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May 21, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congres…

Podcast An Afghan man wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall painted with photo of Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

May 20, 2020

China
Exporting Authoritarianism

China is undertaking massive infrastructure projects across the world and loaning billions of dollars to developing nations. On paper, the objective is to build a vast trade network, but is China als…

Podcast Chinese president Xi Jinping greets crowd alongside Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

May 19, 2020

India
Modi’s India Under Lockdown, With Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the effects of the coronavirus on India’s 1.3 billion people.

Podcast Migrant workers shout slogans during a protest demanding train service to their home state of eastern Bihar, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease.

May 14, 2020

Argentina
Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is mark…

Podcast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center where she addressed COVID-19 relief funding and accusations against presidential candidate Joe Biden.

May 7, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More

Criticism mounts over China’s coronavirus response; East African countries face a second, much larger infestation of desert locusts; and Europe commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allie…

Podcast A child attempts to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts at a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya.

May 6, 2020

India
WhatsApp With India?

Roughly four hundred million people in India use the encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp. Now, the country’s ruling party is trying to force WhatsApp to let the government trace and censor messages…

Podcast A group of young people look at their smart phones

May 5, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Epidemics in World History, With Frank M. Snowden

Frank M. Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick professor emeritus of history and history of medicine at Yale University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how epidemics have shaped world history. Sn…

Podcast A lab technician prepares a medium to grow a virus at the Eijkman Institute, one of the only two facilities in Indonesia capable of diagnosing Zika, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

April 23, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Governors Face Public Pressure, UN Security Council Talks Syria, and More

Governors face pressure to reopen America, the UN Security Council discusses conditions in Syria, and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.

Podcast Health care workers stand in the street in counter-protest to hundreds of people who gathered at the State Capitol to demand the stay-at-home order be lifted in Denver, Colorado.

April 21, 2020

China
The United States, China, and the Coronavirus, With Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, China reporter for Axios, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S.-China relations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Podcast US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

April 14, 2020

Coronavirus
The Coronavirus’s Impact Throughout Africa, With Michelle D. Gavin

Michelle D. Gavin, CFR’s senior fellow for Africa studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the novel coronavirus is affecting Angola, Botswana, Sudan, and other nations throughout Afri…

Podcast A man walks past a poster covering the side of a building ahead of a 21 day lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cape Town, South Africa.