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WorldAffairs
White Supremacist Terrorism: From Christchurch to Buffalo

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 59:01


We're releasing our latest episode early this week in light of the recent tragedy in Buffalo. Please take care of yourselves.   The recent mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York left ten dead, three injured, and a city–and country–reeling. Within hours of the deadly attack, evidence emerged that the 18-year-old gunman's crimes were racially motivated, explicitly targeting the area's Black community.   Buffalo is the most recent in a string of high-profile acts of violence inspired by the “great replacement theory,” an extremist doctrine based on the unsubstantiated belief that non-white populations will “replace” and subjugate white majorities across the globe.   Once confined to the radical fringe, replacement theory has now entered mainstream conservative rhetoric, peddled by prominent right-wing figures like Tucker Carlson and J.D. Vance, and shared in online networks from El Paso to Christchurch. On this week's episode, Ray Suarez sits down with Daniel Byman, a counterterrorism expert and author of Spreading Hate: The Global Rise of White Supremacist Terrorism, to discuss the roots of the global white power movement, how extremism spreads, and what the mainstreaming of violence as a political tactic means for targeted communities–and democracy–in the world today.   Guests:   Daniel Byman, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and professor at Georgetown University   Host(s):   Ray Suarez, co-host of World Affairs

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Varun Ravindra

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 103:54


Varun Ravindra is the Chief Conservator at Vanantara, a forest community on the outskirts of Bengaluru, bordering Tamil Nadu. Over the past 10 years he's helped afforest over 250 acres of impoverished land into self sustaining ecosystems.  A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he's now dedicated his life to rejuvenating soils, planting forests and fostering a greater sense of awareness and wonder for the natural world. More details about Vanantara at https://vanantara.com/

WorldAffairs
Ukrainian Refugees at the US-Mexico Border

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 25:53


When the Biden administration announced that the United States would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, hundreds began to show up daily at the US-Mexico border. With a scarcity of appointments at US consulates in Europe, for those who could afford airfare, this circuitous route was their best option. “At the peak of it, there were over a thousand Ukrainian nationals,  enough to fill a shelter in Tijuana,” KPBS immigration reporter Gustavo Solis explained to Ray Suarez. “They would get picked up at the airport and volunteers would be ready. There was even a guy playing music for them – like a welcome party in Tijuana.” Then they would be processed the next day. As you might imagine, that streamlined process isn't the same for most other refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Depending on your country of origin, entering the US at the San Ysidro crossing between Tijuana and San Diego can be quite a bit more complicated...or even impossible. Guest: Gustavo Solis, Investigative Border Reporter for KPBS Host:  Ray Suarez, host of World Affairs If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

WorldAffairs
Biden's Ukraine Strategy, At Home and Abroad

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 33:52


As early as November 2021, the Biden administration began to declassify military intelligence about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine and share it with the public. As declassified material poured in, the world watched the massive grinding gears of Russia's war machine creep towards Kyiv. Despite what seemed imminent—almost obvious—the White House and the State Department were under intense scrutiny. It wasn't clear whether the strategy of opening the information floodgates would disrupt Moscow's actions or provoke Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine. On this week's episode, Ray Suarez discusses President Biden's Ukraine strategy with US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet.  Guests:  Derek Chollet, Counselor of the United States Department of State Host:  Ray Suarez, co-host of World Affairs If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot produce this program without your help. Thank you.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Scott Capurro

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 89:08


Scott Capurro was reared in San Francisco. At age 3, he swam the English Channel. Since 1993, he's avoided AIDS by telling unsavoury jokes in every English speaking country. Scott is trusting and thus surrounded by duplicity, yet he continues challenging himself, because he's physically challenged and emotionally unavailable, aka married. Scott has appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking. A gay designer who sports two heads might've been a predictable sequel; instead, Scott waddled off to the UK, in search of a compassionate, creative culture.

WorldAffairs
From Engineer to Ambassador: Chantale Wong - AAPI Heritage

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 59:52


On February 9th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chantale Wong as the U.S. Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank. On that day, she became the first LGBTQ person of color and the first "out" lesbian, to hold the rank of ambassador in the U.S. For the past 30 years, Ambassador Wong has spurned tradition and overcome challenges to forge her own trailblazing path, breaking barriers along the way. Her journey began in 1960, when at the age of six, her grandmother smuggled her out of Shanghai, and has included a thirty year career in public service, including stops at San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission, NASA, the Treasury Department and a brief stint as photographer for the late Congressman John Lewis. During this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrated the life and career of Chantale Wong at a live event on May 3, 2022. This is an excerpt of her conversation with Dean Fealk. Guest: Ambassador Chantale Wong, U.S. Executive Director, Asia Development Bank Host:  Dean Fealk, World Affairs trustee and co-managing partner at DLA Piper. If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

WorldAffairs
Can the War in Ukraine Push an Asian Economy Over the Edge?

