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Renewing American Diplomacy

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Deep Dish Podcast

America's diplomats are still critical for US foreign policy, but the foreign service must become more flexible to engage the next generation and solve today's problems, our guests argue. What would change look like?

US Department of State Diplomats
US Department of State
US Foreign Policy

Was a Responsible Exit Possible in Afghanistan?

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Deep Dish Podcast

The Council's Elizabeth Shackelford and Virginia Tech's Amanda Demmer explain how lessons from US military evacuations in South Sudan and Vietnam resonate with the current chaos in Afghanistan.

US troops afghanistan exit
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US Foreign Policy

Globalization's Double-Edged Sword

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Deep Dish Podcast

While our world is more connected than ever, it's also more competitive and prone to conflict. Guest Mark Leonard explains why stronger links launched the "age of unpeace."

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Global Politics

Counterinsurgency's Failures, from Afghanistan to Vietnam

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Deep Dish Podcast

Winning hearts and minds doesn't defeat insurgent groups, author Jacqueline Hazelton argues. So why does the United States still rely on counterinsurgency?

Bombs in Afghanistan
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US Foreign Policy

Pakistan's Taliban Gamble

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Deep Dish Podcast

Pakistan's military leaders lauded the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan this week. But will Pakistan's domestic threats—from a shaky economy to a rise in domestic terrorism—threaten the country's stability as a result of new leadership next door?

The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan
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Global Politics

Cryptocurrencies, Geopolitics, & the Future of Money

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Deep Dish Podcast

Bitcoin is just a small part of the global conversation around cryptocurrencies. Will they shake up the economy—and geopolitics—as much as advertised?

Cryptocurrency options
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Global Economy, Trade and Business

Who Benefits from US-China Competition in Africa?

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Deep Dish Podcast

Some say China's Belt and Road Initiative is a solution to help African countries build modern economies, while others call it "debt trap diplomacy." Who's right and how can—or should—the United States compete?

Belt and Road Workers in Africa
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US Foreign Policy

Congress Has Abandoned Its War Powers. Here's What to Do About It.

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Deep Dish Podcast

Oona A. Hathaway joins  Deep Dish  to lay out a step-by-step plan for Congress to revive its war powers.

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Martin Falbisoner
Defense and Security

Leaderless, Haiti Braces for Political Transition

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Deep Dish Podcast

The Caribbean nation is no stranger to chaos, devastation, or interference from outside its borders. After a presidential assassination, what does the future hold?

President Moise before his death
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Global Politics

Ten Years Later, What Went Wrong in South Sudan

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Deep Dish Podcast

A decade ago this week, South Sudan declared independence. But the hope and optimism of statehood quickly evaporated—just like international attention and support.

Hunger in South Sudan
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Global Politics