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July 14, 2022

Sri Lanka
Political Chaos in Sri Lanka, ‘Operational Pause’ in Ukraine, Farnborough Airshow, and More

Protesters in Sri Lanka storm government buildings as the president flees; Russia declares an “operational pause” in its invasion of Ukraine; the Farnborough Airshow spotlights the future of flight; …

Podcast Protestors are sprayed with water after police used tear gas to disperse them during a protest outside Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office premises, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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.

December 16, 2021

Technology and Innovation
Can Societies Keep Up with Technology?

Richard Haass and Stanford University Professor Fei-Fei Li discuss how to contend with technologies that can do both good and harm.

Podcast Doctor uses new technology to assist patient

October 20, 2020

Wars and Conflict
War, Culture, and Society, With Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at the University of Toronto, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how war has shaped culture and society throughout history. MacMillan’s new book, War:…

Podcast Vietnam

September 11, 2019

China
Episode 11: Nationalism and the Chinese State

Jessica Chen Weiss discusses the nature of activism in China and how the Chinese government is responding to these new challenges.

Podcast Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019.

March 7, 2017

China
Podcast: The Future of China’s Civil Society

On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Andreas Fulda charts the shifting dynamics that are transforming how Chinese NGOs and their foreign partners operate. Fulda, assistant professor at the University…

Podcast Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma delivers his speech during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015.

August 18, 2020

Women and Women's Rights
The Impact of Women in Political Power, With Rachel B. Vogelstein

Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR’s Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss women’s political participation in the United…

Podcast Demonstrators rally during the 2020 Women's March in New York, the United States, on Jan. 18, 2020. The fourth annual Women's March was held in many cities of the United States on Saturday.

April 29, 2021

COVID-19
India’s COVID-19 Surge, Somalia’s Political Crisis, and More

India struggles with the world’s largest COVID-19 surge, Somalia’s president addresses Parliament after dropping a bid to extend his term, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan gets underway ten y…

Podcast A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2021.

December 15, 2016

Elections and Voting
Podcast: A Chinese Perspective on the U.S. Election

It has been a busy few weeks for foreign policy analysts in Beijing as they struggle to determine how China should best approach relations with the incoming U.S. president. On this week’s Asia Unboun…

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September 3, 2019

Japan
Episode 9: South Korean Politics and Japan

Scott Snyder describes the domestic and institutional politics on the Korean side, examining how increased political polarization affects Korean attitudes toward Japan. 

Podcast South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook at a ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 rule, at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan on August 15, 2019.