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The Brian Lehrer Show

Recaps: NJ State of the State; Parks & Rec; Inspector General’s Report

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The inspector general's report; NJ state of the state address; Parks & Rec recap; an early look at President Obama’s place in history; and the U.S. as the ‘world’s policeman.’ 

The Takeaway

For The Netherlands, a Complicated Year of Grief

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the wake of the MH17 crash that carried mostly Dutch passengers, the Netherlands considers its relationship with Russia in the year ahead.

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The Takeaway

As Ruble Plummets, Russian Media Calls For Calm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble plunged 20 percent on Tuesday, but state television insisted the falling currency is a good thing for the economy.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Ebola: what risk does the virus pose to Africa and the wider world?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ebola: what risk does the virus pose to Africa and the wider world?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US-German relations strained over new spying allegations

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

US-German relations strained over new spying allegations

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The turmoil in Turkey

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The turmoil in Turkey

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Revenge of Geography

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Robert D. Kaplan examines global upheavals, past and present, through the lens of geography and looks at what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world. In The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate  he traces the history of the world’s hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other conflicts. Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East.

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The Takeaway

America, the Superpower: The End of an Era?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

One of the consequences of the 2007 global financial crisis has been an acceleration in the shift away from the traditional 19th and 20th century industrial powers toward a new emerging center of economic power in the world. The debt heavy and slow growth economies of Europe and the U.S. are now dependant on investments and exports from the emerging economies of the so-called BRIC nations — Brazil, Russia, India and China. That shift is reflected in the influence China and India are having at this week's G20 Summit in Cannes, France. The U.S. is no longer the grand mediator in global affairs, and the era of the single superpower ushered in at the end of the Cold War in 1989 now appears to be over.

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The Takeaway

State of the Union: National Speech, Global Audience

Monday, January 24, 2011

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, he won't just be speaking to the American people; he'll be speaking to the world. From Iran to Afghanistan to Russia, world leaders and ordinary citizens will listen carefully to Obama's words. For a look at the geopolitical landscape facing Obama on the eve of his address, we talk to George Friedman, author of "The Next Decade: Where We've Been and Where We're Going."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Top Political Risks of 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

With the new year comes some new global risks, according to geopolitical risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group's recent report, "Top Risks 2011." Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, discusses North Korea, US policy gridlock, WikiLeaks-style "info-anarchists," and other political risks that made this year's list.

Ian Bremmer will be taking part in a panel discussion, "Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2011," on Wednesday, January 19 12:00 PM at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street.

Tickets and information available at CarnegieCouncil.org

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