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Need to Know

The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.


What Will Really Happen If Speaker Pelosi Goes to Taiwan? 29:28 08/01/2022
Analyzing Refugee Challenges Using Lived Experience 18:43 07/19/2022
100th Episode! 37:30 07/08/2022
Summit of the Americas Debrief 16:26 06/13/2022
A Cold War with China? 16:54 05/31/2022
The Great Wall of Steel - China's Global Campaign Against the Uyghurs 27:15 05/20/2022
Latin America’s Leftists Aren’t Who You Think 12:45 03/09/2022
Ukraine Invaded... Why? 20:43 03/01/2022
A Briefing on Protests in Canada 52:44 02/14/2022
Relationships and Rivalries: Venezuela and Colombia 28:32 02/08/2022
Event Audio: Setting the Record Straight on NATO Enlargement | Amb. Green Interview with Robert Zoellick 22:08 02/01/2022
Relationships and Rivalries: "China's Tailored Capabilities to Strike Us" over Taiwan 24:55 01/26/2022
Unrest in Kazakhstan 23:19 01/19/2022
Ukraine and A Sliding Scale of Horrors 26:00 01/19/2022
Relationships and Rivalries - A Fascinating Triangle in Asia 24:29 01/12/2022
Relationships and Rivalries - China vs. India? 27:31 11/11/2021
Relationships and Rivalries - Does North Korea Listen to China? 30:42 11/08/2021
Relationships and Rivalries - Is the Way To China Through Europe? 23:18 11/04/2021
Relationships and Rivalries - Mexico Leans Left? 27:45 10/29/2021
Special Episode - A Conversation with Colombian President Iván Duque 60:19 09/22/2021
Special Event Episode - The Abraham Accords One Year Later 51:11 09/20/2021
Techno-Totalitarianism? China's Cultural Crackdown 31:27 09/15/2021
Turkey Strikes Yazidis in Iraq... Again 21:31 09/09/2021
Special Episode - Implications of the Afghanistan Withdrawal for South Asia 64:27 08/27/2021
Top 10 Traits of a Good Congressional Staffer 58:55 08/20/2021
Special Episode - Ambassador Mark Green in Conversation with H.R. McMaster on Afghanistan 42:25 08/12/2021
Special Episode - Ambassador Mark Green In Conversation with Gen. David Patreus and John Scarlett Hindsight Up Front 42:26 08/12/2021
You Really Ought to Know More About Canada 23:41 08/09/2021
Nicaragua's Election Quagmire 18:30 07/22/2021
Afghanistan Withdrawal Continues Apace 20:21 07/16/2021