Matters of State - Underreported Issues in World News & International Relations

Matters of State - Underreported Issues in World News & International Relations

120 episodes

A group of young professionals and graduate students in international affairs get together every week to chat about issues around the world that mainstream news media is overlooking. We also occasionally feature informational interviews with experienced practitioners in the field to learn about their work. Join us during your morning commute every Monday morning, and tweet us topics that you'd like to hear us cover!

Podcasts

Sports Diplomacy

Published: March 9, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 7 seconds

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Spotlight: Mongolia

Published: Feb. 17, 2020, noon
Duration: 29 minutes 43 seconds

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Human-Wildlife Conflict

Published: Feb. 10, 2020, noon
Duration: 44 minutes 35 seconds

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The East African Community

Published: Feb. 3, 2020, noon
Duration: 29 minutes 42 seconds

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Compromised Infrastructure

Published: Jan. 27, 2020, noon
Duration: 41 minutes 59 seconds

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Piracy

Published: Dec. 9, 2019, noon
Duration: 31 minutes 13 seconds

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Estonia’s E-Residency

Published: Nov. 25, 2019, noon
Duration: 33 minutes 27 seconds

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The International Relations of Video Games

Published: Nov. 18, 2019, noon
Duration: 58 minutes 52 seconds

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A Conversation with EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis

Published: Nov. 4, 2019, noon
Duration: 34 minutes 18 seconds

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Made in Sweden: A Conversation with Elisabeth Asbrink

Published: Oct. 21, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 24 seconds

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A Conversation with Ambassador Prudence Bushnell

Published: Oct. 7, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 33 seconds

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Foreign Remittances

Published: Sept. 30, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 48 seconds

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Hawala Houses

Published: Sept. 23, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 37 seconds

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Spotlight: North Macedonia

Published: Sept. 16, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 20 minutes 38 seconds

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Cyber Trafficking

Published: Sept. 9, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 49 seconds

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Culinary Diplomacy

Published: Sept. 3, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 56 seconds

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The Aftermath of Genocide: Reconciliation and Ignorance

Published: Aug. 26, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 44 seconds

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Preventing Genocide

Published: Aug. 19, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 15 seconds

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Propagandizing Genocide

Published: Aug. 12, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 57 seconds

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Forecasting and Preventing Genocide

Published: Aug. 5, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 2 seconds

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Lesser-Known Genocides

Published: July 29, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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The Ten Stages of Genocide

Published: July 22, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 37 seconds

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Vanishing Fish: A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Pauly

Published: June 17, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 57 seconds

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Fentanyl

Published: May 20, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 16 seconds

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Catalonia: A Conversation with Andrew Davis

Published: May 13, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 16 seconds

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Spotlight: Estonia

Published: May 6, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 40 seconds

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito

Published: April 30, 2019, 1:11 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 44 seconds

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Invasive Species

Published: April 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 50 seconds

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Global Maternal Healthcare: A Study in Cultural Competency

Published: April 8, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 27 seconds

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Spotlight: Western Sahara

Published: April 1, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 20 minutes 1 second

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The World of Virtual Reality

Published: March 25, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 54 seconds

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Global navigation satellite systems

Published: March 18, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 22 seconds

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International Relations of the Amazon

Published: March 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 9 seconds

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The Heart of Nuba: A Conversation With Doctor Tom Catena

Published: Feb. 11, 2019, noon
Duration: 32 minutes 38 seconds

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Spotlight: Lesotho

Published: Feb. 4, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 53 seconds

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Olympic Terrorism

Published: Jan. 28, 2019, 11 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 48 seconds

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Spotlight: Papua New Guinea

Published: Jan. 14, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes

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Why Nations Fail

Published: Dec. 5, 2018, noon
Duration: 22 minutes 12 seconds

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Uncontacted Peoples

Published: Dec. 3, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 49 seconds

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Emergency Warning Systems

Published: Nov. 19, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 49 seconds

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Ethiopia and Eritrea’s Sudden Peace

Published: Nov. 5, 2018, noon
Duration: 31 minutes 28 seconds

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Bride Trafficking

Published: Oct. 29, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 44 seconds

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National Apologies

Published: Oct. 22, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 30 seconds

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Water Scarcity

Published: Oct. 8, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 30 seconds

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Hello, Shadowlands – Organized Crime in Southeast Asia

Published: Oct. 1, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 58 seconds

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Australia’s Leadership Change

Published: Sept. 17, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 56 seconds

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Ambassador Reuben Brigety on the African Union

Published: Sept. 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 21 seconds

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Afghanistan, Poppy, and Saffron

Published: Aug. 27, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 30 seconds

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Sinking States

Published: Aug. 20, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Duration: 21 minutes 20 seconds

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Sand Mafias

Published: Aug. 13, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 20 seconds

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Spotlight: Urumqi

Published: Aug. 6, 2018, 12:40 p.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 18 seconds

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Space Traffic Management

Published: July 30, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 11 seconds

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Spotlight: Cyprus

Published: July 18, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 43 seconds

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Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance

Published: July 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 59 seconds

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Unrecognized Countries

Published: July 3, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 56 seconds

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Zoos in Conflict Zones

Published: June 26, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 50 seconds

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The Nicaragua Canal

Published: June 19, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 37 seconds

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Lost Nuclear Materials

Published: June 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 26 seconds

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Conflict in South Sudan

Published: June 5, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 13 seconds

