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January 25, 2022

Competitiveness
A New Era of Great Power Competition, With Hal Brands

Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what lessons the Uni…

Podcast Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Joe Biden meet for talks at the Villa La Grange.

December 16, 2021

Economics
Does the Twenty-First Century Need a New Social Contract?

Richard Haass and Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics, assess the future of the labor market and examine how to provide workers with the skills and training they need in an er…

Podcast New York Stock Exchange

June 1, 2021

Belarus
The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978, 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 Belarus’s decision to force a commercial airliner to …

Podcast Ukrainian activists hold up posters depicting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a rally in Kyiv supporting the detained Belarusian journalist and blogger Roman Protasevich, May 28, 2021.

January 13, 2022

Europe
European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

The European Parliament elects a new president, COVID-19 case rates surge across the globe, and diplomacy continues over Russian security demands in Europe.

Podcast Registered nurses Michelle Gibbons and Debbie Bhatti conduct COVID-19 swab tests as large crowds queue at a Bondi Beach drive-through testing clinic on July 22, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

September 8, 2020

Demonstrations and Protests
The Belarus Protests, 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 the political protests in Belarus.

Podcast Opposition activists hold a march from the Komarovsky market to Independence Avenue in support of Maria Kolesnikova and other coordination council members.

December 16, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
The World Next Year: What to Watch in 2022

In this special year-end episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rock…

Podcast People queue for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during the first mega Covid-19 vaccination at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur on May 31, 2021.

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.

July 29, 2021

Elections and Voting
Iran’s New President Takes Office, U.S. Debt Ceiling Drama, and More

Iran’s next president, Ebrahim Raisi, takes office; the suspension of the United States’ debt ceiling ends; and the summer wildfire season sets new records.

Podcast Iranian President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi holds a press conference at Shahid Beheshti conference hall on June 21, 2021 in Tehran, Iran.

February 1, 2018

United States
Stephen Hadley on America's Place in the World

Stephen J. Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the U.S. role in today's world order.

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January 6, 2022

Democracy
U.S.-Russia Talks, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, and More

Top officials from the United States and Russia meet in Geneva to discuss nuclear arms control and the crisis in Ukraine, Americans mark one year since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the C…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris listens to U.S. President Joe Biden talk to reporters as they depart through the Hall of Columns following speeches to mark the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2022.