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August 18, 2022

South Korea
U.S.-South Korea Military Drills, Iran Nuclear Deal Diplomacy, Ukraine’s Independence Day, and More

The United States and South Korea hold joint military drills amid mounting tough rhetoric from North Korea; nuclear deal negotiations continue as Iran responds to the European Union’s most recent dra…

Podcast South Korean army K1A1 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, August 28, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

November 22, 2022

U.S. Congress
2022 U.S. Midterm Elections, With Daniel Silverberg and Christopher Tuttle

Daniel Silverberg, managing director at global strategy firm Capstone and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Christopher Tuttle, senior fellow and director of the Re…

Podcast The rising sun illuminates the US Capitol building on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

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

April 8, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. Defense Chief Visits Israel, Iran Deal Talks Continue in Vienna, and More

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is slated to travel to Israel; talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal continue in Vienna, Austria; and Peru holds a general election.

Podcast A protester with the Lion and Sun flag of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, takes a selfie in front of the Grand Hotel in Vienna on April 6, 2021, where diplomats of the EU, China, Russia and Iran hold talks.

October 25, 2022

Saudi Arabia
U.S.-Saudi Relations, 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 the future of the relationship between the United Sta…

Podcast Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. President Joe Biden meet at Al Salman Palace upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

August 25, 2020

Israel
The Israel-UAE Peace Deal, With Martin S. Indyk

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Abraham Accord, which was brokered by the United States and will begin normalizing relations between Israe…

Podcast Israel

October 22, 2019

United Kingdom
The Do-or-Die Brexit Deal, With Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the details of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal for the United Kingdom to leave the …

Podcast Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest in London.

November 12, 2020

Transition 2021
U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More

U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden begins a turbulent ten-week transition, Armenians and Azeris react to a Russia-brokered peace agreement, and the thirty-seventh summit of the Association of Southeast A…

Podcast A man looks out of his window as a rally against the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal takes place outside the Armenian National Assembly building.

January 9, 2020

Iran
Soleimani’s Killing, U.S.-China ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, and More

Tensions between the United States and Iran escalate after the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, Washington and Beijing finalize their “Phase One” trade deal, and Taiwan holds a pivot…

Podcast Soleimani

February 24, 2020

China
Podcast: Fred Hochberg on the U.S.-China Trade Deal and U.S. Trade Policy

The phase one trade deal signed by the United States and China was heralded by many as an important first step in reducing trade tensions between the two countries. Yet, the benefits of trade have co…

Podcast President Trump hosts U.S.-China trade signing ceremony at the White House in Washington