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24 minutes | 9 days ago
Critical Minerals: The next dirty fight over clean energy
The technologies that protect us, move us and power our daily lives require mining minerals and metals in distant places. But access to these essential materials is increasingly under threat. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk with experts who are sounding the alarm. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.Sharon Burke is a senior advisor for the International Security Program and Resource Security Program at New America. Nedal T. Nassar is Chief of Materials Flow Analysis Section at the U.S. Geological Survey.Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert on trade and foreign policy. Luiza Savage's article on how America's dependence on critical minerals from China: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/china-could-strangle-biden-agenda-437171And check out the other POLITICO newsletters: Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translationsMorning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-gameChina Watcher: politico.com/chinaMorning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/
28 minutes | 16 days ago
Sponsored Content: Unlocking global supply chain solutions in the face of disruption
Over the past year, trade disputes and COVID-19 have exposed the vulnerability and fragility of our global supply chains, forcing many leaders to rethink how they structure their networks by prioritizing resilience over efficiency.
36 minutes | 23 days ago
How can the US compete with China Inc.?
The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to the people trying to make industrial policy cool again.Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.Jennifer Harris is a sentior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation, formerly at the US State Department during the Obama administration.Mariana Mazzucato is an internationally recognized economist and professor at University College London (UCL), and Founder/Director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, and China Watcher newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on the new industrial policy emerging in the US to counter China's ascent.Global Translations newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translationsChina Watcher newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcherPOLITICO article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/04/china-us-economy-industrial-policy-global-translation-433954
36 minutes | a month ago
Can we make enough vaccine?
Once there is a working vaccine, manufacturers across the globe will need to scale up production to produce billions of doses — this means billions of pharmaceutical-grade glass vials, rubber stoppers, packaging and storage and refrigeration. Plus: ensuring the vaccine is available to people the world over. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath question experts on how different countries are handling this overwhelming challenge.Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.Sarah Owermohle is a POLITICO health reporter covering vaccines. Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Jim Robinson is a former MERCK executive (manufacturing lead for ebola project); currently with CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations).Dan Diamond is a POLITICO health care reporter and the host of the "Pulse Check" podcast and newsletter. Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, POLITICO Pulse, and Global Pulse newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on why nationalism is the next big challenge for Covid-19 vaccines. Global Translations newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translationsPOLITICO Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/politicopulse/Global Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-pulsePOLITICO article: "The next vaccine challenge: Nationalism": https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/covid-vaccine-challenge-nationalism-433023
37 minutes | a month ago
The world's tug-of-war
From closed factories to closed borders, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our systems, creating a period of scarcity where demand skyrocketed — from freezers to PPE — and we couldn't supply items fast enough. In this episode, hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath take a deep dive with experts into global supply chains and what "decoupling" and "reshoring" are all about when it comes to America’s reliance on China and the rest of the world.Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.Adegoke Oke is a professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University. Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert on trade and foreign policy.David Wertime is POLITICO's editorial director for China and author of the China Watcher newsletter. Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations and China Watcher newsletters, and Luiza Savage's in-depth piece on how the pandemic is forging a new consensus on globalization. Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translationsChina Watcher: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcherSupply chain tug-of-war article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/21/pandemic-forging-new-consensus-globalization-430605
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Season 2: Coming October 21
We're back! Season 2 starts October 21 with weekly episodes dropping every Wednesday. The overnight arrival of the Covid-19 crisis turned scarcity into a tangible, real-life concern. From closed factories to closed borders, the pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our supply chains, and raised a big question: how do we get supplies from there to here? Policymakers, business leaders, consumers, and voters are forced to rethink our long-term assumptions and come up with new solutions. On this season of Global Translations: we dive into the supply chains for the vaccine, the critical minerals that will power the green revolution, and how labor policy can adapt.
24 minutes | a year ago
Sponsored content: The surprising green revolution happening in finance
The politics of climate change are frozen in Washington. But beyond the Beltway, action on climate is heating up faster than ever. And you don’t have to look far to find it. As America walks away from the Paris climate agreement, cities, states and big companies are throwing their weight behind climate solutions — setting ambitious policy and investing hundreds of billions of dollars. This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, POLITICO Focus. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the creation of this episode. Interviews include: Mike Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York CityCarl Pope, the former Executive Director of the Sierra ClubEd Skyler, the Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs at Citi
32 minutes | a year ago
How climate change will reshape global power dynamics
Even if nations live up to the commitments they made in the Paris climate agreement, the world will still grow warmer. What will melting sea ice and continued drought mean for the balance of global power? Interviews include:· Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute· Simon Dalby, professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University· Gary Litman, vice president for global initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
33 minutes | a year ago
A new tone from some in GOP on climate change -- but mostly behind closed doors
Driven by a public clamoring for action and pressure from corporate CEOs, lawmakers are noting an evolution in attitudes toward climate action among some of their Republican colleagues – a subtle but significant shift in tone that could pave the way for modest legislation this year. Guests include:Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)Catherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environment Dan Byers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
