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June 30, 2020

China
The China Challenge, With Nick Schifrin

Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s role in the world. Schifrin is the host of PBS NewsHour’s 2019 documentar…

Podcast The Great Wall of China (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1987) crowded with visitors, Chinese flag in the foreground, 3rd century BC-14th century.

June 2, 2022

Ukraine
Covering the War in Ukraine: The View From Journalists

A panel of journalists who have recently spent time covering the war in Ukraine discusses the situation on the ground there and in the surrounding region, and policy considerations for the United Sta…

Play Journalists wearing a "press" vest walks through the site of a destroyed Russian munitions depot in Biskvitne, Ukraine

July 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

October 19, 2006

China
The Economist v. Nick Lardy

China’s goods and services trade surplus is set to increase from $50b in 2004 to $185b in 2006.  China’s current account surplus is set to rise from around 3-4% of China’s 2004 GDP to around 9% of it…

June 1, 2007

China
The World Banks shows just how a large a policy shift Martin Wolf (and Nick Lardy) are proposing for China

The World Bank estimates that net exports contributed 3.3 percentage points to China’s growth in q1, “broadly the same as in the second half of 2006 and higher than expected.”  And from the accompany…

May 17, 2022

Military Operations
Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership

U.S. military service chiefs discuss defense strategy in conflict areas around the world and cooperative efforts with U.S. allies. The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Lead…

Play Rear of soldiers patrolling along the risky area

September 22, 2020

COVID-19
Lessons on Reopening in a Pandemic From Around the World

Speakers discuss the challenges other countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe have faced in reopening workplaces and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lessons to be learned …

Play Students wear protective masks maintaining safe distance as they attend a class, after government allowed reopening of schools from grade six to eight amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

January 26, 2022

Defense and Security
CEO Speaker Series with James Taiclet of Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President, and CEO James Taiclet discusses developments in defense technology, competition between the United States and other military powers, and innovating in response to…

Play U.S. Marines with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. step off in the early morning during an operation to push out Taliban fighters on July 18, 2009 in Herati, Afghanistan.

September 24, 2020

Screening and Discussion of "Blood on the Wall"

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary Blood On The Wall prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Friday, September 18.  Pl…

Play Migrants are seen behind a window at the migrant shelter "Casa INDI", where some migrants have been infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Monterrey, Mexico