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The World Unpacked is a biweekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Laura Lucas Magnuson, 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 • 64 Ratings

The World Unpacked is a biweekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Laura Lucas Magnuson, 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.

    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
    The Indo-Pacific’s Moment

    The Indo-Pacific’s Moment

    Darshana Baruah joins Laura to discuss the changing politics of the Indo-Pacific region and last week’s Asia tour by U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin and Secretary of State Blinken.

    • 45 min
    Beyond Arms Sales: Recalibrating US Security Assistance in the Gulf

    Beyond Arms Sales: Recalibrating US Security Assistance in the Gulf

    Former US Air Force officer and Carnegie senior fellow Frederic Wehrey joins Laura to discuss the path forward for US security policy in the Persian Gulf.

    • 43 min
    Is This the End for Democracy in Myanmar?

    Is This the End for Democracy in Myanmar?

    Sana Jaffrey joins Laura to discuss whether Myanmar’s democratic experiment can survive the recent coup and how the international community is responding.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 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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