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The Brookings Cafeteria

Jan 10, 2019

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, both experts in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings, discuss their new paper, “Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy.” Their research focuses largely on how both Saudi Arabia and Iran employ Islam as a soft power tool in...


Jan 3, 2019

David Wessel, senior fellow and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, discusses the top economic issues facing the United States in the upcoming year. Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, offers her analysis of issues facing the newly-sworn in 116th...


Dec 27, 2018

To celebrate the closing of the year, today’s show features our favorite clips from past 12 months. We hope you enjoy it and perhaps take the opportunity to download full episodes that interest you, share the show with friends, and rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts.

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Dec 20, 2018

Amanda Sloat, Robert M. Bosch Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, explains recent news about Brexit, and what could happen in the weeks leading up to March 29, the date on which the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union. Key issues include whether Prime...


Dec 13, 2018

Artificial intelligence is now in every domain of our lives, from commerce to politics, medicine to entertainment, and global trade to geopolitics. In this episode, expert John Villasenor discusses the important intersection of AI, cybersecurity, and geopolitics. Villasenor is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center...