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June 18, 2019

Syria
Women in Syria, With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in northeast Syria. Lemmon has authored …

Podcast Women stand together at al-Hol camp in Syria.

May 16, 2019

Australia
Elections in Australia, the European Union, and Beyond

In this special episode, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon discuss upcoming parliamentary elections in Australia and the European Union, as well as India’s six-week-long election, which is drawing …

Podcast Australians at the polls.

May 9, 2019

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Tensions Flare With Iran, a Showdown Between Congress and the White House, and More

Tensions between the United States and Iran flare, Hungary’s far-right prime minister visits the White House, and Congress and the Trump administration prepare for a showdown.

Podcast The White House

June 11, 2019

United States
Inside the Pentagon, With Ash Carter

Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a…

Podcast President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon.

May 2, 2019

Thailand
Thailand’s Coronation, South Africa’s Election, and More

Thailand coronates a new king, South Africa holds a general election, and chaos persists in Venezuela.

Podcast Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Queen Suthida, and Princess Bajrakitiyabha pay their respects at the statue of King Rama I in Bangkok.

June 4, 2019

United States
American Diplomacy, With William J. Burns

Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most re…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki.

April 25, 2019

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Mourns Its Losses, Spain Holds an Election, and More

Sri Lankans mourn after the Easter Sunday attacks, Spain holds a snap election, and Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne.

Podcast Coffins of victims are carried in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

May 28, 2019

Japan
Trump in Tokyo, With Sheila A. Smith

Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s recent trip to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations. Smith most recently…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump presents the President’s Cup at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.

April 11, 2019

Libya
Tripoli Violence, Brexit’s Extension, and More

The United Nations postpones a conference in Libya as the battle for Tripoli continues, Theresa May narrowly avoids a no-deal Brexit, and Indonesia holds a general election.

Podcast Libyan National Army members, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, pose for a picture.

April 18, 2019

Immigration and Migration
TWNW Presents: The President’s Inbox on Trade and Immigration

Ted Alden joins Jim Lindsay to discuss trade and immigration policy after the congressional midterms. Ted is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Fore­­­ign Relations, specializing…

Podcast Central Americans en route to the United States walk along a highway in Mexico.