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January 23, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Podcast Sierra-Leone-Kamajors-Vigilante-Counterinsurgency-Africa Vigilante Groups and Counterinsurgencies in Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Ned Dalby, a senior research analyst with International Crisis Group and lead contributor to the new report Double-Edged Sword: Vigi…

March 3, 2017

Nigeria
Podcast People wash clothes in a dry riverbed in Maroua, Cameroon The Lake Chad Crisis

In this episode of the Africa in Transition Podcast series John Campbell is joined by the International Crisis Group’s Nnamdi Obasi, Hans De Marie Heungoup, and EJ Hogendoorn. The group discusses the…

June 14, 2018

China
Podcast Child at site of air strike in Saada, Yemen U.S. Moves Forward with China Tariffs and the UN Scrambles to Avert Deeper Crisis in Yemen

The White House moves forward with tariffs on Chinese imports, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and World Refugee Day is marked around the world.

May 31, 2018

North Korea
Podcast Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks to the media in Rome U.S.-North Korea Summit Still Tentative, Political Crisis Deepens in Italy

The twists and turns on the route to a U.S.-North Korea summit continue, ongoing political turmoil in Italy rocks the Eurozone, and President Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, Mexic…

June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Podcast DRC-Kabila-Elections-Protest-Opposition Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

June 19, 2018

Europe
Podcast Angela Merkel speaks to Donald Trump during the second day of the G7 meeting, 2018 Transatlantic Tension With Célia Belin and Alina Polyakova

The Brookings Institution's Célia Belin, an expert on transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, and Alina Polyakova, an expert on European politics and far-right populism and nat…

June 13, 2018

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

June 7, 2018

North Korea
Podcast G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada, Canadian mounted police officer Trade Disputes Overshadow the G7 Summit and Trump Meets Kim Jong-Un

Trade disputes on the docket at the G7 summit, anticipation of a meeting between President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un builds, and the World Cup kicks off in Russia.  

June 30, 2017

Donald Trump
Podcast 20170630_TPI_Qatar Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis

CFR's Steven A. Cook joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining the causes and consequences of Qatar's diplomatic crisis with its neighbors in the region.

May 3, 2018

NAFTA
Podcast 20180503_TWNW May 3, 2018

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico try to reach a deal on NAFTA, and Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential inauguration takes place.