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We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history … read more

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INF'd

August 15th, 2019

22:05
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the recently deceased Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty — a Cold War-era agreement that was supposed to stop the …

India’s power grab in Kashmir

August 8th, 2019

21:09

Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about India’s decision to revoke Article 370 of its constitution, the provision giving special status to the …

Are the US and Turkey heading for a divorce?

August 1st, 2019

25:41
Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the tension between the US and one of its major NATO allies, Turkey. The most recent fight is over Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile system, but that’s emblematic of a much deeper …

Introducing Land of the Giants

July 31st, 2019

13:12
Land of the Giants is a new podcast from Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network about the five major technology companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, …

Boris and Brexit

July 25th, 2019

23:22

Zack and Jenn are joined by Jen Kirby, Vox’s chief Brexit correspondent, to discuss the UK’s new prime minister: Boris Johnson. They trace his rise …

Meet the Space Force

July 18th, 2019

46:04
Alex Ward joins The Weeds' Jane Coaston  and Matt Yglesias to explain Trump's more-tedious-than-it-sounds plan for military domination of the final frontier.

Recommended reading:
“Trump really, really wants troops in …

A very special relationship episode

July 11th, 2019

25:08

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the saga of Kim Darroch, the recently-resigned UK Ambassador to the US. Some of Darroch’s private cables back home, where he referred to President Trump as “inept” (among other things), were …

Under pressure (Live!)

July 4th, 2019

29:04

The long-awaited Worldly live episode is here! In a taping at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Zack, Alex, and Jenn discuss the notion …

The Democratic (foreign policy) debate

June 27th, 2019

23:40

It’s a Democratic debate special! Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the big foreign policy issue dividing the candidates: whether the liberal …

How close are we to war with Iran?

June 20th, 2019

22:10

Zack and Alex break down the past few weeks of worrying news about Iran. They discuss (what seem to be) Iranian attacks on oil tankers, Iran announcing that it was thinking about breaking the terms of the nuclear deal, …

The fight to save Hong Kong

June 13th, 2019

19:10

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the huge protests in Hong Kong that erupted over a controversial amendment to the city’s extradition law — and why the fight is really about protecting the city’s freedoms from Beijing’s …

Jamestown: Utopian for Whom?

June 12th, 2019

11:48
Nice Try! is a new podcast from Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network that explores stories of people who have tried to design a better world, and what happens when those designs don't go according to plan. Season …

Bloodshed in Sudan

June 6th, 2019

17:15

Jenn and Alex explain how months-long protests to oust a brutal dictator in Sudan, once so hopeful, have fallen victim to a bloody repression …

European Dis-union

May 30th, 2019

19:07

Jenn, Alex, and special guest Jen Kirby (who goes by Kirby in our shows) explain the shocking results of the European parliamentary elections. The …

Collusion in Austria

May 23rd, 2019

23:00

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down how a six-hour video of a far-right party leader drinking in Ibiza brought down Austria’s government. The story …

The art of trade war

May 16th, 2019

23:24

Zack, Jenn, and Alex examine Trump’s trade war with China, which appears to be back on after negotiations failed to produce a deal. They run through how we got here, what’s happened so far in terms of escalating …

Slouching towards an Iran war

May 9th, 2019

23:17

Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about a scary rise in tensions between the US and Iran in the past week — a (possibly inflated) Iranian plot against American troops in the Middle East, and an Iranian announcement of plans to …

Venezuela’s phantom coup

May 2nd, 2019

22:06

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the strange non-coup in Venezuela this week. Juan Guaidó, the parliament leader the US considers the country’s legitimate president, claimed the military was about to overthrow actual …

Trump is stoking a civil war in Libya

April 25th, 2019

17:43

Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about the recent violence in Libya — where a militia led by strongman Khalifa Haftar is threatening to topple the …

Maybe collusion, probably obstruction [Special Crossover Edition]

April 18th, 2019

39:03
Ezra Klein joins Zack, Jenn, and Alex in a crossover episode with The Weeds on Robert Mueller’s just-released report. They explain the special …

The end of the two-state solution?

