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April 13, 2021

China
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, With Jacob J. Lew and Gary Roughead

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, managing partner at Lindsay Goldberg, and retired Admiral Gary Roughead, Robert and Marion Oster distinguished military fellow at Stanford University’s Ho…

Podcast A woman walks past a flower arrangement set up to mark the upcoming Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China April 19, 2019. Picture taken April 19, 2019.

September 14, 2021

Defense and Security
Rethinking U.S. Defense Strategy, With Elbridge A. Colby

Elbridge A. Colby, cofounder and principal of the Marathon Initiative, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether and how the United States should revise its defense strategy to face its curr…

Podcast The Pentagon logo and an American flag are lit up January 3, 2002 in the briefing room of Pentagon in Arlington, VA.

September 29, 2020

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
The Road to a COVID-19 Vaccine, With Luciana L. Borio

Luciana Borio, vice president of In-Q-Tel and senior fellow for global health at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the process of developing and distributing a coronavirus vaccine.

Podcast People work in the packaging facility of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a government-organized media tour in Beijing, China.

October 3, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Range Wars in Nigeria's Middle Belt

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Bukola Ademola-Adelehin of Search for Common Ground and EJ Hogendoorn of International Crisis Group to discuss their respective orga…

Podcast Nigeria-Fulani-Cattle-Middle-Belt-Violence

February 14, 2017

China
Podcast: China’s Unlikely Partners on the Road to Reform

Over the past forty years, the Chinese economy has undergone a striking transformation. In 1976, in the wake of Mao’s death and the Cultural Revolution, planned production and fixed pricing stifled m…

Podcast Cover: Harvard University Press

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

February 23, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Policy Toward Africa, with Landry Signé

Landry Signé, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. interests in A…

Podcast A street vendor sells regalia depicting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa outside the venue for the African National Congress (ANC) 107th anniversary celebrations at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on January 12, 2019.

May 11, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: May 11, 2017

China hosts a global forum on the Silk Road initiative, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to the United States, and Iran holds a presidential election.

Podcast

May 11, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: May 11, 2017

China hosts a global forum on the Silk Road initiative, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to the United States, and Iran holds a presidential election.

Podcast

June 29, 2018

China
Podcast: Xi Jinping's Third Revolution

First came Mao, then came Deng, now Chinese President Xi Jinping has ushered in the Third Revolution, introducing sweeping reforms throughout the government, economy, and society. Unlike past leaders…

Podcast A man walks past New Year decoration pictures featuring China's President Xi Jinping, China's late Chairman Mao Zedong and some other current senior officials, at a market in Juancheng, Shandong province, February 17, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).