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August 24, 2023

EU Crackdowns on Big Tech, After Prigozhin, Two Years of Taliban, and More

Major technology companies rush to comply with the European Union (EU) Digital Services Act, which makes online platforms responsible for moderating harmful content; questions mount about the Russian…

Podcast A makeshift memorial with portraits of Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and Wagner group commander Dmitry Utkin outside the local office of the Wagner private mercenary group in Novosibirsk, Russia on August 24, 2023

August 22, 2023

Saudi Arabia
Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the ongoing negotiations to normalize relations between Israe…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrive for the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting at a hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 16, 2022.

June 6, 2023

Erdoğan’s Victory, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan…

Podcast Second round of the presidential election in Ankara

May 25, 2023

Turkey’s Runoff Election, Debt Ceiling Dangers, Nigeria’s Tinubu Inaugurated as President, and More

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his opponent Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu face off in Turkey’s runoff election; U.S. government leaders contend with a looming deadline to avoid a disastrous default; preside…

Podcast The Independent National Electoral Commission declares Bola Tinubu winner of Nigeria's 2023 presidential elections in Abuja

May 11, 2023

Momentous Elections in Turkey and Thailand, Black Sea Grain Initiative, and More

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces off with opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in Turkey’s presidential election; Thais vote in their first general election since 2019; the Black Sea grai…

Podcast People in Istanbul, Turkey passing by a photo of opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as general elections are set to be held in Turkey.

January 19, 2023

High-Level U.S. Visit to Israel, China’s COVID-Clouded New Year, Greece-Turkey Tensions, and More

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discusses Iran with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; China grapples with a sharp influx of COVID-19 cases amid Lunar New Year travels; and NATO …

Podcast People travel during annual Spring Festival travel rush, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shanghai