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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.
    UN Week is Here! These Are the Stories That Will Drive the Agenda19 September 2018
    31:13
  2. 2.
    When UN Peacekeeping Works: The Story of the United Nations Mission in Liberia14 September 2018
    29:26
  3. 3.
    Unmasking the Elite Charade of "Changing the World"12 September 2018
    33:33
  4. 4.
    The World is Experiencing a Dam Building Boom7 September 2018
    28:30
  5. 5.
    How the Return of Refugees to Syria Will Define the Next Phase of the Conflict5 September 2018
    27:20
  6. 6.
    There's New Evidence of China's Brutal Repression of its Uighur Population29 August 2018
    22:36
  7. 7.
    Remembering Princeton Lyman24 August 2018
    54:46
  8. 8.
    A Final Showdown Looms in Syria. The UN Warns it Could be a "Bloodbath"22 August 2018
    29:18
  1. 9.
    This is How Nuclear War Breaks Out With North Korea19 August 2018
    50:04
  2. 10.
    Dr. Vanessa Kerry Strengthens Health Systems Against Ebola and Other Threats15 August 2018
    30:01
  3. 11.
    Fifteen Years Ago this Week, the UN Headquarters in Iraq Was Bombed13 August 2018
    21:21
  4. 12.
    Journalist Robin Wright from 20149 August 2018
    44:50
  5. 13.
    The 1998 US Embassy Bombings, Twenty Years On30 July 2018
    33:55
  6. 14.
    977 Days as the Hostage of Somali Pirates29 July 2018
    39:19
  7. 15.
    How the World Regulates Twitter27 July 2018
    33:25
  8. 16.
    Colombia Has a New President Who is Opposed to the Peace Deal25 July 2018
    28:11
  9. 17.
    The Inside Story of How the World Closed the Hole in the Ozone Layer22 July 2018
    27:31
  10. 18.
    How Much Progress Are We Making Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?18 July 2018
    27:41
  11. 19.
    These are the World's "Invisible" Countries13 July 2018
    28:42
  12. 20.
    Sunitha Krishan Rescues Girls from Sex Slavery11 July 2018
    35:01
  13. 21.
    Crisis in Nicaragua8 July 2018
    20:59
  14. 22.
    An Interview with the Top UN Official in the Central African Republic3 July 2018
    20:34
  15. 23.
    What We Know About Air Pollution Around the World29 June 2018
    23:00
  16. 24.
    Peace Breaks Out Between Ethiopia and Eritrea27 June 2018
    31:09
  17. 25.
    Why Mary Robinson Fights For Climate Justice22 June 2018
    20:35
  18. 26.
    Understanding Asylum Law in the United States in the Context of Family Separations at the Border19 June 2018
    24:33
  19. 27.
    Tom Catena is a Hero Doctor of Sudan's Nuba Mountains14 June 2018
    46:20
  20. 28.
    How to Make Sense of the Trump-Kim Summit13 June 2018
    26:24
  21. 29.
    A Bold Idea for UN Reform10 June 2018
    32:34
  22. 30.
    World Food Program Director David Beasley on the Food Emergenices North Korea and the Sahel7 June 2018
    25:51
  23. 31.
    What India Can Teach Indiana About Fighting Diabetes1 June 2018
    23:15
  24. 32.
    Kristine McDivitt Tompkins was one of the largest private landowners in the world before she gave it away30 May 2018
    30:42
  25. 33.
    A New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo24 May 2018
    32:41
  26. 34.
    A Conversation With Michael Møller, Director General of the UN Offices in Geneva23 May 2018
    31:46
  27. 35.
    How Shipping Containers Explain the Conflict in Yemen18 May 2018
    32:12
  28. 36.
    Understanding the Gaza Protests16 May 2018
    38:54
  29. 37.
    How Colonialism Explains HIV in Africa11 May 2018
    22:19
  30. 38.
    The Demise of the Iran Nuclear Deal and What Comes Next9 May 2018
    28:21
  31. 39.
    Can Dr. Tom Frieden Save 100 Million Lives?4 May 2018
    29:54
  32. 40.
