Encounter - Voice of America
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Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.
||Encounter - March 07, 2014||UKRAINE - RUSSIA CRISIS As Russia reacts to events in Ukraine by occupying and annexing Crimea and through other provocative actions, Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Andrew Kuchins, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), discuss with host Carol Castiel the roots and ramifications of what has been dubbed the most serious East – West confrontation since the Cold War.||7 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Encounter - February 28, 2014||VENEZUELA PROTESTS / “EL CHAPO” CAPTURE Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society and Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discuss the significance and implications of the current protests in Venezuela and the recent capture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman with host Carol Castiel.||28 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Encounter - February 21, 2014||IRAN / BAHRAIN Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, and Jean-Francois Seznec, Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Business and an expert on the Arab gulf states, discuss the outcome of recent talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program and the significance and implications of the 3rd anniversary of the popular uprising in Bahrain with host Carol Castiel.||21 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Encounter - February 14, 2014||US - FRANCE Charles Kupchan, senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and Stephen Collinson, White House Correspondent for Agence France Press (AFP), discuss the significance and broader implications of the state visit by French President Francois Hollande to Washington with host Carol Castiel. Notwithstanding the historic “special relationship” between the United States and Britain, France is increasingly demonstrating that it is an indispensable partner for the United States on the world stage whether in the Middle East, in Africa or in the realm of international trade.||14 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|