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 29:00


After a thirty year civil war, Sri Lanka rebuilt its economy, with the help of foreign investment. But when the pandemic forced the small island nation to shut its borders, things began to unravel. Now, the war in Ukraine and skyrocketing food and fuel prices are pushing the country into deeper economic turmoil, political unrest, and violence.     Today, Sri Lanka owes a staggering $50 billion to regional neighbors, like China, and international lending institutions, like the World Bank. And it isn't the only country in this situation. Ray Suarez talks with Washington Post's Gerry Shih, and Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, a Sri Lankan geopolitical analyst, to understand why–and how–nations like Sri Lanka accumulate foreign debt, what it means for everyday citizens …and why it can be so hard to pay back.   Guests:    Gerry Shih, India bureau chief, Washington Post    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, senior fellow at the Millenium Project   Host:    Ray Suarez, co-host of WorldAffairs

RADIKAAL
63. Phillip Ayoub on the LGBT Movement in Europe

RADIKAAL

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 30:13


My guest today is Phillip Ayoub. Phillip is an Associate Professor in the Department of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in California. This Summer he will take up a Professorship in the Department of Political Science at University College London. His research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, gender and politics, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. He is the author of When States Come Out: Europe's Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility, published by Cambridge University Press in 2016, and co-editor, with David Paternotte, of LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe, published by Palgrave in 2014. You can follow Phillip Ayoub on Twitter at @phillip_ayoub.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Peter Sage

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 87:57


Peter Sage is a well-known international serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and expert in human behaviour. He is a highly sought-after speaker and coach and has spoken on five continents, sharing the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson and President Bill Clinton. In 2013 he was awarded the distinguished Brand Laureate Award from the Asian Pacific Brands Foundation for extraordinary individuals. Previous winners include Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Hilary Clinton & Tiger Woods. In 2015 he was named one of the greatest leaders and entrepreneurs by Inspiring Leadership Now alongside Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. More information about his products & services can be found at his website at www.petersage.com.

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
Lula seeks presidency again in Brazil

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 6:19


It's not often you hear about a nationally elected leader making an exit from politics to then come back and reclaim their top job. Especially if they've done time in jail, but that's exactly what 76-year-old Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is planning to do in Brazil.

WorldAffairs
A Reason to Return to Russian Prison

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 35:34


"At the end of the day, he believed it would be too great a gift to the regime—too great a gift to Putin—if he stayed away."   Daniel Roher is the award-winning director behind "Navalny," a film that documents Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's journey from Germany to a Russian jail. Roher was given unprecedented access to Alexei Navalny as he recovered from an attempted assasination attempt in Germany, his search for the Russian agents who tried to poison him, and the eventual—and inevitable—return to Russian prison.   Ray sat down to talk about Roher's experience with the man intent on undoing Vladimir Putin and his ongoing search for justice.   "Navalny" premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on HBO Max.   Guests:     Daniel Roher, documentary filmmaker and director of "Navalny"   Host(s):    Ray Suarez, co-host of WorldAffairs

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Albert Nerenberg

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 124:35


Albert Nerenberg is an acclaimed director, hypnotist, and one of the world's top experts on laughing. Nerenberg directed “Laughology”, the first feature documentary about laughter for CTV, and developed his own laughter exercise technique called Laughercize. He was recently named “Laughter Ambassador” by Madan Kataria, founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. Nerenberg's TEDx presentation “Is Hypnosis Fake?” is one of the most-watched demonstrations of hypnosis to date. 

Two Mikes with Michael Scheuer and Col Mike
World Affairs Specialist Unloads on Two Mikes... Ushering in WW3

Two Mikes with Michael Scheuer and Col Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 52:24


