About This Show
Global, a podcast brought to you by IRI, is not your usual foreign policy podcast. Each 45-minute episode dives into one country’s history, current events and prospects for a democratic future. Our dynamic hosts interview top country experts, including heads of state, elected officials, foreign policy analysts, journalists, and on-the-ground activists.
Whether you’re a foreign policy expert learning about a new country in your portfolio or a world traveler looking for your next destination, Global provides unique context from all corners of the world.
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Most Recent Episode
The last 59 years of Cuban history have seen the Castro brothers consolidate their brand of communism, resulting in an economic and human rights tragedy. The new Cuban President will likely continue the Castro status quo. Despite the efforts of brave dissidents, democracy remains a distant dream, and Cubans struggle against a deteriorating state-run economy. How did Cuba get here? What is the future of the country? And, what is it like to live on the island? Our hosts interview Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress; Cuban activist Rosa María Payá; and IRI’s in-house Cuba expert Casey Cagley.Read more »