Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor
On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina’s president of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head. Listen Here
Mohamed Morsi and the Passing of Egypt’s Democratic Moment
On the podcast: Shadi Hamid recounts the rise and fall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Listen Here
How an Extradition Bill Became a Red Line for Hong Kongers
On the podcast: A former China correspondent traces Beijing’s gradual effort to erode human rights in Hong Kong. Listen Here
How Richard Holbrooke Represented America’s Best and Worst Impulses
On the podcast: George Packer, in conversation with Stephen M. Walt, on America’s long-serving diplomat. Listen Here
How Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Fear and Loathing to Win Elections
On the podcast: The Israeli journalist Anshel Pfeffer looks back at Bibi’s first general election campaign in 1996. Listen Here
How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
On the podcast: The founder of the group Bellingcat on using open sources to investigate war crimes and abuses. Listen Here
Inside the Battle to Decriminalize Homosexuality in India
On the podcast: A human rights lawyer describes the 10-year fight for LGBT rights. Listen Here
‘To Be a Journalist in Turkey Means You’re Ready to Sacrifice Everything’
On the podcast: the price one Turkish newspaper editor is paying for angering President Erdogan. Listen Here
‘How Do You Balance a Million People Murdered Against 22 Defendants?’
On the podcast: The last living Nuremberg prosecutor describes the Allied trials against Nazi leaders. Listen Here
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