The ​Freedom First Network is sponsored by the explosive new book by Robert F Kennedy Jr. The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health. Help the Freedom First Network by ordering this book today from this tracking link at https://amzn.to/36D0LLg"Americans have waited too long to act ...Trump is not riding to the rescue ... a joint Russian-Chinese ​EMP and nuclear attack is ​in our future ... and the globalists are taking control." These are the words of Joel Skousen, a former U.S. Marine Corps' pilot and a 50-year student of international affairs, and now the editor-in-chief of the weekly World Affairs Brief . These statements are a mouthful, but Mr. Skousen also provides a splendid chronological history of how the United States arrived at this point, and that the only option Americans have now is to prepare their families and communities for the worst. Starting with Wall Street's funding of the Bolsheviks in 1917, and the successful Anglo-American operation to move Leon Trotsky and the $40 million he was carrying from the United States to Russia, and continuing through the sub-rosa aid given to the globalists, Russians, and Chinese by Bill Clinton in 1997 through his alteration U.S. nuclear doctrine by ending the "launch on warning" policy -- which would have allowed a U.S. nuclear attack to hit targets before the enemies attack arrived -- and replaced it with an "absorb the first strike" policy. Next, in 1997, Clinton ordered that 50% of the U.S. nuclear submarine fleet must remain in port at all times to show good will for China and Russia. Mr. Skousen closed by saying it's time for Americans to get out of cities to rural havens where survivors can form into small communities, to prepare for the worst by arming and stockpiling life's necessities, and to get acquainted again with the Bible.  --Mr. Skousen's websites are: http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com and http:www.joelskausen.com--Mr. Skousen's books include:--Strategic Relocation, North American Guide to Safe Places, Fourth Edition--The High Security Shelter - How to Implement a Multi-Purpose Safe Room in the Home, 5th Edition [2017]

WorldAffairs
One Country, One Press

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 14:37


When the British government handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, it was with China's promise that Hong Kong's relative autonomy would be preserved, under the framework known as “one country, two systems.” But in recent years, China has cracked down on the region's freedoms, especially freedom of press. One example is the 2020 arrest of media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, who helped catalyze an opposition movement. In 2021 Lai was arrested again, and sentenced to 13 months in jail for participating in a vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.   On this week's episode of WorldAffairs, World Affairs CEO Philip Yun talks with Mark Clifford, who was the director of Apple Daily's parent company at the time of Lai's arrest. Clifford, a journalist, activist, and president of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong, has a new book, Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World: What China's Crackdown Reveals About its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere.   Guests:     Mark Clifford, president of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong, journalist, activist      Host:    Philip W. Yun, President and CEO, WorldAffairs

To The Point - Cybersecurity
Cyber Space Wars and Other Musings With Bobby Chesney

To The Point - Cybersecurity

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 47:05


This week on the podcast Bobby Chesney, James Baker Chair at the University of Texas School of Law, and co-founder of the awesome Lawfare.com blog and co-host of the National Security Law podcast, joins us for a discussion on all things cyber legal policy and regulations - and it is fun! We chat about the recent Viasat satellite hack that served dual-purposes for military application and disruption of industries (for example, impacting wind turbines!). He also shares perspective on cyber versus kinetic attacks, space wars, space law vs maritime law parallels and the geography of cyber. Want to learn more about cyber law and policy? Check out Chesney's free eCasebook on Cybersecurity Law, Policy, and Institutions here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3547103 Bobby Chesney, James Baker Chair in Rule of Law and World Affairs at UT Austin Bobby Chesney holds the James Baker Chair and also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law. In addition, he is the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a university-wide research unit bridging across disciplines to improve understanding of international security issues. Professor Chesney is a co-founder and contributor to www.lawfareblog.com, the leading source for analysis, commentary, and news relating to law and national security. He also co-hosts the National Security Law Podcast and contributes to the National Security Law Lectures series (which he co-founded with Matt Waxman). In 2021, Professor Chesney was appointed to the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee for the U.S. government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show notes at https://www.forcepoint.com/govpodcast/e178

WorldAffairs
Can China Erase Hong Kong's History of Free Speech?

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 45:35


Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt's “Pillar of Shame,” a 26-foot copper-cased monument to the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, stood for nearly a quarter century outside the student union at Hong Kong University. The tower-like statue of human faces contorted by suffering was installed in 1997, just before the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. In December 2021, under cover of darkness, the university removed the statue. It's a move that many say is an  overt attempt to suppress the memory of the brutal crackdown—and part of a broader effort by China to erase Hong Kong's history of independence.  Ray Suarez talks to Galschiøt about his dramatic journey to bring “Pillar of Shame” to Hong Kong in 1997, just before the handover of the city to the People's Republic of China, and the shock—and meaning—of its removal.  Then, he talks with former NPR Beijing correspondent Louisa Lim about China's brazen efforts to stamp out free speech in Hong Kong, the city she grew up in. Lim shares the experiences she chronicled in her new book Indelible City, an emotional eyewitness account of the pro-democracy protests and a reflection on Hong Kong's identity. Speaking of the Pillar of Shame's removal, she said, “For so many years, Hong Kongers have been carrying the burden of memory because they know that mainlanders have not been able to. And they will continue to remember, but I think some of that burden is now being passed beyond Hong Kong. Now it's becoming harder to remember in Hong Kong as well.” Guests:   Jens Galschiøt, Danish sculptor Louisa Lim, journalist and author of  “Indelible City:Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong”  Host:  Ray Suarez, co-host WorldAffairs

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Dr Jill Bolte Taylor

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 79:23


Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist whose research specialized in understanding how our brain creates our perception of reality. Dr. Jill is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin), which is still often the #1 book about STROKE sold in the Amazon marketplace. In addition, her second book WHOLE BRAIN LIVING: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life was published in May of 2021 by Hay House and is now readily available. In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation about her experience with stroke at the TED Conference in Monterey, CA, which was the first TED talk to ever go viral, and within six weeks of presenting that TED talk, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Dr. Jill remains the National Spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Harvard Brain Bank)

WorldAffairs
Can Social Media Posts Prove War Crimes?

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 25:16


Since Russia invaded Ukraine, we are confronted daily with images of atrocities. But what constitutes proof of a war crime in the digital age? It's a question a new generation of experts is answering. In December, the United Nations Human Rights Office teamed up with lawyers at UC Berkeley to release a new set of legal guidelines for gathering and verifying war crimes. The “Berkeley Protocol” establishes norms for authenticating open source and social media evidence of human rights violations, and it stands to usher in a new era for punishing those who commit these horrors. In the past, war crimes were proven with extensive witness testimony and conventional forensic evidence, often gathered slowly and well after the fact  by government agencies. Now, researchers can use an array of digital tools, including social media videos, satellite imagery, and geolocation, in real time. By codifying professional standards in the field, the Berkeley Protocol aims to shore up the admissibility of digital evidence in court and could change the future of prosecuting these heinous crimes.    On this week's episode of WorldAffairs, Ray Suarez talks with Alexa Koenig, executive director of the Human Rights Center and Investigations Lab at Berkeley Law, which has been at the forefront of this new legal frontier in human rights.

WorldAffairs
Prosecuting War Crimes: From Belgrade to Moscow

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 36:49


When President Biden calls Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” and says that Russia's war in Ukraine amounts to “genocide,” what does it mean? Do such prounouncements place obligations on the United States? Does it threaten some sort of legal jeopardy for the Russian president? When an artilleryman a thousand yards away sends a projectile slamming into an apartment building full of civilians, is that a war crime? Is the soldier who released the shell more or less responsible than the politician a thousand miles away who ordered the assault on a city? Ray Suarez tackles these questions with a war-crimes prosecutor and a former student organizer who played a critical role in the downfall of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, who was the first sitting head of state indicted for war crimes.   Guests:   Ivan Marovic, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict  Alex Whiting, war-crimes prosecutor and visiting professor at Harvard Law School Host:  Ray Suarez, co-host WorldAffairs If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft.Sabby BG

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 72:23


SabbyBG is an Indo-Canadian Influencer & Founder of "The SabbyBG Show", the No #1 North American-based Online Entertainment Show targetting people of Indian diaspora from all over the world. "The SabbyBG Show" has seen exponential growth in the last few years, with over a quarter-million Subscribers on YouTube and a highly engaged audience on all other Social Platforms. Sabby has become a known face within the NRI and Indian Community serving his fans with Consistent, Congruent & Family-Friendly Content. Sabby also started SabbyBG Media in 2020 with the intention to help companies and brands leverage Video. With 40+ employees, the company has served over 100+ clients worldwide in helping them influence and build their own tribe. Sabby is a speaker and currently writing a book on Crushing it on YouTube which should be available by end of 2022.  The SabbyBG Show: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSabbyBGShow

WorldAffairs
The Mystery of Putin's Wealth

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 22:35


Even with the heat turned up on Russian oligarchs—and more recently, his own family—Vladimir Putin's wealth remains one of the biggest mysteries for law enforcement, investigative journalists, and anti-corruption activists. New York Times investigative journalist Mike McIntire explains to us what his reporting has uncovered about Putin's strategy for avoiding sanctions, the Western advisors who shield his inner circle from financial scrutiny, and maybe, perhaps, where the Russian President is ultimately hiding his riches.   Guests:   Mike McIntire,  investigative reporter The New York Times   Host:     Ray Suarez, co-host WorldAffairs   If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

WorldAffairs
Seizing Russian Assets

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 27:06


A complex web of shell companies, offshore banks and hidden transactions has concealed the wealth of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs for years. With international sanctions aimed at staunching the flow of money that funds Russia's war in Ukraine, a new nonprofit reporting collaboration led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and the Guardian, launched the Russian Asset Tracker. It's the most comprehensive database to date that catalogs the assets of Russians with links to Putin. On this episode of the podcast, we follow the money trail to better understand the connection between Putin's power and his oligarchs. Then we explore the legal mechanisms for seizing these assets.  Guests: Drew Sullivan, co-founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project  Karen Greenaway, former special agent in the FBI's International Corruption Unit Host:   Ray Suarez, co-host WorldAffairs If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft.Raman Mangalorkar

