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March 8, 2022

Russia
Preventing a Wider European War, With Thomas Graham

Thomas Graham, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss why Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine and whether the fighting might spread beyon…

Podcast This general view shows damage to the upper floors of a building in Kyiv on February 26, 2022, after it was reportedly struck by a Russian rocket.

April 14, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birt…

Podcast A woman walks past a television report showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on March 24, 2022.

December 1, 2022

China
UN Biodiversity Conference, Russian Oil Sanctions, China’s COVID Protests, and More

The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) takes place in Montreal, Canada; the European Union and Group of Seven (G7) plan to implement price caps and partial embargos on Russian oil to respond to the w…

Podcast Vigil commemorating victims of a fire in Urumqi, in Beijing

January 13, 2022

Europe
European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

The European Parliament elects a new president, COVID-19 case rates surge across the globe, and diplomacy continues over Russian security demands in Europe.

Podcast Registered nurses Michelle Gibbons and Debbie Bhatti conduct COVID-19 swab tests as large crowds queue at a Bondi Beach drive-through testing clinic on July 22, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

November 4, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Ethiopia’s State of Emergency, China’s Communist Party Central Committee Convenes, and More

Ethiopia declares a state of emergency as its civil war intensifies, China holds a crucial meeting of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, and Sudan moves toward a new power-sharing deal to…

Podcast People hold Ethiopian flags during a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 3, 2021.

May 16, 2019

Australia
Elections in Australia, the European Union, and Beyond

In this special episode, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss upcoming parliamentary elections in Australia and the European Union, as well as India’s six-week-long election, which is drawing …

Podcast Australians at the polls.

August 13, 2020

Poland
Pompeo’s European Tour, Democrats’ Virtual National Convention, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his trip to Central Europe with a visit to Poland, the Democratic National Convention is set to take place virtually, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon…

Podcast Biden

October 7, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meetings, the Czech Republic holds closely watched elections in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak, and the Group of Twenty…

Podcast Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis talks with his fans during his campaign cruise with supporters on a ship at Brno Reservoir on October 01, 2021 in Brno, Czech Republic. The 2021 parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic will be held on October 7th and 8th.

April 1, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Talk North Korea, the IMF and World Bank Hold Spring Meetings, and More

Top security officials from Japan and South Korea meet with the new U.S. national security advisor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank host their annual Spring Meetings virtually, a…

Podcast National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan listens during a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 1, 2021 in Washington, DC.

April 26, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Security and Politics in Central Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Richard Moncrieff and EJ Hogendoorn of the International Crisis Group. The podcast addresses some of the many political and security…

Podcast Protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo.