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September 19, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change Protests, Middle East Upheaval, and More

Climate change activists around the world are protesting during the Global Week of Action; tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States continue to rise; and U.S. President Donald J. Tr…

Podcast Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at a European Parliament plenary session.

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.

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.

February 7, 2019

Iran
Iran Commemorates 1979 Revolution, House of Commons Votes on Brexit, and More

President Hassan Rouhani commemorates Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the United Kingdom's House of Commons votes on a new Brexit deal, and the African Union convenes in Addis Ababa.

Podcast Women gather in Tehran's Imam Hussein Square to express their support for Iran's government, January 31, 2019.

November 1, 2018

Elections and Voting
The U.S. Holds High-Stakes Midterm Elections, and Iran Faces New Sanctions

The United States goes to the polls in a tense midterm election, and Iran faces the consequences of new oil sanctions. Carla Anne Robbins sits in for Jim Lindsay. 

Podcast A woman arrives at a polling station as the early voting for midterm elections started in Texas, October 22, 2018.

September 20, 2018

United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly Special

A look at President Trump’s UN diplomacy, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the General Assembly, Syria’s war end game generates discussion, and the UN tries to make progress on a global mig…

Podcast United Nations building, New York City

August 2, 2018

European Union
Brexit Deliberations Continue and New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Take Effect

Brexit negotiations continue between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, new U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect, and Japan commemorates the seventy-third anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and N…

Podcast Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and France's President Emmanuel Macron at a joint press conference in January 2018.