.
    Episode 146: Vali Nasr04/07/2017
    53:13
  154. 162.
    What's Next for the US-China Relationship?04/05/2017
    23:02
  155. 163.
    Episode 145: Richard Haass03/31/2017
    49:38
  156. 164.
    These Are the Smugglers Who Make Mass Migration Possible03/29/2017
    34:37
  157. 165.
    Episode 144: James Goldgeier03/24/2017
    57:02
  158. 166.
    What North Korea Wants03/22/2017
    29:32
  159. 167.
    Is Torture Making a Comeback?03/15/2017
    27:22
  160. 168.
    Episode 143: Julie Smith03/10/2017
    42:15
  161. 169.
    Episode 142: Jeremy Konyndyk03/09/2017
    1:04:52
  162. 170.
    What We Mean When We Talk About "Foreign Aid"03/03/2017
    29:06
  163. 171.
    Bonus Episodes! A Message from Mark03/02/2017
    8:56
  164. 172.
    Episode 141: Joshua Landis02/24/2017
    1:00:58
  165. 173.
    For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared02/23/2017
    19:46
  166. 174.
    Episode 140: Molly Crabapple02/19/2017
    42:43
  167. 175.
    Episode 139: Bathsheba Crocker02/15/2017
    52:38
  168. 176.
    Is "Gross National Happiness" the New GDP?02/12/2017
    15:48
  169. 177.
    Crimes Against Humanity in Burma are Ongoing (and terribly under-covered)02/08/2017
    26:24
  170. 178.
    Episode 138: Dr. Larry Brilliant02/03/2017
    55:29
  171. 179.
    How the Middle East is Reacting to Trump's Travel Ban02/01/2017
    25:06
  172. 180.
    Episode 137: Princeton Lyman01/27/2017
    55:39
  173. 181.
    Trump Just Re-Instated the "Global Gag Rule." Here's what that means.01/25/2017
    22:58
  174. 182.
    Live from Chicago! Zalmay Khalilzad: former UN ambassador and GOP Foreign Policy Insider01/23/2017
    1:16:40
  175. 183.
    What's Next for the Israel and Palestine?01/18/2017
    27:00
  176. 184.
    Episode 136: Karen Greenberg01/13/2017
    46:40
  177. 185.
    Sponsored: Get a Master of Arts in Social Innovation from the University of San Diego01/13/2017
    23:05
  178. 186.
    Turkey is in Crisis01/11/2017
    27:17
  179. 187.
    Episode 135: Maria J Stephan01/06/2017
    49:58
  180. 188.
    Here are the big stories that will drive the global agenda in 201701/03/2017
    30:35
  181. 189.
    Episode 134: Tom Periello12/27/2016
    53:22
  182. 190.
    What Russia Wants12/21/2016
    26:30
  183. 191.
    Episode 133: Amy Costello12/18/2016
    48:15
  184. 192.
    Trump has Assembled a "Team of Generals." So What's the Problem?12/14/2016
    28:20
  185. 193.
    Episode 132: Cameron Munter12/11/2016
    57:58
  186. 194.
    Conditions are ripe for a genocide in South Sudan12/07/2016
    31:18
  187. 195.
    Episode 131: Mark Tokola12/04/2016
    47:55
  188. 196.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About Trump's Cabinet Picks11/30/2016
    28:46
  189. 197.
    Better Know Nikki Haley, the next US Ambassador to the UN11/29/2016
    28:14
  190. 198.
    Episode 130: Tali Nates11/18/2016
    52:01
  191. 199.
    What Does President Trump Mean for the Paris Climate Agreement?11/16/2016
    32:01
  192. 200.
    Episode 129: Maina Kiai11/14/2016
    50:54

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