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September 13, 2018

Economic Crises
The Meltdown in the Emerging Markets with Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at CFR and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the collapsing currency…

Podcast 20180914_TPI

September 6, 2018

United States
The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later With Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze, the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of history at Columbia University and director of the European Institute, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss how the 2008 financial crisis affected the world …

Podcast 20180906_TPI

August 16, 2018

Afghanistan
The U.S. in Afghanistan With Anthony Cordesman

Anthony Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), joins James M. Lindsay to discuss President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy.

Podcast U.S. troops wait at their base to fly to a training and advisory mission in Logar province, Afghanistan.

August 9, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Diplomatic Crisis Deepens Between Saudi Arabia and Canada, and Pakistan Swears In New Prime Minister

A war of words between Saudi Arabia and Canada escalates into a diplomatic crisis, Pakistan swears in a new prime minister, and a global heat wave sparks emergencies around the world.

Podcast A volunteer sprays water as a wildfire burns near Athens, Greece.

July 26, 2018

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, jo…

Podcast U.S. and Russian flags are seen flying outside the Russian Presidential Palace

July 26, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe Holds First Presidential Election Without Mugabe and NASA Celebrates 60 Years

Presidential elections are held in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia’s prime minister visits the United States, and NASA marks its 60th anniversary.

Podcast Supporters President Emmerson Mnangagwa at election rally in Zimbabwe

July 10, 2018

North Korea
The Aftermath of the Trump-Kim Summit With Victor Cha

Victor Cha, senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss North Korea and the aftermath of the Trump-Kim summit.

Podcast U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho as he arrives in Pyongyang on July 6. Reuters/Andrew Harnik/Pool

July 19, 2018

Donald Trump
Trump Faces Backlash Over Putin Meeting and Latin America Trade Summitry Begins

The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way…

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands meeting in Helsinki, Finland

June 29, 2018

China
Podcast: Xi Jinping's Third Revolution

First came Mao, then came Deng, now Chinese President Xi Jinping has ushered in the Third Revolution, introducing sweeping reforms throughout the government, economy, and society. Unlike past leaders…

Podcast A man walks past New Year decoration pictures featuring China's President Xi Jinping, China's late Chairman Mao Zedong and some other current senior officials, at a market in Juancheng, Shandong province, February 17, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).

June 13, 2018

China
The Emerging U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry With Aaron Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg, an expert on the international relations of Asia and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the emerging U.S.-C…

Podcast Shipping containers at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China