Previous Episodes


A massive anti-corruption investigation has taken down some of Brazil’s most powerful people, including former president Lula, who’s still polling first...
March 8, 2018

Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman has flung Saudi Arabia onto a new path. Some say he’s just what the country needs to kick...
March 8, 2018


Political turmoil is not unique to the US, it appears. Across the Atlantic, Europe is in flux. The center is eroding,...
January 19, 2018

Latin America

As we cap off a crazy 2017, Latin America is gearing up for an even crazier 2018. Of the five (potentially...
December 27, 2017


What happened in last month's ambush that killed four Green Berets in Niger? And why are we in the region in...
November 27, 2017


Noting that the US doesn't have enough on its plate, Trump has decided to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, though it's...
November 14, 2017


China has been steadily increasing its global footprint, and since January, the US has been rapidly scaling back its own. With...
October 25, 2017


Peter and Muni are joined by professor and expert on Catalan secessionism Andrew Dowling to discuss causes, reactions, and prognoses for...
October 18, 2017

North Korea

North Korea's rapid nuclear advances and a war of words between Trump and Kim Jong Un have added terrifying new dimensions...
September 27, 2017


With more and more populist and authoritarian leaders popping up throughout the world, Peter and Muni look at underlying causes and...
September 18, 2017
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About the Hosts

Peter Schechter works in both politics and policy. He served as the Atlantic Council’s senior vice president for strategic initiatives and previously co-founded a premier strategic communications company, working as a political campaign advisor in more than 20 countries.  Muni Jensen is a former Colombian diplomat, columnist, and television political commentator.