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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

July 6, 2021

International Law
The Age of Impunity, With David Miliband

David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the international community can hold accountable governments and terroris…

Podcast Afghan hospital workers load the coffins of the three International aid workers killed in an attack claimed by the insurgent Taliban in Logar province some 50 km south of Kabul on August 13, 2008.

January 26, 2021

China
The U.S.-China Rivalry, With David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur professor of Asian studies, political science, and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University, sits down with James M…

Podcast U.S. and Chinese flags are seen before Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomes Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 9, 2018.

June 21, 2022

China
Miscalculating on China, With Aaron L. Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States got China wrong and what the Biden admini…

Podcast hinese President Xi Jinping, bottom left, is applauded by members of the government as he arrives at the opening session of the National Peoples Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2022 in Beijing, China. China's annual political gathering known as the Two Sessions opened Friday and will convene leaders and lawmakers to set the government's agenda for domestic economic and social development for the year.

June 9, 2022

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they reco…

Podcast A woman reads at the Jakarta's Public Library in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2021.

March 15, 2022

China
The Emerging China-Russia Alliance, With Patricia M. Kim

Patricia M. Kim, David M. Rubenstein fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss h…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, in Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia June 5, 2019.

February 22, 2022

Mexico
The U.S.-Mexico Relationship, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR’s vice president, deputy director of studies and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss recent develop…

Podcast  U.S. President Joe Biden (R) meets with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (L) in the Oval Office of the White House November 18, 2021 in Washington, DC.

April 27, 2022

Russia
Update on Ukraine, With Richard Haass

In this special episode, Why It Matters follows up with CFR President Richard Haass to hear his insights on the war in Ukraine.

Podcast A view shows a theatre building destroyed in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine

December 16, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
The World Next Year: What to Watch in 2022

In this special year-end episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rock…

Podcast People queue for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during the first mega Covid-19 vaccination at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur on May 31, 2021.

August 31, 2021

Climate Change
Adapting to Climate Change, With Alice C. Hill

Alice C. Hill, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the steps policymakers, business leaders, and others need to take to…

Podcast Fire retardant from a Coulson 737 firefighting tanker jet falls on a forest to slow the Bobcat Fire at the top of a major run up a mountainside in the Angeles National Forest on September 10, 2020 north of Monrovia, California.