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May 3, 2017

Defense and Security
What Can Nuclear Security Officers Learn From Casino Managers? A Conversation with Matthew Bunn

This week, I was joined by Professor Matthew Bunn, professor of practice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and co-principal investigator of the Belfer Center for Internatio…

Podcast Insider Threats book cover

December 4, 2019

Space
Space Jam

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lo…

Podcast Fragments of space junk surround a planet against blackness and a field of stars.

November 20, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
STEMinism

Women and girls are excluded from career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This gender gap is causing the world to lose out on “the genius of half the population,” ac…

Podcast Female astronaut in space suit gives thumbs up sign.

October 31, 2019

Lebanon
Protests Flare Around the Globe, U.S. House Votes, and More

Protests intensify in Lebanon, Chile, and elsewhere, and the U.S. House of Representatives votes on rules that will govern the impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump.

Podcast Lebanon

November 5, 2019

Election 2020
Should the United States Do Less Overseas?

In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scal…

Podcast World leaders gather at the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York.

September 11, 2019

China
Nationalism and the Chinese State

Jessica Chen Weiss discusses the nature of activism in China and how the Chinese government is responding to these new challenges.

Podcast Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019.

September 16, 2019

United States
How to Read the United States

Toshihiro Nakayama evaluates today’s politics in the United States and argues that the fundamental shift that has taken place under President Donald Trump is not likely to end with his presidency.

Podcast U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren puts her arm around U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders after introducing him at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 31, 2017.

August 20, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The G7 Summit, With Stewart M. Patrick

Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and James M. Lindsay discuss the upcoming meeting of the Group of …

Podcast People swim in the sea and walk on the beach in Biarritz.

May 30, 2019

France
The Anniversaries of D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Protests, and More

President Donald J. Trump commemorates D-Day with a trip to Normandy, and the world remembers the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Podcast A Beijing man stands in front of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace.

May 20, 2019

United States
A New NAFTA, With Rohinton Medhora and Andres Rozental

Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Andres Rozental, former president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, sit down with James M. Lindsay to…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.