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The Trump administration made a stark attack on the International Criminal Court this week, including threatening sanctions. One of the court's founders joins the podcast to discuss.
Urban economist and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser shares ideas about the biggest opportunities and challenges facing cities and what cities can do to ensure economic growth and inspire innovation.
Poland is backsliding into autocracy, despite once being a model of democracy in post-war Eastern Europe. Experts join the podcast to look at what this means for the rest of the West.
Mexico and the United States announced a preliminary new NAFTA agreement early this week, which is now pending Canada's approval. Experts join the podcast to discuss the deal's substance and it's chances of being ratified before a number of deadlines.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, our senior global cities fellow, and former chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago, Karen Weigert answers questions on climate change.
The Turkish currency crisis was started by a mix of domestic policy decisions and intensifying tariffs from the United States. Experts join the podcast to examine how Turkey got here, and if it will impact other countries' economies.
Our new web series, Wait Just a Minute, asks experts to answer complex questions about global affairs in 60 seconds. In this episode, military historian and author Eliot Cohen answers questions in just 60 seconds about the international order, America First, and US alliances.
What would the conclusion of America's longest war look like? Two former ambassadors explore on this week's podcast.
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As diplomacy gets underway in preparing for the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it is important to note how unusual this entire process has been.
The Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster has left many Americans anxious about the safety of their own tap water. New research confirms that there are, in fact, real reasons to be concerned.
President Donald Trump has accepted North Korea's invitation for direct talks with Kim Jong-un.
Italian expert Nathalie Tocci and German expert Constanze Stelzenmüller analyze the new realities resulting from votes in Germany and Italy.
Developments this week from Europe, Russia, China, Syria, and here in the United States show a world in turmoil that needs strong leadership. But these days, that leadership can come from nontraditional players.
Stav Shaffir, the youngest-ever woman elected to Israel's parliament, joins Deep Dish.
The Western assumption that China's economic liberalization would lead to political liberalization was proved wrong again this week.
Now is a good time to recall that, despite today’s political polarization, there is pragmatic, sensible middle ground on immigration policy. Contrary to a persistent stereotype, that middle ground is alive and well in the heartland of the United States.
Each year, international security and defense chiefs meet at the Munich Security Conference.
Strategy is about making choices; in Syria, Washington has for too long refused to make a clear choice.
NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder and POLITICO's Susan Glasser react to the Pentagon's new nuclear posture review, the rumored "bloody nose" strategy for deterring North Korea, and more.
The US ambassador to South Korea is not scheduled to attend the 2018 Winter Games, and not because of security concerns.
Responsible immigration reforms can advance public safety and security by fostering strong partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.