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December 2, 2021

Democracy
Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual Summit for Democracy, the omicron variant begins to spread worldwide, and Germany is expected to elect Olaf Scholz as its next chancellor.

Podcast Democratic Presidential hopefuls former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen Amy Klobuchar, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlassio and businessmen Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang attend the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Workers Presidential Summit, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, on September 17, 2019.

November 30, 2021

South Korea
The U.S.-South Korea Alliance, With Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert, vice chairman of the Halifax Forum and senior advisor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea Chair, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-Sout…

Podcast A South Korean woman holds flags of South Korea and the US during a rally commemorating the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War in Seoul on June 25, 2020.

November 23, 2021

Europe
The State of Transatlantic Relations, With Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations and whether Europeans think America is …

Podcast Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi welcomes the U.S. President Joe Biden during the welcome ceremony on the first day of the Rome G20 summit, on October 30, 2021 in Rome, Italy.

November 16, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The AUKUS Pact, With Michael Fullilove

Michael Fullilove, executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trilateral security agreement that Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United …

Podcast Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives in Devonport on April 22, 2021 in Tasmania, Australia. Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new strategic defense partnership to build a class of nuclear-propelled submarines and work together in the Indo-Pacific region.

November 9, 2021

Russia
The Russia Challenge, With Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill, Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

November 2, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Kissinger's Middle East Diplomacy, With Martin S. Indyk

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy reshaped the politics of the Middle East and contin…

Podcast Henry Kissinger, the American Secretary of State, attends a press conference at the Kings Hotel in Jerusalem, during a trip with President Nixon to the Middle East.

October 26, 2021

Southeast Asia
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, With Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue senior fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s poli…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021.

October 19, 2021

China
Beijing’s Grand Strategy, With Matt Pottinger

Matt Pottinger, senior advisor at the Marathon Initiative and chairman of the China Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s ambitions …

Podcast Chinese students wave party and national flags at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party at Tiananmen Square on July 1, 2021 in Beijing, China.

October 12, 2021

Corruption
The Pandora Papers, With Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler, senior fellow for global governance at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the recent Pandora Papers leak, and the broader problem of global corruption.

Podcast This photograph illustration shows the logo of Pandora Papers, in Lavau-sur-Loire, western France, on October 4, 2021.

October 5, 2021

India
India’s Foreign Policy Ambitions, With Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, speaks with James M. Lindsay about what India sees as its interests, threats, and opportunities in the world.

Podcast Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with U.S. President Joseph Biden in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2021.