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June 11, 2019

United States
Inside the Pentagon, With Ash Carter

Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a…

Podcast President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon.

June 13, 2019

Guatemala
Elections in Guatemala, Protests in Hong Kong, and More

Guatemalans vote, Hong Kong protesters face violent reprisals, and Americans prepare for extreme weather at the onset of fire season.

Podcast Protesters hold signs following a day of violence in Hong Kong.

May 30, 2019

France
The Anniversaries of D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Protests, and More

President Donald J. Trump commemorates D-Day with a trip to Normandy, and the world remembers the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Podcast A Beijing man stands in front of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace.

June 6, 2019

United States
Trump Threatens Tariffs, Violence in Khartoum, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Mexico, and chaos persists in Sudan’s capital.

Podcast Sudanese protesters use burning tires as a barricade in Khartoum.

June 4, 2019

United States
American Diplomacy, With William J. Burns

Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most re…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki.

May 28, 2019

Japan
Trump in Tokyo, With Sheila A. Smith

Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s recent trip to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations. Smith most recently…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump presents the President’s Cup at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.

May 16, 2019

Australia
Elections in Australia, the European Union, and Beyond

In this special episode, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss upcoming parliamentary elections in Australia and the European Union, as well as India’s six-week-long election, which is drawing …

Podcast Australians at the polls.

May 14, 2019

India
India in the World, With Sunjoy Joshi

Sunjoy Joshi, chairman and chief executive of the Observer Research Foundation, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss India’s place in the world.

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a press conference.

May 23, 2019

Austria
Austria’s No-Confidence Vote, Trump’s Tokyo Visit, and More

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz faces a no-confidence vote, U.S. President Donald J. Trump travels to Japan, and the Trump administration considers pardoning servicemen convicted of war crimes.

Podcast Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President Alexander Van der Bellen attend a news conference.

May 20, 2019

United States
A New NAFTA, With Rohinton Medhora and Andres Rozental

Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Andres Rozental, former president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, sit down with James M. Lindsay to…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.