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The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 
The Resolute desk pictured in the Oval Office on January 20, 2021. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
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The President's Inbox (TPI) has produced more than two hundred episodes since it debuted in November 2016. The topics covered have ranged from Afghanistan to China to human rights to Russia to the role of women in foreign policy. To make it easier for listeners to find episodes on related topics, this blog post organizes TPI episodes by topic. The list is updated each week.

Africa

Ethiopia’s Civil War.” With Michelle Gavin (CFR), August 24, 2021

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U.S. Policy Toward Africa.” With Landry Signé (Brookings Institution), February 24, 2021

The Coronavirus's Impact Throughout Africa.” With Michelle D. Gavin (CFR), April 14, 2020

Nigeria's Election.” With John Campbell (CFR), March 14, 2019

Security in Africa.” With Reuben Brigety (CFR), December 7, 2017

Trump and Africa.” With John Campbell (CFR), August 10, 2017

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Afghanistan

The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan.” With Max Boot (CFR), April 20, 2021 

Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?” With Carter Malkasian (Pearson Institute) and Barnett Rubin (New York University), February 25, 2020

The U.S. in Afghanistan.” With Anthony Cordesman (Center for Strategic and International Studies), August 16, 2018

The War in Afghanistan.” With Seth Jones (RAND Corporation), August 24, 2017

Afghanistan, Fifteen and a Half Years Later.” With Zalmay Khalilzad (Center for Strategic and International Studies), May 24, 2017

China

China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” With Peter Martin (Bloomberg News), September 7, 2021 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative.” With Jacob J. Lew (Former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Lindsay Goldberg) and Gary Roughead (Retired Admiral, Hoover Institution), April 13, 2021

The U.S.-China Rivalry.” With David Shambaugh (George Washington University), January 26, 2021

How Will Biden Handle China?” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR) and Adam Segal (CFR), November 24, 2020

Pushing Back Against Beijing.” With Aaron L. Friedberg (Princeton University), September 15, 2020

China’s Uighurs.” With Gulchehra Hoja (Radio Free Asia), July 21, 2020

Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law.” With Victoria Tin-bor Hui (University of Notre Dame), July 14, 2020

The China Challenge.” With Nick Schifrin (PBS NewsHour), June 30, 2020

The United States, China, and the Coronavirus.” With Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian (Axios), April 21, 2020

What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?” With Mira Rapp-Hooper (CFR) and Michael D. Swaine (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), February 4, 2020

The Hong Kong Protests.” With Jerome A. Cohen (CFR), September 4, 2019

The Senkaku Paradox.” With Michael O’Hanlon (Brookings Institution), July 9, 2019

The Global Artificial Intelligence Race.” With Samm Sacks (New America), February 19, 2019

The Aftermath of the INF Treaty.” With Lori Esposito Murray (CFR), February 11, 2019

Great Power Rivalry.” With Tom Wright (Brookings Institution), December 20, 2018

George C. Marshall's Legacy.” With Daniel Kurtz-Phelan (Foreign Affairs), July 3, 2018

The Emerging U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry.” With Aaron L. Friedberg (Princeton University), June 13, 2018

Xi Jinping.” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR), May 3, 2018

Xi Meets Trump.” With Ely Ratner (CFR), April 4, 2017

China.” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR), December 8, 2016

India

Democratic Backsliding in India.” With Pratap Bhanu Mehta, March 30, 2021

The Future of U.S.-India Relations.” With Tanvi Madan (Brookings Institution), February 9, 2021

Modi’s India Under Lockdown.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), May 19, 2020

Turmoil in Kashmir.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), August 14, 2019

India in the World.” With Sunjoy Joshi (Observer Research Foundation), May 14, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), March 12, 2019

U.S.-India Relations.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), March 16, 2017

Japan

Shinzo Abe’s Resignation.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), September 1, 2020

Trump in Tokyo.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), May 28, 2019

The Abe-Trump Summit.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), April 19, 2018

U.S.-Japan Relations.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), February 10, 2017

Myanmar

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis.” With Meenakshi Ganguly (Human Rights Watch), August 4, 2020

North Korea

The Second Trump-Kim Summit.” With Sue Mi Terry (Center for Strategic and International Studies), February 26, 2019

The Aftermath of the Trump-Kim Summit.” With Victor Cha (Center for Strategic and International Studies), July 10, 2018

The North Korean Nuclear Threat.” With Evans J.R. Revere (Former Deputy Chief Mission U.S. Embassy in Seoul), July 11, 2017

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program.” With George Perkovich (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), April 11, 2017

North Korea.” With Scott Snyder (CFR), January 5, 2017

Pakistan

Turmoil in Kashmir.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), August 14, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), March 12, 2019

