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October 27, 2016

China
Podcast: The Future of U.S. Statecraft in Asia

“The lion’s share of the history of the 21st century is going to play out in Asia,” states Kurt Campbell, the former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, on this week’s As…

Podcast Kurt Campbell: The Future of U.S. Statecraft in Asia

April 21, 2016

Economics
Geoeconomics and Statecraft: A Conversation with Jennifer M. Harris

What is “geoeconomics” and how did it fall out of favor among U.S. officials and policymakers? How do countries like China and India use geoeconomic tools to pursue foreign policy interests? How coul…

Podcast War by Other Means book cover

April 8, 2020

COVID-19
Bonus Episode: “A Medically Induced Economic Coma”

The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives in a heartbeat. It has made us fear for our health, our loved ones, and our livelihoods. As the death toll rises, the return to normalcy seems to recede fur…

Podcast A woman in a mask is seen through the window in a subway car door

December 10, 2019

China
Podcast: Ian Shepherdson on the U.S.-China Trade War and China's Mounting Economic Challenges

China’s ruling Communist Party has long based its political legitimacy on successfully guiding the country’s extraordinary economic development. Over the past decade, however, China’s economic growth…

Podcast A worker polishes a bicycle steel rim at a factory manufacturing sports equipment in Hangzhou, China on September 2, 2019.

September 21, 2021

Trade
Trade Protectionism, With Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States has become less open to trade in recent decades and wh…

Podcast Shipping containers are left stacked in the Port of Los Angeles because of the West Coast lockout of dockworkers by shipping lines on October 2, 2002 in Long Beach, California.

September 2, 2021

Eastern Europe
Putin and Lukashenko Talk Integration, German Elections Kick Off, and More

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko hold integration talks, Germany’s election season ramps up, and U.S. and Mexican officials hold a high-level economic me…

Podcast Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a meeting October 24, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus.

July 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
King Abdullah Visits the White House, Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes, and More

Jordanian King Abdullah II visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial for bribery charges resumes in Jerusalem, and world leaders con…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L), meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II (2nd L) at the Royal Palace on March 11, 2010 in Amman, Jordan.

June 22, 2021

Economics
Foreign Policy for the Middle Class, With Rozlyn Engel

Rozlyn Engel, distinguished professor of the practice in economics at the U.S. Naval Academy, nonresident scholar in the Geo-Economics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International…

Podcast The wife of a striking General Motors assembly line worker worries about the families economic future ion July 8, 1998 in Flint, Michigan.

October 14, 2021

Mexico
Mexico

Experts argue that Mexico affects daily life in the United States more than any other country. For years, U.S. and Mexican officials have attempted to tackle immigration, trade, and security challeng…

Podcast Man works in manufacturing plant in Mexico

January 12, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at CFR, and Jennifer Nuzzo, CFR senior fellow for global health, sit down with…

Podcast U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the U.S. response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 29, 2020.