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 149:19


Raman Mangalorkar started his career at A.T. Kearney, a leading management consulting firm. Post his management consulting career, he spent some time in the private equity space and then was the CEO of a large hypermarket retailer where he was brought in to lead the company's turnaround. Raman has helped numerous companies get healthier and chose to use his experience as a meta researcher and a data synthesizer to focus on improving his own health. Although not a doctor or a medical practitioner, he has been sharing his personal journey with others to enable them to get healthy. He is passionate about being a personal transformation catalyst to enable people to be healthier across all dimensions of their lives and live to their fullest potential. Raman completed his Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University (Kelley School of Business) with specializations in Finance and MIS. Raman has studied Nutrition Science at the Stanford Center for Health Education and runs a startup in the health-tech space.

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
Highlights from O'Reilly's No Spin News

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 45:38


Graham Allison on World Affairs, Open Border Chaos, Peter Breen from the Thomas More Society, and Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

America at a Crossroads
Kathryn Stoner and Minxin Pei with Larry Diamond - China and Russia: An Alliance of Autocracies

America at a Crossroads

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 57:20


Kathryn Stoner (Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University) and Minxin Pei (Chinese-American political scientist and expert on governance in China, U.S.-Asia relations) spoke with Stanford University's Larry Diamond about China and Russia's alliance of autocracies, particularly through the lens of Russia's war on Ukraine and each nation's state-run media.

WorldAffairs
A Shadow Immigration System to Keep Migrants Out of Europe

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 27:37


Teklia Zumuy fled Eritrea, a small and autocratic nation in the Horn of Africa, in 2016. He sought out for a new life in Europe, and hoped to eventually bring his wife and three young daughters with him. But as he attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea on a small wooden boat, Teklia and his companions were apprehended by the Italian Coast Guard and handed over to Libyan militias. He was held there for over two years, with inadequate food or health services, and with no way to contact his family. Teklia is one of hundreds of migrants whose stories are told in a new book by investigative journalist Sally Hayden. In My Fourth Time, We Drowned, Hayden reports on a shadowy immigration system, created by the European Union, which captures and imprisons African migrants in Libya, keeping them from reaching European soil. In Libya, they endure starvation, scorching temperatures, beatings and rape -- and are sold to human traffickers. In an interview with Senior KQED editor Rachael Myrow, Hayden also explains the role that western institutions have played in this humanitarian crisis.   Featuring: Rachael Myrow, senior editor of KQED's Silicon Valley News Desk Sally Hayden, author of My Fourth Time, We Drowned and Africa correspondent for the Irish Times Teklia Zumuy, teacher and refugee If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

KGNU Morning Magazine Podcast
Morning Magazine Podcast — Wednesday, April 06, 2022

KGNU Morning Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 26:36


On today’s Morning Magazine, Shay Castle will recap last night’s Boulder City Council meeting. The 74th Conference on World Affairs opens today in-person on the campus of CU Boulder and we’ll take a look at the schedule's highlights. Then, we’ll […]

The Morning Drive with Marcus and Kurt
Patricia Preston, Democratic candidate for Vermont Lieutenant Governor

The Morning Drive with Marcus and Kurt

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 27:33


The Executive Director for the Vermont Council on World Affairs stopped by Wednesday to talk with the Morning Drive

WorldAffairs
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Diaries from Ukraine

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 31:27


In times of crisis, one of the most painful decisions people face is whether to stay or leave: to risk abandoning their homes, personal belongings, and sometimes, loved ones. 10 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes this month. Many have been displaced within their country. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called this exodus Europe's fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.   In this episode, we hear audio diaries from two people on opposite sides of the crisis. First, filmmaker Iryna Tsilk, who we first met in the weeks before the invasion, takes us through her decision to leave Kyiv where her husband is fighting as a soldier in Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces. Then, a Russian-Ukrainian student living in Germany named Alex records his story from the road. The week after Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, Alex traveled to a border crossing with Poland, joining a ragtag army of volunteers providing humanitarian assistance and safe passage to those fleeing Ukraine.   Guest Contributors:   Iryna Tsilyk, filmmaker and director of “The Earth is Blue as an Orange”   Alex Gerz, Russian-Ukrainian student based in Kassel, Germany   Host(s):     Ray Suarez, WorldAffairs co-host   If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft.Subramani Lakshminarayanan