    China's Foreign Policy is at a Turning Point2 May 2018
    31:49
  33. 41.
    A Past Podcast Guest is Reportedly Tapped for a Top State Department Post: Listening Back on the Paula Dobriansky Interview27 April 2018
    47:39
  34. 42.
    How the US Can Get Its Multilateral Groove Back25 April 2018
    27:07
  35. 43.
    Venezuelans are fleeing their country in record numbers. This is Latin America's worst-ever refugee crisis20 April 2018
    33:28
  36. 44.
    The View From Europe18 April 2018
    32:12
  37. 45.
    Episode 190: Suzanne DiMaggio16 April 2018
    49:41
  38. 46.
    What happened to Iraq's Oil Wealth?12 April 2018
    25:47
  39. 47.
    Episode 189: Steve Coll5 April 2018
    45:12
  40. 48.
    Bosnia is Vladimir Putin's Next Target4 April 2018
    25:51
  41. 49.
    Episode 188: Bangladeshi Immigrant Rais Bhuiyan Survived a Hate Crime and Fought to Save from Execution the Man Who Shot Him30 March 2018
    1:05:04
  42. 50.
    Palestinian Refugees are about to Face Yet Another Crisis29 March 2018
    31:14
  43. 51.
    I Started My Career as a Journalist Covering John Bolton. Here is What I have Learned (special episode)27 March 2018
    28:02
  44. 52.
    Episode 187: Wanjira Mathai23 March 2018
    46:10
  45. 53.
    A Successful End to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia20 March 2018
    36:10
  46. 54.
    Episode 186: Maggy Barankitse saved thousands of children in the wake of a genocide18 March 2018
    33:02
  47. 55.
    Meet Mike Pompeo14 March 2018
    31:29
  48. 56.
    Episode 185: Joseph Kaifala11 March 2018
    51:11
  49. 57.
    How Democracies Can Defend Themselves from Disinformation Campaigns7 March 2018
    29:45
  50. 58.
    Episode 184: Noubar Afeyan2 March 2018
    47:55
  51. 59.
    Why We Lie About Aid28 February 2018
    28:35
  52. 60.
    Episode 182: Sulome Anderson23 February 2018
    56:10
  53. 61.
    The Conflict in Syria Enters a New Phase21 February 2018
    25:50
  54. 62.
    Episode 181: Djibouti Democracy Activist Daher Ahmed Farah16 February 2018
    42:53
  55. 63.
    Why American Funding for the United Nations is a Bargain15 February 2018
    29:22
  56. 64.
    Episode 180: Anote Tong, Former President of Kirabati12 February 2018
    51:23
  57. 65.
    Olympic Truce? Not! Emerging Political Science Shows Us that International Sports Are Actually Bad for World Peace7 February 2018
    27:11
  58. 66.
    Hate Speech is on the Rise in Poland2 February 2018
    31:30
  59. 67.
    Episode 179: Max Boot31 January 2018
    35:59
  60. 68.
    Donald Trump's Nuclear Weapons Policy is Radically Different from His Predecessors25 January 2018
    31:14
  61. 69.
    A Crisis in Cameroon is Forcing Anglophones to Flee the Country24 January 2018
    33:30
  62. 70.
    Mexican Towns Are Taking Security Into Their Own Hands21 January 2018
    35:43
  63. 71.
    A School in India is Trying to Disrupt the Caste System17 January 2018
    32:09
  64. 72.
    Episode 178: Lidia Bastianich is a celebrity chef, and a refugee15 January 2018
    46:23
  65. 73.
    Episode 177: Robert Malley is the new head of the International Crisis Group10 January 2018
    53:42
  66. 74.
    What Big Data Can Teach Us About Terrorism5 January 2018
    28:27
  67. 75.
    Big Protests are Sweeping Across Iran3 January 2018
    26:58
  68. 76.
    Episode 176: Daniel Webb31 December 2017
    47:54
  69. 77.
    After a Vote, The United States Finds itself Isolated at the UN. (Plus: A 2017 UN Year-in-Review)22 December 2017
    32:24
  70. 78.
