World Policy On Air

WORLD POLICY INSTITUTE  |  Podcast , ±27 min episodes every 6 days  |  Broadcast schedule
World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern, conversations with experts and journalists from around the globe, plus timely insights from international affairs analyst Michael Moran, head of Transformative.io, risk and geostrategy consultants.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 137: "Fanning the Flames of Violence in Burundi"

Earlier this month, a report by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi recorded a litany of human rights abuses and recommended that the International Criminal Court open an investigation immediately. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, political analyst Amilcar Ryumeko discusses how the international community has failed to protect Burundian victims of atrocities.
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SEP

World Policy On Air, Ep. 136: "Why Global AIDS Relief Failed to Stop the Disease"

The campaign to combat HIV/AIDS is often cited as an example of how fundraising efforts by states and private organizations can be channelled to address critical global issues. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, journalist Ross Benes discusses why the billions of dollars that poured into AIDS-relief groups' coffers failed to stop the spread of the disease.
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SEP

World Policy On Air, Ep. 135: "The Convergence of the Far Right"

In the wake of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump was widely criticized for emphasizing violence "on many sides" and failing to forcefully condemn white supremacists. This week on World Policy On Air, we speak with Jacob Davey, a project coordinator at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, about the increased visibility and collaboration of neo-Nazi movements across the U.S. and Europe.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 134: "Innovation at the Arctic Council"

In 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev became the first major political figure to deliver a speech on Arctic issues, setting in motion a process to establish a regional governance body. This week on World Policy On Air, Nadine Fabbi, the head of the Arctic Fellows program at the University of Washington, discusses the progress the Arctic Council has made after 30 years of operation.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 133: "Investing in Murder"

In March, EarthRights International filed a lawsuit against the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private-lending arm, on behalf of a group of farmers in the Bajo Aguán region of Honduras. On this week's episode of World Policy On Air, lawyer Lauren Carasik discusses the IFC's role in backing the agribusiness at the center of a bloody land dispute and the farmers' struggle for justice.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 132: "Trump's New Militarism"

During his campaign, Donald Trump promised decisive and successful military action. On this week's episode of World Policy On Air, we speak with Karen J. Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, about how Trump has dealt with foreign policy challenges in the first few months of his presidency.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 131: "Russia's Power Play in the Balkans"

In recent years, Russia has made efforts to extend its diplomatic and economic reach in the Balkans. On this week's episode of World Policy On Air, we speak with Milos Rastovic of Duquesne University about why Moscow is able to gain outsized influence in countries like Serbia, despite its relatively low level of investment in the region compared to Europe's.
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JUL

World Policy On Air, Ep. 130: "The New Berlin"

As Berlin develops, modern high-rises, start-ups, and gentrification threaten to upend the subcultures that have shaped the city over recent decades. This week on World Policy On Air, World Policy Institute fellow Paul Hockenos discusses his latest book, Berlin Calling, which explores the occupied squats, artistic ferment, and street politics in the anarchic years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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JUL

World Policy On Air, Ep. 129: "The Rights of Trees"

Climate change is accelerating faster than scientific models predicted. This week on World Policy On Air, associate director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Mari Margil argues a transformation in law and culture is needed to curb the damaging effects on the world's ecosystems.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 128: "Dignity, Not Deadly Force"

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. government has given about $4.3 billion in surplus military equipment to state and local authorities. Now, conversations around #BlackLivesMatter and police brutality have amplified the call for less militaristic methods of policing. This week on World Policy On Air, University of Chicago professor Aziz Huq discusses procedural justice and police reform.
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JUL

World Policy On Air, Ep. 127: "Climate Leviathan"

In the face of looming environmental catastrophe, Geoffrey Mann and Joel Wainwright's book Climate Leviathan describes the new world order emerging from efforts to force countries to comply with climate agreements. This week on World Policy On Air, Mann discusses state sovereignty, climate change, and social movements in response to threats to the environment.
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World Policy On Air, Ep. 126: "Criminal Injustice"

In this week's episode of World Policy On Air, World Policy Journal editor Christopher Shay previews the new "Justice Denied" issue, discussing an interview with incarcerated Philippine Senator Leila de Lima as well as essays on codified oppression in Egypt, racism and the law in Germany, prisons in Singapore, and indigenous rights in Canada.

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