April 11th, 2019

19:02

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the results of Tuesday’s election in Israel, which are set to give incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a fifth …

Brunei just made gay sex punishable by death

April 4th, 2019

22:59

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the wealthy authoritarian nation of Brunei’s horrific new criminal code, in which men who have sex with men can be …

The latest Israel Gaza flare-up

March 28th, 2019

24:01

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the latest round of fighting between Israel and militants based in the Gaza Strip. They run through how it started, the reasons why it may or may not escalate, and what it tells us about …

Understanding the New Zealand attack

March 21st, 2019

26:10
Zack, Jenn, and Alex delve into the dark far-right echo chamber that seemingly motivated the New Zealand mosque shooter. They talk about the French origins of apocalyptic theories about nonwhites and Muslims overrunning …

Introducing Switched on Pop

March 15th, 2019

13:19
Vox takes culture seriously. Our coverage seeks to understand how our cultural touchstones work -- and what they reveal about who we are.
That's why …

Algeria’s election, UK’s rejection

March 14th, 2019

27:22

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the big-deal political developments in Algeria — where longtime ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decided not to run for a …

D'oh Canada

March 7th, 2019

25:03

Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about the major political scandal rocking Canada in which top officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, may have …

Four countries, two nuclear crises

February 28th, 2019

26:26
Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the week’s big nuclear news — the US-North Korea summit in Vietnam and the recent round of hostilities between India and Pakistan. They go over the nitty-gritty of Trump’s somewhat …

Four songs that help explain the world

February 21st, 2019

23:00
This week’s show takes all four of our popular Elsewhere music segments and puts them together in one special episode! Zack, Jenn, and Alex take you …

Brexit’s biggest hurdle: Ireland

February 14th, 2019

26:52

Zack and Jenn are joined by Jen Kirby, one of Vox’s foreign affairs reporters, to discuss what has emerged as the biggest hurdle to the Brexit …

Trump’s intelligence failure

January 31st, 2019

22:57

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down a new intelligence report that directly contradicts President Trump’s views on key policy issues from ISIS to climate …

Venezuela has two presidents

January 24th, 2019

25:53

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the political crisis in Venezuela — a country in economic free fall where two men are each claiming to be the sole …

Bollocks to Brexit

January 17th, 2019

22:32
This week, Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the UK parliament’s very big, very bizarre week of voting. On Tuesday, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a huge margin; on Wednesday, they voted …

One of the world’s worst dictators is facing an uprising

January 10th, 2019

22:57

This week, Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the burgeoning protest movement against Sudan’s longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. Bashir, who was responsible for the Darfur genocide and once sheltered Osama bin Laden, did not …

Trump's surprise troop withdrawal

January 3rd, 2019

21:37

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss what President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to withdraw US troops from Syria means for that country, ISIS, and Iran. After all, nobody — including leading US officials and America’s …

One refugee’s story in Hungary

December 27th, 2018

16:41

In this re-run Jenn, Zack, and Alex Ward discuss Europe’s political meltdown over migration, which Zack got a firsthand look at during a trip to …

Hindsight is 2018

December 20th, 2018

27:07

Zack, Jenn, and Alex wrap up 2018 by looking back at three of the most dramatic foreign policy decisions President Trump made in 2018 — and whether, …

It was China, in the Marriott database, with the hack

December 13th, 2018

16:05

Zack and Jenn discuss the massive hack of Marriott, in which the information of as many as 500 million people was stolen. China appears to be the …

2 French 2 Furious

December 6th, 2018

22:18

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the protests currently raging in France. They began as a reaction to President Emmanuel Macron’s gas tax hike, but have …

A trio of unlikely senators work to stop the Yemen war

November 29th, 2018

24:15

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the Senate’s historic War Powers vote on Wednesday, the first step toward reining in US participation in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The US has been supporting Saudi Arabia with weapons and …

The case for (and against) open borders

November 22nd, 2018

23:11

On Future Perfect, Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world – ideas like opening up our borders. One of the most reliable, best-documented ways to lift someone in …

China’s “concentration camps” for Muslims

November 15th, 2018

25:05

Zack and Alex are joined by James Palmer, an editor at Foreign Policy magazine, to discuss a terrible and under-discussed humanitarian crisis: …

Jeff Sessions is out. Is Robert Mueller next?

