Full episode - December 17, 2018
His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks wtih USIP's youth leaders.
The United States Institute of Peace brought 27 global youth leaders to Dharamsala, India, this fall so they could attend leadership workshops, network together, and receive mentorship from the 14th Dalai Lama.
Full episode - December 17, 2018
Ambassador Sherman during Iran Nuclear Negotations
Ambassador Wendy Sherman discusses her unlikely career, which began as an advocate for women's issues before going into politics and eventually landing at the State Department as the lead negotiator for the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Full episode - December 11, 2018
Terminator Toy
Since 1984 there have been five Terminator movies. Another is slated to come out next year. Over that time, what was once pure science fiction has become more and more plausible.
Full episode - December 04, 2018
Indyk named Special Envoy
When Bill Clinton took over as president in 1992, his then-Middle East adviser Martin Indyk told him he had a chance to partner with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to secure peace treaties with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the Palestinians.
Full episode - September 04, 2018
It's been 17 years since 9/11, and 14 years since the 9/11 Commission released its recommendations on how to prevent future attacks. While much of the focus has been on military solutions, the commission also made recommendations on how to use diplomacy and soft power to prevent the growth of extremist ideology abroad. In this episode, we take a look at those recommendations, and how each administration has worked to implement them.
Full story - July 23, 2018
Haitham Dagher and his girlfriend Satu in their apartment in Oulu
An Iraqi refugee tries to stay in Finland, but faces unexpected obstacles.
Full episode - July 11, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks before an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 7, 2018.
Stories from the Backchannel is a new podcast that examines the stories behind some of America's most important national security moments.
Full episode - June 29, 2018
"[Populist leaders who] are willing to vilify other people based on their religion and ethnicity are probably not particularly respectful of democratic institutions."
Full episode - June 05, 2018
Iraq votes
In May, Iraqis voted in the first parliamentary elections since ISIS was defeated in their country. The winner? An anti-American Shiite cleric's political bloc.
Full story - May 17, 2018
iraq town hall
On May 12, Iraqis elected a new national parliament. In a surprise turn, a coalition led by controversial cleric Moqtada al-Sadr — a staunch opponent of both US and Iranian influence in Iraq — won the most seats.