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June 30, 2020

China
The China Challenge, With Nick Schifrin

Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s role in the world. Schifrin is the host of PBS NewsHour’s 2019 documentar…

Podcast The Great Wall of China (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1987) crowded with visitors, Chinese flag in the foreground, 3rd century BC-14th century.

July 2, 2020

United States
Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More

Americans celebrate Independence Day amid a worrisome surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a dramatic heatwave continues in the Arctic, and Hong Kong reacts to China’s sweeping national securi…

Podcast People wearing masks walk past an American flag painted on a building during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ocean Beach, California, U.S.

July 1, 2020

Political History and Theory
Living in History

Whether you think we are making history or repeating it, it’s safe to say we are living in a historic time. In this episode, Why It Matters asks three historians to weigh in on how to use the past to…

Podcast Hong Kong protester reads book while sitting

September 18, 2019

Hong Kong
Podcast: Joshua Wong and Brian Leung on Hong Kong's Pro-democracy Movement

Ever since protests gained traction in late spring, Hong Kong has been a focal point for international attention. The protests, which drew approximately two million participants at one point, have co…

Podcast A man walks past a graffiti during a march to demand democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 18, 2019.

July 27, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: July 27, 2017

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is sworn in for a second term, national security advisors for the BRICS countries meet in Beijing, and a Vietnam War veteran receives the Medal of Honor.

Podcast Hassan Rouhani

July 20, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: July 20, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Europe, the U.S. Congress may or may not go to recess, and Turkey steps into the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

Podcast Ints Kalnins/Reuters

July 13, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: July 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkey marks one year since a failed coup attempt, and Venezuela's opposition holds a plebiscite.

Podcast Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

August 9, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan With Christine Fair

Christine Fair, associate professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and expert on South Asian political and military affairs, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss Pa…

Podcast Pakistan With Christine Fair

July 28, 2016

Global
The World Next Week: July 28, 2016

France and Germany tighten security, hackers meet in Las Vegas, and the Olympics begin.

Podcast

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