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Many of us have questions about global issues and not a lot of places to turn to for reliable and thoughtful answers. In The Truth of the Matter, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz breakdown complex policy issues of the day. No Spin, No Bombast, No finger pointing. Just informed discussion. Continue Reading >>
Many of us have questions about global issues and not a lot of places to turn to for reliable and thoughtful answers. In The Truth of the Matter, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz breakdown complex policy issues of the day. No Spin, No Bombast, No finger pointing. Just informed discussion. << Show Less
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Japan After Abe CSIS’s Chris Johnstone, former NSC director for East Asia, joins the podcast to discuss the aftermath of the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the current policies of Prime Minister Kishida going forward.
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Japan After Abe CSIS’s Chris Johnstone, former NSC director for East Asia, joins the podcast to discuss the aftermath of the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the current policies of Prime Minister Kishida going forward.
Disinformation’s Bipartisan Problem Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters Eileen Sullivan and Steven Lee Myers join the podcast to discuss their July piece “Disinformation Has Become Another Untouchable Problem in Washington.” In their article, Sullivan and Myers report that numerous federal agencies agree that disinformation threatens the nation’s security, but that there is bipartisan gridlock surrounding how to create policy in order to address the issues.
Biden’s Mideast Visit CSIS’s Jon Alterman joins the podcast to discuss President Biden’s visit to the Middle East and what the administration can gain strategically from the trip.
Chicago Rules of War CSIS’s Dr. Eliot Cohen joins the podcast to discuss why he thinks the U.S. and the West need a tougher, Al Capone-style “Chicago Rules” approach to the war in Ukraine.
Colombia’s Chavismo? CSIS’s Ryan Berg joins the podcast to discuss the Colombian election and its implications for the region.
North Korea’s Missile Threat CSIS’s Victor Cha, co-host of The Impossible State podcast, joins this episode to talk about what is expected to be North Korea’s seventh nuclear test and its repercussions.
Tara Palmeri Insider Conversation Puck News’ star reporter Tara Palmeri talks inside Washington baseball, the new media model of Puck, and about her fascinating new Discovery Plus documentary "Dr. Delirium & the Edgewood Experiments.”
Marc Lasry: Ukraine, Economics, Basketball, and Politics In this crossover episode with CSIS's Unpacking Impact podcast, Andrew and Navin are joined by Marc Lasry, the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. They discussed the war in Ukraine and its impact on the U.S. and global economy, business, basketball, and American politics. Before co-founding Avenue Capital, Marc managed capital for Amroc Investments, L.P. Marc also clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York. Lasry graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University and a J.D. from New York Law School.
Israel Dissolves Government CSIS’s Jon Alterman joins the podcast to talk about the fall of Israel’s coalition government, what happens next, and Israel’s relationships in the Middle East.
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