    Meet the US Youth Observer to the UN19 December 2017
    21:25
  71. 79.
    The International Committee for the Red Cross Plays a Unique Role in International Affairs15 December 2017
    29:59
  72. 80.
    Episode 175: Dr. Mozhdeh Ghasemiyani is a Psychologist who Escaped a Genocide13 December 2017
    1:00:04
  73. 81.
    Episode 174: Michael McFaul, Former US Ambassador to Russia8 December 2017
    46:21
  74. 82.
    Trump's Jerusalem Gamble6 December 2017
    26:12
  75. 83.
    Episode 173: Dr. Joanne Liu, Head of Doctors Without Borders / MSF1 December 2017
    45:19
  76. 84.
    Episode 172: Agnès Marcaillou Leads the UN's Bomb Squad29 November 2017
    53:30
  77. 85.
    Episode 171: David Miliband21 November 2017
    50:00
  78. 86.
    Zimbabwe and the fall of Robert Mugabe, Explained19 November 2017
    36:23
  79. 87.
    Can ISIS Face Justice for the Atrocities They Have Committed?16 November 2017
    30:35
  80. 88.
    Episode 170: Peter W. Galbraith13 November 2017
    51:19
  81. 89.
    The Crisis in Yemen Takes A Turn for the Worse8 November 2017
    29:13
  82. 90.
    How Trump's Radical Approach to "Sovereignty" is shaping International Relations6 November 2017
    25:34
  83. 91.
    The International Relations of California2 November 2017
    27:45
  84. 92.
    Episode 169: Farida Nabouremba, Democracy Activist in Togo27 October 2017
    44:13
  85. 93.
    How Tunisia Became the Only Real Arab Spring Success Story25 October 2017
    37:40
  86. 94.
    Episode 168: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Beatrice Fihn20 October 2017
    48:21
  87. 95.
    This Supreme Court Case Could Have a Big Impact on US Foreign Policy18 October 2017
    21:59
  88. 96.
    Episode 167: Alexis Okeowo16 October 2017
    49:20
  89. 97.
    Will Trump Destroy the Iran Nuclear Deal?11 October 2017
    24:20
  90. 98.
    Can UN Peacekeepers Prevent the Central African Republic from Descending Deeper into Conflict?6 October 2017
    47:14
  91. 99.
    What the Kurdish Independence Referendum Means for the Middle East4 October 2017
    28:11
  92. 100.
    Episode 166: Ambassador Keith Harper29 September 2017
    56:19
  93. 101.
    Trump's New Travel Ban Has One Historic Precedent: The Chinese Exclusion Act27 September 2017
    25:21
  94. 102.
    Episode 165: Meghan O'Sullivan25 September 2017
    46:54
  95. 103.
    The Challenge of Getting Refugee Children in Quality Schools21 September 2017
    22:48
  96. 104.
    The United Nations and Donald Trump Get to Know Each Other16 September 2017
    39:30
  97. 105.
    Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar13 September 2017
    31:26
  98. 106.
    Episode 164: John Shattuck8 September 2017
    58:54
  99. 107.
    Can the International Community Do Hurricane Response Better?7 September 2017
    33:08
  100. 108.
    Episode 163: Helene Cooper is a pulitzer prize winning journalist and refugee from Liberia1 September 2017
    35:10
  101. 109.
    Cutting Edge Research Finds a Link Between the Cost of Getting Married and the Outbreak Violent Conflict30 August 2017
    37:32
  102. 110.
    Senator Sam Nunn Explains How a New "Fuel Bank" Can Curb Nuclear Proliferation25 August 2017
    22:01
  103. 111.
    Poland is Fighting for its Democratic Life19 August 2017
    31:08
  104. 112.
    Can North Korea Be Stopped?15 August 2017
    27:15
  105. 113.
    *** Special Episode *** Your Questions About Careers in International Affairs, Answered9 August 2017
    1:03:03
  106. 114.
    Somalia is Caught in a Conflict-Climate Change Nexus4 August 2017
    37:12
  107. 115.
