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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.

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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.

    The Middle East’s New Eruption | Narges Bajoghli & Vali Nasr

    The Middle East’s New Eruption | Narges Bajoghli & Vali Nasr

    Fears of an escalated conflict between the United States and Iran have quieted in the weeks since a US drone strike killed Qassem Suleimani, but the assassination’s long-term consequences remain the subject of heated speculation. What did US President Donald Trump overlook when he ordered the killing of Iran’s second-most powerful leader?

    • 27 min
    Disinfo Wars | Nina Khrushcheva

    Disinfo Wars | Nina Khrushcheva

    Why has disinformation been a central feature of US President Donald Trump’s administration, including its response to the threat of impeachment? Nina Khrushcheva joins our podcast to discuss that and much else.

    • 22 min
    America’s Impeachment Struggle | Noah Feldman

    America’s Impeachment Struggle | Noah Feldman

    Donald J. Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached. Whatever the impact on his prospects for re-election in 2020, the more important question is what long-term consequences impeachment will have for US democracy.

    • 29 min
    How to Tax the Super Rich | Emmanuel Saez

    How to Tax the Super Rich | Emmanuel Saez

    Does the solution to widening economic inequality lie in a wealth tax? We speak to Emmanuel Saez, an adviser to Elizabeth Warren who helped design the “Ultra-Millionaire Tax” plan.

    • 30 min
    Is The War On Terror Over? | Karen Greenberg

    Is The War On Terror Over? | Karen Greenberg

    On October 27, US President Donald Trump announced the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and declared that the caliphate he sought to create had been destroyed. But does that mean the war on terror is over?

    • 23 min
    Revisiting The End Of The Cold War | John Lewis Gaddis

    Revisiting The End Of The Cold War | John Lewis Gaddis

    Thirty years ago this week, the world watched in awe as thousands brought down the Berlin Wall, marking the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Today, however, democracy is in crisis, and authoritarianism is once again on the rise – including in countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain.

    • 27 min

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