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Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.

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Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.

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Amazing

By nyvonne722daisy - Aug 22 2019
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Very unique interviews and fascinating podcast

Great work

By JHGordon - Jun 07 2019
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Thorough analysis and a very worthwhile podcast!

iTunes Ratings

402 Ratings
Average Ratings
261
44
24
24
49

Amazing

By nyvonne722daisy - Aug 22 2019
Read more
Very unique interviews and fascinating podcast

Great work

By JHGordon - Jun 07 2019
Read more
Thorough analysis and a very worthwhile podcast!
Cover image of FP's First Person

FP's First Person

Updated 6 days ago

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Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to get as close to the source as possible. Hence the name First Person.

Rank #1: The China Syndrome

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On the podcast: A former CIA analyst on Beijing's interference in the affairs of other countries.

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Jan 04 2019
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Rank #2: How the Taliban Won

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On the podcast: Former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani on America's endgame in Afghanistan.

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Feb 08 2019
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Rank #3: Rational Security on The E.R.: The "Beam Me Up, Santa" Edition

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Robert Mueller got hold of emails from the presidential transition and the Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. Yes, seriously. 

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Dec 22 2017
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Rank #4: The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy

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On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.
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Aug 09 2019
31 mins
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Rank #5: Is Democracy Dying?

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Is the end of democracy as we know it near? Yascha Mounk sets out to answer in his new book, “The People vs. Democracy.” 

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Mar 22 2018
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Rank #6: ‘We Fail Better’ Should Not Be the Motto of the U.S. Military

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David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Tom Ricks wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces.

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Oct 20 2015
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Rank #7: Is There Anything Normal About the Firing of James Comey?

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The short answer: no.

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May 10 2017
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Rank #8: Cyberoffense, Deterrence, and the Dawn of a New Era of War

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Do our leaders know enough about code and IT to develop sufficient cyberpolicy? Listen to David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger explore the modern challenges facing cybersecurity.

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Oct 13 2015
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Rank #9: The Strange Legal Journey of the Trump Dossier

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While Buzzfeed works to verify the claims of the Trump dossier, other lawsuits abound. This week on The E.R., we get into the weeds of who’s suing who and what the implications of each lawsuit may be.

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Mar 02 2018
29 mins
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Rank #10: Bonus Episode: Susan Glasser Joins the E.R. to Talk Trump, Russia and All Those Indictments

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FP’s former Editor-in-Chief makes her first appearance on the E.R. 

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Feb 23 2018
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Rank #11: Why Is the United States More Afraid of the Islamic State Than Russia?

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It’s actually Putin and a rising Russia that pose the greater threat to world order. And that's something we need to acknowledge, for ourselves and our allies.

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Feb 09 2016
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Rank #12: Nice Doing Business With You, Moscow

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That Trump campaign members may have colluded with Kremlin officials is a huge problem. But that the U.S. president may still have substantial interests in Russia is an even bigger issue.

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Mar 30 2017
45 mins
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Rank #13: After One Week with President-elect Donald Trump, What Do We Really Know?

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Even as the incoming Trump administration fills its top cabinet and advisory roles, Trump’s foreign policy plans are still a mystery. 

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Nov 15 2016
49 mins
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Rank #14: Living in the Aftermath of the Iran Deal

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How does the "new" Middle East look now that the Iran deal is done? David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger debate.

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Oct 06 2015
43 mins
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Rank #15: Are We Going to War with North Korea?

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The rhetorical battle of words is at an all-time high. Here’s how the real shooting could break out.

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Aug 11 2017
41 mins
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Rank #16: What’s Next for the Middle East?

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Career diplomats talk Syria, Iran from a local perspective. 

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Nov 28 2017
44 mins
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Rank #17: Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Is Not a Real Revolution

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The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote.

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Mar 08 2016
42 mins
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Rank #18: How Far is Too Far for Israel’s Targeted Killings?

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Author and journalist Ronen Bergman joins FP’s Sharon Weinberger and Sasha Polakow-Suransky to discuss his new book, “Rise and Kill First.” 

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Feb 08 2018
26 mins
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Rank #19: Entering into the Era of the Unknown

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What we know: Trump loves Putin, China is moving to take advantage of America’s non-strategy in Asia, and the rest? We’re still not sure.

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Dec 06 2016
49 mins
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Rank #20: Can President Trump Undo Obama’s Legacy?

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A stunning upset that sent shockwaves around the world is sinking in. Is the world order forever changed?

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Nov 11 2016
38 mins
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