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September 28, 2022

Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Exception

The U.S.-Saudi relationship is fraught with complications. Saudi Arabia has the largest oil reserves in the world, giving it influence over what Americans pay at the gas pump. At the same time, the k…

Podcast MBS and Biden

October 20, 2022

Saudi Arabia
‘Davos of the Desert’, Ukraine’s Reconstruction, U.S. Chip Restrictions, and More

Investors and high-ranking officials land in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Future Investment Initiative, dubbed the ‘Davos of the Desert;’ the German Group of Seven (G7) presidency and the European C…

Podcast A view shows a destroyed theatre building in Mariupol

October 6, 2022

Arctic
UNGA Vote on Russia’s Annexation, Arctic Circle Assembly, International Day of the Girl, and More

The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a resolution condemning Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory; thousands of participants gather in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Arctic Circle Ass…

Podcast Marine Seismic in the Arctic

October 11, 2022

China
China’s 20th National Party Congress, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party’s upcoming 20th National Congress means for Chin…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

September 29, 2022

Energy and Environment
Nord Stream Leaks, Brazil’s Elections, Iranian Protests, and More

European leaders investigate the sudden leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, suspecting sabotage; Brazil holds its presidential election amid strong partisan tensions; and Iranians continue th…

Podcast Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm

July 5, 2022

Climate Change
TPI Presents: The World’s First Energy Crisis, From The Foreign Affairs Interview

The President’s Inbox is pleased to present an episode from Foreign Affairs’ new podcast, The Foreign Affairs Interview. In this episode, Jason Bordoff, co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate Schoo…

Podcast Gas prices are advertised at Chevron station in Los Angeles

September 15, 2022

United Nations General Assembly
UNGA77, NATO Military Chiefs Convene, U.S. Inflation, and More

World leaders gather for the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly; NATO’s senior military authority meets in Estonia to discuss the war in Ukraine; and the U.S. Federal Reserve plans an…

Podcast The seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly opens at the UN headquarters on September 13, 2022, in New York City. Liao Pan/China News Service/Getty Images

August 25, 2022

China
Macron’s Algeria Trip, Drought in China, Anniversary of Afghanistan Withdrawal, and More

The United States marks one year since its military withdrawal from Afghanistan; China goes through a severe drought, with repercussions for agriculture, energy, and supply chains; and French Preside…

Podcast A person takes a break after attempting to put out a brush fire during a drought in Nanchang, China. Thomas Peter/Reuters

August 18, 2022

South Korea
U.S.-South Korea Military Drills, Iran Nuclear Deal Diplomacy, Ukraine’s Independence Day, and More

The United States and South Korea hold joint military drills amid mounting tough rhetoric from North Korea; nuclear deal negotiations continue as Iran responds to the European Union’s most recent dra…

Podcast South Korean army K1A1 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, August 28, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

January 13, 2017

United States
The President's Inbox: Inauguration Day

CFR President Richard N. Haass, Director of Studies James M. Lindsay, and CFR.org Managing Editor Robert McMahon examine the world that President-Elect Donald Trump will inherit on Inauguration Day.

Podcast President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to the crowds during the 58th U.S. Presidential Inauguration.