Pakistan.” With Christine Fair (Georgetown University), August 9, 2018

Regional Issues

Shifting Power in Asia.” With Hervé Lemahieu (Lowy Institute), November 3, 2020

Power in Asia.” With Michael Fullilove (Lowy Institute) and Hervé Lemahieu (Lowy Institute), May 22, 2018

Taiwan

China’s Threat to Taiwan.” With Oriana Skylar Mastro (Stanford University), August 17, 2021

U.S. Policy on Taiwan.” With Robert D. Blackwill (CFR), May 25, 2020

Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change." With Alice C. Hill (CFR), August 31, 2021

How Will Biden Combat Climate Change?” With Alice C. Hill (CFR) and Todd Stern (Brookings Institution), December 29, 2020

The Coming Climate Disruption.” With Alice C. Hill (CFR), October 29, 2019

A Discussion on Climate Security and Water Crises.” With Sherri Goodman (Wilson Center), October 18, 2018

U.S. Climate Policy.” With Susanne Brooks (Environmental Defense Fund), August 30, 2018

Disaster Resilience.” With Stephen Flynn (Northeastern University), September 12, 2017

Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement.” With Charles A. Kupchan (CFR) and Michael Levi (CFR), June 9, 2017

Energy and Climate Change.” With Varun Sivaram, December 22, 2016

Cybersecurity and Technology

The Colonial Pipeline Hack.” With Robert K. Knake (CFR), May 18, 2021

The Rise of Digital Dictators.” With Andrea Kendall-Taylor (Center for New American Security), March 6, 2020

Innovation and National Security.” With William H. McRaven (University of Texas at Austin), September 24, 2019

Russian Disinformation Campaigns.” With Adam B. Ellick (New York Times), March 27, 2019

The Global Artificial Intelligence Race.” With Samm Sacks (New America), February 19, 2019

Killer Robots and Autonomous Weapons.” With Paul Scharre (Center for a New American Security), June 1, 2018

Information Operations.” With Adam Segal (CFR), December 21, 2017

Cybersecurity.” With Robert K. Knake (CFR) and Adam Segal (CFR), December 15, 2016

Europe

Brexit

The State of the Special Relationship.” With Karen Pierce (British Ambassador to the United States), June 2, 2020

The Do-or-Die Brexit Deal.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), October 22, 2019

Brexit Under Boris Johnson.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), July 24, 2019

Brexit’s Next Six Months.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), April 11, 2019

Brexit.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), January 25, 2017

France

France's Presidential Election.” With Philip H. Gordon (CFR), April 25, 2017

Germany

The Fate of Germany’s Leadership.” With Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings Institution), March 10, 2020

Regional Issues

The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), June 1, 2021 

Democratic Backsliding in Europe.” With Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies), March 23, 2021

Europe's Direction in 2019.” With Matthias Matthijs (CFR), January 11, 2019

Transatlantic Tension.” With Celia Belin (Brookings Institution) and Alina Polyakova (Center for European Policy Analysis), June 19, 2018

U.S.-EU Relations.” With Charles A. Kupchan (CFR), March 1, 2017

Russia

Russians Protest Navalny’s Arrest.” With Maria Lipman (George Washington University), February 2, 2021

How Will Biden Handle Russia?” With Heather A. Conley (Center for Strategic and International Studies) and Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), December 1, 2020

The Belarus Protests.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), September 8, 2020

The Russian-Saudi Oil Price War.” With Amy Myers Jaffe (CFR), March 24, 2020

Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?” With Rajan Menon (City College of New York) and Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), November 19, 2019

The History of U.S.-Ukraine Relations.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), October 8, 2019

Russian Disinformation Campaigns.” With Adam B. Ellick (New York Times), March 27, 2019

The Aftermath of the INF Treaty.” With Lori Esposito Murray (CFR), February 11, 2019

Great Power Rivalry.” With Tom Wright (Brookings Institution), December 20, 2018

U.S.-Russia Relations.” With Michael McFaul (Stanford University), July 26, 2018

The Fallout From the Trump-Putin Summit.” With Jim Goldgeier (CFR) and Charles A. Kupchan (CFR), July 19, 2018

What Vladimir Putin Wants.” With Julia Ioffe (Atlantic), February 15, 2018

Meeting Putin.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), July 6, 2017

Russia.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), December 16, 2016

Global Health/COVID-19

The Lab-Leak Theory of COVID-19’s Origins." With Nicholas Wade, June 8, 2021

How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR) and Jennifer Nuzzo (CFR), January 12, 2021

Preparing for the Next Pandemic.” With Sylvia Mathews Burwell (American University), October 13, 2020

