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October 13, 2021

United States
Happy 246th Birthday to the US Navy!

The U.S. Navy marks 246 years of service.

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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 7, 2021

Canada
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Tiff Macklem

Tiff Macklem of the Bank of Canada discusses the major trends and challenges facing the global financial architecture, what’s at stake for Canada, and how to evolve it for the 21st century. The C…

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October 5, 2021

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sits for a photograph at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

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.

October 1, 2021

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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September 28, 2021

Afghanistan War
Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam: How the U.S. Has Resettled Its Wartime Allies

The United States has granted tens of thousands of special visas to Afghans who aided U.S. forces, but many others are still waiting. How does this compare with previous efforts?

September 28, 2021

Germany
Germany’s Elections, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic relations in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discu…

Podcast German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7, 2018.

September 21, 2021

Trade
Trade Protectionism, With Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States has become less open to trade in recent decades and wh…

Podcast Shipping containers are left stacked in the Port of Los Angeles because of the West Coast lockout of dockworkers by shipping lines on October 2, 2002 in Long Beach, California.

September 20, 2021

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
What’s Next for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

Remaining members of the TPP gather at the signing agreement ceremony in Santiago, Chile, in March 2018.