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July 26, 2022

Islamic State
The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

James M. Lindsay sits down with Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the U.S. war against ISIS.   

Podcast Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017.

July 12, 2022

Russia
The Long War in Ukraine, With Michael Kofman

Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian and Ukrainian military strategies, equipment, and the likel…

Podcast Ukrainian service members ride an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), in Donetsk region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine July 7, 2022.

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.

December 30, 2021

COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Military Is a Manageable Challenge

The military has vaccinated the vast majority of service members, but pockets of hesitancy remain. What’s driving the reluctance, and what should be done to overcome it?

A U.S. Army reserve soldier receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in August 2021.

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.

April 8, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Ketanji Brown Jackson to Become First Black Woman to Serve on Supreme Court

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers April 2 - April 8.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 22, 2022.

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.

August 24, 2021

Monetary Policy
Fed Excitement Mounts: Waiting for Jackson Hole

Higher inflation has sparked a fierce debate among economists and generated enormous interest in the Fed’s response, which has far-reaching implications for the U.S. and global economies.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a U.S. Senate panel in July 2021.

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.