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The editors at Foreign Affairs sit down with the experts to discuss their latest articles.

December 13, 2016

Trade Under Trump: Lessons from History

During the recent U.S. presidential campaign, railing against trade became a popular pastime. But it is nothing new. Today on the podcast, we’re looking at how efforts to weaken trade have played out in the past, and whether Trump’s proposed trade policies will do what he promises.

Featuring interviews with Eduardo Campanella, a Eurozone economist, discussing mercantilism in the past and Marc Levinson, author of An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, on the outlook for Trump’s trade restrictionism.

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available at ForeignAffairs.com.

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November 15, 2016

The Power of Populism, Part 2 - After The Election

On the podcast today, Foreign Affairs continues its discussion on the power of populism. Since we recorded the last show, Americans have gone to the polls and elected Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. We’ll be discussing what his victory means for populism around the world, for Europe, and for Latin America. Featuring interviews with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose, Carlo Accetti, and Shannon O’Neil.

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available at ForeignAffairs.com.

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October 31, 2016

The Power of Populism

On the podcast today, Foreign Affairs discusses the power of populism.  Pankaj Mishra, author of “The Globalization of Rage,” takes a historical view of today’s unrest; Cas Mudde discusses the spread of populism in Europe; and Nadia Urbinati speaks on the best response to populism at home.

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available at ForeignAffairs.com.

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July 5, 2016

Israel and Its Middle East Neighbors

This week, we provide an intimate look at the changing dynamics of Israel’s relationships with its Middle East neighbors, as many of them go through a period of intense conflict and turmoil. Featuring interviews with Middle East Experts Amos Harel, Steven Cook, and Grant Rumley and hosted by Foreign Affairs Deputy Web Editor Rebecca Chao.  

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available at ForeignAffairs.com.

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June 13, 2016

The Age of Global Transparency with Colonel Sean Larkin, Henry Farrell, and Thorgils Jonsson

The age of global transparency is upon us. Whether you’re using mobile wiretaps, drones, or satellites, surveillance has become cheap and ubiquitous. And governments aren’t the only ones doing it. These days, almost anyone can peek into the lives of the world’s rich and powerful—and expose sensitive information, using new-fangled technologies or old-fashioned methods like leaks to the press.

In this episode of Foreign Affairs Unedited, we’re taking a closer look at what the end of secrecy really means for governments, politicians, and everyday people.

Guest-hosted by Deputy Web Editor Brian O’Connor and featuring guests Colonel Sean Larkin, Henry Farrell, and Thorgils Jonsson.

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May 22, 2016

The Future of Iran with Ilan Berman, Alex Vatanka, and Ervand Abrahamian

In this episode of Foreign Affairs Unedited, we’re looking at Iran’s use of cyberwarfare after the nuclear deal, the coming Iranian succession crisis, and Iran’s generational struggle to reconcile enlightenment ideals with political Islam. Hosted by Deputy Managing Editor Katie Allawala and featuring guests Ilan Berman, Alex Vatanka, and Ervand Abrahamian.

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available at ForeignAffairs.com.

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May 1, 2016

Putin’s Russia: Down But Not Out, Part 2

In part two of our Foreign Affairs Unedited series on Russia under Putin, we’re looking at the history of Russian aggression and the country’s recent military reform. Featuring Gideon Rose, Stephen Kotkin, and Demetri Trenin.

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available at ForeignAffairs.com. Music credit: FreeMusicArchive.org / Podington Bear, Delphone Dora and The Unexpected

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April 18, 2016

Putin’s Russia: Down But Not Out, Part 1

Over the past decade and a half, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has been an economic dynamo and a basket case, an imperfect democracy and a tightening tyranny, a constructive diplomatic actor and a serial military aggressor—sometimes all at once. The only constant has been surprise, as the zigging and zagging has left outside observers, and even many Russians, scratching their heads.

Today on the podcast, we’re discussing Putin’s strategy of repression, the real state of the Russian economy, and whether Putin really has a clear foreign policy.  Featuring interviews with authors Maria Lipman, Sergei Guriev, and Daniel Treisman. 

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April 3, 2016

The Sound of the Economy: Data Sonification and the Cheeseburger Index

For the most part, when people think of crunching numbers, they imagine charts and graphs. Today on the podcast, we’re exploring unusual ways to look at—or rather, listen to—data. Sound can perhaps present information with more urgency and clarity than a visualization. Since this is Foreign Affairs, and we’re nottracking u-boats underwater, we decided to apply the data sonification technique to some somewhat obscure data sets - including the Cheeseburger Index. Listen in as Matt Kenney describes the creation process and Nick Colas dissects the numbers.

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March 20, 2016

How to Measure the Chinese Economy with Salvatore Babones, Eduardo Campanella, and Pankaj Ghemawat 

Everyone knows that China’s economy is slowing. But is it still growing? That depends on what you measure. Today on the podcast, we’re talking with three experts, each with a different take on assessing the Chinese economy.  Featuring interviews with recent authors Salvatore Babones, Eduardo Campanella, and Punkaj Ghemawat. 

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