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June 14, 2022

China
The China Challenge to Taiwan, With David Sacks

David Sacks, research fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s strategy toward Taiwan amid growing threats from China.

Podcast A U.S.-made Patriot missile is launched during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Ilan county, Taiwan

May 5, 2022

Elections and Voting
Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

Podcast Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa, Batangas province, Philippines, April 20, 2022.

May 17, 2022

Asia
President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down wit…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden exits Air Force One before delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Portland Air National Guard Base on April 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

April 26, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Africa’s Reaction to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, With Ebenezer Obadare

Ebenezer Obadare, Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how African countries are responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Podcast South African sand sculptor Sithembiso Buthelezi gives the final touches showing a message calling for peace between Ukraine and Russia on the North beach in Durban, on February 27, 2022.

April 28, 2022

Economics
Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes…

Podcast Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the United Nations (UN) Security Council via video link on April 05, 2022 in New York City.

April 21, 2022

France
China-Solomon Islands Pact, French Presidential Runoff, and More

U.S. officials visit the Solomon Islands to discuss China, voters in France head to the polls for a presidential runoff, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to India.

Podcast Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare reviews the honour guard during a welcome ceremony with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

December 16, 2021

China
Will This Century Belong to China?

By all accounts, China is sure to have an outsized impact on the world over the next 100 years. Richard Haass and Elizabeth Perry, director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, consider China’s rise an…

Podcast Crowd of people with a Chinese flag

March 31, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks, EU-China Summitry, and More

Russia-Ukraine peace talks continue in Istanbul, Turkey, officials from the European Union (EU) and China convene for a virtual trade summit, and Hungary holds closely watched general elections.

Podcast A Ukrainian serviceman walks at the frontline, east of Kharkiv, on March 31, 2022, during Russia's military invasion on Ukraine.

March 3, 2022

Russia
Russian Invasion Intensifies, Chinese Leaders Convene, and More

Russian forces ramp up assaults on Ukrainian cities, Chinese leaders gather for their annual “Two Sessions” meeting, and South Koreans head to the polls for a presidential election.

Podcast Black smoke rises from a military airport in Chuguyev near Kharkiv on February 24, 2022.

March 22, 2022

North Korea
The North Korea Challenge, With Scott A. Snyder

Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the global implications of North Korea’s recent mi…

Podcast This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15 shows a test launch of the ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location.