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18 Aug 2018

The Readout

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Hosted by Colm Quinn, The Readout dissects the big (and soon-to-be big) stories of the week in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.

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    Election Interference and the 2018 Midterms

    The U.S. government is bracing for another round of efforts by Russia to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections, so how vulnerable is the United States this time around? We hear from James Lewis, the head of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS on what's at stake and ways the United States can deal with these measures. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

  • Posted on 03 Aug 2018

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    America and EU Agree Trade Truce

    After weeks of tit-for-tat between the EU and the United States, it seems as if EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s visit to the White House has stemmed the worst of the brewing trade war. So what was agreed, and will it be enough to close the chapter on the latest trade tiff between the United States and another major economy? We hear from CSIS Senior Adviser Scott Miller on what to expect. Audio Produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

  • Posted on 27 Jul 2018

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    The Trump-Putin Parley and Peace Breaks Out in East Africa

    On this week’s show we look at the fallout from this week’s meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, with Olga Oliker and Jeff Mankoff. We then turn to Dan Runde and Africa, where a frozen conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea has reached a peaceful conclusion. Audio produced by Yumi Araki. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2018

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    Allies Reel from a Trump-torn NATO

    President Trump has made no secret about his feelings towards the NATO alliance, and came in all guns blazing to this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, admonishing allies for not footing more of the financial burden for defense as well as threatening that the U.S. might “go it alone.” CSIS Europe program deputy director Jeff Rathke joins the show this week to discuss what kind of effect this week has had on the NATO alliance and whether allies are measuring up in their commitment to NATO. Hosted by Colm Quinn. Audio produced by Yumi Araki.

    The new CSIS report available here: Counting Dollars or Measuring Value: Assessing NATO and Partner Burden Sharing

  • Posted on 13 Jul 2018

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    The Trade War Begins and AMLO Wins

    At 12.01am on Friday July 6, the long-telegraphed trade war between the United States and China began with U.S. tariffs imposed on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods - and the Chinese responding in kind. How far will it go, and how does it affect the regular consumer? We hear from Bill Reinsch, CSIS's head of all things trade.

    Later in the show we hear from Mexico expert Richard Miles on Mexico's new president and how he's likely to approach the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

    Hosted by Colm Quinn.

    For more on trade, listen to the Trade Guys:

    And to keep up with developments in the Western Hemisphere, be sure to tune in to CSIS's 35 West:​

  • Posted on 06 Jul 2018


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