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Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what's happening, why, and why it matters.

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what's happening, why, and why it matters.

    Protecting Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage in a Time of War

    Protecting Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage in a Time of War

    Ukraine is home to millennia-old culture, including some of the holiest sites of the Orthodox faith. Now, facing a brutal artillery campaign and intentional cultural persecution by Russia, Ukraine’s identity is under attack. But Ukraine is not alone in having its heritage threatened by war, despite this being a war crime. Kyiv-based museum director Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta and Jim Cuno, former President of the Getty Trust, join Deep Dish to help us understand why protecting cultural heritage in Ukraine, and in other conflicts is so important, and what the international community can do to help. 
    Reading List:
    Inheritance, Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, March 16, 2022 
    Protecting Cultural Heritage in Ukraine and Beyond, James Cuno and Thomas G. Weiss, Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2022 
    Cultural Heritage and Mass Atrocities, Edited by James Cuno and Thomas G. Weiss, Getty Publications, September 20, 2022 
    How the War Changed a Kyiv Museum’s View of Its Past, Jason Farago, New York Times, August 10, 2022 

    • 36 min
    Should the US Embrace or Reject Engagement with China?

    Should the US Embrace or Reject Engagement with China?

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's controversial Taiwan trip came amid increasingly harsh warnings of retaliations from Beijing and escalating US-China tensions. Nonresident Senior Fellow Paul Heer joins Deep Dish to argue the importance of engagement with China as a necessary component of US foreign policy. If we do not pursue it, he says, we are missing opportunities for a more peaceful coexistence between both countries and the world. 
    Reading List:
    The Next Taiwan Strait Crisis Has Arrived, Paul Heer, The National Interest, August 2, 2022  Engagement With China Has Not Failed, Paul Heer, The National Interest, July 14, 2022  Understanding U.S.-China Strategic Competition, Paul Heer, The National Interest, October 20, 2020

    • 38 min
    Sri Lanka’s Economic and Political Crises Continue

    Sri Lanka’s Economic and Political Crises Continue

    Two weeks ago, Sri Lankans stormed the residence of the President and Prime Minister, following months of protests against corruption and worsening economic conditions. Saddled with billions of dollars of foreign debt and facing the lingering economic effects of the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine, Sri Lankans face rampant inflation and dire shortages of fuel, foods, and medicines. Dialogue Advisory Group’s Ram Manikkalingam joins Deep Dish to explore how this island nation, whose economy was once held up as a success story in South Asia, has come apart, and what this experience reveals about the pressures faced by other nations across the Global South. 
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    • 38 min
    How the Rest of the World Approaches Gun Violence

    How the Rest of the World Approaches Gun Violence

    In recent years, the United States has accounted for nearly three-quarters of the world’s mass shootings and forty-six percent of all private gun ownership worldwide — more than 10 times its share of the global population. University of Sydney Professor Phillip Alpers joins a special live edition of Deep Dish to discuss how other nations have tried to prevent mass shootings and firearm homicides, how successful those attempts have been, and what the US can learn from other countries’ approaches to gun violence. 
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    Reading List:
    Firearm Registration, Gun Owner Licensing and the Right to Possess Firearms - Global Comparisons, Philip Alpers, GunPolicy.org, July 16, 2022 

    • 40 min
    Pariah or Partner: The Shifting US-Saudi Arabia Relationship

    Pariah or Partner: The Shifting US-Saudi Arabia Relationship

    Joe Biden is currently on his first trip to the Middle East as President, which will include a controversial meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. On the campaign trail, Biden pledged to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah”, but with gas prices punishing American consumers, and Russia and China court Riyadh, Biden’s tone and policy toward the Kingdom has rapidly evolved. Council on Foreign Relations’ Martin Indyk and Democracy for the Arab World Now’s Sarah Leah Whitson join Deep Dish to discuss the human rights, energy, and geopolitical dimensions of the US–Saudi relationship. 
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    Reading List:
    The Case for a New U.S.-Saudi Strategic Compact, Steven A. Cook and Martin S. Indyk, Council on Foreign Relations, June 2022 
    America’s Middle East ‘Withdrawal’ Breathes Its Last Breath, Sarah Leah Whitson, The American Prospect, June 24, 2022 

    • 51 min
    The Role of Supreme Courts and Democracy Globally

    The Role of Supreme Courts and Democracy Globally

    Recent US Supreme Court rulings on abortion, religion in school, gun control, and climate regulation will have far-reaching implications for Americans. How does the role that the Supreme Court plays in US democracy compare to Supreme Courts in other democracies? Constitutional law experts Daniel Brinks and Tom Ginsburg join Deep Dish to explore the uniqueness of the US Supreme Court and what we can learn from the functioning of the judicial branch of other nations’ governments.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Amorimot ,

Excellent podcast

Brian is a terrific interviewer, and the Chicago Council does a great job producing. The interviews are lively and the content is always accessible. Great for foreign policy wonks and generalists alike.

RJG179 ,

Koch Funded...Just be Aware

I approach anything funded by the Koch Institute with a healthy dose of skepticism, and I’d argue that it’s well earned given the very long and controversial track record that the Kochs have. The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations is certainly an academic body, but the Koch Institute funds it, in their words, to push a “Realism and Restraint” foreign policy. Now, that sounds like something reasonable, but it is absolutely an strong isolationist/libertarian leaning foreign policy strategy designed in part to benefit the interests of large multinational corporations, like Koch Industries. You should still view this content objectively, but know where the money for this think tank is coming from and you may choose not to take all foreign policy positions presented on this podcast, or any other, at face value, even if they do sound very reasonable...and restrained. Personally, I’ll be interested in if the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations starts to sound more and more like the Cato Institute or the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft (A very reasonable and responsible sounding name...entirely funded by the Koch Institute to promote their agenda). These are the people who have been pushing for a U.S. policy towards Russia that totally looks the other way on the unprovoked and criminal invasion of Ukraine and on all human rights issues. The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations took their money and gives their “experts” a home and a forum. They occasionally appear on this podcast. Just be aware.

Hope V H ,

Elizabeth Shackleford

Would you please read slowly your written notes? Would you speak as if you are truly speaking to the listeners and not reading to yourself?

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