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 127:46


Subramani Lakshminarayanan is one of the very few totally blind journalists in India with twenty-three years of experience in reporting, feature writing, copyediting and products/book reviewing. He lost his eyesight aged 18 due to a genetic condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (R.P.) and was told he'll be useless because of his disability. Also, many told him that he was “crazy” to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. But in April 2003, he became an editorial staff with the famous daily Deccan Herald in Bangalore In India. He has since written a memoir on his blindness called “Lights Out: The True Story Of A Man's Descent Into Blindness” published by Random House India in 2014, besides expanding his writing portfolio to include blog writing, ghostwriting books and online content writing. His Blog: https://grapplingwithrp.wordpress.com/ His book: https://www.amazon.in/Lights-Out-Story-Descent-Blindness-ebook/dp/B00HNOP3XK

WorldAffairs
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the Phone Call That Changed His Life

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 32:25


Last week, President Biden announced the U.S. is accepting 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.   Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was three years old when he and his family fled Odessa for a better life in the U.S. He, along with his twin brother Yevgeny, rose through the ranks of military service, to the role of Eastern European affairs expert on the National Security Council. Vindman's past and present converged on the stand when he appeared as a lead witness in the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, which dealt with the U.S. relationship to Ukraine.   In the second part of our interview with Lt. Col. Vindman, he speaks with Ray Suarez about the phone call that changed everything, how his immigrant experience inspired his courageous testimony, and why he says President Trump and figures within the GOP have “blood on their hands,” and set the stage for Vladimir Putin's inevitable invasion of Ukraine.   And World Affairs CEO, Philip Yun, pays tribute to the late Madeleine Albright.   Guest(s):   (Ret.) Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council from 2018 to 2020   Host:     Ray Suarez, World Affairs co-host   If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

Jordan Maxwell
Jordan Maxwell - The Hidden Dimension in World Affairs

Jordan Maxwell

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 49:28


Jordan Maxwell, the godfather of western esoterics discusses Aliens, UFOs and the Kingdom of Heaven with TruthSeekah. Jordan has been bringing information to the limelight about these topics for years and has since been a forerunner in UFOlogy and the study of aliens. This is most definitely because Jordan Maxwell himself has had encounters with extraterrestrial aliens and UFOs in the past. He has shared some of these stories on podcasts and interviews with Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot. To many, Jordans stories are far fetched and downright unbelievable but one thing they do bring with them is fascination. This fascination is then backed up with Bible doctrines and texts that talk about humans having interactions with angelic beings and objects that sound eerily like UFO ships. These stories are spread wide throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Stories about fire traveling through the skies at night giving protection to the Israelites and then appearing as a cloud by day speaking to and guiding them through the desert. There are so many obscure passages in the Bible that speak about what sounds to be a lot like aliens and UFOs. We can also go into other ancient texts such as the Vedas, The Book of Enki, The Bhagavad Gita and so on and find similar stories of the gods coming down to communicate with man. This has given Jordan Maxwell's work and stories a frame of reference when winning over the minds of those who study the ancient scriptures. There was one story that Jordan told that many people call him on and with this story he loses all credibility for many people. Jordan Maxwell tells a story about an experience that he had when he was a young boy. He tells of how he and his dog trapped a baby T-Rex in the corner of his yard and his dog was barking fiercely at the baby dinosaur. Yes, you read that right, a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex is what Jordan said that they had captured in his yard. Is this just a tall tale or is it ture? One thing for sure is that Jordan Maxwell has some great stories. Heck, have you ever heard the tales of the Thunderbirds that people report seeing? For those who study cryptozoology they are well aware of these Terrordactyl type creatures with reported wingspans of 10 to 15 feet wide.https://www.BibleUFO.net

WorldAffairs
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the New Cold War

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 26:16


When Alexander Vindman warned the world about President Donald Trump's July 2019 phone call with Ukranian President Volodymr Zelensky, he says he was thinking about the U.S. Constitution and his duty as an American. But as a retired army Lieutenant Colonel and former director of European affairs for the National Security Council, Vindman was also thinking about the role that a sovereign and democratic Ukraine plays in U.S. national security interests.   In part one of Alexander Vindman's conversation with Ray Suarez, they discuss how Ukraine, Russia, and the world have been changed by Putin's war.   On the hesitancy of Western powers to get involved, Vindman says, “There is wishful thinking about the fact that we could return to a world before this war. And that's impossible for me. To me, it's clear that we're in a cold war.”   Guest:   (Ret.) Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council from 2018 to 2020   Host:   Ray Suarez, WorldAffairs co-host   What do you think about the war in Ukraine? What coverage on the war would you like to hear from us? We'd love to hear from you. Send us a message at feedback@worldaffairs.org.   If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Phalgun Polepalli

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 129:40


Phalgun is working as Co-Founder & CEO at Dice Toy Labs. DICE Toy Labs was founded in 2018 by Phalgun Polepalli and Shwetha Badarinath, a husband and wife duo. DICE Toy Labs is on a mission to create cool board games for India. We are passionate about licensing games from local inventors and are quick to champion the work of other designers. We enjoy telling different Indian stories through board games.

