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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.
    The View From Europe18 April 2018
    32:12
  2. 2.
    Episode 190: Suzanne DiMaggio16 April 2018
    49:41
  3. 3.
    What happened to Iraq's Oil Wealth?12 April 2018
    25:47
  4. 4.
    Episode 189: Steve Coll5 April 2018
    45:12
  5. 5.
    Bosnia is Vladimir Putin's Next Target4 April 2018
    25:51
  6. 6.
    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
  7. 7.
    Palestinian Refugees are about to Face Yet Another Crisis29 March 2018
    31:14
  8. 8.
    I Started My Career as a Journalist Covering John Bolton. Here is What I have Learned (special episode)27 March 2018
    28:02
  1. 9.
    Episode 187: Wanjira Mathai23 March 2018
    46:10
  2. 10.
    A Successful End to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia20 March 2018
    36:10
  3. 11.
    Episode 186: Maggy Barankitse saved thousands of children in the wake of a genocide18 March 2018
    33:02
  4. 12.
    Meet Mike Pompeo14 March 2018
    31:29
  5. 13.
    Episode 185: Joseph Kaifala11 March 2018
    51:11
  6. 14.
    How Democracies Can Defend Themselves from Disinformation Campaigns7 March 2018
    29:45
  7. 15.
    Episode 184: Noubar Afeyan2 March 2018
    47:55
  8. 16.
    Why We Lie About Aid28 February 2018
    28:35
  9. 17.
    Episode 182: Sulome Anderson23 February 2018
    56:10
  10. 18.
    The Conflict in Syria Enters a New Phase21 February 2018
    25:50
  11. 19.
    Episode 181: Djibouti Democracy Activist Daher Ahmed Farah16 February 2018
    42:53
  12. 20.
    Why American Funding for the United Nations is a Bargain15 February 2018
    29:22
  13. 21.
    Episode 180: Anote Tong, Former President of Kirabati12 February 2018
    51:23
  14. 22.
    Olympic Truce? Not! Emerging Political Science Shows Us that International Sports Are Actually Bad for World Peace7 February 2018
    27:11
  15. 23.
    Hate Speech is on the Rise in Poland2 February 2018
    31:30
  16. 24.
    Episode 179: Max Boot31 January 2018
    35:59
  17. 25.
    Donald Trump's Nuclear Weapons Policy is Radically Different from His Predecessors25 January 2018
    31:14
  18. 26.
    A Crisis in Cameroon is Forcing Anglophones to Flee the Country24 January 2018
    33:30
  19. 27.
    Mexican Towns Are Taking Security Into Their Own Hands21 January 2018
    35:43
  20. 28.
    A School in India is Trying to Disrupt the Caste System17 January 2018
    32:09
  21. 29.
    Episode 178: Lidia Bastianich is a celebrity chef, and a refugee15 January 2018
    46:23
  22. 30.
    Episode 177: Robert Malley is the new head of the International Crisis Group10 January 2018
    53:42
  23. 31.
    What Big Data Can Teach Us About Terrorism5 January 2018
    28:27
  24. 32.
    Big Protests are Sweeping Across Iran3 January 2018
    26:58
  25. 33.
    Episode 176: Daniel Webb31 December 2017
    47:54
  26. 34.
    After a Vote, The United States Finds itself Isolated at the UN. (Plus: A 2017 UN Year-in-Review)22 December 2017
    32:24
  27. 35.
    Meet the US Youth Observer to the UN19 December 2017
    21:25
  28. 36.
    The International Committee for the Red Cross Plays a Unique Role in International Affairs15 December 2017
    29:59
  29. 37.
    Episode 175: Dr. Mozhdeh Ghasemiyani is a Psychologist who Escaped a Genocide13 December 2017
    1:00:04
  30. 38.
    Episode 174: Michael McFaul, Former US Ambassador to Russia8 December 2017
    46:21
  31. 39.
    Trump's Jerusalem Gamble6 December 2017
    26:12
  32. 40.
