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September 27, 2018

United Nations General Assembly
A Recap of the United Nations General Assembly with Stewart Patrick

Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins James M. Lindsay …

Podcast 20180927_TPI_UNGA

October 11, 2018

United Nations
The United States Searches for a New UN Ambassador and Indonesia Hosts IMF-World Bank Annual Summit

The United States searches for a new ambassador to the UN, Indonesia hosts an IMF-World Bank summit, and the German state of Bavaria holds elections.

Podcast 20181011_TWNW

October 18, 2018

United States
A Discussion on Climate Security and Water Crises with Sherri Goodman

Sherri Goodman, a senior fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and senior advisor for international security at the Center for Climate and Security, talks with James…

Podcast People fill plastic containers with water in a well on the street, close to a neighbourhood called "The Tank" at the slum of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, April 3, 2016.

September 27, 2018

NAFTA
U.S.-Canada Trade Deadline Looms, and Iraqi Kurdistan Holds Parliamentary Elections

A deadline looms for U.S.-Canadian trade talks, Iraqi Kurds hold parliamentary elections, and the U.S. government's fiscal year comes to a close.  

Podcast Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau NAFTA United States

September 20, 2018

Syria
Recent Developments in Syria with Aaron Stein and Steven Heydemann

Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and Steven Heydemann, the Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professor in Middle East Studies at Smith Co…

Podcast 20180920_TPI_Syria

September 13, 2018

Economic Crises
The Meltdown in the Emerging Markets with Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at CFR and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the collapsing currency…

Podcast 20180914_TPI

September 6, 2018

United States
The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later With Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze, the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of history at Columbia University and director of the European Institute, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss how the 2008 financial crisis affected the world …

Podcast 20180906_TPI

August 30, 2018

United States
U.S. Climate Policy With Susanne Brooks

Susanne Brooks, director of U.S. climate policy and analysis for the Environmental Defense Fund’s global climate program, joins James M. Lindsay  to discuss how the United States is confronting clima…

Podcast A stream of water trickles on the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir near San Jose, California during a statewide drought emergency in 2014

August 16, 2018

Afghanistan
The U.S. in Afghanistan With Anthony Cordesman

Anthony Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), joins James M. Lindsay to discuss President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy.

Podcast U.S. troops wait at their base to fly to a training and advisory mission in Logar province, Afghanistan.

June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

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