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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.

Jul 26, 2020

In this Security Sunday your nerds bring on guest Aman Thakker, CSIS fellow and author of the Indialogue newsletter, to discuss the nitty gritty of the Indian Navy and its role in the complex power dynamics of the Indo-Pacific. They discuss how India’s rivalry with China has impacted Indian maritime policy, the role...

Jul 22, 2020

In this episode, your resident nerds take a trip down under with their first guest, Michael Hilliard from The Red Line podcast. Together they explore how Australia fits into the complex Indo-pacific region amidst tensions, new and old, with China and the United States.

Jul 13, 2020

This is not your average rundown. We're diving into a topic dear to everyone's hearts: TikTok. We're going to talk about why India banned the app, why the US is considering the same, and why some are saying that this video-sharing app is a national security risk.

We ask that you bear with us, since this episode is...

Jul 8, 2020

In part II of our series on the Indo Pacific, your resident nerds take on the complex tinderbox of the South China Sea. In this episode, we talk about why the Sea is so hotly contested, why China is hellbent on taking it all for itself, who the relevant state actors are, what exactly is at stake, and whether or not...