    Episode 173: Dr. Joanne Liu, Head of Doctors Without Borders / MSF1 December 2017
    45:19
  33. 41.
    Episode 172: Agn├Ęs Marcaillou Leads the UN's Bomb Squad29 November 2017
    53:30
  34. 42.
    Episode 171: David Miliband21 November 2017
    50:00
  35. 43.
    Zimbabwe and the fall of Robert Mugabe, Explained19 November 2017
    36:23
  36. 44.
    Can ISIS Face Justice for the Atrocities They Have Committed?16 November 2017
    30:35
  37. 45.
    Episode 170: Peter W. Galbraith13 November 2017
    51:19
  38. 46.
    The Crisis in Yemen Takes A Turn for the Worse8 November 2017
    29:13
  39. 47.
    How Trump's Radical Approach to "Sovereignty" is shaping International Relations6 November 2017
    25:34
  40. 48.
    The International Relations of California2 November 2017
    27:45
  41. 49.
    Episode 169: Farida Nabouremba, Democracy Activist in Togo27 October 2017
    44:13
  42. 50.
    How Tunisia Became the Only Real Arab Spring Success Story25 October 2017
    37:40
  43. 51.
    Episode 168: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Beatrice Fihn20 October 2017
    48:21
  44. 52.
    This Supreme Court Case Could Have a Big Impact on US Foreign Policy18 October 2017
    21:59
  45. 53.
    Episode 167: Alexis Okeowo16 October 2017
    49:20
  46. 54.
    Will Trump Destroy the Iran Nuclear Deal?11 October 2017
    24:20
  47. 55.
    Can UN Peacekeepers Prevent the Central African Republic from Descending Deeper into Conflict?6 October 2017
    47:14
  48. 56.
    What the Kurdish Independence Referendum Means for the Middle East4 October 2017
    28:11
  49. 57.
    Episode 166: Ambassador Keith Harper29 September 2017
    56:19
  50. 58.
    Trump's New Travel Ban Has One Historic Precedent: The Chinese Exclusion Act27 September 2017
    25:21
  51. 59.
    Episode 165: Meghan O'Sullivan25 September 2017
    46:54
  52. 60.
    The Challenge of Getting Refugee Children in Quality Schools21 September 2017
    22:48
  53. 61.
    The United Nations and Donald Trump Get to Know Each Other16 September 2017
    39:30
  54. 62.
    Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar13 September 2017
    31:26
  55. 63.
    Episode 164: John Shattuck8 September 2017
    58:54
  56. 64.
    Can the International Community Do Hurricane Response Better?7 September 2017
    33:08
  57. 65.
    Episode 163: Helene Cooper is a pulitzer prize winning journalist and refugee from Liberia1 September 2017
    35:10
  58. 66.
    Cutting Edge Research Finds a Link Between the Cost of Getting Married and the Outbreak Violent Conflict30 August 2017
    37:32
  59. 67.
    Senator Sam Nunn Explains How a New "Fuel Bank" Can Curb Nuclear Proliferation25 August 2017
    22:01
  60. 68.
    Poland is Fighting for its Democratic Life19 August 2017
    31:08
  61. 69.
    Can North Korea Be Stopped?15 August 2017
    27:15
  62. 70.
    *** Special Episode *** Your Questions About Careers in International Affairs, Answered9 August 2017
    1:03:03
  63. 71.
    Somalia is Caught in a Conflict-Climate Change Nexus4 August 2017
    37:12
  64. 72.
    Episode 162: Mark Kennedy Shriver28 July 2017
    40:06
  65. 73.
    Everything You Know About Sweatshops is Wrong26 July 2017
    34:34
  66. 74.
    Episode 161: Graham Allison is a legend of International Relations23 July 2017
    43:31
  67. 75.
    An Unprecedented Coalition of NGOs Has Formed to Fight a Global Food Emergency19 July 2017
    29:58
  68. 76.
    Peace Breaks Out in Colombia14 July 2017
    38:56
  69. 77.
