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November 23, 2021

Europe
The State of Transatlantic Relations, With Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations and whether Europeans think America is …

Podcast Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi welcomes the U.S. President Joe Biden during the welcome ceremony on the first day of the Rome G20 summit, on October 30, 2021 in Rome, Italy.

November 18, 2021

Elections and Voting
Elections in Chile and Venezuela, Stoltenberg Talks NATO’s Future, and More

Chile holds a general election, Venezuelans vote in closely observed local and regional elections, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks on the alliance’s future.

Podcast People line up to cast their votes in an election drill ahead of the November regional elections for governors and mayors, in Caracas, Venezuela October 10, 2021.

November 16, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The AUKUS Pact, With Michael Fullilove

Michael Fullilove, executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trilateral security agreement that Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United …

Podcast Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives in Devonport on April 22, 2021 in Tasmania, Australia. Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new strategic defense partnership to build a class of nuclear-propelled submarines and work together in the Indo-Pacific region.

November 12, 2021

China
Hyperventilating Over Hypersonics

Last summer, China tested a hypersonic missile that traveled through orbit. The test shocked many observers and led to widespread concern about the potential for nuclear-armed missiles that can evade…

Podcast Hypersonic missiles flies through space

November 9, 2021

Russia
The Russia Challenge, With Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill, Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

November 4, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Ethiopia’s State of Emergency, China’s Communist Party Central Committee Convenes, and More

Ethiopia declares a state of emergency as its civil war intensifies, China holds a crucial meeting of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, and Sudan moves toward a new power-sharing deal to…

Podcast People hold Ethiopian flags during a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 3, 2021.

November 2, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Kissinger's Middle East Diplomacy, With Martin S. Indyk

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy reshaped the politics of the Middle East and contin…

Podcast Henry Kissinger, the American Secretary of State, attends a press conference at the Kings Hotel in Jerusalem, during a trip with President Nixon to the Middle East.

October 28, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Rome Hosts G20 Leaders, Japanese Citizens Vote, and More

The Group of Twenty (G20) holds a pivotal summit in Rome, Japanese citizens head to the polls for parliamentary elections, and the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in Glasgow.

Podcast A person holds inflatable Earth as climate activists including Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future stage a protest demanding more action whilst G20 climate and environment ministers hold a meeting in Naples, Italy, July 22, 2021.

October 29, 2021

Nuclear Energy
The Climate for Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is critical for decarbonization in the fight against climate change. But high-profile accidents, substantial costs, and concerns about waste management have kneecapped its expansion. A…

Podcast Nuclear power plant

October 26, 2021

Southeast Asia
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, With Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue senior fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s poli…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021.