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The World Unpacked is a weekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Jen Psaki, 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 weekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Jen Psaki, 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.

    What's Next For Germany?

    What's Next For Germany?

    In October 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would not run again. Since then, her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has struggled to find a successor to lead the party and the country. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel's preferred successor, won a party leadership election in 2018, but has since failed to establish her authority. In February 2020, Kramp-Karrenbauer announced her resignation as CDU leader, leaving the party in a familiar crisis of leadership. Jen talks to Judy Dempsey about what differentiated Angela Merkel from other German leaders and where the country will go next.

    • 31 min
    The Show Goes On

    The Show Goes On

    This week, we're saying goodbye to Jen and our executive producer, Lauren, as they both move on to exciting new opportunities. But don't worry—the show will go on! We'll be releasing an episode every two weeks for the next couple of months, and then will be back with an exciting new season after that. Stay tuned for more!

    If there's a topic in foreign policy you'd like us to unpack, tweet @CarnegieEndow with #WorldUnpacked.

    • 47 sec
    Jen Psaki on Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

    Jen Psaki on Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

    Where is the 2020 race headed, and how much does foreign policy matter to voters?

    • 41 min
    Putin is Remaking Russia's Presidency (Again)

    Putin is Remaking Russia's Presidency (Again)

    In January, the entire Russian government resigned, and no one really knows what comes next.

    • 18 min
    How Coronavirus is Cutting China Off from the World

    How Coronavirus is Cutting China Off from the World

    The Coronavirus outbreak has sparked fear around the world, leading to quarantines, transportation shut downs, and disrupting trade, travel, and more. Reports are now emerging that the Chinese government initially tried to cover up the outbreak, threatening doctors and forcing whistleblowers to recant their statements. How has the initial response changed? And what does Coronavirus mean for China going forward? Jen talks to James Palmer about the domestic and international reaction, and what it means for Chinese citizens.

    • 32 min
    Surviving Aleppo

    Surviving Aleppo

    Syrian documentary filmmaker Waad al-Kateab recounts living through the siege of Aleppo and discusses her Oscar-nominated film, For Sama

    • 27 min

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