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June 15, 2017

United States
BONUS: White House Summer Reading

This is a bonus segment from our summer reading special on our sister podcast, The World Next Week. On this part of the show Bob, Jim, and guest host Gayle Lemmon offer summer reading recommendations…

Podcast Book open on a beach

March 9, 2017

United States
Military Perspectives in the White House

CFR's Robert McMahon and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Janine Davidson examine civil-military relations in the new administration.

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

July 19, 2018

Donald Trump
Trump Faces Backlash Over Putin Meeting and Latin America Trade Summitry Begins

The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way…

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands meeting in Helsinki, Finland

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

February 22, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
February 22, 2018

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits the White House, the UN Human Rights Council convenes in Geneva, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces scrutiny over his department’s budget.

Podcast UN_Human Rights Council

July 11, 2017

Trade
What Americans Really Think About Trade: A Conversation with Alexandra Guisinger

Senior Fellow Micah Zenko speaks with Temple University Assistant Professor of Political Science Alexandra Guisinger about her new book, American Opinion on Trade: Preferences Without Politics, and h…

Podcast Trump hands pen to president of the United Steelworkers

February 16, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: February 16, 2017

The search for a new White House national security advisor continues, the UN Security Council reviews Yemen sanctions, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday.

April 4, 2017

China
Podcast: What to Expect When Trump Meets Xi

Two days from now, U.S. President Donald J. Trump will welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for a historic summit between two of the world’s most powerful leaders…

Podcast A Chinese magazine poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed at a newsstand in Shanghai, China on March 21, 2017. U.S. and Chinese citizens are anticipating a summit between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping this week.

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

October 19, 2016

Digital Policy
Net Politics Podcast: Tom Kalil

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I sat down with Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. I spoke with him about the wo…

Podcast Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, talks during the Asteroid Initiative Industry and Partner Day at NASA Headquarters in June 2013.