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July 26, 2022

Islamic State
The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

James M. Lindsay sits down with Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the U.S. war against ISIS.   

Podcast Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017.

July 12, 2022

Russia
The Long War in Ukraine, With Michael Kofman

Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian and Ukrainian military strategies, equipment, and the likel…

Podcast Ukrainian service members ride an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), in Donetsk region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine July 7, 2022.

June 7, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
America’s Rise to Power, With Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter professor emeritus of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the continuities and changes in U.S. fore…

Podcast Veterans hold a US flag at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2022, during Memorial Day celebrations

March 29, 2022

Authoritarianism
Putin’s Choices, With Michael Kimmage

Michael Kimmage, professor of history at the Catholic University of America and visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the choice…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Presidential Grants Foundation CEO Ilya Chukalin at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 29, 2022.

January 11, 2022

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Keeping the Nuclear Peace, With Michael Krepon

Michael Krepon, cofounder of and distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rise, demise, and possible revival of arms control efforts across the globe…

Podcast View of people gathered in Central Park during the Rally For Nuclear Disarmament, New York, New York, July 12, 1982.

November 16, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The AUKUS Pact, With Michael Fullilove

Michael Fullilove, executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trilateral security agreement that Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United …

Podcast Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives in Devonport on April 22, 2021 in Tasmania, Australia. Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new strategic defense partnership to build a class of nuclear-propelled submarines and work together in the Indo-Pacific region.

October 4, 2022

Germany
Germany, Russia, and Ukraine, With Liana Fix

Liana Fix, a CFR fellow for Europe, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how German foreign policy has changed in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and whether the Kremlin’s decision to …

Podcast Greenpeace activists protest in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

July 9, 2019

China
The Senkaku Paradox, With Michael E. O’Hanlon

Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his most recent publication, The Senkaku Parado…

Podcast Activists protest in front of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei.

September 18, 2019

Hong Kong
Podcast: Joshua Wong and Brian Leung on Hong Kong's Pro-democracy Movement

Ever since protests gained traction in late spring, Hong Kong has been a focal point for international attention. The protests, which drew approximately two million participants at one point, have co…

Podcast A man walks past a graffiti during a march to demand democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 18, 2019.

July 26, 2018

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, jo…

Podcast U.S. and Russian flags are seen flying outside the Russian Presidential Palace