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

March 6, 2016

Slow Growth Part 2: China and Russia’s Economic Implosion, Demographics of Productivity, and Central Banks

In this episode, Foreign Affairs authors discuss how stagnation in Russia and China could lead to anarchy in Eurasia, the role that demographics play in economic stagnation, and what central banks can do to goose growth. Featuring interviews with recent authors Robert Kaplan, Ruchir Sharma, and co-authors Tom Hill and Ian Morris. 

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This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript is available on www.ForeignAffairs.com. 
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February 21, 2016

How to Survive Slow Growth: Part 1 with Larry Summers, Zachary Karabell, and Anne Kreuger

With China slumping, energy prices collapsing, and nervous consumers sitting on their hands, growth has ground to a halt almost everywhere, and economists, investors, and ordinary citizens are starting to confront a grim new reality: the world is stuck in the slow lane and nobody seems to know what to do about it.  Listen in as Larry Summers, Zachary Karabell, and Anne Kreuger discuss the dangers, risks, and opportunities of slow growth and what, if anything, there is to do about it. 

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To learn more on the subject, check out the March/April 2016 issue on ForeignAffairs.com. 

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February 7, 2016

The Arab Spring Five Years On: Update On Tunisia, Egypt, and Turkey

Was the Arab Spring a mirage? Did it mean anything? Five years on, we’re looking at how the revolutions panned out in Tunisia and Egypt, and why Turkey lost the Arab Spring. Featuring interviews with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Brian Klaas, Marina Ottoway, Nathan Brown, and Merve Tahiroglu.  

This podcast has been edited and condensed. Visit ForeignAffairs.com for a full transcript. 

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January 24, 2016

Inequality: Part 2 What Brazil Gets Right, A New Kind of Taxes, and What Trump and Sanders Have To Offer

Around the world, incomes and wealth for the majority have stagnated even as they have skyrocketed for those at the top. In part two of Foreign Affairs' coverage on inequality, we explore what works and what doesn’t, from Brazil’s Bolsa Familia, to new kinds of taxes, to Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’ own economic proposals. Hear it from the experts themselves: featuring interviews with Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman, British economist Anthony Atkinson, and political scientist Kimberly Morgan.

This podcast has been edited and condensed. Visit ForeignAffairs.com for a full transcript. 

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January 10, 2016

Inequality: Part 1 with Gideon Rose, Allison Schrager, and Ronald Inglehart

In part one of a two-part series on inequality, we delve into the rise of economic inequality, when and why it matters, and what to do about it. Featuring Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, Allison Schrager, New York–based economist and writer, and Ronald Inglehart, professor at the University of Michigan.

This podcast has been edited and condensed. Visit ForeignAffairs.com for a full transcript. 

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December 20, 2015

The Best of 2015: Gender Politics Around the the World

Part II of a two-part series highlighting the best Foreign Affairs Unedited podcasts of 2015, we revisit some of our favorite conversations on women and gender from around the world. Featuring interviews with Ira Trivedi on bride trafficking in India, Nadia Hashimi on Afghanistan’s female sons, and Adrienne Mayor on the myth and reality of the Amazons.

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A rush transcript is available on ForeignAffairs.com.
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December 6, 2015

The Best of 2015: Putin, The Myth and The Politician

Part I of a two-part series highlighting the best Unedited podcasts of 2015, we revisit some of our favorite interviews on Putin: his motivations, his strategy, and his ideology. Featuring interviews with Stephen Kotkin, Gregory Feifer, and Nussaibah Younis and hosted by Deputy Managing Editor, Katie Allawala. 


This podcast has been edited and condensed. Full transcripts are available at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/browse/audio.
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November 22, 2015

The New Middle East: Part II with Gideon Rose, Dan Byman, Cyrus Amir-Mokri, and Hamid Biglari

Part II of a two part series on the new Middle East—Gideon Rose, Dan Byman, Cyrus Amir-Mokri, and Hamid Biglari chime in on the United States’ response to ISIS after the Paris attacks, counterterrorism in the Middle East, and Iran’s post-sanction economy.

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November 8, 2015

The New Middle East: Part I with Denise Natali, Natan Sachs, and Jared Cohen

In this edition of Foreign Affairs Unedited, part one of a two part series on the new Middle East, Denise Natali, Natan Sachs, and Jared Cohen discuss who can replace the United States in the region, Israel’s strategy, and how to combat ISIS in the digital age.  Read more at ForeignAffairs.com.
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October 26, 2015

Steve Hindy on Ancient and Modern Beer Brewing

Steve Hindy, co-founder and chairman of Brooklyn Brewery, talks about his Foreign Affairs article "Ancient Ales," as well as the future of craft brewing around the world. 

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