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June 28, 2018

United States
SUMMER READING SPECIAL: The World From the Beach With Carlos Lozada

Looking for nonfiction book recommendations to kick off your summer? In this annual episode, hosts Jim Lindsay and Bob McMahon join Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada to discuss the books they…

Podcast The World Next Week Summer Reading

June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

Podcast DRC-Kabila-Elections-Protest-Opposition

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…

Podcast hinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018.

February 15, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
February 15, 2018

World leaders convene for the annual Munich Security Conference, the Winter Olympics continue with all eyes on the Korean peninsula, and South Africa undergoes a controversial transition of president…

Podcast South Africa_Jacob Zuma

December 3, 2017

Japan
Episode 5: The Myth of Japan’s Rightward Turn

Professor Jennifer Lind analyzes the often overlooked distinction between nationalism and militarism and explains the misperceptions surrounding Japan’s security policies.  

Podcast Protesters gather at a rally against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bill and his administration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on September 14, 2015.

October 31, 2017

South Korea
Podcast: A Shrimp and Two Whales

In a half century, South Korea has transformed itself from an impoverished, war torn country into a thriving, soft power giant known for its cars, cell phones, and cosmetics. The New Koreans: The Sto…

Podcast An employee walks past a logo of Samsung C&T Corp at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2015.

October 13, 2017

United States
State of the U.S. Air Force

Colonel George "Marty" Reynolds joins James M. Lindsay to examine the state of the U.S. Air Force.

Podcast TPI_20171013

September 20, 2017

Asia
Podcast: Grand Strategy from the American Revolution to the Trump Administration

The Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy towards Asia, but what can it learn from the past?

Podcast Navy vessels of South Korea and the United States attend a joint military drill on the East Sea

July 18, 2017

Politics and Government
Hedgehogs, Foxes, and Superstar Intellectuals: A Conversation with Daniel Drezner

I was joined this week by Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and regular contributor to the Washington Post. Professor…

Podcast The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas

July 11, 2017

Trade
What Americans Really Think About Trade: A Conversation with Alexandra Guisinger

Senior Fellow Micah Zenko speaks with Temple University Assistant Professor of Political Science Alexandra Guisinger about her new book, American Opinion on Trade: Preferences Without Politics, and h…

Podcast Trump hands pen to president of the United Steelworkers