WorldAffairs
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: A War Between Dictators and the Free World

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 27:15


Belarus, a former Soviet republic which shares a 700 mile border with Ukraine, has been used as a staging ground for Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has long had strong ties to the Kremlin, but he has become increasingly dependent on Putin since he retained power after a contested election in 2020. International observers recognized the true victor as Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is now leading her country's democratic movement in exile. An English teacher and mother, she rose to prominence when her husband was jailed for publicly speaking out against the regime. In a conversation with Ray Suarez, Tsikhanouskaya warned, “This is not a war between Russia and Ukraine. It's a war between dictators and the free world. And there's a moral obligation of every person in this free world to be with those who are fighting.”  Guest: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, exiled leader of the Belarusian democratic movement Host: Ray Suarez, co-host of World Affairs  If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Marc Green

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 96:44


Marc Green is the founder and CEO of Cammellatte, the world's first Natural Camel Milk Skincare Brand. He is also a renowned Polyglot, TedX speaker and lecturer on the topics of innovation and languages.

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
Spotlight: New U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal? Why Biden's Pursuit Is Dangerous And Delusional

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 3:36


President Biden and his team are going all-out to reach an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. But their efforts demonstrate stunning foreign policy incoherence, as the new U.S.-Iran nuclear pact is deeply flawed. Steve Forbes on the realities of the potential new nuclear deal, what it would enable Iran to become and why Biden's pursuit of it is dangerous and delusional.Steve Forbes shares his What's Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

World Class
Putin's Fear of a Democratic Ukraine

World Class

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 38:41


This is a special crossover episode of World Class and the World Affairs podcast, hosted by Ray Suarez. Michael McFaul, the director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, joins Ray as a guest to discuss what motivated Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine and how is his war changing the balance of power between Russia, the US, Europe and China. This episode was first published on March 7, 2022 by World Affairs. To learn more, please visit: https://www.worldaffairs.org/media/blog/951

THINK Business with Jon Dwoskin
Power of Small Numbers

THINK Business with Jon Dwoskin

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 36:46


Jon and special guest co-host Roberta Levine talk with Emily Rasmussen, Founder, and CEO of Grapevine, a collaborative giving platform that helps giving circles launch, grow, and succeed. Emily was the founding Executive Director of NYU's Center for Ballet and the Arts, launched the Lincoln Center at the Movies global media initiative, and developed innovative financing models for impact at Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. Emily has consulted on event cinema for Disney Theatrical Group, taught Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at SUNY Purchase, and spent two years developing microfinance and fair trade programs in India. She is a member of the LISC Emerging Leaders Council, of the AfterArts group, and a founding member of Untitled, an arts & business innovation initiative. Previously, she was a professional ballet dancer and performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, among others. Emily holds a B.A. from Occidental College in Diplomacy, World Affairs, and Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: jon@jondwoskin.com Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big!   Connect with Emily Rasmussen: Website: www.grapevine.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grapevinegiving/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-rasmussen-02816619/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrapevineGiving

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Sowjanya Shetty

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 95:36


Sowjanya Shetty is the founder of Attitude Makeover. Her incredibly diverse career spans 25 years during which she has been a chip-designer, an assembly level programmer, worked in interactive television, been the Chief of Staff at General Electric, worked in product management at Hewlett-Packard, managed a full retail store, been a sales executive at Microsoft, setup and run two of her own businesses and been a radio jockey! Attitude Makeover is a career-centric initiative for mid-career professionals built on an integrated framework of a blog, podcast and masterclass. The subject matter of our blog pushes you towards career reflections while our Vodcast gives insights into different professional journeys and the hidden values in pursuing one's passion. These consequently feed into our workshops which are designed to help you construct a holistic perspective and build hard and soft skills for your winning career portfolio! https://www.attitudemakeover.in/

The World Unpacked
Global Affairs and the World's Game with Roger Bennett

The World Unpacked

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 37:05


Putin's war of choice has been met with harsh sanctions and global condemnation from heads of states, institutions, ordinary citizens, and the soccer world. The world of soccer has put up a united front to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The reaction from the players, clubs, fans, and governing bodies of the world's game have put into focus the soft power soccer brings to world affairs.Roger Bennett, acclaimed soccer pundit and co-host of the Men in Blazers Podcast, joins Doug to unpack the intersection of geopolitics and soccer. Be sure to follow and subscribe to the Men in Blazers. 

