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June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Podcast DRC-Kabila-Elections-Protest-Opposition 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.

July 26, 2018

Russia
Podcast U.S. and Russian flags are seen flying outside the Russian Presidential Palace U.S.-Russia Relations With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, jo…

July 10, 2018

North Korea
Podcast U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho as he arrives in Pyongyang on July 6. Reuters/Andrew Harnik/Pool The Aftermath of the Trump-Kim Summit With Victor Cha

Victor Cha, senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss North Korea and the aftermath of the Trump-Kim summit.

June 29, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Podcast 20180629_TPI Turkish Presidential Elections with Henri Barkey and Steven Cook

Henri Barkey, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR and former member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, and Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Af…

June 28, 2018

United States
Podcast The World Next Week Summer Reading SUMMER READING SPECIAL: The World From the Beach With Carlos Lozada

Looking for nonfiction book recommendations to kick off your summer? In this annual episode, hosts Jim Lindsay and Bob McMahon join Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada to discuss the books they…

June 29, 2018

China
Podcast A man walks past New Year decoration pictures featuring China's President Xi Jinping, China's late Chairman Mao Zedong and some other current senior officials, at a market in Juancheng, Shandong province, February 17, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram). Podcast: Xi Jinping's Third Revolution

First came Mao, then came Deng, now Chinese President Xi Jinping has ushered in the Third Revolution, introducing sweeping reforms throughout the government, economy, and society. Unlike past leaders…

June 13, 2018

China
Podcast Shipping containers at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China The Emerging U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry With Aaron Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg, an expert on the international relations of Asia and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the emerging U.S.-C…

June 8, 2018

Mexico
Podcast Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Mexico's Upcoming Presidential Election With Shannon O'Neil

Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and senior fellow for Latin America studies at CFR sits down with James M. Lindsay to talk about the upcoming presidential election in M…

June 1, 2018

Defense Technology
Podcast Airspace Systems Interceptor autonomous aerial drone Killer Robots and Autonomous Weapons With Paul Scharre

Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discusses autonomous weapons and the changing nature of warf…

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast hinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018. Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…