Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies who was Senior Advisor to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke from 2009 to 2011, offers a critique of America's foreign policy and outlines a new relationship with the Muslim world and with new players in the changing Middle East. In The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, Nasr goes behind the scenes at the State Department and reveals how the U.S. government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomats like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton to boost America's credibility with world leaders.
Monday, March 18, 2013
BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas looks at Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State and how she went from being called a polarizing politician to a popular diplomat. Actors Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller discuss the off-Broadway production of “Belleville.” Sam Lipsyte talks about his new book of short stories called The Fun Parts. Esquire editor Tyler Cabot and researcher Dr. Anthony Atala explain the current state of stem cells research.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Experienced as John Kerry is with diplomacy, negotiating foreign policy in regions volatile to the U.S. will not be an easy task. Journalist Stephen Kinzer offers a few theories for how Kerry will confront the crises of the moment, including Iran and the ever-expanding drone war.
Friday, January 25, 2013
On Thursday, John Kerry, Pres. Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee at his confirmation haring for the post. He was on the show back in March 2007, along with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. They discussed their involvement in environmental issues, which Sen. Kerry discussed during his testimony on Thursday. You can listen to Leonard's conversation with the Kerrys below.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
As John Kerry faces his Senate colleagues in his secretary of state confirmation hearings, BBC State Department correspondent Kim Ghattas explains how the State Department may change with Kerry at the helm, and discusses President Obama's foreign policy goals in his second term.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Middle East experts Flynt Leverett and Hillary Leverett discuss their book Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Ward Wilson, a senior fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, reevaluates the power and purpose of nuclear weapons and calls for radical action. His book Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons argues that the central arguments promoting nuclear weapons are, in essence, misconceptions.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Friday, December 07, 2012
Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and just named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, provides an update on the growing Gaza conflict, and frames the situation in terms of the president's overall stance on Middle Eastern foreign policy.