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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.

December 20, 2018

Global
Democracy in Crisis: What to Watch in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, CFR’s James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Brookings senior fellow Constanze Stelzenmuller to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to 2019. Democratic ba…

Podcast Protesters gather at rally against new laws passed by right wing conservative government lead by Viktor Orban, in Budapest, Hungary.

February 9, 2018

China
Podcast: How Chinese Millennials are Changing the World, One Selfie at a Time

Four hundred million strong, the number of young Chinese exceeds the combined population of the United States and Canada. And as China grows more prominent on the world stage, Chinese youth are emerg…

Podcast A woman poses for her self-portrait with her mobile phone while another works on a painting in front of a graffiti during the 2013 Beijing 798 Art Festival at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing October 8, 2013. The art zone, originally an unused factory, was transformed into a landmark of contemporary art in Beijing in the 1990s.

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

May 24, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
Trump-Kim Talks Canceled, Presidential Elections in Colombia, and More

President Trump cancels an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, European exceptions on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are set to expire, and Colombia holds presidential elections.

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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 hinese 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.

March 1, 2018

Trade
March 1, 2018

A contentious general election takes place in Italy, eleven nations sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and the year’s best films are honored at the Academy Awards.

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February 2, 2018

India
Podcast: India's Time Is Now

How will an emerging India wield its influence? With 800 million voters, India is the world’s largest democracy. It is also one of the world’s largest economies, with some experts predicting that its…

Podcast India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he attends the Opening Plenary during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2018.

December 5, 2017

Japan
Episode 7: New Voices in the Struggle Over History

Professor Celeste Arrington looks at the recent rise of activist citizen movements in Japan and South Korea and how they have changed the conversation over war memory in both countries.

Podcast People release doves as a symbol of peace at the Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead in Tokyo August 15, 2012, on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.

December 3, 2017

Japan
Episode 5: The Myth of Japan’s Rightward Turn

Professor Jennifer Lind analyzes the often overlooked distinction between nationalism and militarism and explains the misperceptions surrounding Japan’s security policies.  

Podcast Protesters gather at a rally against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bill and his administration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on September 14, 2015.