41 minutes | a year ago
The U.S. left a hole in climate leadership. China is filling it
Call it the China climate paradox. Often considered the bogeyman of global climate diplomacy, China is making greater and faster strides than expected away from fossil fuels, all part of a long-term economic strategy to dominate in critical technologies.POLITICO's Luiza Ch. Savage, Matt Daily, Darren Samuelsohn and Ryan Heath unpack what that means for the U.S. and other nations. Interviews include:Jonathan Pershing, former U.S. special envoy for climate change and a key negotiator in the Paris climate agreementBarbara Finamore, senior strategic director for Asia at the NRDCCatherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environmentJulie Cerqueira, executive director of the U.S. Climate Alliance
29 minutes | a year ago
Sponsored content: Embracing fintech in the fight against extinction
Artificial intelligence. Facial recognition. Lightning fast networks. The pace of technological change is dizzying - and upending industries, transforming the consumer experience and challenging the way lawmakers craft policy. So how are some of the world’s leading companies innovating to avoid extinction? This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, POLITICO Focus. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the creation of this episode. Interviews include: Stephen Bird, the CEO of Citi’s Global Consumer BankThomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud
37 minutes | a year ago
The struggle to write the rulebook for social media
Social media firms say governments risk cleaving the global internet if they overdo rules for the platforms. And one member of Congress worries some of his colleagues are too technologically illiterate to even get the rules right. So how are governments and regulators responding to misinformation, disinformation and hateful content online?Interviews include:· Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.· Věra Jourová, European commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality · Paris Martineau, journalist· Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia· Joshua Tucker, New York University· Nick Pickles, global senior strategist for public policy at Twitter
31 minutes | a year ago
The new Sputnik: China challenges the U.S. in global A.I. race
Artificial intelligence is poised to transform the world. And just as Sputnik's launch brought fears of a foreign power's mastery of technology, the anxiety behind this battle for control of artificial intelligence is driven by fears of what an authoritarian power could do with it.Interviews include:· John Everett, director of the Information Innovation Office, DARPA· Wendy Hall, co-author of the UK’s AI strategy· Elsa Kania, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security· Lynne Parker, assistant director of artificial intelligence at the White House office of science and technology policy· Elissa Strome, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research· Amy Webb, NYU Stern School of Business
34 minutes | a year ago
Dissecting America's mixed signals in challenging China on tech
The dominance of the Chinese tech firm Huawei in 5G and its close relationship with the Chinese government are seen as a dire threat to America and its allies, and they're animating the Trump administration's demands to block the company from building internet infrastructure in western democracies. Interviews include:· Zen Soo, South China Morning Post· FCC Chairman Ajit Pai· German MP Peter Beyer· Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of State for cyber· Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center· Yasheng Huang, MIT Sloan School of Business
19 minutes | a year ago
Sponsored content: Rethinking America’s role in global trade
In this special branded episode of Global Translations, sponsored by Citi, we are revisiting our understanding of global trade. We’ll speak with Mike Corbat, the CEO of Citi, and Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, about how they are riding the economic shift to services. This episode was crafted by POLITICO Focus, POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, and Citi. POLITICO's editorial department has no involvement in the creation of this episode.
35 minutes | a year ago
The world according to Robert Lighthizer
Companies and foreign governments are scrambling to adjust to a world in which tariffs could escalate and the very foundations of world trading rules are in doubt. And there is fear they’ll be forced to take sides between the reigning global superpower and its rising rival.Interviews include:· Caroline Freund, director of trade, regional integration and investment climate and the World Bank · Tom Lix, CEO of Cleveland Whiskey· Dan Ujzco, international trade and customs attorney with Dickinson Wright· Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada· James Bacchus, former chief judge of WTO appellate body· Lawrence Lau, professor of economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
34 minutes | a year ago
The new politics of trade
As Donald Trump fights tariff wars around the world, he's upended the usual politics of trade and put politicians from both parties in an awkward spot. Many 2020 Democrats are trying to out-tough the president on the trade fight with China, while Republicans who believe in lower tariffs are struggling to rein in the president's professed love of them.Interviews include:· Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO· Lori Wallach, director of ‘Global Trade Watch’ at Public Citizen· Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) · Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-OH) · Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
31 minutes | a year ago
The method and the madness
Donald Trump is not winging it. Or at least he’s not totally winging it. However improvisational his daily machinations on trade may seem, Trump and his team are acting on a well-developed theory of the case, one that has been decades in the making.Interview include:· Dan Ujzco, international trade and customs attorney with Dickinson Wright· Carla Hills, former United States Trade Representative· Mike Froman, former United States Trade Representative· Christine McDaniel, trade economist at the Mercatus Center· Darci Vetter, former chief agricultural negotiator in the United States Trade Representative’s office · Michael Pillsbury, senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, consultant at U.S. Department of Defense
2 minutes | a year ago
Global Politico is now Global Translations
What if you were witnessing the most pivotal moment in a generation -- one that would determine the future of technology, trade, the climate of the planet -- and you didn't even realize it, because you were too distracted by partisan fights on social media and shouting matches on cable news?Global Translations unlocks the power of POLITICO's newsrooms across the globe to help you understand the method behind the madness of the most pressing issues in the world today. In season one, we're unpacking how the Trump Administration's fixation on China is foundational and is affecting policy across the board. Episodes begin this Thursday.Global Translations, a POLITICO podcast brought to you by Citi, a leading global bank.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
What comes next in a world disrupted
In her last episode as host of the show, Susan joins her "partner in crime" Blake Hounshell, the editor of POLITICO Magazine, to make sense of the ways the Trump Administration has disrupted Washington's relations with the world. Blake turns the tables on Susan, as he asks a few questions of his own. A note for listeners: Watch this space! Stay subscribed to the Global Politico so you don't miss what's coming next from the team at POLITICO.
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