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Apr 28, 2020

May 9th in Russia, is like the US' Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day rolled into one. Celebrating the end of WWII is a big deal every year. This year is the 75th anniversary, so it was supposed to be even bigger. To top it off Vladimir Putin weaved a complex constitutional change and plebiscite to extend his rule...


Apr 23, 2020

After an introduction from my kids, Duncan Wood and Chris Wilson from the Wilson Center Mexico Institute, and our brand new Canada Institute Director, Chris Sands, join me to discuss how our supply chain is holding up in North America, and what we are learning from the current COVID-19 crisis. 


Apr 17, 2020

Two of our previous guests come together to talk to us about disinformation in general, and specific to COVID-19 in Europe and Asia. Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow with the Wilson Center's Science and Technology Innovation Program, and Rui Zhong, an Associate with the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute take...


Apr 6, 2020

2036 seems like a long way off. That must be why it was chosen as the end date for the next term of the Putin presidency -- if proposed constitutional changes go through -- which everyone believes they will. There is a pesky global pandemic that is slowing things down, but by all accounts, it looks like Putin will have...