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June 15, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special 2017

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Gayle Lemmon start off the summer with a list of books tha…

Podcast Book open on a beach

December 8, 2016

China
Podcast: Xi Jinping’s Team of Rivals

“Sometimes if you want to purge a leader, start with his mishu [secretary].” Cheng Li, director of the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center, is one of the last true practitioners of …

Podcast xi-jinping-li-keqiang-team-of-rivals

April 19, 2017

Financial Markets
Politics in Jacob Zuma's South Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell and Allen Grane catch up with Simon Freemantle, senior political economist at Standard Bank Research. Recorded days before President Jacob Zuma'…

Podcast SA-Zuma Turmoil

June 1, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Love, Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times. The podcast discusses Jeffrey’s new book, Love, Africa, and his experience covering politic…

Podcast Hartebeests graze outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

January 16, 2018

South Africa
"State Capture" in South Africa

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Crispian Olver, a former senior South African government official, member of the African National Congress (ANC), and author of the …

Podcast South-Africa-Port-Elizabeth-Nelson-Mandela-Bay

May 3, 2017

Nigeria
UN Humanitarian Operations in Nigeria

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Edward Kallon and Peter Lundberg, of the United Nations. The podcast discusses the vast humanitarian challenges facing the Lake Chad…

Podcast Two people walk past World Food Program tents in Northern Nigeria.

October 3, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Range Wars in Nigeria's Middle Belt

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Bukola Ademola-Adelehin of Search for Common Ground and EJ Hogendoorn of International Crisis Group to discuss their respective orga…

Podcast Nigeria-Fulani-Cattle-Middle-Belt-Violence

March 28, 2018

Kenya
The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

We discuss the current state of Kenya's politics, focusing primarily on the Kenyatta-Odinga family relationship dating back to Kenyan independence, and the contrasts between how ethnicity is portrayed in everyday life versus how it is portrayed in politics. 

Podcast Kenya-Politics-Kenyatta-Odinga-Reconcile

August 15, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWNW Presents: Back-to-School Reading Special

In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by CFR senior fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss their most recently beloved books, the books they’re …

Podcast Afghan boys reading inside a mobile library bus in Kabul, Afghanistan.

January 11, 2019

Europe
Europe's Direction in 2019

Matthias Matthijs joins Jim Lindsay to discuss Europe in 2019.

Podcast Protesters wearing yellow vests clash with police during a demonstration of the "yellow vests" movement in Nantes, France, December 22, 2018.