What are the world’s leaders really thinking about? Host Ryan Heath takes you up close and personal with global insiders: from the decision-makers who set policy to the business visionaries who shape the global economy and the activists who remake the world order. Global Insider brings you intimate conversations with the leaders tackling the biggest challenges facing our world — plus the latest whispers from the corridors of Davos and the United Nations. Come for the big ideas — stay for the reality checks.
The age of mass distrust
Richard Edelman, the brains behind the world’s leading survey on trust in institutions, joins this week with a severe warning: trust is becoming heavily local, and democracies are experiencing a collapse of trust in government and media. Not only that — there’s a sharp class divide: members of elite groups trust institutions more than ever, while distrust grows among the masses. CEOs are asked to step into this breach. There are also strategic consequences to these trust divides: we explore what happens when China trusts its domestic institutions, while Americans distrust their own institutions.
How to get Putin
Corruption: you hate it, right? It’s one of the few political problems that unites people across the political spectrum, and around the globe. But how can we actually fight corruption on a meaningful scale?
Whether it’s in Kazakhstan or the United States, a dictator or a stock trader, there’s a common financial thread: secrecy. This week host Ryan Heath talks to Paul Massaro, who advises Congress on who to sanction and expose if we want to clean up corruption … and how to make Russia’s system of oligarchs implode.
Democracy's new frontline
Established democracies around the world face deep threats to their authority and reputations. One year on from the U.S. Capitol riot and organized attempts to stop Joe Biden from assuming the presidency, several new opinion polls show that tens of millions of Americans think violence against the government is sometimes necessary.
What can be done? In this episode we road-test a proposal for a new Alliance of Democracies, in a panel discussion with key backers of the alliance and a skeptic.
What if you can’t discover truth in the future? It’s a real prospect in many countries where collapsing news media economics and deliberate use of misinformation from governments are creating a truth crunch. Global Insider speaks to Mark Thompson, the former New York Times CEO and BBC Director General, who has teamed up with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, to launch an International Fund for Public Interest Media.
Wherever you look, democracy appears to be under assault. From attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, to backsliding by European leaders, to coups in Asia and Africa: the pressure is on democratic leaders, and the Biden administration in particular, to show that democracy works. This episode of Global Insider previews President Joe Biden's Summit for Democracy, taking place virtually Dec. 9-10.
Marietje Schaake calls bullsh*t on Silicon Valley’s self-regulation mantra
It seems like there’s bipartisan compromise for once in Washington, and it’s over one commitment: it’s time to reel in Big Tech. But Marietje Schaake has been sounding that alarm for years. Once one of the youngest members of the European Parliament, Schaake now helps lead the academic discussion around how to regulate some of the biggest companies in the world, like Facebook and Apple, as a policy fellow at Stanford University. She tells POLITICO’s Ryan Heath how she aims to reform Silicon Valley from within, and what it’s like when some of her students take jobs at tech giants.
We want Susan Glasser back!
We miss her
Naftali Benett I intend to be Primi Minister
Wow, this is literally on of the most racist podcast I have ever listened to. Susan Glasser dies not hold Bennett to any standard for his racist policies and seems to in 100% agreement with his views n Mideast Policy-That Israel is not the epicenter of problems. Naftali Bennett said I’ve killed a lot of Arabs in my life and I have no problem with that”. Glasser is so overly complimentary to racist Bennet it’s actually embarassing. The US is not all Pro-Israel.
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