Foreign Policy Made Understandable & Relevant.

"It's difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia" - President Vladmir Putin

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What is this show about?

What in the World (WITW)? makes global issues understandable and relevant to ordinary American people. Explained by expert women and people of color, we break down current and past foreign policy issues by connecting it to your everyday life. It's your tax dollars. You may as well know what's going on!

We are also here to prove President Putin wrong.

Caution: We believe in learning that's based on historical facts, avoiding needless partisan bickering, and using humor and music to connect. Listen until the end. You might even break into a one, two-step. It's totally ok.

 

for·eign pol·i·cy: how a nation deals with other nations, other people, and the global institutions that influence them.

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LATEST EPISODES

#30 - SPACE FORCE: OUT OF THIS WORLD OR THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT?

Houston, do we have a problem? President Trump announced the establishment of Space Force in February. Skeptics have asked, what could we possibly need a space military for when we haven’t found aliens to fight and what's the difference between NASA and Space Force?. Guest experts, Victoria Samson and Krystal Wilson, discuss space security, space technology's beneficial values, and the plans behind President Trump's Space Force.

Get Smarter: Insights - Making Sense of Trump’s Space Force

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Go Back in Time: “We Choose To Go To The Moon” by Pres. John F. Kennedy


#29 - BIENVENIDO, SR. PRESIDENT: GUAIDO, MADURO, AND THE CRISIS IN VENEZUELA

President Maduro, in late January, ordered diplomats in the American embassy in Caracas to leave the country. Since then, Venezuela's crisis has gained national attention here in America, sparking concern about what exactly is happening in the country. The international community has called for Maduro to step down and to allow opposition leader Juan Guiado to claim his position as the elected President. Claims of human rights abuses, severe corruption, and economic degradation have plagued Venezuela, the world's leading producer of oil. The real life "Olivia Pope", Dr. Vanessa Neumann, breaks down the situation and provides clarity about what this crisis matters to America.


#28 - WE GON’ BE ALIRGHT: UNDERSTANDING NIGERIA’S LONG JOURNEY TOWARD DEMOCRACY

February 15, 2019 was to mark the Presidential election day for some 84 million Nigerians. Nigerians from all over the world flew back to Nigeria to cast their vote in eager anticipation of a new chapter for the nation. But then about 5 hours before polls were about to open, the elections were postponed until February 23rd. Our guest, Chris Ogunmodede, a third culture kid, political risk analyst, and 90 Hip-Hop fan, explains what happened with the elections and why any of it is important to America.

Get Smarter: The Power of Social Media: Nigeria’s Changing Feminist Movement

Another Perspective: Democracy in Nigeria Has Stalled