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August 27, 2020

Climate Change
Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall, WTO Director-General Resigns, and More

Louisianans and Texans cope with Hurricane Laura as they mark fifteen years since Hurricane Katrina, the World Trade Organization’s director-general, Roberto Azevedo, departs amid uncertainty over th…

Podcast Flooding caused by Hurricane Laura on August 27, 2020 in Sabine Pass, Texas. Hurricane Laura came ashore bringing rain and high winds to the eastern part of the state.

August 11, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
The History of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick

Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, who is currently a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, sits down with James M…

Podcast A child waves the United States flag from the crown of Liberty Enlightening the World, less formally known as The Statue of Liberty, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

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 12, 2020

Climate Change
Dimming the Sky

As climate change accelerates, some scientists are researching ways to alter our climate to slow down warming. But the method, called solar geoengineering, comes with some serious risks. 

Podcast A hazy sky above the clouds where solar geoengineering could occur.

November 7, 2019

Turkey
Erdogan Visits the White House, Spain Holds Another Election, and More

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House, Spaniards hold their fourth general election in four years, and the United States continues trade …

Podcast Spain

May 9, 2019

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Tensions Flare With Iran, a Showdown Between Congress and the White House, and More

Tensions between the United States and Iran flare, Hungary’s far-right prime minister visits the White House, and Congress and the Trump administration prepare for a showdown.

Podcast The White House

March 14, 2019

United States
Trump and Bolsonaro Meet, Huawei Creates Conflict, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro meet at the White House, and Huawei divides the United States and Germany.

Podcast A man walks past Huawei offices in Beijing.

February 28, 2019

China
China's National People's Congress, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and More

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang opens the annual session of the National People’s Congress, and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner travels to the Middle East ahead of Israel’s general election.

Podcast Tea is served in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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