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November 22, 2016

China
Podcast: Fifteen Minutes With Joshua Wong

When Hong Kong police cleared the streets of Umbrella Movement protestors in December 2014, many feared for the fate of the city’s democracy movement. But two years later, in September’s elections, a…

Podcast Fifteen Minutes with Joshua Wong

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.

June 15, 2017

United States
BONUS: White House Summer Reading

This is a bonus segment from our summer reading special on our sister podcast, The World Next Week. On this part of the show Bob, Jim, and guest host Gayle Lemmon offer summer reading recommendations…

Podcast Book open on a beach

March 9, 2017

United States
Military Perspectives in the White House

CFR's Robert McMahon and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Janine Davidson examine civil-military relations in the new administration.

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

May 17, 2016

United States
The 1990 U.S. Pledge to the Soviet Union on NATO Expansion: A Conversation with Joshua Shifrinson

I speak with Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson, an assistant professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service and author of “Deal or No Deal? The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Offer…

July 19, 2018

Donald Trump
Trump Faces Backlash Over Putin Meeting and Latin America Trade Summitry Begins

The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way…

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands meeting in Helsinki, Finland

June 14, 2018

China
U.S. Moves Forward with China Tariffs and the UN Scrambles to Avert Deeper Crisis in Yemen

The White House moves forward with tariffs on Chinese imports, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and World Refugee Day is marked around the world.

Podcast Child at site of air strike in Saada, Yemen

February 22, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
February 22, 2018

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits the White House, the UN Human Rights Council convenes in Geneva, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces scrutiny over his department’s budget.

Podcast UN_Human Rights Council

October 24, 2017

China
Podcast: Global Cities, Global Challenges

Los Angeles is the quintessential horizontal city with 915 miles of sprawling freeways and highways. Hong Kong’s astronomical real estate prices have led to a severe housing crisis. Cities in mainlan…

Podcast A view of traffic during a hazy day in Beijing, China, November 18, 2015. Some global automakers are worried that China is pushing its weight around as the world's biggest car market - by enforcing its own, often outdated, vehicle certification standards on foreign cars

February 16, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: February 16, 2017

The search for a new White House national security advisor continues, the UN Security Council reviews Yemen sanctions, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday.