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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.

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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.

    Saudi Arabia's Perfect Storm

    Saudi Arabia's Perfect Storm

    Laura talks to Yasmine Farouk about the challenges facing Saudi Arabia, including the coronavirus pandemic, the crumbling economy, and increasingly complex foreign policy challenges.

    • 40 min
    Protests, Polarization, and the Pandemic

    Protests, Polarization, and the Pandemic

    Rachel Kleinfeld joins Laura to talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is exposing and exacerbating challenges to global democracy, including polarization, lack of trust in government, and systemic inequities.

    • 25 min
    It's Showtime: Meet Laura Lucas Magnuson

    It's Showtime: Meet Laura Lucas Magnuson

    Introducing our new host, Laura Lucas Magnuson! Tune in two weeks from today for her first episode.

    • 1 min
    On the Front Lines With America's Ambassadors

    On the Front Lines With America's Ambassadors

    Ambassadors put their lives on the line every day. Jen talks to Paul Richter about the unseen aspects of American diplomacy in some of the world's most conflict-ridden regions.

    • 25 min
    Is Violence Sometimes the Answer?

    Is Violence Sometimes the Answer?

    Over the past several years, large-scale protests have erupted all over the world. What happens when nonviolent protest movements devolve into violence? What should we expect to see in future uprisings?

    • 28 min
    Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Defining Rivalry of the Middle East

    Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Defining Rivalry of the Middle East

    Jen talks to author Kim Ghattas about the origins and future of the Saudi-Iran rivalry.

    • 27 min

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