November 8th, 2018

21:38

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the implications of President Donald Trump firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, both for the Russia investigation …

Why fringe groups are winning around the world

November 1st, 2018

26:14

Jenn, Alex, and returning special guest Alina Polyakova discuss what a presidential election in Brazil and a stunning political announcement in …

Duck and cover

October 25th, 2018

27:33

Zack, Jenn, and Alex address one of the world’s biggest threats: nuclear war. There’s a small but still very real chance that nuclear weapons will be …

A murder and an outbreak

October 18th, 2018

20:44

On a special episode of Worldly with two main segments, Zack talks with Alex about the latest in the Jamal Khashoggi saga and then interviews Vox …

Where is Jamal Khashoggi?

October 11th, 2018

21:33

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident-in-exile and Washington Post columnist. Khashoggi went …

The looming Brexit catastrophe

September 27th, 2018

23:52

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the state of Brexit: The United Kingdom’s ongoing negotiation over the terms of its departure from the European Union. …

Trump’s plan to tank the Chinese economy

September 20th, 2018

22:46

Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss President Trump’s massive new escalation in his trade war with China — new tariffs that mean half of all imports from China are now being taxed. They break down how these tariffs will …

Did al-Qaeda win?

September 13th, 2018

29:40

Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the debate over the legacy of the 9/11 attacks: Did al-Qaeda get what it wanted? On Elsewhere, we look at Russia’s latest bizarre attempt to deflect blame for the UK spy poisoning by …

A looming disaster in Syria

September 6th, 2018

25:48

Zack, Jenn, and Alex dissect the looming crisis in Idlib, the last big rebel stronghold in Syria, which will soon be the target of a vicious Assad …

Deal or no deal

August 30th, 2018

28:56

Zack and Alex are joined by a special guest — Weeds host Dara Lind — to discuss the way President Trump makes deals with foreign countries. They break down the big news of the week on nuclear negotiations with North …

The Trump-Fox News-white nationalist feedback loop

August 23rd, 2018

22:57

Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about Trump’s late-night tweet about the alleged persecution of white South African farmers. They explain what’s actually happening in South Africa, how Trump’s take on the situation has its …

Talking Turkey (and its economic crisis)

August 16th, 2018

27:42

Zack, Jenn, and special guest Matt Yglesias discuss the economic crisis crippling Turkey — and how its feud with the Trump administration over a detained American pastor is making things even worse. On Elsewhere, Jenn …

Saudi Arabia picked a fight with...Canada?

August 9th, 2018

23:47

Zack, Jenn, and Alex explore the utterly bizarre diplomatic fight between Saudi Arabia and Canada — and why it has everything to do with the ruthless ambition of Saudi’s young new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. On …

A man, a plan, Iran

August 2nd, 2018

25:38

On this week’s episode, Zack, Jenn, and Alex look at the economics behind Trump’s offer to sit down with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The Iranian economy is in trouble after the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear …

It’s gettin hot in here, so get really concerned about global stability

July 26th, 2018

32:50

Zack, Jenn, and Alex dig into the heat wave wreaking havoc across the Northern Hemisphere, spreading a wildfire in Greece so hot that cars are melting on city streets. They get special science guest Umair Irfan to …

From Russia, with love (and hacking)

July 19th, 2018

24:35

Zack, Jenn, and Alex examine the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — and how much of it President Donald Trump had already been shown before his meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

Has Trump actually been good for NATO?

