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June 28, 2017

Japan
Podcast: Japan’s Security Renaissance

After seventy years of low-profile defense activities, Japan is poised to reinvent its national security posture. As Andrew Oros, professor of political science at Washington College and author of Ja…

Podcast Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force

February 4, 2016

China
Podcast: The China-Pakistan Axis

Books on China’s relations with Pakistan are not usually at the top of my reading list, but I decided that it was time to delve into the topic when I encountered Andrew Small’s new book, The China-Pa…

Podcast The China-Pakistan Axis

July 15, 2020

Olympics
Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Hosting the Olympics is a monumental undertaking that often leaves behind rusted stadiums and financial losses. So why do nations compete to do it? This episode examines the political history of the …

Podcast People pose for pictures in front of the Olympic rings in the Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

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.

May 20, 2020

China
Exporting Authoritarianism

China is undertaking massive infrastructure projects across the world and loaning billions of dollars to developing nations. On paper, the objective is to build a vast trade network, but is China als…

Podcast Chinese president Xi Jinping greets crowd alongside Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

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 17, 2017

China
Podcast: Will China Achieve Its Asian Dream?

Editor Tom Miller discusses China’s growing investment footprint across Asia under Xi Jinping, whose “Chinese Dream” may ultimately be one of regional dominance.

Podcast A general view of the "Colombo Port City" construction site, which is backed by Chinese investment, is seen in Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 9, 2016.

July 29, 2020

Climate Change
Pricing Our Climate

As the effects of climate change move from scientific predictions to daily headlines, some investors have begun sounding the alarm about impending dangers to financial markets. In this episode, exper…

Podcast Tewkesbury Abbey and a children's playground at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon, is surrounded by flood waters on February 27, 2020 in Tewskesbury, England.

February 18, 2021

Currency Reserves
The Dollar Privilege

The dollar is the world’s primary reserve currency, accounting for $6.7 trillion in foreign reserves. This has given the United States what some have called “an exorbitant privilege,” allowing it to …

Podcast A one dollar bill

March 31, 2017

Global
Famine and Humanitarian Aid

Andrew Natsios, former Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining the U.S. role in mitigating famine and hum…

Podcast A displaced Iraqi child who fled the Islamic State received humanitarian aid supplies at Al Khazer camp, Iraq.