Episodes
Ryan Heath sits down with Colombia’s leader Iván Duque.
Published 09/23/21
“You don’t have to be big to make a difference.” While sprinting between leaders on Day 2 at the U.N, General Assembly, Ryan Heath sits down 1-on-1 with Hungary’s foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, and Estonia’s president, Kersti Kaljulaid.
Published 09/22/21
Host Ryan Heath runs all over New York, capturing the madness of UNGA’s kickoff, accompanied by his sidekick, producer Olivia Reingold. Hear from Ryan’s go-to “U.N. whisperer,” Richard Gowan of the Crisis Group, and Penny Abeywardena, New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs. Plus: protestors accusing the U.S. of “vaccine apartheid” stop New York City traffic, setting the tone for critics of the Biden administration to come throughout the week. Also: if you have the time, we’re...
Published 09/21/21
We’re doing something different this week: host Ryan Heath will be bringing you snapshots from the field at the United Nations General Assembly, where prime ministers rub elbows with the world’s biggest business and nonprofit leaders. Starting Tuesday morning, Ryan and producer Olivia Reingold will share quick dispatches with global insiders during the most important week of their year.
Published 09/20/21
Nearly all U.S. Ambassador posts are unfilled. As the Biden administration struggles to get nominees confirmed, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., has been thrust into the spotlight while leading Presidential delegations around the world. She opens up to host Ryan Heath about the possibility of the U.S. recognizing the Taliban, the Ted Cruz holdup, and what “gumbo diplomacy” really means.
Published 09/15/21
No stump speeches here — these are intimate conversations with the CEOs, prime ministers and regulators making world-changing decisions. Enter the confession booth with host Ryan Heath every Wednesday, starting September 15.
Published 09/08/21
POLITICO's Ryan Heath takes you up close and personal with the world’s most powerful people, bridging the divide between the two camps sculpting the future: the leaders who make policy and the innovators who shape global debate. First up: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Every Wednesday, premiering September 15.
Published 09/02/21
Published 01/20/21
What will it take to secure access to the critical minerals we need for the future — and can we solve one environmental challenge without creating a new one? Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to political leaders around the world about what they are doing to shore up access to critical minerals.  Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO...
Published 12/09/20
To understand how essential critical minerals are to our world, we turn to a case study: cobalt. This mineral is proving key to the future of green energy, defense and high tech manufacturing — not to mention electric vehicles. But cobalt has its challenges. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath look at China’s dominant role in global cobalt mining and the serious problems that can arise if other countries can't get enough supplies. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath...
Published 12/02/20
The technologies that protect us, move us and power our daily lives require mining minerals and metals **** in distant places. But access to these essential materials is increasingly under threat. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk with experts who are sounding the alarm.  Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior...
Published 11/18/20
Over the past year, trade disputes and COVID-19 have exposed the vulnerability and fragility of our global supply chains, forcing many leaders to rethink how they structure their networks by prioritizing resilience over efficiency.
Published 11/11/20
The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to the people trying to make industrial policy cool again. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO...
Published 11/04/20
Once there is a working vaccine, manufacturers across the globe will need to scale up production to produce billions of doses — this means billions of pharmaceutical-grade glass vials, rubber stoppers, packaging and storage and refrigeration. Plus: ensuring the vaccine is available to people the world over. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath question experts on how different countries are handling this overwhelming challenge. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a...
Published 10/28/20
From closed factories to closed borders, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our systems, creating a period of scarcity where demand skyrocketed — from freezers to PPE — and we couldn't supply items fast enough. In this episode, hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath take a deep dive with experts into global supply chains and what "decoupling" and "reshoring" are all about when it comes to America’s reliance on China and the rest of the world. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global...
Published 10/21/20
We're back! Season 2 starts October 21 with weekly episodes dropping every Wednesday.  The overnight arrival of the Covid-19 crisis turned scarcity into a tangible**,** real-life concern. From closed factories to closed borders, the pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our supply chains, and raised a big question: how do we get supplies from there to here? Policymakers, business leaders, consumers, and voters are forced to rethink our long-term assumptions and come up with new...
Published 10/01/20
The politics of climate change are frozen in Washington. But beyond the Beltway, action on climate is heating up faster than ever. And you don’t have to look far to find it. As America walks away from the Paris climate agreement, cities, states and big companies are throwing their weight behind climate solutions — setting ambitious policy and investing hundreds of billions of dollars. This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio,...
Published 09/05/19
Published 09/05/19
Even if nations live up to the commitments they made in the Paris climate agreement, the world will still grow warmer. What will melting sea ice and continued drought mean for the balance of global power? Interviews include:·      Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute·      Simon Dalby, professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University·      Gary Litman, vice president for global initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of CommerceLearn...
Published 08/29/19
Driven by a public clamoring for action and pressure from corporate CEOs, lawmakers are noting an evolution in attitudes toward climate action among some of their Republican colleagues – a subtle but significant shift in tone that could pave the way for modest legislation this year. Guests include:Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)Catherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environmentDan Byers, U.S. Chamber of CommerceLearn...
Published 08/22/19
Call it the China climate paradox. Often considered the bogeyman of global climate diplomacy, China is making greater and faster strides than expected away from fossil fuels, all part of a long-term economic strategy to dominate in critical technologies.POLITICO's Luiza Ch. Savage, Matt Daily, Darren Samuelsohn and Ryan Heath unpack what that means for the U.S. and other nations. Interviews include:Jonathan Pershing, former U.S. special envoy for climate change and a key negotiator in the...
Published 08/15/19