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November 7, 2019

Turkey
Erdogan Visits the White House, Spain Holds Another Election, and More

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House, Spaniards hold their fourth general election in four years, and the United States continues trade …

Podcast Spain

October 31, 2019

Lebanon
Protests Flare Around the Globe, U.S. House Votes, and More

Protests intensify in Lebanon, Chile, and elsewhere, and the U.S. House of Representatives votes on rules that will govern the impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump.

Podcast Lebanon

October 3, 2019

United States
The Impeachment Inquiry, U.S.-North Korea Talks, and More

U.S. House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump, denuclearization talks with North Korea resume, and U.S.-China trade negotiations continue.

Podcast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump.

September 19, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change Protests, Middle East Upheaval, and More

Climate change activists around the world are protesting during the Global Week of Action; tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States continue to rise; and U.S. President Donald J. Tr…

Podcast Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at a European Parliament plenary session.

September 16, 2019

United States
How to Read the United States

Toshihiro Nakayama evaluates today’s politics in the United States and argues that the fundamental shift that has taken place under President Donald Trump is not likely to end with his presidency.

Podcast U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren puts her arm around U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders after introducing him at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 31, 2017.

September 18, 2019

Japan
A Changing United States and Japan

The United States has become more inward-focused and nationalistic, but as Toshihiro Nakayama argues, Japan does not have a back-up plan to its alliance with the United States.

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019.

July 24, 2019

United Kingdom
Brexit Under Boris Johnson, With Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister, the future of Brexit, and Johnson…

Podcast British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in central London.

June 27, 2019

Iran
U.S.-Iran Tensions, Osaka’s G20 Summit, and More

Tensions between Iran and the United States persist, Osaka holds this year’s Group of Twenty summit, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump travels to South Korea.

Podcast Two Iranian women walk past a mural in Tehran.

June 6, 2019

United States
Trump Threatens Tariffs, Violence in Khartoum, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Mexico, and chaos persists in Sudan’s capital.

Podcast Sudanese protesters use burning tires as a barricade in Khartoum.

May 30, 2019

France
The Anniversaries of D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Protests, and More

President Donald J. Trump commemorates D-Day with a trip to Normandy, and the world remembers the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Podcast A Beijing man stands in front of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace.