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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.

    Strange Bedfellows: Anti-Immigrant Conservatives and Environmentalists Join Forces in Europe - January 16, 2020

    Strange Bedfellows: Anti-Immigrant Conservatives and Environmentalists Join Forces in Europe - January 16, 2020

    Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria, the young head of a conservative party deeply opposed to immigration, has just formed a coalition government with Austria’s Green party. Having adopted a platform that is anti-immigration, pro-business, and pro-environment, the odd pairing of these parties holds important and timely lessons for the larger realignment of left-right politics taking place across Europe. Sam Jones of the Financial Times joins Deep Dish to discuss.

    • 28 min
    Iran's Retaliation Against the US Is Not One and Done - January 9, 2020

    Iran's Retaliation Against the US Is Not One and Done - January 9, 2020

    Earlier this week, in retaliation for the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, Iran fired a dozen missiles on two bases in Iraq housing US troops. After, President Trump said Iran "appears to be standing down." But Kelly Magsamen, NSC director for Iran under US presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and now at the Center for American Progress, explains on Deep Dish that the repercussions of killing Soleimani will be felt for days, months, and even years to come.

    • 21 min
    Now Iraq's Parliament Votes to Expel US Forces. Why? - January 9, 2020

    Now Iraq's Parliament Votes to Expel US Forces. Why? - January 9, 2020

    Following the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani last week, Iraq's parliament voted to ask the prime minister to oust US forces from the country. It comes after violent protests in Iraq against both the Iraqi government and the US embassy in Baghdad. Emma Sky, a former political adviser to the commanding general of US forces in Iraq and now at Yale University, joins Deep Dish to explain why US-Iraq relations have deteriorated so abruptly and what it means for Iran and ISIS.

    • 30 min
    Conflict Has Changed. Do International Norms Still Matter? - Dec. 19, 2019

    Conflict Has Changed. Do International Norms Still Matter? - Dec. 19, 2019

    As we’ve seen in places like Syria and Iraq, today’s armed conflict is civilian-focused, driven by non-state actors, and increasingly urban. Do traditional international norms like the Geneva Conventions still matter? Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins Deep Dish to examine why changes in the nature of war have complicated the way international law governs humanitarian crises and urban conflict.

    • 30 min
    Is Dealing with Putin a Lost Cause for Washington? - Dec. 12, 2019

    Is Dealing with Putin a Lost Cause for Washington? - Dec. 12, 2019

    Ever since the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and its meddling in US elections in 2016, relations between Moscow and Washington have gone from bad to worse. But should the United States actively work to improve relations? Or is dealing with Putin a lost cause? Molly Montgomery, a former US foreign service officer and special advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, and William Ruger, vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute, join Deep Dish to discuss.

    • 35 min
    Goolsbee and Keynes on Trump's Trade Wars and the US Economy - Dec. 6, 2019

    Goolsbee and Keynes on Trump's Trade Wars and the US Economy - Dec. 6, 2019

    There's no sign of a big deal soon in the US-China trade war, the US Congress has not yet passed the USMCA, and the World Trade Organization’s appeals panel is in peril. But the US jobs market is booming, with 266,000 jobs added in November. The University of Chicago’s Austan Goolsbee, a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, and The Economist's Soumaya Keynes join Deep Dish to discuss whether it’s a moment for optimism or concern about the US economy.

    • 32 min

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