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April 1, 2020

Trade
The Instability of Global Supply Chains in a Pandemic, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the corona…

Podcast Operators work at a wire harness and cable manufacturing plant as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak has rippled through the global economy and upended supply chains, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

April 2, 2020

Democracy
Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban exercises sweeping executive powers amid the coronavirus pandemic, global and local media outlets face pressure, and Israeli leaders move to form a national emer…

Podcast Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gather in Budapest's Heroes square on January 5, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

February 18, 2016

China
Podcast: Understanding the Internal Debates Among China’s Top Thinkers

While China’s leaders may hew to one political and economic line, there is an ongoing, vibrant debate among China’s top thinkers and scholars about the future of the country. In his new book, China’s…

Podcast Great hall of the people

March 10, 2020

Germany
The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Inst…

Podcast German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Charlevoix, Canada.

March 19, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) member states convene virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the world calendar, virus concerns drive a rift between the United States an…

Podcast A man wearing a protective face mask makes a selfie in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris as a lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion started at midday in Paris, France.

March 6, 2020

Authoritarianism
The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit an exhibition on the history of the Russian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

March 5, 2020

Elections and Voting
Israel’s Parliamentary Challenge, Coronavirus Funding, and More

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempts to form a governing coalition, U.S. lawmakers seek billions of dollars in emergency coronavirus funding, and the world remembers Malaysia Airlines F…

Podcast An Israeli election monitor wearing protective gear counts a ballot for the Likud party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as votes cast by Israelis in home-quarantine over coronavirus concerns following Israel's national election are tallied, in Shoham, Israel.

February 24, 2020

China
Podcast: James McGregor on the Shifting Landscape for U.S. Business in China

January was an important month for U.S. business in China. China’s new investment law came into effect, and the phase one trade agreement de-escalated trade tensions. Meanwhile, businesses across Chi…

Podcast Employees of Tesla are seen during a delivery event for Tesla China-made Model 3 cars in Shanghai

February 25, 2020

Afghanistan
Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Carter Malkasian and Barnett Rubin join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the United States’ presence in Afghanistan.

Podcast Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

February 6, 2020

United States
Iowa’s Caucus Snafu, African Union Summit, and More

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination ramps up after flawed Iowa caucuses, the African Union convenes in Addis Ababa, and international films feature prominently at this year’s Academy …

Podcast Caucus