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Three views: the latest from Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Germany

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It has been a busy year in politics — not only here in the United States, but around the world as well. 

On Wednesday's show, guest host Stephanie Curtis, looked at three countries that had a turbulent year: Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Germany.

She spoke with the following guests: 

• Peter Godwin, a foreign correspondent, documentary-maker and screenwriter who was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He spoke about the historical moment in Zimbabwe and the next steps to ensuring a prosperous state for Zimbabweans.    •  Dany Bahar, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development program and an associate at Harvard Center for International Development. Bahar gave insight about what led to the economic turmoil taking place in Venezuela. 

• Jeffrey Anderson, Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He explained the battle for power in Germany, and how chancellor Angela Merkel's waning support could impact the country, European Union leadership, and transatlantic relations with the United States.

 Use the audio player above to hear the full conversation.