Foreign Policy Playlist

Britain’s Role in the Afghan Debacle



This episode explores the 20-year war in Afghanistan from London’s perspective.

Foreign Policy recommends: Westminster Insider.

This week on FP Playlist, we feature an episode from Westminster InsiderPoliticos weekly series on how British politics really works.

This episode explores the 20-year war in Afghanistan from Londons perspective. Host Jack Blanchard spoke with FP Playlists Amy Mackinnon about the show.

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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


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Wine-Making in Bethlehem

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How Universal Payments Can Solve Global Poverty

This episode explores how alleviating poverty might be as simple as giving people money.

Disasters and Politics

On this episode, Chief Content Officer Tony Maciulis sat down with FP Playlist to discuss Ian Bremmer’s talk with Niall Ferguson on how human history is shaped by disaster. 

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I Spy

Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But here at Foreign Policy, we get them to open up. On I Spy, we hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, who kill adversaries, who turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling the story of one operation.

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