Global Dispatches -- Conversations on Foreign Policy and World Affairs


A podcast about foreign policy and world affairs.

Every Monday we feature long form conversations with foreign policy journalists academics, luminaries and thought leaders who discuss the ideas, influences, and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. Every Thursday we post shorter interviews with journalists or think tank types about something topical and in the news.


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Title: Can the Global Fragility Act Help Prevent Conflicts Before They Start? | Dr. Dafna Rand

Sunitha Krishan Rescues Girls from Sex Slavery

July 11th, 2018

Sunitha Krishnan literally rescues girls from sex slavery. She is the founder of the Indian NGO Prajwala which both physically removes girls from sexual… Go to Episode

These are the World's "Invisible" Countries

July 13th, 2018

Like me, my guest today Joshua Keating, loves maps. His new book "Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood" is about borders we see on… Go to Episode

How Much Progress Are We Making Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

July 18th, 2018

At the United Nations in mid-July officials gathered for an annual checkup on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, as they are… Go to Episode

The Inside Story of How the World Closed the Hole in the Ozone Layer

July 22nd, 2018

The year is 1985. Ronald Regan is president. Margaret Thatcher is prime minister of the United Kingdom. Michael Jackson, White Snake and George Michael… Go to Episode