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Sep 24, 2019

Deepfake videos have gone beyond the realm of comedic relief and interesting technological innovation.  Now things are getting serious.  Meg King, the director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center spends her time thinking about the challenges posed by this advancing technology, and...

Sep 16, 2019

48 hours after oil facilities were attacked in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Specialist David Ottaway thinks the next 48 hours are crucial for the world.  He walks us through what happened, and what we don't know yet, and how all of this could turn into a much larger power play in the Middle East.  Get what you Need...

Sep 10, 2019

Michael Kugelman comes back to discuss the collapse of talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan, giving us an overview of what the talks had centered on until now, and a view from the region on where they were heading and where they may go now.

Sep 10, 2019

Seven thousand square miles of the Amazon rain forest are on fire. Anna Prusa of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center, helps dissect the policy implications of this event, and helps analyze the Brazilian politics that are entangled in the issue.

Sep 5, 2019

Jean Lee, Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, walks us through where talks between President Trump and Chairman Kim stand today.  And she gives us some insight into the tactics of the North Koreans and a peek into the horizon.  To understand North Korea, there is...