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November 22, 2016

Cybersecurity
Thinking About Long-Term Cybersecurity: A Conversation With Steven Weber and Betsy Cooper

I had a fascinating conversation with Professor Steven Weber and Dr. Betsy Cooper of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). We discussed several scenarios that CLTC developed that…

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October 12, 2022

Ukraine
Update on Ukraine, With Richard Haass: How Will It End?

How does a war end? In this special episode, Why It Matters speaks with CFR President Richard Haass on the conflict in Ukraine. We ask if and how this war can come to a close and discuss what comprom…

Podcast Tank behind woman on bike

September 8, 2022

Mexico
Secretary Blinken Visits Mexico, Sweden’s Election, Big Power Summitry in Uzbekistan, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Mexico with an economics-focused agenda; Swedes head to the polls for a general election that’s expected to be a close race between the ruling left-wing …

Podcast Participants listen to China's President Xi Jinping, who delivers a speech via a video link during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Didor Sadulloev

March 17, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
NATO Leaders Talk Russia, OIC Ministers Meet, and More

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders meet in Brussels as Russia’s attacks in Ukraine continue, and ministers from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries discuss the ongoing …

Podcast Ukrainian firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an airstrike hit an apartment complex in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

September 9, 2021

9/11
Twenty Years After 9/11, Asian Powers Discuss Afghanistan, and More

Americans mark twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convenes for a summit to discuss security in Afghanistan, and Norway holds general …

Podcast Policemen and firemen run away from the huge dust cloud caused as the World Trade Center's Tower One collapses after terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the twin towers, September 11, 2001 in New York City.

August 3, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Future of Arms Control, With Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller, former deputy secretary general of NATO and Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for Internationa…

Podcast .S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on June 16, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland.

October 14, 2021

Mexico
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Experts argue that Mexico affects daily life in the United States more than any other country. For years, U.S. and Mexican officials have attempted to tackle immigration, trade, and security challeng…

Podcast Man works in manufacturing plant in Mexico

July 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
King Abdullah Visits the White House, Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes, and More

Jordanian King Abdullah II visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial for bribery charges resumes in Jerusalem, and world leaders con…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L), meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II (2nd L) at the Royal Palace on March 11, 2010 in Amman, Jordan.

July 21, 2022

Tunisia
Pope Francis Goes to Canada, Petition for Same-Sex Marriage in Ukraine, Pivotal Tunisian Referendum, and More

Pope Francis travels to Canada seeking forgiveness from Indigenous communities for Catholic Church abuses; President Volodymyr Zelensky must respond to a petition for same-sex marriage in Ukraine; an…

Podcast Demonstrators hold flags as they gather during a protest in opposition to a referendum on a new constitution called by President Kais Saied, in Tunis, Tunisia June 18, 2022.

January 11, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Replay: Biden’s CIA Director Nominee on U.S. Diplomacy

President-Elect Joe Biden recently nominated Ambassador William J. Burns to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In June of 2019, Ambassador Burns and James M. Lindsay discussed …

Podcast Then-U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns makes remarks at a session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington July 11, 2013.