55 episodes

The podcast where new, emerging, and diverse voices in foreign policy and national security discuss the issues of today and tomorrow.

Hosted by Grant Haver and Zoe Weinberg and produced in cooperation with Foreign Policy for America's NextGen Initiative.

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

The podcast where new, emerging, and diverse voices in foreign policy and national security discuss the issues of today and tomorrow.

Hosted by Grant Haver and Zoe Weinberg and produced in cooperation with Foreign Policy for America's NextGen Initiative.

    Russia and Wagner Group after Prigozhin, with Journalist John Lechner

    Russia and Wagner Group after Prigozhin, with Journalist John Lechner

    Zoe and Natalya sit down this week with journalist and researcher John Lechner to discuss the impact of Yevgeny Prigozhin's death on the Wagner Group and Russian domestic politics. John is the author of a forthcoming book on the subject entitled, "Putin's Chef, Wagner, and the War for Ukraine." They also discussed navigating a career path as an independent researcher, and how to travel to challenging corners of the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. 
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    • 53 min
    Misinformation and Elections with Malika Mehrotra

    Misinformation and Elections with Malika Mehrotra

    Elections and tech policy expert Malika Mehrotra joins Zoe and Natalya this week to discuss the risks posed by mis- and disinformation in upcoming election cycles. They discuss Malika's early career experience in politics and how it has shaped her interest in the impact of new technology on civics and political integrity. They also touch on potential regulatory approaches and whether generative AI poses a new type of threat. 
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    • 44 min
    How to Sell to the Government with Joey Arora

    How to Sell to the Government with Joey Arora

    Zoe and Natalya are joined this week by Joey Arora, partner at the Outpost, where he supports companies in securing government contracts in defense, and a former co-founder of AFWERX. They talk about Joey's path from the Air Force to entrepreneurship, trends in defense tech investing, and what every founder should know before trying to secure a government contract. If you are under 40 and interested in being featured on the podcast, be sure to fill out this form: https://airtable.com/shr5IpK32opINN5e9. 
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    • 48 min
    ChinaTalk with Jordan Schneider

    ChinaTalk with Jordan Schneider

    This week Zoe teams up with Jordan Schneider of ChinaTalk for a special crossover episode. They discuss the changing mood on China relations, AI competition, and TikTok. They also explored what it's like to be an independent researcher in the foreign policy space and the intellectual freedom it allows. You can hear more from Jordan at chinatalk.media. If you are under 40 and interested in being featured on the podcast, be sure to fill out this form: https://airtable.com/shr5IpK32opINN5e9.
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    • 54 min
    Understanding the Nuclear Threat in 2023 with April Arnold

    Understanding the Nuclear Threat in 2023 with April Arnold

    Zoe is joined by arms control and nonproliferation implementation specialist April Arnold this week, fresh from the Aspen Security Forum. They discuss highlights from the Forum, as well as April's assessment of the nuclear threat from North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China. They also discuss the portrayal of nuclear risks in entertainment and media in the wake of the release of Oppenheimer. If you are under 40 and interested in being featured on the podcast, be sure to fill out this form: https://airtable.com/shr5IpK32opINN5e9. 

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    • 50 min
    Sports as Foreign Policy, with Lucy Montgomery

    Sports as Foreign Policy, with Lucy Montgomery

    This week Zoe and Natalya are joined by Lucy Montgomery, the founder of the Women's College Players Association, to talk about the nexus of sports and global affairs. They discuss how athletes can serve as global ambassadors, but also frequently bear the burden of international strife and conflict worldwide.If you are under 40 and interested in being featured on the podcast, be sure to fill out this form: https://airtable.com/shr5IpK32opINN5e9.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

frequent flier 303 ,

Great guests and thoughtful discussion

Really have enjoyed the diverse, thought-provoking set of guests this podcast has been able to interview.

Larryfl1 ,

Great podcast

I’m a 75-year-old man who really enjoys the podcasts these young people present.
I find the subjects and the guests to be interesting and I value their perspectives.
Well worth listening to.

compass cafe ,

Great foreign policy podcast

So much to learn from the rising stars on this show! Grant and Zoe do a great job leading each episode.

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