July 12th, 2018

23:09

Jenn, official new Worldly co-host Alex Ward, and special guest Dr. Alina Polyakova discuss President Trump’s big NATO summit this week and his …

Why Europe turned its back on migrants

July 5th, 2018

25:51

Jenn, Zack, and recurring guest Alex Ward discuss Europe’s political meltdown over migration, which Zack got a firsthand look at during a trip to …

The military’s biggest challenge? Trump.

June 28th, 2018

29:52

Jenn sits down with returning guest Alex Ward and special guest Loren DeJonge Schulman, a defense expert at the Center for a New American Security, …

Blame China?

June 21st, 2018

26:55

On a special goodbye Worldly — it’s Yochi’s final episode, sadly — he, Jenn, and Zack talk about President Donald Trump’s looming trade war with …

The Art of the Deal, by Kim Jong Un

June 14th, 2018

34:11

On an all-summit episode of Worldly, Zack and Jenn are joined by actual North Korea expert Jeffrey Lewis (host of the Arms Control Wonk podcast) for …

Trump and Kim, sitting in a hotel, T-A-L-K-I-N-G

June 7th, 2018

24:03

Zack, Jenn, and returning guest Alex Ward talk about the possibilities — and perils — of President Trump’s upcoming nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. On Elsewhere, they discuss …

The nuclear standoff nobody's talking about

May 31st, 2018

27:29

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack dive into the nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan, one of the most dangerous but least known military conflicts in the world. On Elsewhere, they look at the mysterious case of a Russian …

Trump’s breakup note to Kim Jong-un, explained

May 24th, 2018

23:58

On a special all-North Korea episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about President Trump’s surprise cancellation of his planned summit with Kim Jong Un — a decision Trump announced literally as the Worldly crew …

The Arab world has abandoned Gaza

May 17th, 2018

24:26

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack discuss Israel's killings of dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza and why many Arab countries seem willing to give Israel a pass and instead focus on what they see as a growing threat from …

America is out of the Iran deal. Now what?

May 10th, 2018

27:25

On a special episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about President Trump's historic and dangerous decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear …

A war between Israel and Iran could really happen

May 3rd, 2018

34:00

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s over-the-top media blitz designed to sway President Trump to nix the Iran nuclear deal and about how Israel’s shadow conflict with Iran is …

The ideology behind the Toronto terror attack, explained

April 26th, 2018

32:25

Yochi, Zack, and special guest Dara Lind discuss Monday's bloody terror attack in Toronto, which was carried out by a member of a fringe anti-woman …

The promise and peril of Trump’s North Korea meeting

April 19th, 2018

26:48

On a special all-North Korea episode, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s secret meeting with Kim Jong Un, the clearest sign yet that the Trump administration is serious about setting aside the …

Trump has no Syria strategy. Obama didn't either.

April 12th, 2018

30:03

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about President Trump’s threats to bomb Syria after a brutal chemical weapons attack there — and why a US military strike won’t have much impact on the country’s civil war. On Elsewhere, they …

A clear guide to the Israel-Gaza crisis

April 5th, 2018

28:37

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about the growing crisis on the Gaza-Israel border, where Israeli troops killed 19 Palestinians during violent clashes …

The rise of Trump's war cabinet (Weeds crossover!)

March 29th, 2018

33:55

It’s Part 1 of a special crossover with Vox’s The Weeds. On this week’s Worldly, Yochi, Zack, and Weeds host Dara Lind discuss Trump’s national security cabinet reshuffle — and whether the appointment of incoming …

Trump’s Russia policy? What Russia policy?

March 22nd, 2018

31:08

Yochi, Zack, and special guest Alexia Underwood talk about why President Trump's top aides begged him not to congratulate Vladimir Putin for winning …

Putin’s poisonings

March 15th, 2018

27:33

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK with a deadly nerve agent. The British government says Russia was behind the startling attack, but it’s not clear how far they — or the …

Rexit special!

