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The World Unpacked is a biweekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Douglas Farrar, that breaks down the hottest global issues of today with experts, journalists, and policymakers who can explain what is happening, why it matters, and where we go from here. Tune in to get smart on foreign policy.

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    • 4.5 • 65 Ratings

The World Unpacked is a biweekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Douglas Farrar, that breaks down the hottest global issues of today with experts, journalists, and policymakers who can explain what is happening, why it matters, and where we go from here. Tune in to get smart on foreign policy.

    Iran's Election With Masih Alinejad

    Iran's Election With Masih Alinejad

    Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad talks Iranian presidential elections with Doug. Who is going to win? And what do the elections mean for Iranians and the world?

    • 25 min
    Biden-Putin Summit: A Preview

    Biden-Putin Summit: A Preview

    In Doug’s first episode, Andrew Weiss and Alex Gabuev preview the upcoming summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    • 31 min
    The Trouble with Governing Cyberspace

    The Trouble with Governing Cyberspace

    Jon Bateman joins Laura to discuss last week’s Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the challenge of establishing international norms and governance structures in online spaces.

    • 39 min
    Can Democracy Make a Comeback?

    Can Democracy Make a Comeback?

    Ashley Quarcoo joins Laura to talk about the challenges and opportunities President Biden has to support democracy at home and abroad.

    • 45 min
    The Road Back to the Iran Deal

    The Road Back to the Iran Deal

    Cornelius Adebahr joins Laura to discuss the ongoing Iran nuclear talks and Europe’s key role in the negotiations.

    • 47 min
    Europe Under Pressure

    Europe Under Pressure

    Rosa Balfour joins Laura to talk through Europe’s challenging vaccine rollout, the EU’s role in U.S.-China competition, and the bloc’s evolving identity.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Treste Loving ,

Global Fight for Racial Equity - Jul 23, 2020

What an awesome episode. The discussion was relevant for today and had amazing stats that really honed in on the issues. Great information from other areas around the world.

Potato in Canada ,

Fantastic Podcast for people interested in Foreign Policy and Politics

Thanks for the informative podcast. Love the new host!

PekingRyan ,

A foreign policy podcast that stands out

There are plenty of global affairs podcasts out there that regurgitate the news cycle. Fewer sit down experts to weave their expertise into stories that illuminate and stick with you. Come for the challenging, timely topics. Stay for the analysis that goes beyond the typical dinner-table news fare.

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