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January 1, 2020

Nuclear Energy
New Year’s Special: 2020 Hindsight

At the start of the new year, the Why It Matters team takes a look at some of the best interview segments that didn’t make it into the episodes. 

Podcast New Year’s Special: 2020 Hindsight

October 8, 2019

Ukraine
The History of U.S.-Ukraine Relations, With Stephen Sestanovich

Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-Ukraine ties since the fall of the Soviet Union…

Podcast People hold flares during a protest at Independence Square in Kyiv.

January 22, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Wuhan Virus, With Tom Bollyky and Yanzhong Huang

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health Program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, sit down with Jame…

Podcast China

January 23, 2020

Immigration and Migration
Migrant Caravan Confrontation, China’s Border-Crossing Virus, and More

A new migrant caravan tests U.S.-Mexico ties, the pneumonia-like virus that started in Wuhan, China, causes alarms and quarantines, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwit…

Podcast Honduras

January 17, 2020

Asia
Podcast: Samm Sacks on Data Governance and Great Power Rivalry

The United States and China increasingly seem locked in a technological rivalry that may determine much of the twenty-first century’s security and prosperity. The outcome of that competition could be shaped by how the two countries and their allies decide to manage the vast amounts of data generated by the modern digital economy. Samm Sacks, cybersecurity policy and China digital economy fellow at New America, discusses these issues and many more with Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies Mira Rapp-Hooper in the latest episode of the Asia Unbound podcast series.

January 16, 2020

U.S. Congress
Trump’s Impeachment Continues, China’s Mysterious Outbreak, and More

The impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump transitions from the House to the Senate, China attempts to suppress a pneumonia-like outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year, and the annual meeting of the…

Podcast Impeachment

January 15, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Robots That Kill

Militaries around the world are designing artificial intelligence–powered weapons that could one day make their own decisions about who to target. The technology could change the scope of warfare, bu…

Podcast Killer Robots

January 14, 2020

Election 2020
Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

Podcast Military

January 7, 2020

Election 2020
The Killing of Qasem Soleimani

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Steven A. Cook, Philip H. Gordon, and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the killing of Qasem Soleimani and…

Podcast Soleimani

December 18, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Prescription for Disaster

Antibiotics have saved untold millions of lives, but bacteria are learning to outsmart them at alarming rates. Projections show that by 2050, ten million people could die each year from antibiotic-re…

Podcast Doctors in surgery scrubs look downward.