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June 7, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
America’s Rise to Power, With Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter professor emeritus of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the continuities and changes in U.S. fore…

Podcast Veterans hold a US flag at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2022, during Memorial Day celebrations

April 6, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With Representative Michael McCaul

Representative McCaul discusses U.S. national security, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the resulting global energy concerns and China’s response, as well as the U.S. withdrawal from Afgha…

Play NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, November 29, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

March 29, 2022

Global Governance
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Securing Europe—NATO Then and Now

Our panelists discuss the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), its expansion from twelve to thirty countries, its evolving mission in the post-Cold War world, as well as the alli…

Play Officials and military personnel stand beneath flags as they attend the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit ceremony at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

March 29, 2022

Authoritarianism
Putin’s Choices, With Michael Kimmage

Michael Kimmage, professor of history at the Catholic University of America and visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the choice…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Presidential Grants Foundation CEO Ilya Chukalin at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 29, 2022.

June 14, 2022

United States
How Is Biden Handling DACA?

The Obama-era policy protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation has faced a raft of legal challenges. It could be up to the Supreme Court to decide the program’s fate.

January 11, 2022

China
Young Professionals Briefing: Navigating Increasing Tensions Between China and Taiwan

Panelists discuss the state of China-Taiwan relations, U.S. interests in the Taiwan Strait, and the potential for increased tensions to escalate into open conflict. The CFR Young Professionals B…

Play An F-16 jet fighter of Taiwan's air force takes off from the eastern Hualien airbase, 17 August, 2004.

January 11, 2022

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Keeping the Nuclear Peace, With Michael Krepon

Michael Krepon, cofounder of and distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rise, demise, and possible revival of arms control efforts across the globe…

Podcast View of people gathered in Central Park during the Rally For Nuclear Disarmament, New York, New York, July 12, 1982.

October 5, 2021

Democracy
Young Professionals Briefing: The Future of Democracy Around the World

Panelists discuss democratic backsliding, the rights of marginalized populations living under authoritarian regimes, and the prospects for and obstacles against democratic movements around the world…

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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.

June 2, 2021

Afghanistan
Young Professionals Briefing: The Future of Afghanistan

Panelists discuss the Biden administration’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September and its implications for the future of the country. The CFR Young Professionals Brie…

Play A boy plays on a street as several U.S. Army soldiers walk away on patrol in the background