    Episode 162: Mark Kennedy Shriver28 July 2017
    40:06
  108. 116.
    Everything You Know About Sweatshops is Wrong26 July 2017
    34:34
  109. 117.
    Episode 161: Graham Allison is a legend of International Relations23 July 2017
    43:31
  110. 118.
    An Unprecedented Coalition of NGOs Has Formed to Fight a Global Food Emergency19 July 2017
    29:58
  111. 119.
    Peace Breaks Out in Colombia14 July 2017
    38:56
  112. 120.
    Episode 160: Wendy Pearlman is an academic who studies the Middle East in an unusual way12 July 2017
    56:22
  113. 121.
    Episode 159: Eric Schwartz, former top State Department official who ran US refugee programs7 July 2017
    1:03:09
  114. 122.
    This Could Be Africa's Next Big Crisis30 June 2017
    30:43
  115. 123.
    How the Supreme Court's Ruling on Trump's Travel Ban Will Impact Refugees Around the World28 June 2017
    27:51
  116. 124.
    Episode 157: Jeffrey Smith Helped Bring Down a "President for Life"23 June 2017
    53:55
  117. 125.
    The Latest World Population Facts and Figures Were Just Released22 June 2017
    38:36
  118. 126.
    Episode 156: Greg Stone -- Ocean Scientist, Explorer and Advocate16 June 2017
    53:22
  119. 127.
    Episode 155: Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament14 June 2017
    53:04
  120. 128.
    Episode 154: Hans Binnendijk9 June 2017
    57:17
  121. 129.
    Saudi Arabia moves against Qatar and we now have yet another crisis in the Middle East7 June 2017
    25:56
  122. 130.
    What You Need to Know About the Paris Agreement Pullout2 June 2017
    32:56
  123. 131.
    What you need to know about the world's "Internally Displaced"31 May 2017
    33:13
  124. 132.
    Episode 153: Sharon Weinberger26 May 2017
    45:28
  125. 133.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About the Killing of Journalists24 May 2017
    26:09
  126. 134.
    Episode 152: Jill Filipovic19 May 2017
    50:38
  127. 135.
    Trump's First Foreign Trip: Here's What to Know17 May 2017
    20:45
  128. 136.
    Episode 151: James Walsh12 May 2017
    51:12
  129. 137.
    Meet Emmanuel Macron, the Surprising New President of France10 May 2017
    25:57
  130. 138.
    Episode 150: Lisa Palmer5 May 2017
    39:05
  131. 139.
    Yemen, Already Beset by Civil War, is Now Facing Famine3 May 2017
    26:25
  132. 140.
    Episode 149: Marcus Bleasdale28 April 2017
    1:02:33
  133. 141.
    What's Next for Afghanistan26 April 2017
    26:36
  134. 142.
    Episode 148: Laurie Adams21 April 2017
    49:08
  135. 143.
    The Venezuela Crisis, explained18 April 2017
    28:14
  136. 144.
    Episode 147: Linda Thomas-Greenfield14 April 2017
    53:31
  137. 145.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About the Syria Strikes12 April 2017
    29:18
  138. 146.
    Episode 146: Vali Nasr7 April 2017
    53:13
  139. 147.
    What's Next for the US-China Relationship?5 April 2017
    23:02
  140. 148.
    Episode 145: Richard Haass31 March 2017
    49:38
  141. 149.
    These Are the Smugglers Who Make Mass Migration Possible29 March 2017
    34:37
  142. 150.
    Episode 144: James Goldgeier24 March 2017
    57:02
  143. 151.
    What North Korea Wants22 March 2017
    29:32
  144. 152.
    Is Torture Making a Comeback?15 March 2017
    27:22
  145. 153.
    Episode 143: Julie Smith10 March 2017
    42:15
  146. 154.
    Episode 142: Jeremy Konyndyk9 March 2017
    1:04:52
  147. 155.
    What We Mean When We Talk About "Foreign Aid"3 March 2017
    29:06
  148. 156.
    Bonus Episodes! A Message from Mark2 March 2017
    8:56
  149. 157.
