The World Unpacked is a biweekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Laura Lucas Magnuson, that breaks down the hottest global issues of today with experts, journalists, and policymakers who can explain what is happening, why it matters, and where we go from here. Tune in to get smart on foreign policy.
The Arab Spring at 10: Tunisia’s Unfinished Revolution
10 years after the Arab Spring, Sarah Yerkes joins Laura to discuss Tunisia’s remarkable democratic transition, continued economic struggles, and the country’s symbolism in the region.
Laura talks about the year that was in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East with Evan Feigenbaum, Rosa Balfour, and Aaron David Miller.
A Crossroads for US-Latin America Relations
Muni Jensen, co-host of the Altamar podcast, joins Laura for a deep dive into how Latin America may factor into Biden’s foreign policy plans.
The Future of US-China Relations
Paul Haenle joins Laura for a discussion on how US policy toward China is likely to change under a Biden administration.
How Do Americans View Foreign Policy?
Ahead of next week’s election, Laura and Ivo Daalder dig into the results of the 2020 Chicago Council Survey of Americans’ views on foreign policy, which show a nation polarized about how we see ourselves in the world.
Russian Disinformation and the Media: One Journalist’s Story
What are influence operations? How do malign foreign actors choose targets to help spread disinformation? And what does it feel like to be an unwitting pawn in a foreign government's campaign to sow division?