The Battle for Pluto

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Pluto has been the subject of recent controversy, with scientists demoting it from plant to dwarf planet. Philip Metzger, a planetary physicist as the University of Central Florida, says this new classification is dead wrong.

Octavian at the Concordia Summit

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The Concordia 2018 summit was great. Vibrant, weighty, and filled with fascinating people. We are delighted to have been there and spoken to two of the most interesting for this week's Rostrum.

Henri J. Barkey on the Turkish Crisis

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Turkey is facing an economic crisis and its relations with the U.S. are under severe strain. To get a sense of what all this might mean, we spoke with Henri J. Barkey, senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Why There Is No Immigration Crisis

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We spoke with Andrew Selee, the president of the Migration Policy Institute, to talk about the political, economic, and social forces driving migration to the U.S. and where things go from here.

What Is Going on In Spain?

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Spain's former national security advisor Rafael Bardaji explains it all for you in this week's podcast.

How to Understand the Iraqi Elections

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We spoke with Iraq expert and author of The Unraveling Emma Sky about what al-Sadr's victory means and how the Iraqi political landscape is shifting.