Foriegn Policy

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Corruption Drives Extremism

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Since the late 1990s, some governments have come to resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. 

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The Takeaway

The Rise of ISIS Amid A Year Of Foreign Policy Challenges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shadi Hamid, author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East," looks back at the foreign policy events that changed the world in 2014 

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The U.S. & ISIS: New Questions Over Doing Deals With Dictators

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Do we know who our friends are? Though the U.S. once considered bombing Syria, some say that aligning with President Bashar Al-Assad, who has been fighting ISIS, is a necessary evil.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

China v. the U.S.: The Contest of the Century

Friday, February 28, 2014

After decades of rising, China has entered a new and important phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. Geoff Dyer, the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, argues that China and the United States are now embarking on a great powerstyle competition that will dominate the century. In The Contest of the Century, Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United States.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John Kerry as Secretary of State

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Reuters columnist David Rohde discusses John Kerry as Secretary of State. Rodhe’s article “John Kerry Will Not Be Denied” shows that while Kerry’s critics call him arrogant, undisciplined, and reckless,  his relentlessness in pursuit of negotiations might produce some of the most important diplomatic breakthroughs in years.

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