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The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox is a podcast examining the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. 

Each week until the Iowa caucuses, host James M. Lindsay will discuss a major foreign policy issue with two experts who disagree over how the United States should respond to it in a special Election 2020 series of the podcast. Subscribe to hear debates about the U.S. role in the world, how the United States should handle a rising China, and more.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

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James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair Full Bio
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Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and James M. Lindsay discuss the...

Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and James M. Lindsay discuss the...

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Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay India’s recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy. ...

Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay India’s recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy. ...

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Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

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Paul J. Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the causes and repercussions of migration from the Northern Triangle countri...

Paul J. Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the causes and repercussions of migration from the Northern Triangle countri...

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Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister,...

Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister,...

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Jennifer A. Hillman, CFR’s senior fellow for trade and international political economy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the operations and functions of th...

Jennifer A. Hillman, CFR’s senior fellow for trade and international political economy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the operations and functions of th...

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Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his most rece...

Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his most rece...

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Former CFR President Winston Lord sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his time working with Henry Kissinger. From 1970 to 1973, Lord served as Kissinger’s spe...

Former CFR President Winston Lord sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his time working with Henry Kissinger. From 1970 to 1973, Lord served as Kissinger’s spe...

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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in nor...

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in nor...

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Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside ...

Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside ...

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