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June 23, 2021

Technology and Innovation
When the Microchips Are Down

Silicon chips are in almost all electronics, and access to them can make or break a country’s economic future. Their production relies on complex supply chains, and during the pandemic, the world lea…

Podcast A worker in the photolithography section on a semiconductor plant of the Mikron Group in Zelenograd, Moscow

September 27, 2022

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Threats to Free Expression, With Suzanne Nossel

Suzanne Nossel, the Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss growing threats around the world to free expression and how the fight to protect human rights ne…

Podcast A Pakistani journalist holds a sign and a picture of AP photographer Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan, during a demonstration to condemn attacks against Journalists in Islamabad

September 13, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive, With Max Boot

Max Boot, the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Washington Post columnist, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the succe…

Podcast A Ukrainian soldier rips down a banner, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Vovchansk, Ukraine in this image from a video released September 13, 2022. State Border Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

June 4, 2020

Demonstrations and Protests
George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More

The funeral for George Floyd, whose death in police custody triggered massive U.S. protests against racism, is held in Houston; the novel coronavirus continues its global spread six months after emer…

Podcast A man gets on his knees in front of police officers during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in St Louis, Missouri.

August 16, 2022

Russia
Putin’s Strategy in Ukraine, With Stephen Sestanovich

Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies at CFR and Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University’s School of…

Podcast A view shows a torn flag of Ukraine hung on a wire in front an apartment building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 14. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

July 3, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
George C. Marshall's Legacy With Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs and author of The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945–1947, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the lasting legacy of former U…

Podcast General George C. Marshall meets with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong in Nanking, China in 1943.

July 26, 2022

Islamic State
The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

James M. Lindsay sits down with Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the U.S. war against ISIS.   

Podcast Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017.

September 20, 2022

United Kingdom
Britain After Queen Elizabeth, With Leslie Vinjamuri

Leslie Vinjamuri, the Director of the US and the Americas programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House, sits down with James M. Lindsa…

Podcast State Funeral and burial of Queen Elizabeth

August 30, 2022

Climate Change
Fighting the Climate Crisis, With Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner, climate economist at Columbia Business School, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss progress in the green energy transition and the risks and benefits of carbon capture and solar…

Podcast A man walks with children amid flood water along a road, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Nowshera, Pakistan August 30, 2022. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

September 6, 2022

China
U.S. Economic Relations with China, With Evan Greenberg

Evan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of Chubb, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss growing tensions in U.S.-China economic relations, the importance of trade to the U.S. economy, and the steps nee…

Podcast U.S. President Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi from the White House in Washington