    Episode 160: Wendy Pearlman is an academic who studies the Middle East in an unusual way12 July 2017
    56:22
  70. 78.
    Episode 159: Eric Schwartz, former top State Department official who ran US refugee programs7 July 2017
    1:03:09
  71. 79.
    This Could Be Africa's Next Big Crisis30 June 2017
    30:43
  72. 80.
    How the Supreme Court's Ruling on Trump's Travel Ban Will Impact Refugees Around the World28 June 2017
    27:51
  73. 81.
    Episode 157: Jeffrey Smith Helped Bring Down a "President for Life"23 June 2017
    53:55
  74. 82.
    The Latest World Population Facts and Figures Were Just Released22 June 2017
    38:36
  75. 83.
    Episode 156: Greg Stone -- Ocean Scientist, Explorer and Advocate16 June 2017
    53:22
  76. 84.
    Episode 155: Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament14 June 2017
    53:04
  77. 85.
    Episode 154: Hans Binnendijk9 June 2017
    57:17
  78. 86.
    Saudi Arabia moves against Qatar and we now have yet another crisis in the Middle East7 June 2017
    25:56
  79. 87.
    What You Need to Know About the Paris Agreement Pullout2 June 2017
    32:56
  80. 88.
    What you need to know about the world's "Internally Displaced"31 May 2017
    33:13
  81. 89.
    Episode 153: Sharon Weinberger26 May 2017
    45:28
  82. 90.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About the Killing of Journalists24 May 2017
    26:09
  83. 91.
    Episode 152: Jill Filipovic19 May 2017
    50:38
  84. 92.
    Trump's First Foreign Trip: Here's What to Know17 May 2017
    20:45
  85. 93.
    Episode 151: James Walsh12 May 2017
    51:12
  86. 94.
    Meet Emmanuel Macron, the Surprising New President of France10 May 2017
    25:57
  87. 95.
    Episode 150: Lisa Palmer5 May 2017
    39:05
  88. 96.
    Yemen, Already Beset by Civil War, is Now Facing Famine3 May 2017
    26:25
  89. 97.
    Episode 149: Marcus Bleasdale28 April 2017
    1:02:33
  90. 98.
    What's Next for Afghanistan26 April 2017
    26:36
  91. 99.
    Episode 148: Laurie Adams21 April 2017
    49:08
  92. 100.
    The Venezuela Crisis, explained18 April 2017
    28:14
  93. 101.
    Episode 147: Linda Thomas-Greenfield14 April 2017
    53:31
  94. 102.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About the Syria Strikes12 April 2017
    29:18
  95. 103.
    Episode 146: Vali Nasr7 April 2017
    53:13
  96. 104.
    What's Next for the US-China Relationship?5 April 2017
    23:02
  97. 105.
    Episode 145: Richard Haass31 March 2017
    49:38
  98. 106.
    These Are the Smugglers Who Make Mass Migration Possible29 March 2017
    34:37
  99. 107.
    Episode 144: James Goldgeier24 March 2017
    57:02
  100. 108.
    What North Korea Wants22 March 2017
    29:32
  101. 109.
    Is Torture Making a Comeback?15 March 2017
    27:22
  102. 110.
    Episode 143: Julie Smith10 March 2017
    42:15
  103. 111.
    Episode 142: Jeremy Konyndyk9 March 2017
    1:04:52
  104. 112.
    What We Mean When We Talk About "Foreign Aid"3 March 2017
    29:06
  105. 113.
    Bonus Episodes! A Message from Mark2 March 2017
    8:56
  106. 114.
    Episode 141: Joshua Landis24 February 2017
    1:00:58
  107. 115.
    For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared23 February 2017
    19:46
  108. 116.
    Episode 140: Molly Crabapple19 February 2017
    42:43
  109. 117.
    Episode 139: Bathsheba Crocker15 February 2017
    52:38
  110. 118.
    Is "Gross National Happiness" the New GDP?12 February 2017
    15:48
  111. 119.
