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January 17, 2019

United States
Trump's Third Year, Venezuelans Protest, and More

President Donald J. Trump begins his third year in office, political turmoil continues in Venezuela, and Brexit faces more challenges. 

Podcast Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, raises his hand while he speaks during a gathering in Caracas, Venezuela January 16, 2019.

December 6, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Empowerment in the #MeToo Era, With Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone

This week, Jim Lindsay discusses the global #MeToo movement with Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone. Vogelstein is the Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy progr…

Podcast Attendee of the second annual Women's March in Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 15, 2018

Immigration and Migration
Trade and Immigration after the Midterms

Ted Alden joins Jim Lindsay to discuss trade and immigration policy after the Congressional midterms. 

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May 3, 2017

Defense and Security
What Can Nuclear Security Officers Learn From Casino Managers? A Conversation with Matthew Bunn

This week, I was joined by Professor Matthew Bunn, professor of practice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and co-principal investigator of the Belfer Center for Internatio…

Podcast Insider Threats book cover

September 27, 2018

NAFTA
U.S.-Canada Trade Deadline Looms, and Iraqi Kurdistan Holds Parliamentary Elections

A deadline looms for U.S.-Canadian trade talks, Iraqi Kurds hold parliamentary elections, and the U.S. government's fiscal year comes to a close.  

Podcast Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau NAFTA United States

June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

Podcast DRC-Kabila-Elections-Protest-Opposition

February 22, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
February 22, 2018

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits the White House, the UN Human Rights Council convenes in Geneva, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces scrutiny over his department’s budget.

Podcast UN_Human Rights Council

January 16, 2018

United States
Richard N. Haass on Trump's First Year

Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, joins James M. Lindsay to assess President Donald J. Trump's first year in office.

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January 18, 2018

Donald Trump
January 18, 2018

The Trump administration marks its first full year in office, the African Union Summit convenes in Ethiopia, and a sixth round of NAFTA talks continues in Canada.

Podcast President Trump in Oval Office

October 24, 2017

China
Podcast: Global Cities, Global Challenges

Los Angeles is the quintessential horizontal city with 915 miles of sprawling freeways and highways. Hong Kong’s astronomical real estate prices have led to a severe housing crisis. Cities in mainlan…

Podcast A view of traffic during a hazy day in Beijing, China, November 18, 2015. Some global automakers are worried that China is pushing its weight around as the world's biggest car market - by enforcing its own, often outdated, vehicle certification standards on foreign cars