What is POFA?

The Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) is an entirely student run Podcast at Johns Hopkins University. At POFA, we speak to professors and foreign policy professionals about the most pressing issues in international relations and global political affairs. In our four years of podcasting, we have had guests from Hopkins, think tanks including Brookings, CSIS, AEI and Heritage, ambassadors, congressmen and even a Vice President.

POFA is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and for special episodes, Youtube!

POFA currently has over thirty team members and welcomes new members each year. We post six episodes per month on topical issues in international affairs. At Hopkins, POFA aims to engage with the student body to address the world’s most pressing conflicts and current events. At POFA, we believe that knowledge of the world is essential to a well rounded student and global citizen.

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Recent Posts

Israel’s Judicial Branch Reform

Israel, once touted as a thriving democracy in the Middle East, now finds itself in a very unstable political climate. After a 5th election in 4 years which restored the country’s longest running prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis are in the streets again protesting against a controversial bill introduced in the Israeli parliament. The bill, … Continue reading Israel’s Judicial Branch Reform

India’s Strategic Shift?

Russia and India have enjoyed a long history of friendly and mutually beneficial relations. The rise of China, U.S.-China  tensions, the war in Ukraine, and the Russian-Chinese partnership, have had profound effects on Russian-Indian relations. Dr. Constantino Xavier,  fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress and a nonresident fellow at the India Project … Continue reading India’s Strategic Shift?

Taiwan Loses Its Friends

Of the thirteen countries that currently maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan, seven of those are in Latin America. This episode explores how Honduras’ recent diplomatic split with Taiwan in favor of China affects Taiwan’s diplomatic strategy in the region. To discuss Taiwan’s relations with Latin America, joining us today is Margaret Myers, the director of … Continue reading Taiwan Loses Its Friends

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