    Crimes Against Humanity in Burma are Ongoing (and terribly under-covered)8 February 2017
    26:24
  112. 120.
    Episode 138: Dr. Larry Brilliant3 February 2017
    55:29
  113. 121.
    How the Middle East is Reacting to Trump's Travel Ban1 February 2017
    25:06
  114. 122.
    Episode 137: Princeton Lyman27 January 2017
    55:39
  115. 123.
    Trump Just Re-Instated the "Global Gag Rule." Here's what that means.25 January 2017
    22:58
  116. 124.
    Live from Chicago! Zalmay Khalilzad: former UN ambassador and GOP Foreign Policy Insider23 January 2017
    1:16:40
  117. 125.
    What's Next for the Israel and Palestine?18 January 2017
    27:00
  118. 126.
    Episode 136: Karen Greenberg13 January 2017
    46:40
  119. 127.
    Sponsored: Get a Master of Arts in Social Innovation from the University of San Diego13 January 2017
    23:05
  120. 128.
    Turkey is in Crisis11 January 2017
    27:17
  121. 129.
    Episode 135: Maria J Stephan6 January 2017
    49:58
  122. 130.
    Here are the big stories that will drive the global agenda in 20173 January 2017
    30:35
  123. 131.
    Episode 134: Tom Periello27 December 2016
    53:22
  124. 132.
    What Russia Wants21 December 2016
    26:30
  125. 133.
    Episode 133: Amy Costello18 December 2016
    48:15
  126. 134.
    Trump has Assembled a "Team of Generals." So What's the Problem?14 December 2016
    28:20
  127. 135.
    Episode 132: Cameron Munter11 December 2016
    57:58
  128. 136.
    Conditions are ripe for a genocide in South Sudan7 December 2016
    31:18
  129. 137.
    Episode 131: Mark Tokola4 December 2016
    47:55
  130. 138.
    What Political Science Can Teach Us About Trump's Cabinet Picks30 November 2016
    28:46
  131. 139.
    Better Know Nikki Haley, the next US Ambassador to the UN29 November 2016
    28:14
  132. 140.
    Episode 130: Tali Nates18 November 2016
    52:01
  133. 141.
    What Does President Trump Mean for the Paris Climate Agreement?16 November 2016
    32:01
  134. 142.
    Episode 129: Maina Kiai14 November 2016
    50:54
  135. 143.
    A Personal Note -- My Pledge to You -- Build Community -- Earn Rewards10 November 2016
    7:55
  136. 144.
    American Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump9 November 2016
    29:11
  137. 145.
    How the UN is Fighting Hunger in Somalia5 November 2016
    29:22
  138. 146.
    Why Hot Sauce Can Explain the US Election3 November 2016
    24:37
  139. 147.
    Episode 128: Brian Katulis30 October 2016
    48:31
  140. 148.
    The Battle for Mosul26 October 2016
    24:22
  141. 149.
    Is this the end of the International Criminal Court?21 October 2016
    26:48
  142. 150.
    Episode 127: Sarah Chayes19 October 2016
    59:41
  143. 151.
    Meet Antonio Guterres, the Next UN Secretary General16 October 2016
    48:07
  144. 152.
    Beware the Global Superbug12 October 2016
    24:59
  145. 153.
    Episode 126: Charles Kenny10 October 2016
    51:11
  146. 154.
    Why the Colombia Peace Deal Failed and What's Next5 October 2016
    25:08
  147. 155.
    Episode 125: Scott Shane29 September 2016
    1:02:03
  148. 156.
    The Heroes of Syria28 September 2016
    25:07
  149. 157.
    Episode 124: Sarah Sewall, Live!25 September 2016
    57:38
  150. 158.
    UN Week Is Here! These Stories Will Drive the Global Agenda at the UN General Assembly16 September 2016
    39:30
  151. 159.
    Here's How the International Community Is Trying to Solve the Global Refugee Crisis14 September 2016
    31:34
  152. 160.
