Today’s world order is in unprecedented flux. The United States is navigating a new international system in which cannot dictate global rules. Conflict continues to destabilize the Middle East and attract an outsized share of policy attention around the world and in Washington. Host Thanassis Cambanis interviews activists and analysts about the most pressing issues in international policy. This podcast is produced by The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank that for more than one hundred years has worked to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad.
In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York newspaper. Increasingly, though, the disconnect between the chaos of world events and the response at home took on pressing urgency for her. Seeking to understand the Muslim world that had been reduced to scaremongering headlines, she moved to Istanbul. […Learn More]