Foreign Exchanges: the Podcast

Foreign Exchanges is a newsletter and podcast that helps you stay on top of important stories happening around the world. Derek Davison interviews scholars, journalists, and other experts to make sense of international affairs and US foreign policy.

The Lebanese Civil War: Phase III (Part 1)Listen now | The Israeli military invades again and this time besieges Beirut, and hijinks ensue.
The Lebanese Civil War: Phase II (1978-1981)Listen now (74 min) | Relations between Syria and the Lebanese Front break down and Israel invades southern Lebanon for the first time in the war.
Wrapping Up COP26, with Michael FranczakListen now (81 min) | Our climate correspondent offers his thoughts on how the Glasgow summit ended and what its final agreement means.
The Lebanese Civil War: Phase I (1975-1977)Listen now (63 min) | Lebanon finally devolves into civil war, triggering a Syrian intervention and a brief ceasefire.
The Brief History of the Durrani EmpireListen now (60 min) | The modern Afghan state is born in the wake of Safavid Iran's collapse.
The Fall of the Safavids and the Hotak DynastyListen now (54 min) | Is Afghanistan really the "Graveyard of Empires"?
The Bolsonaro Legacy Project, with Andrew FishmanListen now (68 min) | The Intercept's Andrew Fishman on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's latest adventures and what will likely be his lasting gift…
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