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Rolling With the Putins



WorldAffairs co-host Ray Suarez discusses how people come to understand world news and what issues will define this generation.

Foreign Policy recommends: WorldAffairs.

This week on FP Playlist, we feature the first in a three-part series fromWorldAffairs, a coproduction of World Affairs, an independent forum exploring global issues, and KQED. This episode is the first in a series about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s consolidation of power in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

WorldAffairs co-host and veteran broadcast journalist Ray Suarez sat down with FP Playlist to discuss how people come to understand world news and what issues will define this generation. 

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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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