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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.

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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.

    Elevators show U.S. needs a lift to catch up with EU

    Elevators show U.S. needs a lift to catch up with EU

    The European Union has spent 60 years tearing down commercial and migration barriers between its member countries: and yet the flow of people and goods and services between California and Texas, is still much larger than between Germany and France. Rather than that being a sign of failure, this week’s guests — Matthias Matthijs and Craig Parsons — say the opposite is true. They argue the EU has removed regulatory barriers but failed to tear down cultural ones: leaving the continent with an underused single market. Americans are enthusiastic about working, buying and selling across state lines: but they do it despite pointless barriers — from local standards for elevators to different state hairdresser licensing rules. The payoff from U.S. state and federal governments doing some EU-style market reforms could be huge.

    • 21 min
    In search of very bad people

    In search of very bad people

    Where on earth can you combine interests in arms trafficking, blood diamonds and expensive cars? Global Witness is one such place. The non-profit’s co-founder Patrick Alley — who’s made a career out of scrutinizing “very bad people” — shares timely lessons about what works and what doesn’t in exposing corruption, as the world puts Russian interests under the microscope.

    • 25 min
    Are there off-ramps to the war

    Are there off-ramps to the war

    POLITICO’s Ryan Heath joins Ivo Daalder, former US Ambassador to NATO and now President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Carla Robbins (Council on Foreign Relations) and Elise Labott (Zivvy Media) for a panel discussion on the dangerous new phase of Russia’s Ukraine invasion, corporate Germany’s deep ties to Moscow, and NATO’s likely northern expansion

    • 35 min
    Prosecuting war crimes is never enough

    Prosecuting war crimes is never enough

    Prosecuting war crimes can take decades. What if, in the case of Ukraine, that’s because there is too much evidence to sift through, rather than not enough?

    How much of it can be used to deliver justice? Who will decide who to prosecute and who to forgive? And what evidence are Russian forces already destroying?

    Linda Kinstler is a writer and war crimes expert who studied how Soviets pioneered modern war crimes evidence collection in Ukraine in the 1940s — only for those lessons to tragically come full circle. Her message: prosecuting these crimes will take decades and it will not be enough.

    • 23 min
    $33 billion - trading Tesla stock or feeding the world

    $33 billion - trading Tesla stock or feeding the world

    What’s worse than the horrifying scenes of those murdered in recent days in Bucha, Ukraine? Sadly, it’s the prospect of millions of people starving to death because of the food supply disruptions and price spikes caused by Russia’s invasion. More than a billion people in dozens of countries will be at risk in coming months. Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, explains what can be done to reallocate food and change farming incentives, and why he believes in telling consumers the “true price” of food.

    • 20 min
    How to stare down Beijing

    How to stare down Beijing

    Mantas Adomėnas represents the 2.8 million citizens in the Baltic nation of Lithuania, but he’s staring down the might of 1.4 billion Chinese citizens and their Communist government. How? By allowing its defacto embassy in Vilnius to use Taiwan in its name, instead of a convoluted alternative demanded by Beijing. The price is diplomatic and economic punishment, but Adomėnas says he won't be bullied and the global political tide is shifting his way.

    • 11 min

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941 Ratings

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We want Susan Glasser back!

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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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Great industry perspective

The perfect podcast for new learners in the sector as well as more experienced people as well in order to grasp the current conversations in the industry!

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