8 International Relations Podcasts to Follow

Podcasts are a great way to further your knowledge of social enterprise and international development topics even when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. We picked a few of our favorites that provide a variety of perspectives on the state of the world from policy analysts, think-tank leaders, journalists, and more.

Finding Hope in Climate Engineering

Our planet’s temperature continues rising and with it, carbon dioxide levels. Are we past the point of no return? Some scientists say we’re nearly there but there are still available options that can help us mitigate climate change—one of those options is climate engineering.

This Is Not a Test: Operational Missile Ranges of Nuclear-Armed States

Innovations in missile systems have brought the possibility of nuclear attack to more world regions than ever before. Using data from the CSIS Missile Defense Project, we compiled a graphic to show what is currently known about the longest possible ranges of operational nuclear missiles.

The Changing Landscapes of Internal Displacement

From 2008 to 2016, weather-related disasters caused about 196 million new internal displacements globally. Not to be confused with refugees, these internally displaced persons are faced with unique challenges that are complicated both to identify and to address. So, who are they? And who is responsible for helping them?

In Small Places, Close to Home: The Beginnings of Universal Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, this declaration has inspired more than 80 international human rights treaties and declarations. We identified the six major themes that encapsulate the 30 basic human rights, as well as the world’s nine core human rights treaties.