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October 26, 2021

Southeast Asia
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, With Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue senior fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s poli…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021.

August 12, 2020

Education
Why We Need International Students

For decades, international students have enjoyed bipartisan support in the United States, with strong consensus that they fuel American innovation, job creation, and competitiveness. But in recent ye…

Podcast Students cheer during commencment ceremonies at Columbia University May 18, 2005 in New York City. This is the 251st class to graduate from Columbia.

October 7, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meetings, the Czech Republic holds closely watched elections in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak, and the Group of Twenty…

Podcast Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis talks with his fans during his campaign cruise with supporters on a ship at Brno Reservoir on October 01, 2021 in Brno, Czech Republic. The 2021 parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic will be held on October 7th and 8th.

September 21, 2021

Trade
Trade Protectionism, With Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States has become less open to trade in recent decades and wh…

Podcast Shipping containers are left stacked in the Port of Los Angeles because of the West Coast lockout of dockworkers by shipping lines on October 2, 2002 in Long Beach, California.

September 16, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Podcast Takeover: Nuclear Security, From The President’s Inbox

Why It Matters is pleased to present an episode from its sister podcast, The President’s Inbox. Today, U.S. national security is dependent on international nuclear agreements. How does the world regu…

Podcast Nuclear missile gets launched into the sky, creating smoke

February 18, 2016

China
Podcast: Understanding the Internal Debates Among China’s Top Thinkers

While China’s leaders may hew to one political and economic line, there is an ongoing, vibrant debate among China’s top thinkers and scholars about the future of the country. In his new book, China’s…

Podcast Great hall of the people

August 3, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Future of Arms Control, With Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller, former deputy secretary general of NATO and Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for Internationa…

Podcast .S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on June 16, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland.

August 17, 2021

China
China’s Threat to Taiwan, With Oriana Skylar Mastro

Oriana Skylar Mastro, center fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and non-resident senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, sits down with J…

Podcast Soldiers stand on deck of the ambitious transport dock Yimen Shan of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy as it participates in a naval parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of China's PLA Navy in the sea near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province, on April 23, 2019.

July 6, 2021

International Law
The Age of Impunity, With David Miliband

David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the international community can hold accountable governments and terroris…

Podcast Afghan hospital workers load the coffins of the three International aid workers killed in an attack claimed by the insurgent Taliban in Logar province some 50 km south of Kabul on August 13, 2008.

August 10, 2021

Democracy
Biden’s Democracy Strategy, With Frances Z. Brown

Frances Z. Brown, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and co-director of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss…

Podcast President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, August 6, 2021.