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June 23, 2021

Technology and Innovation
CEO Speaker Series With Kathy Warden of Northrop Grumman

Please join Kathy Warden as she discusses technological advancements in the aerospace and defense industry and her perspective as a CEO in the national security arena. The CEO Speaker Series is a …

Play The corporate logo of Northrop Grumman is shown on a Fire Scout MQ-8 B unmanned helicopter in California

June 21, 2022

Israel
The Partisan Gap in Support for Israel Seems Permanent

Polls taken in 2021 and 2022 show a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in their levels of support for Israel and for the Palestinians.

May 27, 2022

China
Biden’s Grand China Strategy: Eloquent but Inadequate

The Biden administration’s freshly announced China strategy offers a welcome change in tone but few new policies.

March 2, 2022

Ukraine
Perspective on Ukraine, With Richard Haass

In this special episode, Why It Matters sits down with CFR President Richard Haass to ask the basic questions about the war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s frame of mind, and his threa…

Podcast Russian service members walk past BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles during tactical combat exercises

November 15, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The End of Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century after their introduction. Increased bacterial resistance is putting the world at risk of an era in which routine infections are untreatable.

Amy Spoering, Director of Biological Research at the biotech NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, holds up a sample of the bacterium Eleftheria terrae, the basis for the promising new antibiotic Teixobactin, at NovoBiotic's labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

February 25, 2022

China
Why China Is Struggling to Deal With Russia’s War in Ukraine

China is one of Russia’s closest partners, but supporting the invasion of Ukraine would seriously damage Beijing’s ties with wealthy democracies and alienate Chinese citizens who oppose the invasion…

February 1, 2022

China
The Games Nobody Wants: How the Winter Olympics Became a Headache for China

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing were supposed to be a triumph for the Chinese government. But the COVID-19 pandemic and diplomatic boycotts have hampered its plans.

A person walks in the Olympic Park inside the closed loop before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

November 12, 2021

China
What Xi Jinping’s Elevated Status Signals for Chinese Foreign Policy

China will be even more self-confident now that Xi’s hold on power was confirmed during the Chinese Communist Party’s plenum.

September 22, 2020

North Korea
The Future of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

This workshop, held with generous support from the Sejong Institute, brings together prominent U.S. and South Korean specialists to discuss what can be done to break the diplomatic stalemate with Nor…

Play North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump walking side by side.

October 20, 2009

Afghanistan
Fighting for ’What Murrow Himself Stood For’

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…