The Road to a COVID-19 Vaccine.” With Luciana L. Borio (CFR), September 29, 2020

The World Health Organization.” With Stewart M. Patrick (CFR), May 26, 2020

Modi’s India Under Lockdown.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), May 19, 2020

Epidemics in World History.” With Frank M. Snowden (Yale University), May 5, 2020

U.S. Global Leadership Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.” With Philip H. Gordon (CFR), April 28, 2020

The United States, China, and the Coronavirus.” With Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian (Axios), April 21, 2020

The Coronavirus's Impact Throughout Africa.” With Michelle D. Gavin (CFR), April 14, 2020

The Coronavirus in the Middle East.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), April 7, 2020

The Instability of Global Supply Chains in a Pandemic.” With Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), April 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic.” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR), March 17, 2020

The Coronavirus Outbreak.” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR) and Yanzhong Huang (CFR), January 22, 2020

A Discussion on Global Health.” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR), November 8, 2018

Global Health.” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR), April 6, 2018

International Institutions

The Age of Impunity.” With David Miliband (International Rescue Committee), July 6, 2021

The World Health Organization.” With Stewart M. Patrick (CFR), May 26, 2020

The World Trade Organization.” With Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR), July 16, 2019

The Liberal World Order.” With Robert Kagan (Brookings Institution), November 1, 2018

The State of American Global Leadership.” With Ivo H. Daalder (Chicago Council on Global Affairs) and James M. Lindsay (CFR), October 25, 2018

A Recap of the United Nations General Assembly.” With Stewart M. Patrick (CFR), September 27, 2018

Grand Strategy.” With Hal Brands (Johns Hopkins University), February 22, 2018

America's Place in the World.” With Stephen J. Hadley (Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush), February 1, 2018

Latin America

Protests in Cuba." With Paul J. Angelo (CFR) and Carmen Sesin (NBCNews.com and NBCLatino), July 27, 2021

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in Latin America.” With Steven Levitsky (Harvard University), April 6, 2021

How Will Biden Handle Latin America?” With Paul J. Angelo (CFR) and Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), December 22, 2020

What Would a Smart Immigration Policy Look Like?” With Edward Alden (CFR) and James Carafano (Heritage Foundation), December 10, 2019

Central American Migration.” With Paul J. Angelo (CFR), July 30, 2019

Turmoil in Venezuela.” With Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR) May 1, 2019

Developments in Venezuela.” With Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), February 4, 2019

Mexico's Upcoming Presidential Election.” With Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), June 8, 2018

U.S.-Cuba Ties.” With Carla Anne Robbins (CFR), October 6, 2017

Middle East

Iran

Iran’s Presidential Election.” With Suzanne Maloney (Brookings Institution), June 15, 2021

The Killing of Qasem Soleimani.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), Philip H. Gordon (CFR), and Ray Takeyh (CFR), January 7, 2020

Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran?” With Robert Malley (International Crisis Group) and Ray Takeyh (CFR), November 12, 2019“Iran’s Next Move.” With Ray Takeyh (CFR), August 6, 2019

The Iran Nuclear Deal.” With Michael Dempsey (CFR) and Philip H. Gordon (CFR), May 16, 2018

Iran.” With Philip H. Gordon (CFR) and Ray Takeyh (CFR), January 10, 2018

The Iran Nuclear Agreement.” With Philip H. Gordon (CFR), July 31, 2017

Israel

Turmoil in Jerusalem.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), May 11, 2021

The Israel-UAE Peace Deal.” With Martin S. Indyk (CFR), August 25, 2020

Israel’s Possible Annexation of the Jordan Valley.” With Martin S. Indyk (CFR), June 23, 2020

Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?” With Michael Doran (Hudson Institute) and Lara Friedman (Foundation for Middle East Peace), December 3, 2019

Anticipating Israel’s Election.” With Martin S. Indyk (CFR), March 19, 2019

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” With Elliot Abrams (CFR), August 31, 2017

U.S.-Israel Relations.” With Robert Danin (CFR), February 17, 2017

Qatar

Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), June 30, 2017

Regional Issues

How Will Biden Handle the Middle East?” With Steven A. Cook (CFR) and Martin S. Indyk (CFR), December 15, 2020

The Coronavirus in the Middle East.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), April 7, 2020

Jerusalem's Status.” With Elliot Abrams (CFR), December 14, 2017

Middle East.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), December 23, 2016

Saudi Arabia

The Russian-Saudi Oil Price War.” With Amy Myers Jaffe (CFR), March 24, 2020

Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?” With Yasmine Farouk (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) and Bernard Haykel (Princeton University), January 28, 2020

Syria

Kurdish Women and the Fight Against ISIS.” With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (CFR), February 16, 2021

The Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria.” With Henri J. Barkey (CFR) and Steven A. Cook (CFR), October 15, 2019

Women in Syria.” With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (CFR), June 18, 2019

Next Steps in Syria.” With Mona Yacoubian (United States Institute for Peace), January 30, 2019

Recent Developments in Syria.” With Steven Heydemann (Brookings Institution) and Aaron Stein (Atlantic Council), September 20, 2018

Kurdish Independence.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), October 26, 2017

Turkey

The Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria.” With Henri J. Barkey (CFR) and Steven A. Cook (CFR), October 15, 2019

Turkish Presidential Elections.” With Henri J. Barkey (CFR) and Steven A. Cook (CFR), June 29, 2018

The Turkish Referendum.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), April 18, 2017

Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control

The Future of Arms Control.” With Rose Gottemoeller (Stanford University), August 3, 2021

Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?” With Elbridge A. Colby (The Marathon Initiative) and Lori Esposito Murray (Committee for Economic Development), December 17, 2019

The Future of Nuclear Conflict.” With Ernest Moniz (Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Nuclear Threat Initiative) and Sam Nunn (Former U.S. Senator, Nuclear Threat Initiative), September 19, 2019

The Second Trump-Kim Summit.” With Sue Mi Terry (Center for Strategic and International Studies), February 26, 2019

The Aftermath of the INF Treaty.” With Lori Esposito Murray (CFR), February 11, 2019

Arms Control.” With Daryl Kimball (Arms Control Association), August 2, 2018

The Aftermath of the Trump-Kim Summit.” With Victor Cha (Center for Strategic and International Studies), July 10, 2018

The Iran Nuclear Deal.” With Michael Dempsey (CFR) and Philip H. Gordon (CFR), May 16, 2018

National Defense.” With Mara Karlin (Brookings Institution), March 22, 2018

Iran.” With Philip H. Gordon (CFR) and Ray Takeyh (CFR), January 10, 2018

The Iran Nuclear Agreement.” With Philip H. Gordon (CFR), July 31, 2017

The North Korean Nuclear Threat.” With Evans J.R. Revere (Former Deputy Chief Mission U.S. Embassy in Seoul), July 11, 2017

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program.” With George Perkovich (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), April 11, 2017

Special Series

Election 2020

Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?” With Carter Malkasian (Pearson Institute) and Barnett Rubin (New York University), February 25, 2020

What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?” With Mira Rapp-Hooper (CFR) and Michael D. Swaine (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), February 4, 2020

Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?” With Yasmine Farouk (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) and Bernard Haykel (Princeton University), January 28, 2020

Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?” With Mackenzie Eaglen (American Enterprise Institute) and William D. Hartung (Center for International Policy), January 14, 2020

The Killing of Qasem Soleimani.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), Philip H. Gordon (CFR), and Ray Takeyh (CFR), January 7, 2020

Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?” With Elbridge A. Colby (The Marathon Initiative) and Lori Esposito Murray (Committee for Economic Development), December 17, 2019

What Would a Smart Immigration Policy Look Like?” With Edward Alden (CFR) and James Carafano (Heritage Foundation), December 10, 2019

Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?” With Michael Doran (Hudson Institute) and Lara Friedman (Foundation for Middle East Peace), December 3, 2019

Should the United States Rethink Its Trade Policy?” With Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR) and Thea M. Lee (Economic Policy Institute), November 26, 2019

Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?” With Rajan Menon (City College of New York) and Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), November 19, 2019

Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran?” With Robert Malley (International Crisis Group) and Ray Takeyh (CFR), November 12, 2019

Should the United States Do Less Overseas?” With Karen Donfried (German Marshall Fund) and Christopher A. Preble (Cato Institute), November 5, 2019

Future of Democracy

Biden’s Democracy Strategy.” With Frances Z. Brown (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), August 10, 2021

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in Latin America.” With Steven Levitsky (Harvard University), April 6, 2021

Democratic Backsliding in India.” With Pratap Bhanu Mehta, March 30, 2021

Democratic Backsliding in Europe." With Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies), March 23, 2021

Democratic Crises in U.S. History.” With Suzanne Mettler (Cornell University), March 16, 2021

The Global Democratic Recession.” With Yascha Mounk (CFR), March 9, 2021

Presidential Transition: 2016-2017

Brexit.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), January 25, 2017

Inauguration Day.” With Richard N. Haass (CFR), January 13, 2017

North Korea.” With Scott Snyder (CFR), January 5, 2017

Middle East.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), December 23, 2016