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Michael McFaul, former Ambassador to Russia

Published: May 29, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 11 seconds

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Tourism in North Korea

Published: May 8, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds

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Spotlight: Mali

Published: April 30, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 4 seconds

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Spotlight: Belarus

Published: April 16, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 11 seconds

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Human Rights and the Chocolate Industry

Published: March 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 4 seconds

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Understanding National Debt

Published: March 19, 2018, 10 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 50 seconds

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Myanmar and Mobile Phones

Published: March 12, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 10 seconds

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Governments in Exile

Published: March 6, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 37 seconds

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Unorthodox Illicit Financing

Published: Feb. 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 54 seconds

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H.E. Omar Arouna, Ambassador of Benin to the United States

Published: Feb. 7, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 28 seconds

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Why the Arctic Matters

Published: Jan. 30, 2018, 11 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 15 seconds

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Al-Qaeda’s Global Network

Published: Jan. 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 37 seconds

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Blockchain Technology

Published: Jan. 16, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 42 seconds

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Asteroid Mining and the Outer Space Treaty

Published: Jan. 8, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 47 seconds

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Venezuela’s Shift from Chavismo

Published: Dec. 11, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 35 seconds

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Organized Crime & New Technology

Published: Nov. 20, 2017, 10 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 3 seconds

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Universal Basic Income

Published: Oct. 30, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 54 seconds

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The Militarization of Space

Published: July 21, 2017, 11 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 44 seconds

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Logistics of Peacekeeping Missions

Published: June 5, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 9 seconds

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Understanding the Kashmir Conflict

Published: May 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 10 seconds

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Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s Female PM

Published: May 22, 2017, 10 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 44 seconds

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Possible World-Changing Technologies

Published: May 8, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 2 seconds

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Gun Control around the World

Published: April 4, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 14 seconds

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Speaking with Finland’s Ambassador to the US, Kirsti Kauppi

Published: March 27, 2017, 10 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 13 seconds

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Published: March 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 6 seconds

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Nuclear Deterrence Theory

Published: Feb. 7, 2017, 11 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 59 seconds

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The Meiji Restoration

Published: Jan. 31, 2017, 2 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 11 seconds

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NATO’s Evolving Security Environment

Published: Jan. 3, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 47 seconds

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Clean Energy in the Caribbean

Published: Dec. 26, 2016, noon
Duration: 24 minutes 28 seconds

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Foreign Policy of Pope Francis

Published: Dec. 12, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 26 seconds

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Hello Germany!

Published: Nov. 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 11 minutes 59 seconds

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Spotlight: Guyana

Published: Nov. 8, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 19 minutes 8 seconds

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Finance Curse

Published: Nov. 1, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 22 minutes

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Halloween Special: Spooky Folklore and International Curses

Published: Oct. 24, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 16 minutes 33 seconds

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Uzbekistan at a Crossroads

Published: Sept. 26, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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The Resource Curse and the Paradox of Plenty

Published: Sept. 12, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 8 seconds

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The Horn of Africa

Published: Aug. 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 13 seconds

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MOOCs, International Education, and Diplomacy

Published: July 25, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 20 minutes 50 seconds

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Spotlight: Doctors without Borders

Published: July 18, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 58 seconds

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The UN’s Next Secretary General

Published: July 11, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 16 seconds

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Colombia’s Human Trafficking Epidemic

Published: July 4, 2016, noon
Duration: 36 minutes 25 seconds

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Spotlight: Gwadar Port, a Chinese Foothold in Pakistan

Published: June 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Duration: 18 minutes 27 seconds

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OPEC in Crisis

Published: June 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 26 minutes 1 second

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Population Structure and its Effects on Stability

Published: May 27, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 5 seconds

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Thoughts on the International Criminal Court

Published: April 25, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 25 minutes 27 seconds

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Exploring Global Gender

Published: April 12, 2016, 11 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 10 seconds

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Hello Cambodia!

Published: April 7, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Duration: 16 minutes 36 seconds

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Spotlight: Comoros

Published: March 9, 2016, noon
Duration: 27 minutes 10 seconds

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International Law and the Use of Force

Published: March 2, 2016, noon
Duration: 33 minutes 3 seconds

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Nairobi’s Slums and Urbanization Challenges

Published: Feb. 22, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 43 seconds

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Wildlife Trafficking

Published: Jan. 26, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 13 seconds

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What Motivates Terrorism?

Published: Nov. 23, 2015, noon
Duration: 30 minutes 40 seconds

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Democracy and Development in Rwanda

Published: Nov. 11, 2015, noon
Duration: 22 minutes 26 seconds

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Spotlight: Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Published: Nov. 4, 2015, noon
Duration: 26 minutes 33 seconds

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Illicit Oil Networks, ISIL, and the World

Published: Oct. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 50 seconds

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India’s Fence around Bangladesh

Published: Oct. 12, 2015, 11 a.m.
Duration: 11 minutes 57 seconds

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Mexico’s Drug Cartels

Published: Oct. 5, 2015, 5:40 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 9 seconds

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Engaging North Korea

Published: Sept. 28, 2015, 8 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 5 seconds

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The World’s Syrian Refugee Crisis

Published: Sept. 21, 2015, 7 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 37 seconds

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Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

Published: Sept. 14, 2015, 8:15 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 13 seconds

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Introduction

Published: Sept. 8, 2015, 5:20 a.m.
Duration: 42 seconds

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