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U.S. Institute of Peace experts discuss the latest foreign policy issues from around the world in this brief weekly collaboration with SiriusXM‘s POTUS Channel 124. In about 10 minutes, each episode of On Peace distills the most important aspects of a pressing peace and conflict challenge and highlights how the U.S. and international community might respond.

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U.S. Institute of Peace experts discuss the latest foreign policy issues from around the world in this brief weekly collaboration with SiriusXM‘s POTUS Channel 124. In about 10 minutes, each episode of On Peace distills the most important aspects of a pressing peace and conflict challenge and highlights how the U.S. and international community might respond.

    Keith Mines on the Latest from Haiti

    Keith Mines on the Latest from Haiti

    While Haiti’s Transitional Council has appointed a prime minister to lead a temporary government and the Kenyan-led international security mission is expected to deploy soon, “[Haiti’s] gangs are still pretty strong,” says USIP’s Keith Mines. “There’s really going to be a fight for power … over the coming months.”

    • 7 min
    Joseph Sany on the U.S. Withdrawal from Niger

    Joseph Sany on the U.S. Withdrawal from Niger

    The U.S. reached an agreement with Niger’s military junta to close two military bases in the country in what amounts to a “tactical setback” for counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel. But the closure also “forces the U.S. to review its military posture in the region,” says USIP’s Joseph Sany, adding “there may be other options."

    • 7 min
    Robin Wright on Raisi’s Death and What It Means for Iran

    Robin Wright on Raisi’s Death and What It Means for Iran

    With the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian regime has reached “a critical turning point.” And with just two weeks until the vote to replace him, it’s important to pay attention to “not only who wins the new presidency, but how many Iranians actually participate in the process,” says USIP’s Robin Wright.

    • 10 min
    Asfandyar Mir on Balancing Counterterrorism and Strategic Competition

    Asfandyar Mir on Balancing Counterterrorism and Strategic Competition

    As terror threats emanating from Afghanistan and Pakistan rise, many may see counterterrorism as a distraction from other U.S. priorities, such as competition with China and Russia. But investment in counterterrorism can work “preventively, to shield the strategic competition agenda,” says USIP’s Asfandyar Mir.  

    • 8 min
    Jason Tower on the Dangerous Proliferation of Scam Compounds in Southeast Asia

    Jason Tower on the Dangerous Proliferation of Scam Compounds in Southeast Asia

    Chinese crime syndicates have set up sophisticated online scamming operations throughout Southeast Asia that rake in an estimated $64 billion a year. Relying on forced labor, the scam compounds “look almost like penal colonies,” says USIP’s Jason Tower, adding: “This is happening on an industrial scale.”

    • 9 min
    Dean Cheng on China’s New Military Force

    Dean Cheng on China’s New Military Force

    China’s military structure is not prone to change. But in a shocking move, Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently established a new military entity focused on “information dominance” in future wars, with many observers “left wondering what this is going to mean and why they did it,” says USIP’s Dean Cheng.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Sarita7981 ,

Keep it civil

I enjoy the brief informative episodes. But please avoid the partisan rhetoric and sarcasm (eg the disability episode). It cheapens the podcast and I have higher expectations from institutions such as USIP in this area.

jonathanjford ,

Insightful and informative

In a world that is full of difficulty and conflict, it is often challenging to find helpful information about peace building efforts around the globe. Hearing the experts at USIP discuss the nuances of complex international issues in such an approachable way enables me to have a broader perspective than is typically provided by the more sensational and limited news coverage available from more mainstream media sources. Cheers to the POWER OF A PODCAST. “On Peace” is well produced and effective in helping us understand that we are all stakeholders in the work of peace building both at home and abroad.

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