    Episode 141: Joshua Landis24 February 2017
    1:00:58
  150. 158.
    For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared23 February 2017
    19:46
  151. 159.
    Episode 140: Molly Crabapple19 February 2017
    42:43
  152. 160.
    Episode 139: Bathsheba Crocker15 February 2017
    52:38
  153. 161.
    Is "Gross National Happiness" the New GDP?12 February 2017
    15:48
  154. 162.
    Crimes Against Humanity in Burma are Ongoing (and terribly under-covered)8 February 2017
    26:24
  155. 163.
    Episode 138: Dr. Larry Brilliant3 February 2017
    55:29
  156. 164.
    How the Middle East is Reacting to Trump's Travel Ban1 February 2017
    25:06
  157. 165.
    Episode 137: Princeton Lyman27 January 2017
    55:39
  158. 166.
    Trump Just Re-Instated the "Global Gag Rule." Here's what that means.25 January 2017
    22:58
  159. 167.
    Live from Chicago! Zalmay Khalilzad: former UN ambassador and GOP Foreign Policy Insider23 January 2017
    1:16:40
  160. 168.
    What's Next for the Israel and Palestine?18 January 2017
    27:00
  161. 169.
    Episode 136: Karen Greenberg13 January 2017
    46:40
  162. 170.
    Sponsored: Get a Master of Arts in Social Innovation from the University of San Diego13 January 2017
    23:05
  163. 171.
    Turkey is in Crisis11 January 2017
    27:17
  164. 172.
    Episode 135: Maria J Stephan6 January 2017
    49:58
  165. 173.
    Here are the big stories that will drive the global agenda in 20173 January 2017
    30:35
  166. 174.
    Episode 134: Tom Periello27 December 2016
    53:22
  167. 175.
    What Russia Wants21 December 2016
    26:30
  168. 176.
    Episode 133: Amy Costello18 December 2016
    48:15
  169. 177.
    Trump has Assembled a "Team of Generals." So What's the Problem?14 December 2016
    28:20
  170. 178.
    Episode 132: Cameron Munter11 December 2016
    57:58
  171. 179.
    Conditions are ripe for a genocide in South Sudan7 December 2016
    31:18
  172. 180.
    Episode 131: Mark Tokola4 December 2016
    47:55
  173. 181.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About Trump's Cabinet Picks30 November 2016
    28:46
  174. 182.
    Better Know Nikki Haley, the next US Ambassador to the UN29 November 2016
    28:14
  175. 183.
    Episode 130: Tali Nates18 November 2016
    52:01
  176. 184.
    What Does President Trump Mean for the Paris Climate Agreement?16 November 2016
    32:01
  177. 185.
    Episode 129: Maina Kiai14 November 2016
    50:54
  178. 186.
    A Personal Note -- My Pledge to You -- Build Community -- Earn Rewards10 November 2016
    7:55
  179. 187.
    American Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump9 November 2016
    29:11
  180. 188.
    How the UN is Fighting Hunger in Somalia5 November 2016
    29:22
  181. 189.
    Why Hot Sauce Can Explain the US Election3 November 2016
    24:37
  182. 190.
    Episode 128: Brian Katulis30 October 2016
    48:31
  183. 191.
    The Battle for Mosul26 October 2016
    24:22
  184. 192.
    Is this the end of the International Criminal Court?21 October 2016
    26:48
  185. 193.
    Episode 127: Sarah Chayes19 October 2016
    59:41
  186. 194.
    Meet Antonio Guterres, the Next UN Secretary General16 October 2016
    48:07
  187. 195.
    Beware the Global Superbug12 October 2016
    24:59
  188. 196.
    Episode 126: Charles Kenny10 October 2016
    51:11
  189. 197.
    Why the Colombia Peace Deal Failed and What's Next5 October 2016
    25:08
  190. 198.
    Episode 125: Scott Shane29 September 2016
    1:02:03
  191. 199.
    The Heroes of Syria28 September 2016
    25:07
  192. 200.
    Episode 124: Sarah Sewall, Live!25 September 2016
    57:38

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