President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga on Latvia and Putin

In Russia's Shadow

An Interview with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

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Latvia's world-renowned former president talks about political life in Russia's shadow.

  President Jorge Quiroga on Bolivia and its future

Latin American Future

An Interview with President Jorge Quiroga

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Bolivia's former president explains why, after some short term pain, he sees his nation having a bright future.

  Jeh Johnson on our national security situation

Know Your Enemy

An Interview with Jeh Johnson

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Our former Secretary of Homeland Security explains why the balance of the terror threat is changing and why climate change keeps him awake at night.

  Brett McGurk on Syria and Trump's incoherence

All Over the Map

An Interview with Brett McGurk

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The man who helped run the U.S. campaign against ISIS explains why Trump's incoherent foreign policy is dangerous and damaging to our interests.

  Forest Whitaker on conflict resolution

Good Actor

An Interview with Forest Whitaker

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From Star Wars to stopping wars, Forest Whitaker's unique experiences have inspired him to take on the project of global conflict resolution.

  James Grant on Walter Bagehot and <em>The Economist</em>

The Economist

An Interview with James Grant

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A leading financial journalist of today talks about his excellent new biography of Walter Bagehot, the greatest financial journalist of his age.

  Norman Roule on the U.S./Iran Contest

Arms and Iran

An Interview with Norman Roule

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A former CIA officer and regional expert lays out the risks of conventional war between the U.S. and Iran.

Soul Singer

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Contemporary fado star Cristina Branco explains what fado is and why this mysterious folk music from Portugal is so powerful.

To Be A Kurd

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A student ambassador for Justice for Kurds explains what it means to him to be a Kurd and why the Kurds need the West's help.

  Mario Vargas Lllosa on culture and democracy

The Storyteller

An Interview with Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Nobel Prize-winning novelist spoke with us about how the erosion of culture means the erosion of political liberty.