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The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.

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The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.

    Relationships and Rivalries - A Fascinating Triangle in Asia

    Relationships and Rivalries - A Fascinating Triangle in Asia

    Everyone likes to talk about China, and we've covered India on our podcast as well, including the relationship between those two neighbors. But what happens when you consider Myanmar as well? Michael Kugelman and Lucas Myers have been tracking this and give us a breakdown of what to look out for.

    • 24 min
    Relationships and Rivalries - China vs. India?

    Relationships and Rivalries - China vs. India?

    China and India. Two massive neighbors, with big problems growing between them. Asia Program associates Michael Kugelman and Lucas Meyers help us sort it out and see what could be on the horizon for US foreign policy should the region become a hotspot.

    • 27 min
    Relationships and Rivalries - Does North Korea Listen to China?

    Relationships and Rivalries - Does North Korea Listen to China?

    We've heard for years that China has leverage over North Korea. But do they? and if they do, how much, and does that align with US strategy? Robert Daly and Sue Terry discuss.

    • 30 min
    Relationships and Rivalries - Is the Way To China Through Europe?

    Relationships and Rivalries - Is the Way To China Through Europe?

    You know China, and you know the European Union. But do you know their relationship? And how could it affect US Foreign policy? Wilson Fellow Nicola Casarini talks with us about this complicated relationship and where we could see it impact us in the future.

    • 23 min
    Relationships and Rivalries - Mexico Leans Left?

    Relationships and Rivalries - Mexico Leans Left?

    The first in a new series from the Need To Know Podcast - "Relationships and Rivalries."  In this series, we'll take a look at how other countries relate to one another - and where the hotspots could be if the US becomes involved in a region.  In this episode, we dive into the relationships that Mexico has with leftist leaning governments such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. 

    • 27 min
    Special Episode - A Conversation with Colombian President Iván Duque

    Special Episode - A Conversation with Colombian President Iván Duque

    Latin American Program Director Dr. Cindy Arnson and Ambassador Mark Green hear from Colombian President Iván Duque and have a conversation with him about the challenges in South America and in dealing with migrants from Venezuela.

    • 1 hr

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