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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Launches Foreign Policy Podcast

Jun 7, 2018
Press Release

The Diplomatic Cable” Will Offer Insights into Critical Foreign Policy and National Security Challenges We Face

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, this evening launched “the Diplomatic Cable,” which is a podcast highlighting critical foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States and the world.

On the first episode, Congressman Castro speaks with former Under Secretary for Political Affairs and lead negotiator on the Iran Deal Ambassador Wendy Sherman and President Trump’s former candidate for U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Dr. Victor Cha about the upcoming Trump-Kim summit on June 12.

“We are in a time of transition and perhaps even transformation as we reflect on the events of the world over the past ten years. The ways of the world for the past 70 years are being challenged, rethought and reformed as we head towards high stakes negotiations with North Korea, a possible trade war with our allies, and the ramifications of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Deal,” said Congressman Castro. “Hearing from seasoned policymakers and practitioners, our next generation of leaders, and everyday citizens, the Diplomatic Cable will discuss vital foreign policy and national security issues facing our nation and show how diplomacy makes our world a better, safer place.”

Click here to listen to the prologue and first episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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Future episodes will include discussions with Former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Former Under Secretary for Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs and former Ambassador to NATO Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the United States Department of State Nick Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, and many other experts, practitioners, Members of Congress and American citizens. Episodes will focus on Russia’s interference in our election, repercussions of U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the consequences of a rising china, the crisis in American diplomacy and development, U.S.-Latin America relations under the Trump Administration and many more issues.

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