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January 23, 2018

Sub-Saharan 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…

Podcast Sierra-Leone-Kamajors-Vigilante-Counterinsurgency-Africa

March 3, 2017

Nigeria
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…

Podcast People wash clothes in a dry riverbed in Maroua, Cameroon

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 …

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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.

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…

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May 31, 2018

North Korea
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…

Podcast Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks to the media in Rome

June 14, 2018

China
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.

Podcast Child at site of air strike in Saada, Yemen

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.

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