    How Yemen Became Mired in a Brutal Civil War9 September 2016
    32:43
  153. 161.
    This is the worst crisis in the world that gets the least amount of attention8 September 2016
    23:30
  154. 162.
    Episode 123: Dr. Peter Hotez5 September 2016
    46:56
  155. 163.
    An Important Message from Mark31 August 2016
    6:56
  156. 164.
    Episode 122: Clarissa Ward27 August 2016
    46:14
  157. 165.
    An Insane Drug War in the Philippines15 August 2016
    19:13
  158. 166.
    Episode 121: Greg Stanton12 August 2016
    58:09
  159. 167.
    Why the Battle for Aleppo is So Consequential10 August 2016
    23:46
  160. 168.
    Episode 120: Derek Chollet29 July 2016
    49:54
  161. 169.
    El Nino Has Caused a Food Shortage in Southern Africa27 July 2016
    17:21
  162. 170.
    Arsalan Iftikhar Battles Islamophobia22 July 2016
    29:12
  163. 171.
    UN Secretary General Candidate Conversations: Helen Clark20 July 2016
    30:43
  164. 172.
    Episode 118: Priscilla Clapp15 July 2016
    1:15:10
  165. 173.
    Congress Actually Does Something Good13 July 2016
    16:13
  166. 174.
    Episode 117: Lauren Wolfe10 July 2016
    45:00
  167. 175.
    The World's Newest Country Turns Five Years Old and There's Not Much to Celebrate7 July 2016
    22:15
  168. 176.
    The International Development Implications of Brexit30 June 2016
    18:53
  169. 177.
    Episode 116: Stewart Patrick24 June 2016
    48:25
  170. 178.
    Trouble in the South China Sea22 June 2016
    19:27
  171. 179.
    Episode 115: Jendayi Frazer19 June 2016
    53:28
  172. 180.
    The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Turns 20. It's an anniversary worth celebrating15 June 2016
    24:10
  173. 181.
    Episode 114: Marc Lynch12 June 2016
    46:59
  174. 182.
    The Worst Dictatorship You Have Never Heard Of8 June 2016
    25:41
  175. 183.
    Episode 113 Shelly Culbertson6 June 2016
    44:26
  176. 184.
    Should the Rio Olympics Be Cancelled over Zika?2 June 2016
    19:57
  177. 185.
    Episode 112: Owen Barder30 May 2016
    48:03
  178. 186.
    Venezuela is on the Verge of Collapse26 May 2016
    23:42
  179. 187.
    Episode 111: Jennifer Harris22 May 2016
    49:45
  180. 188.
    How One Senator is Trying to Change the US-Saudi Relationship18 May 2016
    19:48
  181. 189.
    Episode 110: Calestous Juma15 May 2016
    47:49
  182. 190.
    How to Fix a Broken Humanitarian System -- The World Humanitarian Summit Has Some Ideas11 May 2016
    27:58
  183. 191.
    How Tom Vilsack and the US Department of Agriculture are Taking on Climate Change7 May 2016
    22:57
  184. 192.
    What Would Happen if You Offered People Living in Extreme Poverty a Guaranteed Basic Income?4 May 2016
    20:55
  185. 193.
    Episode 109: Tom Nagorski30 April 2016
    57:42
  186. 194.
    Haitians in the Dominican Republic Face Statelessness27 April 2016
    24:40
  187. 195.
    Episode 108: Kevin Rudd24 April 2016
    33:27
  188. 196.
    UN Secretary General Candidate Conversations: Srgjan Kerim20 April 2016
    41:29
  189. 197.
    UN Secretary General Candidate Conversations: Vesna Pusic18 April 2016
    30:44
  190. 198.
    Who Will Be the Next UN Secretary General?14 April 2016
    29:55
  191. 199.
    UN Secretary General Candidate Series: Danilo Turk10 April 2016
    44:36
  192. 200.
    A New, Old Crisis in Western Sahara6 April 2016
    19:45

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