Previous Episodes

Europe

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

Sahel

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

Iran

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

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

Spain

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

Populism

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

Mexico

A favorite punching bag of Trump's during the campaign, Mexico is at its wit's end. Peter and Muni look at all...
September 1, 2017

Russia

Everyone is obsessing over President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election. Strategically speaking, how's that working out...
August 22, 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 initiative 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.