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August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

July 8, 2022

United States
Where Will American History Go Next?

It is only natural to look for historical patterns and seek guidance from the past. But it turns out that not only is the past itself in dispute, the whole notion of historical patterns is a mirage. …

People watch the annual Independence Day fireworks celebration on the National Mall in Washington, U.S July 4, 2022.

July 6, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Gender and Power in an Age of Disinformation: A Conversation With Mary Anne Franks

For women in the public eye, cultivating an online presence is often necessary and far too often dangerous. What can be done to make online spaces safer for women?

People stand in front of the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California on October 27, 2021.

July 5, 2022

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Military Losing Ground to Rebels and Ethnic Armies: Part 1

Myanmar’s military, which once seemed so powerful, is struggling against the anti-junta forces arrayed against it; and for the armed forces, losing is no longer out of the question.

Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021.

June 24, 2022

United States
Trump, Partisanship, and Democracy

Fifty years ago, Republicans turned on President Richard Nixon. Today, most of the party continues to stand by Trump. Why the difference? A rise in partisanship.

U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds public hearing in Washington

June 21, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Stop the “Stop the Killer Robot” Debate: Why We Need Artificial Intelligence in Future Battlefields

Efforts to ban military use of artificial intelligence internationally are built on erroneous assumptions and would have an adverse effect on the ability of law-abiding nations to defend themselves.

Lloyd Austin gestures in front of a podium with an American flag on the left in the photo.

June 10, 2022

Global
The World Next Week: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

The annual summer entertainment recommendations from The World Next Week podcast.

Three books next to each other on a light blue background. From left to right: Putin's People, by Catherine Belton; Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe; and The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, by Michael Mandelbaum.

May 3, 2022

United States
James K. Galbraith: Can American-led Global Financial Capitalism Survive?

Trust in the U.S.-led economic and geopolitical order has been eroding. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. response to it, whatever its merits, may be the last straw for the global monopoly…

G7 summit in Brussels

April 5, 2022

Japan
Glen S. Fukushima: Japanese Capitalism and Its Lessons for the United States

Among G7 countries, Japan and the United States are the polar extremes in the type of capitalisms they represent. Although Japan today faces challenges of its own, its experience offers some lessons …

Japan LDP debate organized by younger and female members

March 14, 2022

Nigeria
Mummy G.O.: Nigeria’s Much-Derided Pentecostal Preacher Enunciates a Powerful Social Critique

Within the space of a few months, fifty-five-year-old evangelist Olufunmilayo Adebayo, popularly known as Mummy G.O., has gone from the relative obscurity of downscale Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, to the most discussed subject in contemporary Nigerian Pentecostalism. The target of a blizzard of savage internet memes and unrelenting mockery, the founder and leader of the self-styled Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God (RAPEC) has been getting all the attention in a context where the leading—and mostly male—clerical figures dominate the news as a matter of course.

Worshippers attending mass wear face masks and sit in individual chairs six feet away from each other.