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November 17, 2017

Donald Trump
Ambassador Nicholas Burns on U.S. Diplomacy

Ambassador Nicholas Burns joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S. diplomacy under the Donald J. Trump administration.

Podcast Rex Tillerson

November 8, 2018

Russia
Two Meaningful Anniversaries Are Marked, and the East Asia Summit Takes Place in Singapore

The 13th East Asia Summit takes place in Singapore, the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I is commemorated, and the 29-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is marked. 

Podcast Tombstones outside the WWI memorial, as France prepares to mark the centennial commemoration of the First World War Armistice Day, near Verdun, France, November 7, 2018.

October 11, 2018

United Nations
The United States Searches for a New UN Ambassador and Indonesia Hosts IMF-World Bank Annual Summit

The United States searches for a new ambassador to the UN, Indonesia hosts an IMF-World Bank summit, and the German state of Bavaria holds elections.

Podcast 20181011_TWNW

June 4, 2019

United States
American Diplomacy, With William J. Burns

Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most re…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki.

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.

February 27, 2017

Politics and Government
How to Use Red Teams and Be a Red Teamer: A Conversation with Mark Mateski

I sat down again with Mark Mateski, an expert in red teaming and one of the most insightful people I learned from while writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy. In 1997, …

Podcast Red Team vs. Blue Team

December 13, 2018

France
Protesters Return to the Streets in Paris, and Afghan Peace Talks Resume

The world marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, Yellow Vests protesters take to the streets of Paris for the fifth weekend in a row, and Pakistan’s foreign minister visits Afghani…

Podcast A Yellow Vests protester throws a tear gas canister in Nantes, France.

October 25, 2018

United States
The State of American Global Leadership with Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay

Ivo H. Daalder joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss America's abdication of global leadership.

Podcast 20181025_TPI

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

July 26, 2018

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, jo…

Podcast U.S. and Russian flags are seen flying outside the Russian Presidential Palace