March 13th, 2018

16:04

On a special bonus episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about President Trump finally firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after publicly and privately mocking him for months. The good news: world leaders …

Make Italy Great Again

March 8th, 2018

27:02

Yochi, Jenn and Zack talk about how Italy's elections may have paved the way for a far-right prime minister who sees Vladimir Putin as a role model, …

Why Xi Jinping’s power grab is dangerous for China — and the world

March 1st, 2018

32:42

Yochi, Zack and Jenn talk about China's decision to allow President Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely, a move that means the world's …

Russian mercenaries, Israeli airstrikes, and the bloody future of the Syrian civil war

February 15th, 2018

33:44

Yochi, Zack, and special guest Alexia Underwood talk about the evolution of Syria’s civil war and how a conflict that once pitted Syrian against …

Polish Holocaust denial and the weaponization of history

February 8th, 2018

33:23

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about a controversial new law in Poland that makes it illegal to accuse the "Polish nation" of being complicit in the …

Why America can’t quit Guantanamo Bay

February 1st, 2018

30:58

Zack, Jenn, and returning guest Alex Ward discuss the controversial prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and President Trump’s announcement this week that he’s keeping it open and may send ISIS fighters there. On Elsewhere, …

Why Trump, who promised to keep America out of wars, keeps escalating them

January 25th, 2018

37:43

Jenn, Zack, and special guest Alex Ward discuss President Trump’s decision to escalate America’s military involvement in Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, …

A Saudi-Iran proxy war has torn Yemen apart — and America is fanning the flames

January 18th, 2018

29:37

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack discuss the horrific war in Yemen, which has become a battleground in a shadow war between Iran and Saudi Arabia — and where there are real reasons to worry that the US is complicit in war crimes. …

Why Mueller’s obstruction of justice investigation should really scare Trump

January 11th, 2018

35:25

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about the state of play in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe — and why obstruction of justice, not collusion, may pose the …

How expensive eggs helped kick off the biggest Iranian protests in years

January 4th, 2018

29:21

On the first Worldly of 2018, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about what the massive protests in Iran say about the future of the country — and about its tense relationship with the US. The protests have demonstrated a …

“Speak loudly and carry a small stick:” Trump’s foreign policy year in review

December 21st, 2017

40:37

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack bid a fond farewell to 2017 by looking at what Donald Trump's first year in office says about his approach to the presidency and how he's likely to handle Iran, North Korea, and China in the …

The most political Olympics since the Cold War

December 14th, 2017

27:32

In a special Olympics-themed episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at how global politics will shape next year’s Winter Olympics in South …

Trump said Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Now what?

December 7th, 2017

49:42

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that breaks with decades of US …

Rex Tillerson's departure looks imminent as the North Korea crisis heats up

November 30th, 2017

54:05

Yochi, Jenn, and special guest Alex Ward talk about President Trump’s apparent decision to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will go down as arguably the worst secretary of state in American history. Tillerson …

The president of the world's most powerful democracy doesn't seem to actually like democracy

November 16th, 2017

54:11

Yochi, Zack, and special guest Loren DeJonge Schulman discuss President Trump's trip to Asia, where his warm feelings for foreign autocrats and …

Saudi Arabia's real-life Game of Thrones

November 9th, 2017

42:51

Yochi, Jenn and Zack talk about the shocking purge in Saudi Arabia, where the country's young and ambitious crown prince has abruptly begun arresting …

The New York attack reveals ISIS’s plan for survival

November 2nd, 2017

52:40

Jenn is back, and she joins Yochi and Zack to talk about what the terror attack in New York says about the true ISIS threat to the US. With ISIS on the run in Iraq and Syria, the sad reality is that the group will …

What were American troops doing in Niger?

