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December 4, 2019

Space
Space Jam

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lo…

Podcast Fragments of space junk surround a planet against blackness and a field of stars.

November 12, 2019

United States
TWNW Presents: Why It Matters

The first episode of CFR's new podcast, Why it Matters, takes a look at nuclear launch authority in the United States.

Podcast Launch

October 23, 2019

United States
The Big Red Button

A U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time and, according to the law, does not need to seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s ha…

Podcast The Big Red Button

March 7, 2017

China
Podcast: The Future of China’s Civil Society

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Andreas Fulda charts the shifting dynamics that are transforming how Chinese NGOs and their foreign partners operate. Fulda, assistant professor at the University…

Podcast Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma delivers his speech during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015.

January 12, 2017

North Korea
Podcast: North Korea’s Information Underground

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Jieun Baek, author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, tells the story of the outlawed political…

Podcast north-korea-balloon-leaflets

September 14, 2016

China
Podcast: The Perfect Dictatorship

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Stein Ringen, emeritus professor at the University of Oxford and author of The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century, gives us his take on the Chinese p…

Podcast The Perfect Dictatorship

September 22, 2016

Myanmar
Podcast: Myanmar’s “Democratic” Reform

Earlier this week, as the latest stop on an historic visit to the United States, Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi made her first official appearance before the United Nations General Assembl…

Podcast Myanmar's "Democratic" Reform

October 6, 2015

China
Podcast: Unmade in China: The Real Challenge China Poses to the United States

Discussions of the challenges that China’s economy poses to the United States tend to center on issues such as currency devaluation, market access, and cyber-espionage. No doubt these all matter, but…

Podcast China chicken factory

November 5, 2009

Germany
Momentous Day Twenty Years Ago in Berlin

CFR's Bernard Gwertzman and Serge Schmemann of the International Herald Tribune discuss their role in reporting the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago and the enduring significance of that day…