Energy and Climate Change.” With Varun Sivaram, December 22, 2016

Russia.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), December 16, 2016

Cybersecurity.” With Robert Knake (CFR) and Adam Segal (CFR), December 15, 2016

China.” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR), December 8, 2016

Defense.” With Carla Anne Robbins (CFR), December 1, 2016

Immigration.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 23, 2016

Trade.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 17, 2016

Building a Government.” With Elizabeth N. Saunders (CFR), November 11, 2016

Presidential Transition: 2020-2021

What Awaits Biden on Capitol Hill?” With Algene T. Sajery (Catalyst Global Strategies) and Christopher M. Tuttle (CFR), January 19, 2021

How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR) and Jennifer Nuzzo (CFR), January 12, 2021

What Will Biden’s Trade Policy Look Like?” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR), January 5, 2021

How Will Biden Combat Climate Change?” With Alice C. Hill (CFR) and Todd Stern (Brookings Institution), December 29, 2020

How Will Biden Handle Latin America?” With Paul J. Angelo (CFR) and Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), December 22, 2020

How Will Biden Handle the Middle East?” With Steven A. Cook (CFR) and Martin S. Indyk (CFR), December 15, 2020

How Will Biden Handle Russia?” With Heather A. Conley (Center for Strategic and International Studies) and Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), December 1, 2020

How Will Biden Handle China?” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR) and Adam Segal (CFR), November 24, 2020

Can Biden Repair America’s Alliances?” With Matthias Matthijs (CFR) and Sheila A. Smith (CFR), November 17, 2020

What Foreign Policy Challenges Await President-Elect Biden?” With Richard N. Haass (CFR), November 10, 2020

Transnational Issues

Conflict

War, Culture, and Society.” With Margaret MacMillan (University of Toronto), October 20, 2020

The Future of Nuclear Conflict.” With Ernest Moniz (Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Nuclear Threat Initiative) and Sam Nunn (Former U.S. Senator, Nuclear Threat Initiative), September 19, 2019

The Senkaku Paradox.” With Michael O’Hanlon (Brookings Institution), July 9, 2019

Conflicts to Watch in 2019.” With Paul Stares (CFR), January 3, 2019

Energy

Energy, Geopolitics, and the Global Map.” With Daniel Yergin (IHS Markit), October 6, 2020

The Russian-Saudi Oil Price War.” With Amy Myers Jaffe (CFR), March 24, 2020

Energy and Geopolitics.” With Meghan O’Sullivan (CFR), September 22, 2017

Energy and Climate Change.” With Varun Sivaram, December 22, 2016

Human Rights

The Global #MeToo Movement.” With Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR) and Meighan Stone (CFR), July 13, 2021

The Age of Impunity.” With David Miliband (International Rescue Committee), July 6, 2021

Global Progress Toward Gender Equality.” With Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR), March 2, 2021

Russians Protest Navalny’s Arrest.” With Maria Lipman (George Washington University), February 2, 2021

The Belarus Protests.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), September 8, 2020

The Impact of Women in Political Power.” With Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR), August 18, 2020

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis.” With Meenakshi Ganguly (Human Rights Watch), August 4, 2020

The Consequences of Human Trafficking.” With Jamille Bigio (CFR), July 28, 2020

China’s Uighurs.” With Gulchehra Hoja (Radio Free Asia), July 21, 2020

Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law.” With Victoria Tin-bor Hui (University of Notre Dame), July 14, 2020

Israel’s Possible Annexation of the Jordan Valley.” With Martin S. Indyk (CFR), June 23, 2020

Modi’s India Under Lockdown.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), May 19, 2020

U.S. Human Rights Policy.” With Sarah B. Snyder (American University), September 10, 2019

The Hong Kong Protests.” With Jerome A. Cohen (CFR), September 4, 2019

Women in Syria.” With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (CFR), June 18, 2019

Women’s Empowerment in the #MeToo Era.” With Meighan Stone (CFR) and Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR), December 6, 2018

Human Rights.” With Sarah Margon (Human Rights Watch), April 26, 2018

Human Rights and Diplomacy.” With David Kramer (McCain Institute), May 5, 2017

Famine and Humanitarian Aid.” With Andrew Natsios (Former Administrator of USAID), March 31, 2017

International Economy

The Instability of Global Supply Chains in a Pandemic.” With Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), April 1, 2020

The Do-or-Die Brexit Deal.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), October 22, 2019

The G7 Summit.” With Stewart M. Patrick (CFR), August 20, 2019

The World Trade Organization.” With Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR), July 16, 2019

A New NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 20, 2019

Brexit’s Next Six Months.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), April 11, 2019

On the Upcoming G20 Summit.” With Stewart M. Patrick (CFR), November 29, 2018

A Look at the New NAFTA.” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), October 4, 2018

The Meltdown in the Emerging Markets.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), September 13, 2018

The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later.” With Adam Tooze (Columbia University), September 6, 2018

NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 8, 2018

Costs of the Olympics.” With Andrew Zimbalist (Smith College), February 8, 2018

Creating Jobs.” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Robert E. Litan (CFR), June 22, 2017

Brexit.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), January 25, 2017

Terrorism

The Changing Landscape of Domestic Terrorism.” With Bruce Hoffman (CFR), June 16, 2020

The Killing of Qasem Soleimani.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), Philip H. Gordon (CFR), and Ray Takeyh (CFR), January 7, 2020

Turmoil in Kashmir.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), August 14, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations.” With Alyssa Ayres (CFR), March 12, 2019

Terrorism.” With Bruce Hoffman (CFR), April 12, 2018

How to Stop Terrorism.” With Farah Pandith (CFR), May 31, 2017

Trade

The Instability of Global Supply Chains in a Pandemic.” With Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), April 1, 2020

The Do-or-Die Brexit Deal.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), October 22, 2019

The World Trade Organization.” With Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR), July 16, 2019

A New NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 20, 2019

Brexit’s Next Six Months.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), April 11, 2019

A Look at the New NAFTA.” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), October 4, 2018

NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 8, 2018

Remaking Trade.” With Michael Froman (former USTR), July 25, 2017

Renegotiating NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 9, 2017

Brexit.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), January 25, 2017

United States

Alliances

Can Biden Repair America’s Alliances?” With Matthias Matthijs (CFR) and Sheila A. Smith (CFR), November 17, 2020

The Future of American Alliances.” With Mira Rapp-Hooper (CFR), June 9, 2020

The State of the Special Relationship.” With Karen Pierce (British Ambassador to the United States), June 2, 2020

Navigating the Global Era.” With Richard N. Haass (CFR), May 12, 2020

The U.S.-Australia Relationship.” With Charles Edel (University of Sydney) and John Lee (University of Sydney), October 1, 2019

Trump in Tokyo.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), May 28, 2019

NATO Turns Seventy.” With Ivo H. Daalder (Chicago Council on Global Affairs), April 1, 2019

The Abe-Trump Summit.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), April 19, 2018

America's Allies.” With Michael Fullilove and Robin Niblett (Chatham House), May 17, 2017

U.S.-EU Relations.” With Charles A. Kupchan (CFR), March 1, 2017

U.S.-Israel Relations.” With Robert Danin (CFR), February 17, 2017

U.S.-Japan Relations.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), February 10, 2017

Defense Policy

Rethinking U.S. Defense Strategy." With Elbridge A. Colby (The Marathon Initiative), September 14, 2021 

U.S. Maritime Strategy.” With Rear Admiral James Bynum (U.S. Navy), Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro (U.S. Coast Guard), and Major General Paul J. Rock Jr. (U.S. Marine Corps), April 27, 2021

The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan.” With Max Boot (CFR), April 20, 2021 

Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?” With Carter Malkasian (Pearson Institute) and Barnett Rubin (New York University), February 25, 2020

Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?” With Mackenzie Eaglen (American Enterprise Institute) and William D. Hartung (Center for International Policy), January 14, 2020

Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?” With Elbridge A. Colby (The Marathon Initiative) and Lori Esposito Murray (Committee for Economic Development), December 17, 2019

Innovation and National Security.” With William H. McRaven (University of Texas at Austin), September 24, 2019

The Future of Nuclear Conflict.” With Ernest Moniz (Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Nuclear Threat Initiative) and Sam Nunn (Former U.S. Senator, Nuclear Threat Initiative), September 19, 2019

Inside the Pentagon.” With Ash Carter (Former U.S. Secretary of Defense), June 11, 2019

NATO Turns Seventy.” With Ivo H. Daalder (Chicago Council on Global Affairs), April 1, 2019

The U.S. in Afghanistan.” With Anthony Cordesman (Center for Strategic and International Studies), August 16, 2018

Arms Control.” With Daryl Kimball (Arms Control Association), August 2, 2018

Killer Robots and Autonomous Weapons.” With Paul Scharre (Center for a New American Security), June 1, 2018

National Defense.” With Mara Karlin (Brookings Institution), March 22, 2018

Grand Strategy.” With Hal Brands (Johns Hopkins University), February 22, 2018

Lessons of History and Edward Lansdale.” With Max Boot (CFR), January 25, 2018

U.S. Defense Policy.” With Michael O'Hanlon (Brookings Institution), January 4, 2018

Presidential War Powers.” With John B. Bellinger III (CFR), November 9, 2017

State of the U.S. Air Force.” With George M. Reynolds (CFR), October 13, 2017

The War in Afghanistan.” With Seth Jones (RAND Corporation), August 24, 2017

Afghanistan, Fifteen and a Half Years Later.” With Zalmay Khalilzad (Center for Strategic and International Studies), May 24, 2017

