The Brief History of the Durrani EmpireListen now (59 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 (53 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…
Al-Mansur and the Founding of BaghdadListen now (71 min) | Celebrating Baghdad's birthday
Tigray Update, with Terje ØstebøListen now (56 min) | The University of Florida's Terje Østebø is back to discuss a somewhat shocking turn of events in Ethiopia's Tigray region and wh…
International Justice for Thee, with Elizabeth BeaversListen now (62 min) | A discussion of American impunity and our two-tiered system of international law.
Fellow Travelers and Killer Robots, with Kelsey Atherton and Andrew LeberListen now (77 min) | Kelsey Atherton and Andrew Leber join me to talk about a new progressive foreign policy effort and recent developments in the wor…
Decision 1400, Part II: the Unvotening, with Séamus Malekafzali and Sina ToossiListen now (75 min) | Journalist Séamus Malekafzali and NIAC researcher Sina Toossi help me look ahead to Friday's Iranian presidential election.
Yemen and Its Neighbors, with Annelle ShelineListen now (84 min) | Quincy Institute fellow Annelle Sheline on building a better peace process in Yemen and what ails Oman.
News from the Sahel, with Alex ThurstonListen now (65 min) | Sahel expert Alex Thurston is here to talk about the apparent death of Abubakar Shekau and another coup in Mali.
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In the (Think) Tank, with Eli CliftonListen now | The Quincy Institute's Eli Clifton joins me to discuss his new report on improving transparency and increasing credibility in the world of…
Gaza and the Palestinian Struggle, with Sandra Tamari and Darin HusseinTwo perspectives on the events of the past couple of weeks and the broader effort to increase awareness of the Israeli occupation and its effects.