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Deep Dish on Global Affairs
37 minutes | 8 days ago
Fareed Zakaria on a Post-Pandemic World — November 19, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to surge around the world, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria joins Deep Dish to explain why today’s crises are the product of the international system and how the quality, not quantity, of government is part of the solution. Tune in for the next episode of Deep Dish on December 3, 2020.
39 minutes | 15 days ago
A Changing World Needs A Different US Foreign Policy — November 12, 2020
President-Elect Biden faces a divided country and a deadlocked Congress when he takes office on January 20, 2021. Author Rebecca Lissner joins Deep Dish to argue that while there are domestic challenges, Biden also has a unique opportunity to reimagine the US approach to foreign policy and focus on openness, rather than dominance.
34 minutes | 22 days ago
How the 2020 Election Will Shape US Foreign Policy — November 5, 2020
Two days after Americans voted, it’s still too close to call the 2020 election. As the world waits, American Enterprise Institute’s Kori Schake joins Council President Ivo Daalder and Deep Dish host Brian Hanson to examine how the results – whenever they arrive – will affect US foreign policy, global relationships, and national security.
38 minutes | a month ago
Protests Drive Vote for Chile’s New Constitution — October 29, 2020
Last Sunday, an overwhelming 78 percent of Chileans voted to replace the country’s existing constitution after a year of large-scale protests driven by social movements and economic inequality. Political scientist Claudia Heiss joins Deep Dish to explain what to watch for during the two-year drafting process and examine whether wide-spread change is possible for Chile.
36 minutes | a month ago
Trump and Biden Voters Deeply Divided on Foreign Policy - October 22, 2020
Democrats and Republicans are in different worlds when it comes to evaluating critical threats facing the United States and preferred foreign policy approaches, according to findings of the 2020 Chicago Council Survey. Council polling experts Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura join Deep Dish to examine how public opinion matches up with the candidates’ perspectives and whether issues like China’s rise, global cooperation, climate change, and trade are driving voter decision making.
39 minutes | a month ago
The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East -- October 15, 2020
From Iran in 1953 to Syria in 2011, the United States has relied on regime change as a core facet of Middle East policy -- with mixed results. Author and former White House Middle East advisor and expert Philip Gordon joins Deep Dish to explain that while regime change is a tempting policy option, in the long-term it leads to high costs, unintended consequences, and the spread of instability.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Japan’s Suga Faces a Rising China and Uncertain US Foreign Policy — October 8, 2020
This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with new Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga, signaling both Japan’s importance to the United States and both sides’ fear of a rising China, analysts argue. Stanford University’s Michael Auslin and Teneo Intelligence’s Tobias Harris join Deep Dish to explain how the 2020 election could influence US foreign policy towards Japan and whether Suga has the power to successfully continue former Prime Minister Abe’s legacy.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Could Drag in Russia and Turkey — October 1, 2020
Last weekend, fighting broke out in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting a frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The New York Times’ Andrew Kramer and Chatham House’s Laurence Broers Join Deep Dish to examine what the conflict could mean for the region and Russia’s broader competition with Turkey for power.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Why Private Sector Sustainability is Critical for the SDGs — September 24, 2020
With just 10 years remaining to reach the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, COVID-19 has undermined much of the existing progress toward the ambitious targets. As the UN General Assembly takes place this week, BP’s Trine Mong and McDonald’s Francesca DeBiase join Deep Dish to explain how their companies are making strides towards sustainability to support the SDGs and revolutionize their industries.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
There’s Still Hope for Ending Hunger — September 17, 2020
An unprecedented hunger crisis is looming as the world grapples with COVID-19, the global economic downturn, stark inequality, and fractured political relationships. But 10 years after the launch of the US government’s Feed the Future program, USAID’s Jim Barnhart joins Deep Dish to explain why there’s still hope for eradicating hunger within this generation.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Police Reform Lessons from Around the World — September 10, 2020
This year, the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other Black people drove mass Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice demanding communities defund the police. Princeton University’s Laurence Ralph and the Council on Criminal Justice’s Thomas Abt join Deep Dish to explain why police brutality is not a uniquely American phenomenon and argue the strongest examples of successful police reform come from outside the United States.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Solving Global Inequality with Thomas Piketty — September 3, 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated our society’s extreme inequality in access to healthcare, economic opportunity, education, and the rights that protect some but not others based on race. Economist Thomas Piketty joins Deep Dish to examine the ideas that drive persistent global inequality and the solutions he believes will produce a more equitable future.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Thailand’s Youth Demand Democratic Reforms — August 27, 2020
Inspired by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, Thailand’s youth organized mass protests to demand reforms from the culturally revered monarchy. Political scientist Pavin Chachavalpongpun joins Deep Dish to explain how social media makes these protests different than past movements and why the United States should see Thailand as a foreign policy priority when negotiating a rising China.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Can Lebanon Overcome Corruption and Crisis? — August 20, 2020
Decades of political corruption and financial crisis in Lebanon came to a head in early August when an explosion decimated much of the country’s economic hub, Beirut. Carnegie Middle East Center Director Maha Yahya and the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Emile Hokayem join Deep Dish to examine the ongoing protest movement, Hezbollah’s role in the crisis, and how a system built on sectarian politics could be rebuilt.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Making Cyberspace Safe for Democracy — August 13, 2020
This week, US intelligence released a report examining the threat of foreign influence in the 2020 presidential election from China, Russia, and Iran. The Alliance for Security Democracy’s Laura Rosenberger and Stanford University’s Jacob Helberg join Deep Dish to discuss digital interference, misinformation, and data privacy within the lens of geopolitics.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Nuclear Threats 75 Years After Hiroshima — August 6, 2020
August 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the first time nuclear weapons were used in combat, when the United States bombed Hiroshima and later, Nagasaki. Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Stanford University’s Scott Sagan join Deep Dish to examine nuclear weapons today and what Americans can do as arms control regimes falter, modernization programs move forward, and new technologies upend the logic we’ve relied on to deter the weapons’ use.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Why Allies are Key for US Security Today — July 30, 2020
This week, the Pentagon announced a plan to remove 12,000 troops from Germany, a key US ally, claiming the country was “delinquent” on defense spending. The Council on Foreign Relations’ Mira Rapp-Hooper joins Deep Dish to explain why the alliance system is still essential for America’s global leadership – but must be remade to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Who’s Winning the US-China Tech War? — July 23, 2020
The United States and China are locked in a tense global technology rivalry with significant geopolitical and national security implications. The Council on Foreign Relations’ Adam Segal joins Deep Dish to explain the battles between China and the US over products like Huawei and TikTok, their role in US foreign policy, and why US allies are choosing sides.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Mali’s Instability Threatens the Sahel — July 16, 2020
Mali’s mass political protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita escalated over the last few weeks, prompting the government to clash with protestors and dissolve the constitutional court. This week on Deep Dish, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Judd Devermont and the Financial Times’ Neil Munshi explain why Mali’s instability is a threat to Africa’s Sahel region — soon to be the West’s largest conflict zone.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Annexation and Beyond, Israel’s Evolving Foreign Policy — July 9, 2020
Israel’s long-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to annex the West Bank on July 1, at least for now. Former Netanyahu foreign policy advisor Jonathan Schachter and Brookings’ Tamara Cofman Wittes join Deep Dish to examine the bigger story — how Israel’s foreign policy has changed and the way the country’s relationships will shape the future.
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