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June 13, 2019

Guatemala
Elections in Guatemala, Protests in Hong Kong, and More

Guatemalans vote, Hong Kong protesters face violent reprisals, and Americans prepare for extreme weather at the onset of fire season.

Podcast Protesters hold signs following a day of violence in Hong Kong.

June 25, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
Kissinger’s Foreign Policy, With Winston Lord

Former CFR President Winston Lord sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his time working with Henry Kissinger. From 1970 to 1973, Lord served as Kissinger’s special assistant while Kissinger was…

Podcast Xi Jinping and Henry Kissinger shaking hands

June 6, 2019

United States
Trump Threatens Tariffs, Violence in Khartoum, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Mexico, and chaos persists in Sudan’s capital.

Podcast Sudanese protesters use burning tires as a barricade in Khartoum.

May 30, 2019

France
The Anniversaries of D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Protests, and More

President Donald J. Trump commemorates D-Day with a trip to Normandy, and the world remembers the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Podcast A Beijing man stands in front of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace.

June 20, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWNW Presents: The President’s Inbox on Xi Jinping

CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy and James M. Lindsay discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S.-China relations. (This is a rebroadcast of an episode of The President’s Inbox, another podcast produced …

Podcast 20190620_TWNW

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.

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 20, 2019

United States
A New NAFTA, With Rohinton Medhora and Andres Rozental

Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Andres Rozental, former president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, sit down with James M. Lindsay to…

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

May 23, 2019

Austria
Austria’s No-Confidence Vote, Trump’s Tokyo Visit, and More

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz faces a no-confidence vote, U.S. President Donald J. Trump travels to Japan, and the Trump administration considers pardoning servicemen convicted of war crimes.

Podcast Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President Alexander Van der Bellen attend a news conference.

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.