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November 3, 2016

United States
Introducing the President's Inbox

The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, examines challenges awaiting the next U.S. president. Tune in each Thursday to hear Lindsa…

December 16, 2016

United States
Why Trump’s Foreign Policy Appointments Matter: A (Second) Conversation with Elizabeth Saunders

I was lucky enough to again be joined by the brilliant Elizabeth Saunders, assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University, and currently a Stan…

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January 19, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: January 19, 2017

Syrian peace talks are held in Kazakhstan, the Trump administration takes office, and the African Union holds a summit in Ethiopia.

February 2, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: February 2, 2017

Tensions flare in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Senate votes on President Trump's Cabinet nominees, and the anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty signing is observed.

November 11, 2016

United States
The World Next Week: November 10, 2016

This week, the podcast will air the first episode of The President's Inbox. CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Elizabeth N. Saunders examine President-Elect Donald Trump's two most immediate…

February 17, 2017

Syria
Rethinking the U.S. Approach in Northern Syria: A Conversation with Aaron Stein

Yesterday I spoke with Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow in the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and author of the new Center for Preventive Action paper, “Reconcilin…

Podcast Kurdish fighters gesture while carrying their parties' flags in Tel Abyad of Raqqa governorate after they said they took control of the area June 15, 2015 (Reuters/Rodi Said).

February 24, 2017

United States
Enforcing Deportation

CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Edward Alden examine the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies.

Podcast U.S. ICE officers conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Atlanta, Georgia.

November 11, 2016

United States
The President's Inbox: Building a Government

CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Elizabeth N. Saunders examine President-Elect Donald Trump's two most immediate priorities: assembling a new administration and deciding how to start his p…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) holds a cabinet meeting at the White House on March 13, 2017.

March 9, 2017

United States
Military Perspectives in the White House

CFR's Robert McMahon and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Janine Davidson examine civil-military relations in the new administration.

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

September 23, 2016

Global
The World Next Week: Afghanistan's Political Deadline, a U.S. Presidential Debate, Driverless Cars Move Forward, and More

Afghanistan's power-sharing agreement expires, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate, and U.S. regulations on semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles move forward.