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March 29, 2016

Cuba
Presidents and Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Elizabeth Saunders

Can high-level diplomatic visits, such as President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba, fundamentally transform bilateral relations? Why do two presidents facing the same foreign conflict diagnose the natur…

Podcast Obama and Castro 2016

November 29, 2018

United States
On the Upcoming G20 Summit with Stewart Patrick

Stewart Patrick joins Jim Lindsay to discuss the implications of the G20 summit.

Podcast 20181129_TPI_G20

February 26, 2020

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The One Where We Talk About NATO at a Party

You’re making the rounds at a party when someone asks you about NATO. Is it still important? The alliance is credited with preventing a third world war, but a lot of us don’t know what it is or how i…

Podcast NATO leaders meet at summit in Britain around a table.

May 20, 2020

China
Exporting Authoritarianism

China is undertaking massive infrastructure projects across the world and loaning billions of dollars to developing nations. On paper, the objective is to build a vast trade network, but is China als…

Podcast Chinese president Xi Jinping greets crowd alongside Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

October 28, 2020

Election 2020
Make America Vote Again

The United States trails far behind most advanced democracies when it comes to voter turnout, with just 55 percent of eligible voters participating in the 2016 election. What are other countries doin…

Podcast A man in a mask at a polling place

July 15, 2020

Olympics
Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Hosting the Olympics is a monumental undertaking that often leaves behind rusted stadiums and financial losses. So why do nations compete to do it? This episode examines the political history of the …

Podcast People pose for pictures in front of the Olympic rings in the Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

February 18, 2021

Currency Reserves
The Dollar Privilege

The dollar is the world’s primary reserve currency, accounting for $6.7 trillion in foreign reserves. This has given the United States what some have called “an exorbitant privilege,” allowing it to …

Podcast A one dollar bill

May 5, 2017

Human Rights
Human Rights and Diplomacy

David Kramer, the former U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining President Donald J. Trump's human right…

Podcast Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on April 29, 2017.

December 14, 2017

Global
What to Watch in 2018

CFR’s Laura Taylor-Kale and Rachel Vogelstein join James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to preview the coming year. On this episode: women’s political participation and economic empowerment, advances …

Podcast 20171214_TWNY

May 5, 2017

Global
Human Rights and Diplomacy

David Kramer, Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy at the McCain Institute and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay …

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