Reckoning on War Crimes

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We welcome Deborah Amos from NPR. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of […]

What’s Ahead for China and the U.S.

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We welcome Mary Gallagher from the University of Michigan. The U.S. and China have one of the most important and complex bilateral relationships. But this relationship has been eroding for […]

The Geopolitics of Hunger and Global Food Production

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We welcome Brittany Cook from Louisiana State University. In a potential future without famine, what other frameworks should we use to address global hunger? What are other productive ways for […]

Iran at a Crossroads

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We welcome Suzanne DiMaggio from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Suzanne is the Director of the Iran Project. U.S. relations with Iran have reached a critical point. The Iranian […]

Latin American Politics: A Shift to the Left?

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We welcome P. Michael McKinley, Ambassador (ret.) to Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. Elections in Latin America over the past four years have led many observers of the regional/political scene to […]

Energy Politics: New Power?

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We welcome Wiebe Boer, President of Calvin University and former Shell All-On executive dedicated to providing energy to the under-served in Nigeria. Accessing and controlling fossil fuels have long influenced […]

Climate Migration and the Nomad Century

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We welcome Gaia Vince, U.K. journalist (BBC and The Economist) and author of Nomad Century. As climate change accelerates, people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere. […]

Sanctions: Costs and Effects

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We welcome David Cortright from the Kroc Institute for International Peace of Notre Dame. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, sanctions have been one means for the west to […]