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August 11, 2022

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer (Rebroadcast)

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they reco…

Podcast A woman reads at the Jakarta's Public Library in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2021.

July 28, 2022

Russia
Russia Tries Journalist, China Celebrates Its Army, UN Meets on Nuclear Weapons, and More

A Moscow court considers the case of Marina Ovsyannikova, a Russian reporter who protested the invasion of Ukraine; China celebrates the ninety-fifth anniversary of its People’s Liberation Army amid …

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with journalists following Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan June 29, 2022. Picture taken June 29, 2022. Sputnik/Dmitry Azarov/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

July 26, 2022

Islamic State
The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

James M. Lindsay sits down with Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the U.S. war against ISIS.   

Podcast Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017.

July 19, 2022

Cybersecurity
The Future of Cybersecurity, With Jami Miscik and Adam Segal

Jami Miscik and Adam Segal, co-chair and director of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Cybersecurity, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the fragmentation of the internet, cybercrime…

Podcast Hand over computer

July 14, 2022

Sri Lanka
Political Chaos in Sri Lanka, ‘Operational Pause’ in Ukraine, Farnborough Airshow, and More

Protesters in Sri Lanka storm government buildings as the president flees; Russia declares an “operational pause” in its invasion of Ukraine; the Farnborough Airshow spotlights the future of flight; …

Podcast Protestors are sprayed with water after police used tear gas to disperse them during a protest outside Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office premises, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

July 12, 2022

Russia
The Long War in Ukraine, With Michael Kofman

Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian and Ukrainian military strategies, equipment, and the likel…

Podcast Ukrainian service members ride an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), in Donetsk region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine July 7, 2022.

July 7, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Biden’s Middle East Trip, Meeting With AMLO, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia and prepares for a meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom reacts to the resi…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Price Saud Al-Faisal upon his arrival at Riyadh airbase from his 2011 visit as Vice President

June 21, 2022

China
Miscalculating on China, With Aaron L. Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States got China wrong and what the Biden admini…

Podcast hinese President Xi Jinping, bottom left, is applauded by members of the government as he arrives at the opening session of the National Peoples Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2022 in Beijing, China. China's annual political gathering known as the Two Sessions opened Friday and will convene leaders and lawmakers to set the government's agenda for domestic economic and social development for the year.

June 9, 2022

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they reco…

Podcast A woman reads at the Jakarta's Public Library in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2021.

June 7, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
America’s Rise to Power, With Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter professor emeritus of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the continuities and changes in U.S. fore…

Podcast Veterans hold a US flag at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2022, during Memorial Day celebrations