World Policy On Air

WORLD POLICY INSTITUTE  |  Podcast , ±28 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 and conversations with experts and journalists from around the globe.

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03
NOV
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 144: "Arms & Alliances in East Asia"

The specter of nuclear conflict has been hanging over the Korean peninsula for some time, but recent inflammatory rhetoric has brought heightened urgency to the situation. This week on World Policy On Air, World Policy fellow Jonathan Cristol discusses the future of security cooperation in East Asia.
27
OCT
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 143: "The Global Gamble"

In 2014 people across the world spent over $293 billion on lottery tickets, an amount greater than the gross domestic product of more than 150 countries. This week on World Policy On Air, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein describes the multinational gaming organizations that dominate this global industry.
19
OCT
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 142: "The Price of Family Unification in the UK"

When she served as home secretary, Prime Minister Theresa May devised a "minimum income requirement" to limit net migration to the United Kingdom to 100,000 people. This week on World Policy On Air, journalist Ismail Einashe describes the effects of this salary threshold, which prevents thousands of British residents from bringing spouses into the country, on children and families.
13
OCT
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 141: "Saving Families From Our Fate"

Hundreds of young people have left Belgium to join terrorist groups abroad since 2011. On this week's episode of World Policy On Air, we speak with journalist Lisa De Bode about how one woman, Saliha Ben Ali, whose son died in Syria in 2013, is sharing her story in an effort to help fellow mothers recognize signs of radicalization in their children.
06
OCT
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 140: "Terror and the Family"

Former U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron, when discussing the possible radicalization of Muslim men, said that Muslim women could be a "moderating force" on their husbands. This week on World Policy On Air, Rafia Zakaria disputes this orientalist thinking and describes how jihadi groups' new recruitment tactics are changing views on women and Islam.
29
SEP
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 139: "Constructing Family"

In this week's episode of World Policy On Air, World Policy Journal managing editor Laurel Jarombek previews the new "Constructing Family" issue, discussing responses to a "Big Question" about family values as well as essays on terror and gender roles, intimate violence in Shinzô Abe's Japan, and "responsible paternity" policies in Latin America.
22
SEP
2017

World Policy On Air, Ep. 138: "North Korean Nuclear Quandary"

At his first speech at the U.N., President Trump threatened to "completely destroy" North Korea in response to its nuclear weapons program and provocative missile tests. This week on World Policy On Air, World Policy Senior Fellow Jim Nolt discusses how a slide into open conflict may be more likely than we think.
15
SEP
2017

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.
07
SEP
2017

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.
01
SEP
2017

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.
25
AUG
2017

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.
18
AUG
2017

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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