October 26th, 2017

45:41

Yochi, Zack, and special guest Loren DeJonge Schulman of the great podcast Bombshell talk about the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger in October, a …

What the fight over Kirkuk means for Iraq's future

October 19th, 2017

48:06

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at why Washington’s two biggest allies in the fight against ISIS are squaring off over the future of Kirkuk, an oil-rich …

Trump's risky, pointless plan to undermine the Iran deal without tearing it up

October 12th, 2017

46:01

Jenn, Zack, and special guest Matt Yglesias talk about the Iran nuclear deal and the looming Sunday deadline for President Trump to recertify that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the deal. They discuss why, …

Puerto Rico’s crisis and the curse of American colonialism

October 4th, 2017

51:34

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at how the Trump administration’s bungled response to the crisis in Puerto Rico reflects the longstanding challenges …

Angela Merkel won Germany’s election. So did the far-right.

September 28th, 2017

48:05

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at Sunday’s landmark elections in Germany, which were simultaneously reassuring and deeply alarming. German Chancellor …

Trump took his America First act to the UN

September 20th, 2017

38:35

On a special episode of Worldly, Yochi, Jenn, and Vox defense reporter Alex Ward look at Donald Trump’s big first speech to the UN, where the …

Burma was a democratic success story. Now it’s the site of ethnic cleansing.

September 14th, 2017

56:34

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at the growing human rights catastrophe in Myanmar, where Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi is doing nothing to stop her country's military from mounting a brutal campaign of ethnic …

Why more sanctions won’t convince North Korea to give up its nukes

September 7th, 2017

1:02:15

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at why decades of US economic sanctions haven’t stopped North Korea’s nuclear program — and why the Trump administration’s new ones probably won’t, either. They examine how such a …

Why a Mideast peace deal seems further away than ever

August 31st, 2017

1:02:44

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack ease out of the summer with a look at the one of the most complicated, explosive, and genuinely fascinating issues in the world: the decades-long fight between Israel and the Palestinians. They …

Why Trump doubled down on America’s forever war

August 24th, 2017

55:15

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack look at Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan despite spending years calling for a US withdrawal, why it’s …

The Philippines’s popular president is murdering thousands of his own citizens

August 17th, 2017

48:16

Zack and Jenn are joined by Worldly’s first guest host, Vox senior reporter Dara Lind, to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines — an …

Is Kim Jong Un more rational than Donald Trump?

August 10th, 2017

48:17

Yochi, Jenn, and Zack discuss whether Kim Jong Un is more rational and easier to predict than Donald Trump, the dangers of having senior …

How scared should we be of North Korea's nukes?

August 3rd, 2017

54:07

On the newest episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s foreign policy podcast, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about how worried we should be about North Korea’s …

We’re finding out what happens when no one runs US foreign policy

July 27th, 2017

52:44

On the newest episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s foreign policy podcast, Yochi, Jenn, and Zack talk about why President Trump is at war with his own …

Why Trump has stuck with the Iran deal he hates

July 20th, 2017

48:14

On this episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s new foreign policy podcast, Yochi Dreazen, Jennifer Williams, and Zack Beauchamp talk about why President Trump …

ISIS’s caliphate is falling. Now what?

July 13th, 2017

53:41

On the fourth episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s new foreign policy podcast, Yochi Dreazen, Jennifer Williams, and Zack Beauchamp focus on the fight …

What could go wrong when Trump meets Putin? A lot.

July 6th, 2017

50:54

On the third episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s new foreign policy podcast, Yochi Dreazen, Jennifer Williams, and Zack Beauchamp dig into the high stakes …

Why North Korea is scary, comical, and horrifying — all at the same time

June 29th, 2017

48:48

On the second episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s new foreign policy podcast, Yochi Dreazen, Jennifer Williams, and Zack Beauchamp dig into the tragic case …

The US is getting scarily close to a shooting war with Russia in Syria

June 22nd, 2017

58:26

On the first episode of Worldly, Vox.com’s new foreign policy podcast, Yochi Dreazen, Jennifer Williams, and Zack Beauchamp dive into the potential …

Introducing: Worldly. Foreign policy wonks, unite!

June 15th, 2017

1:05

We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news stories from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly …

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