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November 20, 2014

Global
The World Next Week: November 20, 2014

U.S. lawmakers react to President Obama’s immigration speech; world powers and Iran reach a deadline on nuclear talks; and the London Conference on Afghanistan takes place.

July 16, 2015

Global
The World Next Week: July 16, 2015

Iran and world powers move forward with a nuclear deal; Greece reaches a payment deadline to the European Central Bank and U.S. President Barack Obama travels to East Africa.

February 4, 2016

China
Podcast: The China-Pakistan Axis

Books on China’s relations with Pakistan are not usually at the top of my reading list, but I decided that it was time to delve into the topic when I encountered Andrew Small’s new book, The China-Pa…

Podcast The China-Pakistan Axis

January 29, 2016

China
Podcast: China’s Coming War with Asia

Jonathan Holslag, professor of international politics at the Free University of Brussels, in his terrific new book China’s Coming War with Asia puts forth the provocative thesis that war between Chin…

Podcast Chinese army actors

February 18, 2016

China
Podcast: Understanding the Internal Debates Among China’s Top Thinkers

While China’s leaders may hew to one political and economic line, there is an ongoing, vibrant debate among China’s top thinkers and scholars about the future of the country. In his new book, China’s…

Podcast Great hall of the people

March 29, 2016

Cuba
Presidents and Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Elizabeth Saunders

Can high-level diplomatic visits, such as President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba, fundamentally transform bilateral relations? Why do two presidents facing the same foreign conflict diagnose the natur…

Podcast Obama and Castro 2016

April 21, 2016

Economics
Geoeconomics and Statecraft: A Conversation with Jennifer M. Harris

What is “geoeconomics” and how did it fall out of favor among U.S. officials and policymakers? How do countries like China and India use geoeconomic tools to pursue foreign policy interests? How coul…

Podcast War by Other Means book cover

April 26, 2016

Social Issues
Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli

What is an entrepreneur? How do entrepreneurs in other countries, such as Turkey, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico, India, Russia, and China, differ from those in the United States? To what extent is entrep…

Podcast Bayrasli cover

May 9, 2016

Social Issues
Anxious Politics: A Conversation with Shana Kushner Gadarian

How do threats portrayed in the media imprint on the human mind? Why do people seek out threatening information in the news? How do they perceive of these threats and what protective policies do they…

Podcast Anxious politics

May 17, 2016

United States
The 1990 U.S. Pledge to the Soviet Union on NATO Expansion: A Conversation with Joshua Shifrinson

I speak with Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson, an assistant professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service and author of “Deal or No Deal? The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Offer…