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March 12, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More

The World Health Organization declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, countries brace for a severe economic downturn, and the Afghan peace process confronts major obstacles.

Podcast Medical staff in protective gear work at a 'drive-thru' testing center for the novel coronavirus disease of COVID-19 in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea.

February 26, 2020

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The One Where We Talk About NATO at a Party

You’re making the rounds at a party when someone asks you about NATO. Is it still important? The alliance is credited with preventing a third world war, but a lot of us don’t know what it is or how i…

Podcast NATO leaders meet at summit in Britain around a table.

January 15, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Robots That Kill

Militaries around the world are designing artificial intelligence–powered weapons that could one day make their own decisions about who to target. The technology could change the scope of warfare, bu…

Podcast Unmanned military drone flying in the sky.

January 9, 2020

Iran
Soleimani’s Killing, U.S.-China ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, and More

Tensions between the United States and Iran escalate after the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, Washington and Beijing finalize their “Phase One” trade deal, and Taiwan holds a pivot…

Podcast Soleimani

December 18, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Prescription for Disaster

Antibiotics have saved untold millions of lives, but bacteria are learning to outsmart them at alarming rates. Projections show that by 2050, ten million people could die each year from antibiotic-re…

Podcast Doctors in surgery scrubs look downward.

October 1, 2019

United States
The U.S.-Australia Relationship, With Charles Edel and John Lee

Charles Edel and John Lee, senior fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the U.S.-Australia alliance. Edel and Lee …

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

February 28, 2018

Thailand
Podcast: The Race for Strategic Alliances in Southeast Asia

Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand occupies a crucial geopolitical space in the region and is a major gateway to ASEAN markets. For years, it has maintained a balancing act between the…

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-Cha at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2017.

January 25, 2018

Global
January 25, 2018

Russia, Iran, and Turkey meet to discuss Syria, President Donald J. Trump makes two major addresses, and trade negotiations resume between European and Latin American blocs.

Podcast 20180125_Twnw

January 11, 2018

Trade
January 11, 2018

The Trump administration is due to make major trade decisions and human rights come under a spotlight with two new reports.

Podcast Rohingya refugee camp

June 9, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

CFR's Charles Kupchan and Michael Levi join Robert McMahon to analyze the impact of the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. 

Podcast Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement