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21 Oct 2017

The CSIS Podcast

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

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    Catalonia’s Independence Push, Brexit Update, and Austria’s Elections

    On the second show this week, we talk about what’s behind Catalonia’s independence drive, how the EU-UK Brexit negotiations are stalling, and a now-familiar story: the rise of the far-right in Europe, this time in Austria. With CSIS Europe Program Director Heather Conley. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

  • Posted on 13 Oct 2017

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    The Future of The Iran Deal

    As the Trump administration seems set to "decertify" the Iran Nuclear Deal, we look at what that means for the furture of the deal, as well as how it fits in to U.S. strategy toward Iran. With Jon Alterman, CSIS Middle East Program Director and Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

  • Posted on 12 Oct 2017

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    Assessing the Nuclear Options

    On this week's show we hear from Sharon Squassoni, Director of the CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program, on the state of nuclear weapons policy worldwide, and what it would take to move towards a nuclear disarmed world. Hosted by Colm Quinn.

    By Sharon Squassoni:

    "North Korea Doesn’t Actually Want a Nuclear War" in Fortune
    "How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons" in Teen Vogue
    "Banning Nuclear Weapons: What’s Next in New York?" on

  • Posted on 29 Sep 2017

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    Germany goes to the Wahllokale

    This Sunday, Germans go to the polls (die Wahllokale) to elect a new parliament. It's expected that Angela Merkel will carry on as Chancellor but Germany faces headwinds that this election campaign has tended to avoid. We also find time to talk about the upcoming Catalan independence referendum. With CSIS Europe program experts Heather Conley and Jeff Rathke and hosted by Colm Quinn.

    The Kremlin Playbook:
    Jeff Rathke's latest piece in War On The Rocks:

  • Posted on 23 Sep 2017

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    Myanmar's Humanitarian Crisis

    370,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar in the past month alone. This week we talk about what has caused this crisis and what choices face Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. With Greg Poling and hosted by Colm Quinn.

  • Posted on 15 Sep 2017


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