This week's podcast features Jeffrey Engel of Southern Methodist University with a deeper take take on Trump's SOTU and what it means in context. listen to this podcast
As the Syrian conflict rages on, much of the discourse about the Middle East assumes that external players hold all the decisive positions. This view neglects the Arab nations. listen to this podcast
The Venezuela crisis entered a new chapter over the weekend. We spoke with Harold Trinkunas of Stanford University about what's next. listen to this podcast
We discuss Brian VanDeMark's new Vietnam history Road to Disaster with the author, who argues that insights from cognitive science are necessary for policy. listen to this podcast
Weather disasters driven by climate change racked up $180 billion in damage in 2018. The solution? Nuclear energy, says Amherst's Joshua Goldstein. listen to this podcast
The "Great Triumvirate" once dominated American politics. We spoke with HW Brands about their legacy for this week's podcast. listen to this podcast
For many, the spectacle of power Trump creates echoes uncomfortably the fascist politics of 20th century Europe and elsewhere. listen to this podcast
We are pleased to announce our selections for the best films we saw this year. As you head into the holidays, The Octavian Report film list makes great year-end watching wherever you may be — and these movies make great gifts, if you are still scrambling.
A Private War — Matthew Heinman, 2018
Syria is top of mind this week, making Heinman’s amazing first narrative feature more powerful than ever. The true life story of Marie Colvin, a contemporary... read more
A drafter of the 25th Amendment talks Donald Trump, American politics, the midterms, Mueller, and the Equal Rights Amendment. listen to this podcast
Here is our list of essential reads for 2019 and beyond. read more
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