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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

June 15, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special 2017

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Gayle Lemmon start off the summer with a list of books tha…

Podcast Book open on a beach

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018.

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

March 3, 2021

COVID-19
A Global Shot in the Arm, With Anthony Fauci

Successful vaccine rollouts in the United States and other wealthy nations have made many people hopeful that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. But the majority of the world’s population …

Podcast A hand holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine

September 7, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: September 7, 2017

The UN Security Council debates new sanctions against North Korea, the United States marks sixteen years since the September 11 terror attacks, and Hurricane Irma heads for the U.S. mainland.

Podcast 20170907_TWNW

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

January 18, 2018

Donald Trump
January 18, 2018

The Trump administration marks its first full year in office, the African Union Summit convenes in Ethiopia, and a sixth round of NAFTA talks continues in Canada.

Podcast President Trump in Oval Office

May 24, 2017

Donald Trump
Afghanistan, Fifteen and a Half Years Later

Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Afghanistan…

Podcast U.S. secretary of defense James Mattis is greeted by Presidential Palace staff in Kabul, Afghanistan as he prepares to meet Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in April 2017.

October 21, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Secretary Colin Powell’s Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

Americans remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israeli and Russian leaders hold a summit in Sochi, and China undergoes a World Trade Organization policy review.

Podcast Secretary of State Colin Powell stands with President George W. Bush.