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A First-Person Account of the War in Nagorno-Karabakh


FP Playlist The Take

Foreign Policy recommends: Al Jazeera's The Take.

On the latest episode of Foreign Policy Playlist, we spotlight The Take, a podcast from Al Jazeera that delves into global issues one story at a time. 

One of The Take’s recent episodes included a first-person account from Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan where tensions and fighting have flared up in the past month. We feature that episode on Foreign Policy Playlist along with a conversation that FP editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman had with the show’s host, Malika Bilal.

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About Foreign Policy Playlist:  Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? Wed love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here.  See All Episodes


More Foreign Policy Playlist episodes:

Climate Resiliency

CNN climate analyst John Sutter dives deep into stories of those in grassroots movements battling the climate crisis.

Tug of War in Afghanistan

Tug of War host and Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward sat down with FP Playlist to discuss her reporting in Afghanistan, the rise of autocracies and more in this special episode of Playlist. 

The Paris Climate Agreement

From the halls of international conflict to gang violence, this new FP series takes listeners into the world of negotiations, both successful and not. 

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