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We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
27 Aug 2020 • 47 mins
Zack, Jenn, and Alex move from Biden’s foreign policy to Trump’s — examining the record the incumbent president has racked up in his first term and what might happen if he wins a second. They debate what accomplishments the president can claim (if any) and discuss the ways his reelection could transform the world. Come for the foreign policy analysis, stay for the monologue about Jean Baudrillard.References:The Council on Foreign Relations has a good overview of Trump’s first-term foreign policy moments.Alex wrote a story about how Trump could plausibly tout some foreign policy successes during the campaign.Jenn mentioned how Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani.Zack cited the book The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard.Hosts:Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp), senior correspondent, VoxJennifer Williams (@jenn_ruth), senior foreign editor, VoxAlex Ward (@AlexWardVox), national security reporter, Vox Consider contributing to Vox:If you value Worldly’s work, please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts More to explore:Subscribe for free to Today, Explained, Vox’s daily podcast to help you understand the news, hosted by Sean Rameswaram. About Vox:Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Follow Us:Vox.com Newsletter: Vox Sentences Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices