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November 23, 2022

International Organizations
A Troubled Cup for the Beautiful Game

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar, and billions of fans worldwide are tuning in to the world’s most popular live event. And yet as in years past, the Qatar Cup is transpiring under the …

Podcast World Cup soccer ball in a desert field.

November 3, 2022

Climate Change
COP27, U.S. Midterms, ASEAN Summit, and More

Egypt hosts the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt; Americans vote in closely watched midterm elections; and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, kicks off a month of…

Podcast View of a COP27 sign on the road leading to the conference area in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh town as the city prepares to host the COP27 summit next month, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt October 20, 2022.

November 1, 2022

Foreign Policy
Ideology in U.S. Foreign Policy, With Christopher Nichols, Emily Conroy-Krutz, and Jay Sexton

Christopher Nichols, professor of history and Wayne Woodrow Hayes chair in National Security Studies at The Ohio State University, Emily Conroy-Krutz, associate professor of history at Michigan State…

Podcast Old globe on bookshelf background. Selective focus. Retro style. Science, education, travel, vintage background.

October 26, 2022

Arms Industries and Trade
The Cost of the U.S. Arms Trade

The global arms trade is big business and the United States accounts for more than 40 percent of the world’s weapons exports. Aside from the profit motivation, selling arms abroad can be an effective…

Podcast Man Standing Jet Display

October 18, 2022

Globalization
The Globalization Myth, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how regional…

Podcast Hong Kong Container Terminal

October 13, 2022

Iraq
Iraq’s New President, China’s Party Congress, Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement, and More

The Iraqi parliament meets to choose a new president; Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate power at the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party; and Israel and Lebanon prepare to …

Podcast Media tour to an exhibition in Beijing

October 11, 2022

China
China’s 20th National Party Congress, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party’s upcoming 20th National Congress means for Chin…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

October 6, 2022

Arctic
UNGA Vote on Russia’s Annexation, Arctic Circle Assembly, International Day of the Girl, and More

The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a resolution condemning Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory; thousands of participants gather in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Arctic Circle Ass…

Podcast Marine Seismic in the Arctic

September 15, 2022

Climate Change
Trouble Brewing for Coffee

Beware, coffee lovers: climate change could disrupt your precious morning cup of joe. Coffee beans could lose half of their farmable land by 2050 as temperatures and weather patterns become more extr…

Podcast Cup of coffee

September 13, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive, With Max Boot

Max Boot, the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Washington Post columnist, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the succe…

Podcast A Ukrainian soldier rips down a banner, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Vovchansk, Ukraine in this image from a video released September 13, 2022. State Border Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS