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May 17, 2022

Asia
President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down wit…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden exits Air Force One before delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Portland Air National Guard Base on April 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

April 19, 2022

Democracy
The Future of Diverse Democracies, With Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk, senior fellow at CFR and professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the challenges that ethnically, racia…

Podcast Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour December 19, 2005 in New York City. Transit workers continue to negotiate a contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority while saying a system-wide strike will occur if an agreement is not reached by 12:01 a.m. tonight.

October 1, 2019

United States
The U.S.-Australia Relationship, With Charles Edel and John Lee

Charles Edel and John Lee, senior fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the U.S.-Australia alliance. Edel and Lee …

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

March 4, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Election, With John Campbell

John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the recent election in Nigeria.

Podcast Supporters of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate in Kano.

June 10, 2016

China
Podcast: The Life and Death of John Birch

When most Americans hear the name John Birch, they immediately think of the John Birch Society: an anticommunist, right-wing advocacy group that flourished in the 1950s and 60s. But who was John Birc…

Podcast The Life and Death of John Birch

December 14, 2021

Russia
The U.S.-Russia Stalemate, With Mary Elise Sarotte

Mary Elise Sarotte, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis distinguished professor of historical studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021.

March 17, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Adaptation: Rising Tides in Coastal Cities

The world is already witnessing the effects of climate change. One inescapable and irreversible consequence is sea-level rise, which could destroy coastal cities. How will the world adapt to rising t…

Podcast Yellow taxi cabs submerged in floodwaters

December 16, 2021

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Is Population Change a Problem?

Birth rates are booming in some countries and plummeting in others. Leading demographer Nicholas Eberstadt and Richard Haass analyze the most important trends and their consequences.

Podcast Predictive model of population growth

March 16, 2021

Democracy
Democracy Tested: Democratic Crises in U.S. History, With Suzanne Mettler

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on the future of democracy, James M. Lindsay speaks with experts to discuss whether and where democratic governance is faltering around the world. This…

Podcast The US Capital is seen as National Guard and US Capitol Police stand guard on February 08, 2021 in Washington, DC.

December 16, 2021

Democracy
Can Democracy Survive?

In the face of democratic backsliding around the world, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Applebaum and Richard Haass discuss what needs to happen for democracy to survive.

Podcast The U.S. capitol on January 6th