Defense Spending.” With Todd Harrison (Center for Strategic and International Studies), March 23, 2017

Military Perspectives in the White House.” With Janine Davidson (Former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy), March 9, 2017

Defense.” With Carla Anne Robbins (CFR), December 1, 2016

Diplomacy

Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy.” With Frank G. Wisner (Former Ambassador to India, Egypt, and the Philippines, and Zambia), July 7, 2020

Should the United States Do Less Overseas?” With Karen Donfried (German Marshall Fund) and Christopher A. Preble (Cato Institute), November 5, 2019

Kissinger’s Foreign Policy.” With Winston Lord (Former President, CFR), June 25, 2019

American Diplomacy.” With William J. Burns (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), June 4, 2019

Navigating Post–Cold War Peace.” With Michael Mandelbaum (Johns Hopkins University), April 23, 2019

George C. Marshall's Legacy.” With Daniel Kurtz-Phelan (Foreign Affairs), July 3, 2018

U.S. Diplomacy.” With Nicholas Burns (Harvard University), November 17, 2017

Human Rights and Diplomacy.” With David Kramer (McCain Institute), May 5, 2017

Grand Strategy

Rethinking American Grand Strategy." With Beverly Gage (Yale University), Christopher Nichols (Oregon State University), and Andrew Preston (University of Cambridge), May 4, 2021 

Grand Strategy and An Open World.” With Rebecca Lissner (U.S. Naval War College), September 22, 2020

The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy.” With Kori Schake (International Institute for Strategic Studies), May 7, 2019

Grand Strategy.” With Hal Brands (Johns Hopkins University), February 22, 2018

History

Democratic Crises in U.S. History.” With Suzanne Mettler (Cornell University), March 16, 2021

The History of U.S. Isolationism.” With Charles A. Kupchan (CFR), October 27, 2020

The History of U.S. Foreign Policy.” With Robert B. Zoellick (Harvard University), August 11, 2020

The History of U.S.-Ukraine Relations.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), October 8, 2019

Kissinger’s Foreign Policy.” With Winston Lord (Former President, CFR), June 25, 2019

American Diplomacy.” With William J. Burns (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), June 4, 2019

Navigating Post–Cold War Peace.” With Michael Mandelbaum (Johns Hopkins University), April 23, 2019

The Marshall Plan.” With Benn Steil (CFR), March 8, 2018

Lessons of the Vietnam War.” With Fredrik Logevall (Harvard University), March 1, 2018

Lessons of History and Edward Lansdale.” With Max Boot (CFR), January 25, 2018

Immigration

What Would a Smart Immigration Policy Look Like?” With Edward Alden (CFR) and James Carafano (Heritage Foundation), December 10, 2019

Central American Migration.” With Paul J. Angelo (CFR), July 30, 2019

Trade and Immigration after the Midterms.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 15, 2018

Ending DACA.” With Edward Alden (CFR), September 7, 2017

Enforcing Deportation.” With Edward Alden (CFR), February 24, 2017

Immigration Executive Order.” With Edward Alden (CFR), January 31, 2017

Immigration.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 23, 2016

Politics

Grading Biden’s Foreign Policy.” With Daniel Drezner (Tufts University), July 20, 2021

Foreign Policy for the Middle Class.” With Rozlyn Engel (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), June 22, 2021

What Awaits Biden on Capitol Hill?” With Algene T. Sajery (Catalyst Global Strategies) and Christopher M. Tuttle (CFR), January 19, 2021

Presidential Emergency Powers.” With Matthew C. Waxman (Columbia Law School), January 25, 2019

Congress and Foreign Policy.” With Christopher M. Tuttle (CFR), January 18, 2019

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Is Fired.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR) and Paul Stares (CFR), March 13, 2018

Threats to U.S. Homeland Security.” With Lisa Monaco (New York University), November 30, 2017

Presidential War Powers.” With John B. Bellinger III (CFR), November 9, 2017

Protecting Sovereignty.” With Stewart M. Patrick (CFR), November 3, 2017

Making Use of Intelligence.” With Michael Dempsey (CFR), September 29, 2017

Presidential Transition: 2016-2017

Brexit.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), January 25, 2017

Inauguration Day.” With Richard N. Haass (CFR), January 13, 2017

North Korea.” With Scott Snyder (CFR), January 5, 2017

Middle East.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), December 23, 2016

