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Policy Talk Podcast

Policy Talk Podcast

From Hudson Institute’s Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters in Washington, D.C., Policy Talk features in-depth conversations with some of Hudson’s more than sixty policy experts and other knowledgeable guests, providing analysis and solutions to some of the most pressing foreign and domestic policy challenges facing the United States and the world today. Founded more than a half century ago, Hudson Institute’s mission is to promote American leadership and global engagement for a secure, free, and prosperous future.

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Ep 5: Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security
Ahead of President Trump’s July 16th meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Senior Fellow Richard Weitz talks with host Brian Blake about the history of nuclear weapons, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and the importance of trilateral cooperation between the United States, Russia, and China in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. They also discuss international efforts to prevent terrorist groups from obtaining nuclear weapons or materials.

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Ep 4: The South China Sea
Senior Fellow Jonas Parello-Plesner discusses his recent trip to the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea aboard a French Naval Warship conducting “freedom of navigation” exercises. China has built extensive artificial islands to house military installations in the Spratly Islands and elsewhere in the South China Sea, and now seeks to claim these areas as sovereign territory. Parello-Plesner discusses with host Brian Blake Chinese intentions in the South China Sea, how neighboring nations and the international community are reacting, and what the future holds.

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Ep 3: The End of the Iran Nuclear Deal
Hudson Senior Fellow and former member of the National Security Council Michael Doran joins host Brian Blake to discuss the aftermath of the United States pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA), including the response from key American allies in Europe.

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Ep 2: Confronting the Opioid Crisis
Former Director of National Drug Control Policy (Drug Czar) and current Hudson COO John Walters joins Brian Blake to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis and what Washington should do to stop the mounting death toll.

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Ep 1: An Introduction to Hudson Institute
In this inaugural episode of Policy Talk, Hudson President and CEO Ken Weinstein talks with host Brian Blake about the history of Hudson Institute, the role of think tanks in the policymaking process, and the importance of voices like Hudson’s in Washington.

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