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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

October 12, 2021

Corruption
The Pandora Papers, With Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler, senior fellow for global governance at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the recent Pandora Papers leak, and the broader problem of global corruption.

Podcast This photograph illustration shows the logo of Pandora Papers, in Lavau-sur-Loire, western France, on October 4, 2021.

September 28, 2021

Germany
Germany’s Elections, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic relations in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discu…

Podcast German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7, 2018.

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.

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.

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.

June 1, 2021

Belarus
The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978, With Stephen Sestanovich

Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Belarus’s decision to force a commercial airliner to …

Podcast Ukrainian activists hold up posters depicting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a rally in Kyiv supporting the detained Belarusian journalist and blogger Roman Protasevich, May 28, 2021.

September 14, 2021

Defense and Security
Rethinking U.S. Defense Strategy, With Elbridge A. Colby

Elbridge A. Colby, cofounder and principal of the Marathon Initiative, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether and how the United States should revise its defense strategy to face its curr…

Podcast The Pentagon logo and an American flag are lit up January 3, 2002 in the briefing room of Pentagon in Arlington, VA.

September 7, 2021

China
China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, With Peter Martin

Peter Martin, defense policy and intelligence reporter for Bloomberg News, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the growing assertiveness of China’s diplomacy in recent years. Martin’s new book…

Podcast Chinese and foreign journalists watch as China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on screen, answers a question during a video news conference, held remotely as a precaution for COVID-19, as part of the National People's Congress on March 7, 2021 in Beijing, China.

August 24, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Ethiopia’s Civil War, With Michelle Gavin

Michelle Gavin, senior fellow for Africa Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the fighting in northern Ethiopia between federal government forces and regional Tigrayan forces.

Podcast Participants shout slogans during a rally against The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Addis Ababa on July 22, 2021.