International Affairs: Analysis of Global Geopolitics & Impacts on the United States

Sep 11, 2020


Tensions with China center on a social media app and scientists accused of spying. Russia apparently has poisoned a leading opposition leader. And Israel normalized ties with the UAE. One of our guests, scholar Aaron David Miller, argues that the Middle East doesn't matter as much anymore. How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected international politics? What major geopolitical developments are unfolding under the radar? And how are the Presidential campaigns addressing global hotspots?



  • Aaron David Miller, senior fellow, The Carnegie Endowment; former State Department Middle East analyst; adviser, negotiator in Republican and Democratic Administrations; CNN global affairs analyst
  • Allison Hodgkins, non-resident fellow at the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies; she was previously an assistant professor, International Security and Conflict Management at the American University of Cairo; she lived in the Middle East for nearly 20 years, and is a regular contributor for the Cairo Review of Global Affairs and Political Violence @ at Glance
  • Larry Pope, former ambassador to Chad, political advisor to Gen. Anthony Zinni in Central Command, Charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Libya, in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack; author; retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2000 after 31 years of service