The Heat

September 19, 2019

The Heat: Syria summit

Turkey hosts Russia and Iran to discuss the Syrian crisis. What’s the path forward to end the eight-year-long civil war?

September 11, 2019

The Heat: Colombia’s fragile peace

A call to arms. Three years after negotiating a landmark peace accord, a former rebel commander announces a new war in Colombia. Is the country’s fragile peace deal at risk of unraveling?

September 5, 2019

The Heat: Iran nuclear deal

Iran further cuts its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers while the United States slaps more sanctions against the country. Can the agreement be saved?

September 3, 2019

The Heat: UK political crisis

A defiant Boris Johnson faces off against rebellious British lawmakers seeking to prevent the U.K. from leaving the European Union without a deal.

August 23, 2019

The Heat: Italy’s political crisis

The Italian president has a key role in determining where the crisis goes from here. He has given parties a few more days to try and put together a new government. If that fails, Italy will likely face new elections.

August 22, 2019

The Heat: Global economic slowdown

Poor economic reports from China and Germany, along with the ongoing U.S.-China trade war have rattled global markets. But, is it a sign of an impending global recession?

August 21, 2019

The Heat: Afghanistan peace process

The U.S. and Taliban back at the negotiating table for a ninth round of talks. Can the two sides achieve a diplomatic breakthrough or does peace in Afghanistan remain an illusion?

August 20, 2019

The Heat: Venezuela impasse

New economic sanctions imposed by the United States against Venezuela derail talks between the government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition. What’s the path forward for Caracas?

August 16, 2019

The Heat: US-China trade war

China says it will reciprocate with countermeasures against the United States if Washington moves forward with more tariffs in the trade war with Beijing.

August 13, 2019

The Heat: Opioid crisis

As the United States still struggles to fight opioid addiction, we will take a look on how the pills are also being abused in other countries.

August 12, 2019

The Heat: Yemen crisis

Yemeni separatists take control of the strategic city of Aden, just weeks after the UAE says it’s pulling its forces out of the country.

August 8, 2019

The Heat: Kashmir Tensions

For years a line of control has separated Pakistan-Administered Kashmir from Indian-Administered Kashmir. And, the de-facto border between the two nuclear-powered sides is one of the most militarized in the world.

August 5, 2019

The Heat: US mass shootings

As the United States mourns the victims of the most recent mass shootings, President Donald Trump promises action. Will something change this time?

July 31, 2019

The Heat: Brexit negotiations

Deal or No deal? We will take a look at Britain’s pained efforts to exit the European Union, just three months ahead of an already extended deadline.

July 26, 2019

The Heat: Ebola crisis in the DRC

Sounding the alarm. The World Health Organization declares the yearlong Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a global health emergency. Can the virus be contained or will it breach the DRC’s borders and spread into neighboring countries?

July 25, 2019

Could Robert Mueller’s testimony backfire for the Democrats?

On this episode of The Heat Podcast, host Anand Naidoo talks with Jason Mollica, professor with American University’s School of Communication, about whether Democrats have the spark for impeachment they were hoping for from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, and future implications for Donald Trump’s presidency.

July 23, 2019

How does British PM Boris Johnson reshape Brexit, US relations?

On the next episode of The Heat Podcast: host Anand Naidoo talks with correspondent Owen Fairclough about the unlikely rise of new British PM Boris Johnson, Brexit implications and what a new leader means for relations with the United States.

July 22, 2019

The Heat: US-Pakistan relations

Mr. Khan comes to Washington. Years of acrimony between Pakistan and the U.S. replaced by mutual flattery. Can Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Trump set aside their differences and bring stability to a region that badly needs it?

July 19, 2019

How can Africa benefit from a US, Chinese battle for influence?

How vital will Africa be in the U.S.’s battle for global dominance? On the latest episode of The Heat Podcast, host Anand Naidoo talks with security and policy analyst Abdullahi Boru Halakhe about the U.S., Chinese and Russian fight for African influence.