Altamar - Navigating the High Seas of Global Politics

Altamar is dedicated to curating an informative discussion on how global issues impact all of us. The show avoids the typical Washingtonian US bias and talks about accelerating changes from a global perspective by featuring diverse guests on a range of foreign policy topics. We aim to rise above the polarization that detracts from the public’s understanding of crucial global issues. Hosted by political analyst Peter Schechter and columnist Muni Jensen.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 109 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 9 hours 30 minutes


episode 21: The US: A Nation at Risk

National security is more complex than ever before. The dangerous rivalry between the US and China continues to grow. The Middle East’s balance of power is shifting. And threats to democracy are deepening around the world. Not to mention, the...



episode 20: Is COP26 a Copout?

After 18 months of COVID and a turbulent geopolitical map, this crucial global convening of leaders will set the stage for the environmental future of planet Earth. COP is coordinated by the UN and produced the Paris Accord five years ago. Now, many...



episode 19: Dirty Money

First the Panama Papers in 2016, then the Paradise Papers in 2017, and now the Pandora Papers. The massive leaks expose financial maneuverings and corruption at the world’s highest levels. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists...


 2021-10-22  31m

episode 18: Is there Life after Angela?

Everyone’s looking at Germany. Not because its general elections are typically an exciting affair, but because Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down after more than a decade and a half at the helm of Europe’s most powerful nation. Germany’s...


 2021-10-08  30m

episode 17: Woke Corporations and Cancel Capitalism

Social activism and conscious consumerism are on everyone’s mind. Should businesses be taking stances on the social justice debate of the day?   Given the repeated failures of government to resolve long-festering issues such as widening...


 2021-09-24  35m

episode 16: ‘Friendshoring’ in the Caribbean

Since the early 2000s, most US and European companies have cut significant costs by moving manufacturing operations to China and Southeast Asia. Because of COVID disrupted supply chains, growing tensions and trade disputes between China and Western...


 2021-09-10  30m

episode 15: Cuba Libre? Not So Much.

Calls for freedom and change ring in Cuba as the country faced the most widespread, violent protests since 1959. What spurred these demonstrations and what lies in store for the island’s future?   Exhausted by food shortages, lack of...


 2021-08-27  28m

episode 14: Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Empires

The U.S. announced a full withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, closing two decades of American military presence in the country. Once again, an empire retreats from Afghanistan.


 2021-08-13  29m

episode 13: COVID, Diplomacy and Populism

The world spiraled into chaos as COVID took over. Now some countries are back, while others in the developing world still have a long way to go. Why does the vaccination divide exist?


 2021-07-30  32m

episode 12: Sports, Money, and Politics

World sports are reeling from exhausted athletes, corporate bottom lines, rampant corruption and political antagonisms. Who is really in control?


 2021-07-16  31m