Energy and Climate Change.” With Varun Sivaram, December 22, 2016

Russia.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), December 16, 2016

Cybersecurity.” With Robert Knake (CFR) and Adam Segal (CFR), December 15, 2016

China.” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR), December 8, 2016

Defense.” With Carla Anne Robbins (CFR), December 1, 2016

Immigration.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 23, 2016

Trade.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 17, 2016

Building a Government.” With Elizabeth N. Saunders (CFR), November 11, 2016

Presidential Transition: 2020-2021

What Awaits Biden on Capitol Hill?” With Algene T. Sajery (Catalyst Global Strategies) and Christopher M. Tuttle (CFR), January 19, 2021

How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?” With Thomas J. Bollyky (CFR) and Jennifer Nuzzo (CFR), January 12, 2021

What Will Biden’s Trade Policy Look Like?” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR), January 5, 2021

How Will Biden Combat Climate Change?” With Alice C. Hill (CFR) and Todd Stern (Brookings Institution), December 29, 2020

How Will Biden Handle Latin America?” With Paul J. Angelo (CFR) and Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), December 22, 2020

How Will Biden Handle the Middle East?” With Steven A. Cook (CFR) and Martin S. Indyk (CFR), December 15, 2020

How Will Biden Handle Russia?” With Heather A. Conley (Center for Strategic and International Studies) and Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), December 1, 2020

How Will Biden Handle China?” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR) and Adam Segal (CFR), November 24, 2020

Can Biden Repair America’s Alliances?” With Matthias Matthijs (CFR) and Sheila A. Smith (CFR), November 17, 2020

What Foreign Policy Challenges Await President-Elect Biden?” With Richard N. Haass (CFR), November 10, 2020

Public Opinion

A Look at Public Opinion and Foreign Policy.” With Dina Smeltz (Chicago Council on Global Affairs), October 11, 2018

Global Perceptions of the United States.” With Bruce Stokes (Pew Research Center), July 19, 2017

Trade

Trade Protectionism.” With Adam S. Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics), September 21, 2021

What Will Biden’s Trade Policy Look Like?” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR), January 5, 2021

Should the United States Rethink Its Trade Policy?” With Jennifer A. Hillman (CFR) and Thea M. Lee (Economic Policy Institute), November 26, 2019

A New NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 20, 2019

Trade and Immigration after the Midterms.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 15, 2018

A Look at the New NAFTA.” With Edward Alden (CFR) and Shannon K. O’Neil (CFR), October 4, 2018

The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later.” With Adam Tooze (Columbia University), September 6, 2018

NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 8, 2018

Trade Policy.” With Edward Alden (CFR), April 3, 2018

Remaking Trade.” With Michael Froman (former USTR), July 25, 2017

Renegotiating NAFTA.” With Rohinton Medhora (Centre for International Governance Innovation) and Andrés Rozental (Mexican Council on Foreign Relations), May 9, 2017

Trade.” With Edward Alden (CFR), November 17, 2016

Women and Foreign Policy

The Global #MeToo Movement.” With Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR) and Meighan Stone (CFR), July 13, 2021

Global Progress Toward Gender Equality.” With Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR), March 2, 2021

Kurdish Women and the Fight Against ISIS.” With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (CFR), February 16, 2021

The Impact of Women in Political Power.” With Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR), August 18, 2020

Women in Syria.” With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (CFR), June 18, 2019

Women’s Empowerment in the #MeToo Era.” With Meighan Stone (CFR) and Rachel B. Vogelstein (CFR), December 6, 2018

World Leaders

Shinzo Abe’s Resignation.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), September 1, 2020

The Fate of Germany’s Leadership.” With Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings Institution), March 10, 2020

The Killing of Qasem Soleimani.” With Steven A. Cook (CFR), Philip H. Gordon (CFR), and Ray Takeyh (CFR), January 7, 2020

Brexit Under Boris Johnson.” With Sebastian Mallaby (CFR), July 24, 2019

Trump in Tokyo.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), May 28, 2019

The Second Trump-Kim Summit.” With Sue Mi Terry (Center for Strategic and International Studies), February 26, 2019

The Fallout From the Trump-Putin Summit.” With Jim Goldgeier (CFR) and Charles A. Kupchan (CFR), July 19, 2018

The Aftermath of the Trump-Kim Summit.” With Victor Cha (Center for Strategic and International Studies), July 10, 2018

Xi Jinping.” With Elizabeth C. Economy (CFR), May 3, 2018

The Abe-Trump Summit.” With Sheila A. Smith (CFR), April 19, 2018

What Vladimir Putin Wants.” With Julia Ioffe (Atlantic), February 15, 2018

Trump's First Year.” With Richard N. Haass (CFR), January 16, 2018

Meeting Putin.” With Stephen Sestanovich (CFR), July 6, 2017

Xi Meets Trump.” With Ely Ratner (CFR), April 4, 2017