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    • Race in the Modern World

    • By: Kwame Anthony Appiah

    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
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    In 1900, in his “Address to the Nations of the World” at the first Pan-African Conference, in London, W. E. B. Du Bois proclaimed that the “problem of the 20th century” was “the problem of the color-line, the question as to how far differences of race - which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair - will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to their utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.”

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    • Russia's Perpetual Geopolitics

    • By: Stephen Kotkin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 26 mins
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    For half a millennium, Russian foreign policy has been characterized by soaring ambitions that have exceeded the country’s capabilities. Beginning with the reign of Ivan the Terrible in the sixteenth century, Russia managed to expand at an average rate of 50 square miles per day for hundreds of years, eventually covering one-sixth of the earth’s landmass. By 1900, it was the world’s fourth or fifth-largest industrial power and the largest agricultural producer in Europe.

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    • The Game Theory of Terrorism

    • By: Jacob Olidort
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 mins
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    At what point does an extremist become a violent extremist? As the world - wakened by the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, Paris, and now in California and London, too - struggles to defeat the Islamic State (also called ISIS), the answer is more important than ever.

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    • A Problem From Heaven

    • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 26 mins
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    We have a problem - not a problem from hell, but one that claims to come from heaven. That problem is sometimes called radical, or fundamentalist, Islam, and the self-styled Islamic State is just its latest iteration.

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    • Populism Is Not Fascism

    • By: Sheri Berman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Although today’s right-wing populists share some similarities with the interwar fascists, the differences are more significant. And more important, what today’s comparisons often fail to explain is how noxious politicians and parties grow into the type of revolutionary movements capable of fundamentally threatening democracy, as interwar fascism did.

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    • American Political Decay or Renewal?

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation in which it was easier to stop government from doing things than it was to use government to promote the common good.

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    • Interesting take on the politics of today

    • By Eric on 12-14-16

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    • The Clash of Civilizations?

    • By: Samuel P. Huntington
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.

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    • Clash

    • By AMP on 06-26-15

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    • Why Putin Took Crimea

    • By: Daniel Treisman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in early 2014 was the most consequential decision of his 16 years in power. By annexing a neighboring country’s territory by force, Putin overturned in a single stroke the assumptions on which the post–Cold War European order had rested. The question of why Putin took this step is of more than historical interest.

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    • An Internet Whole and Free

    • By: Kal Raustiala
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 18 mins
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    The Obama administration did not give away the Internet by freeing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to act autonomously. In fact, its actions will protect the best of the Internet: its openness, diversity, and resilience.

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    • Delusions of Grand Strategy

    • By: David M. Edelstein, Ronald R. Krebs
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 19 mins
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    The problem with Washington's planning obsession.

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    • The Case for Offshore Balancing

    • By: John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen M. Walt
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 37 mins
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    For the first time in recent memory, large numbers of Americans are openly questioning their country’s grand strategy. An April 2016 Pew poll found that 57 percent of Americans agree that the United States should “deal with its own problems and let others deal with theirs the best they can.” On the campaign trail, both the Democrat Bernie Sanders and the Republican Donald Trump found receptive audiences whenever they questioned the United States’ penchant for promoting democracy.

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    • Obama and Europe

    • By: Anne Applebaum
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Even now, gazing back through the jaundiced lens of subsequent experience, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign speech in Berlin still seems an extraordinary occasion.

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    • The Failure of Multiculturalism

    • By: Kenan Malik
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Thirty years ago, many Europeans saw multiculturalism - the em-brace of an inclusive, diverse society - as an answer to Europe’s social problems. Today, a growing number consider it to be a cause of them.

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    • The Innovative State

    • Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them
    • By: Mariana Mazzucato
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won’t.

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    • The Resistible Rise of Vladimir Putin

    • By: Stephen Kotkin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 55 mins
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    How did 21st-century Russia end up, yet again, in personal rule? An advanced industrial country of 142 million people, it has no enduring political parties that organize and respond to voter preferences. The military is sprawling yet tame; the immense secret police are effectively in one man’s pocket. The hydrocarbon sector is a personal bank, and indeed much of the economy is increasingly treated as an individual fiefdom. Mass media move more or less in lockstep with the commands of the presidential administration.

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    • The Law of the Lands

    • By: Richard A. Posner
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 12 mins
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    How the U.S. Supreme Court engages with the world.

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    • Trump and Terrorism

    • By: Peter Feaver, Hal Brands
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 26 mins
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    What should the United States do after ISIS’ all-but-inevitable defeat? Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, the best approach is one close to the strategy the Obama administration pursued in 2016: airstrikes, raids by special operations forces, and battalion-sized U.S. forces deployed to counter specific threats.

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    • The Robots Are Coming

    • By: Daniela Rus
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Robots have the potential to greatly improve the quality of our lives at home, at work, and at play. Customized robots working alongside people will create new jobs, improve the quality of existing jobs, and give people more time to focus on what they find interesting, important, and exciting.

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    • Good Foreign Policy Is Invisible

    • By: James Goldgeier, Elizabeth N. Saunders
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Successful foreign policy is largely invisible. It often means paying up front for benefits that are hard to see until you lose them.

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    • The Meaning of Kissinger

    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
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    There are reasons other than his longevity why so many world leaders - among them the Chinese President Xi Jinping - continue to seek the counsel of Henry Kissinger, who stepped down as U.S. secretary of state close to four decades ago.

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