Dean Richards
‘I think there's a deliberate strategy going on here' – DePaul world affairs expert weighs in on Ukraine

Dean Richards

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022


On Dean’s Sunday Morning, Tom Mockaitis, DePaul history professor and terrorism and world affairs expert, calls in to share his thoughts on the Russian Ukrainian war. “I don’t know that (the Ukrainian resistance will) wear out, it’ll be overwhelmed.”

WorldAffairs
Putin's Fear of a Democratic Ukraine

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 37:59


What motivated Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine and how is his war changing the balance of power between Russia, the US, Europe and China? First, a voice from the ground: Katia Iakovlenko, a writer who lives in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv, shares how extreme hardship has unified her country. Then, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells Ray Suarez how it feels to be scolded by Vladimir Putin and explains how the US missed critical opportunities to spread democracy in post-Soviet Russia.  Guests: Katia Iakovlenko, writer and curator based in Kyiv Michael McFaul, US ambassador to Russia (2012-2014), director at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Host:  Ray Suarez, WorldAffairs co-host Additional Reading: "Eat Me, Drink Me--This is a War," by Kateryna Iakovlenko  “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia,” by Michael McFaul Editor's note: Since we recorded this episode, Katia Iakovlenko safely escaped Irpin, which has sustained heavy shelling from Russian forces. This episode was produced in partnership with Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies podcast WorldClass.  If you appreciate this program and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Ukraine Under Siege: What's Next

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 69:46


As Russian forces advance into Ukraine from the north, south and east and lay siege to Kyiv and other major cities, join The Commonwealth Club for an in-depth briefing on the current situation and what may happen in the coming days or weeks. What led Russian President Putin to resort to a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and will the Ukrainians be able to hold back the forces arrayed against them? What is Putin's endgame, and what are the risks to the NATO alliance and neighboring states if the conflict were to escalate? The battle currently unfolding within Ukraine's borders is the largest military action in Europe since the end of World War II, and the ensuing refugee crisis from the growing exodus of Ukrainians into neighboring Poland and Romania threatens to destabilize Europe and the NATO alliance, and draw in other nations. It is not only a threat of conventional war, but there are also increasing risks of cyberwarfare, threats to the global economy and the potential of nuclear escalation. In the midst of this evolving crisis, we turn to the experts. Steven Pifer served as ambassador to Ukraine and is a seasoned policy analyst of Russia and Ukraine. Rose Gottemoeller is an expert on the NATO alliance as well as nuclear threats. Gloria Duffy served as deputy assistant secretary of defense, and is an expert in arms control and U.S.-Russian and U.S.-Ukrainian relations. Moderating the conversation will be Carla Thorson, the new vice president of programs at the Commonwealth Club who worked previously as a Russian and East European analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the RAND Corporation. NOTES In association with World Affairs. SPEAKERS Dr. Gloria Duffy Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California Rose Gottemoeller Former Deputy Secretary General, NATO; Lecturer, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University Steven Pifer Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University Dr. Carla Thorson Former Russian Analyst, RFE/RL and RAND Corporation; Vice President of Programs, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on March 3rd, 2022 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The SoapyRao Show
SoapyRao show ft. Rev. Walter Mwambazi

The SoapyRao Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 107:32


Rev Walter Mwambazi is a Thought Transformation Leader, Networker, Digital & Traditional Marketer, Published Author, Copywriter, Columnist & Blogger, Life, Neural-linguistic & Cognitive Enhancement Coach, Raio & Television Personality, Social Influencer and TEDx Speaker His Social media handles and latest book link: https://linktr.ee/revwalter

The Epstein Chronicles
The War In Ukraine: What Is The End Game (3/2/22)

The Epstein Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 31:32


On this episode of our War in Ukraine series we discuss a couple of the possible scenarios that could lead to a cease in hostilities between Russia and Ukraine and if any of those scenarios are even plausible at this point considering the realities that are present on the ground. (Commercial at 17:34)To contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comSource:https://bobbycapucci.substack.com/p/what-is-the-end-game-in-ukraine?s=w

SBS Assyrian
Latest from the Russia-Ukraine crisis with world affairs analyst Dr Roland Bidjamov

SBS Assyrian

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 12:25


What happened in the first round of the Russia-Ukraine talks in Belarus? What are the effects of media war propaganda from all sides?Dr. Roland Bidjamov gives his analysis and reading of the situation. 

The SoapyRao Show
The SoapyRao show ft. Anirudh Kanisetti

The SoapyRao Show

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