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On this show, foreign policy nerds break down the biggest global headlines and give listeners an inside look at the broader impacts of global events on politics, economics, and security. Your hosts are graduates of the Elliott School of International Affairs and avid followers of current international trends and policies, and they will guide you through some of the most pressing topics facing the international system today. The show is accessible for someone with little to no knowledge of international affairs, while still providing a thought-provoking experience for those with a background in the field.

Listeners can expect episodes to be composed of three key segments: information on the subject at hand, analysis of that information, and a forecast of what it all means for your average person. If you are interested in becoming informed about geopolitics and international affairs, or if you already know about the subject but want to delve deeper and create a discussion, take a listen to Geopolitics Rundown: A Walkthrough of Foreign Affairs.

May 31, 2020

In this episode, your nerds explore the most recent developments out of Hong Kong. Protests are sweeping the streets, and China’s new national security law threatens to illegally remove all of Hong Kong’s autonomy, while the international response led by the US may lead to a huge shift in the global economy. Learn...

May 24, 2020

In this episode of Security Sunday, your resident nerds tackle the operations of the infamous Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. We break down its mysterious Quds Force, it’s enigmatic former leader Qassem Soleimani, and why he was assassinated by the United States. Find out how the IRGC has been a part of every major...

May 17, 2020

In this episode, your resident geopolitics nerds take on a fan-suggested topic and dive into the deteriorating US-Iran relationship. We find out exactly what makes the two countries enemies and what prevents them from reconciling. Learn about their historic JCPOA nuclear deal, how Trump tore it apart and...

May 11, 2020

In this episode, your hosts break down one of the most controversial moments of the last five years, Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Is it the most ambitious heist in modern history? We'll walk you through this shocking story and tell you how it changes international security.

May 9, 2020

In this episode, the foreign policy nerds take a look at the conflict between the US and China over Taiwan's membership in the WHO. We'll dig into why Taiwan is such a big issue, and how China's growing influence over the WHO might have consequences for US influence in the world.