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April 7, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
The Coronavirus in the Middle East, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sits down w…

Podcast Girls wearing face masks and one of them holds a candle as they wait for the blessing of a priest roaming neighbourhoods to celebrate Palm Sunday, amid the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Marjayoun, southern Lebanon.

March 19, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) member states convene virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the world calendar, virus concerns drive a rift between the United States an…

Podcast A man wearing a protective face mask makes a selfie in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris as a lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion started at midday in Paris, France.

November 12, 2019

Election 2020
Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Robert Malley and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran.

Podcast Iran

February 20, 2020

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks, Trump’s India Trip, and More

The United States and the Taliban move closer to an agreement, U.S. President Donald J. Trump makes a state visit to India, and Iran holds parliamentary elections.

Podcast A man applies finishing touches to paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wall as part of a beautification along a route that Trump and Modi will be taking during Trump's upcoming visit, in Ahmedabad, India, February 17, 2020.

August 6, 2019

Iran
Iran’s Next Move, With Ray Takeyh

Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Podcast Iranian worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran.

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

July 11, 2019

Afghanistan
Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks, U.S.-Iran Escalation, and More

Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks gain momentum, and tensions between the United States and Iran escalate.

Podcast Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai embraces a man during the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha.

June 27, 2019

Iran
U.S.-Iran Tensions, Osaka’s G20 Summit, and More

Tensions between Iran and the United States persist, Osaka holds this year’s Group of Twenty summit, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump travels to South Korea.

Podcast Two Iranian women walk past a mural in Tehran.

May 9, 2019

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Tensions Flare With Iran, a Showdown Between Congress and the White House, and More

Tensions between the United States and Iran flare, Hungary’s far-right prime minister visits the White House, and Congress and the Trump administration prepare for a showdown.

Podcast The White House

March 7, 2019

United Kingdom
Brexit Day Suspense, Iran-Iraq Trade Talks, and More

The British Parliament is set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal ahead of a looming deadline, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Baghdad for the first time in his te…

Podcast Anti-Brexit protesters shout outside Downing Street in London.