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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

December 4, 2019

Space
Space Jam

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lo…

Podcast Fragments of space junk surround a planet against blackness and a field of stars.

November 19, 2019

Election 2020
Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Rajan Menon and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. policy toward …

Podcast Russia

November 14, 2019

Russia
Sergei Magnitsky Is Remembered, SecDef Esper Travels to South Korea, and More

Russia’s Sergei Magnitsky is remembered ten years after his death, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper travels to Southeast Asia, and the fifth Democratic presidential debate is held in Atlanta.

Podcast Russia

September 19, 2019

Russia
The Future of Nuclear Conflict, With Secretary Ernest Moniz and Senator Sam Nunn

Former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and former Senator Sam Nunn sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia. Read “The Return of …

Podcast Crew members of the Russian Navy’s Akula nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.

September 5, 2019

Climate Change
Fires in the Amazon, Elections Across Russia, and More

South American leaders convene to discuss the recent fires in the Amazon, Russia holds local and regional elections, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar …

Podcast A man advocates for free and fair elections in Moscow.

July 25, 2019

United States
The End of the INF Treaty, Turmoil in Northeast Asia, and More

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty nears its end, tensions escalate in Northeast Asia, and the Democratic Party holds its second presidential debate.

Podcast Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty at the White House.

March 27, 2019

Russia
Russian Disinformation Campaigns, With Adam B. Ellick

Adam B. Ellick, director and executive producer of opinion video at the New York Times, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his series of documentary shorts, Operation InfeKtion, about Russian…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin during an annual news conference in Moscow.

February 11, 2019

United States
The Aftermath of the INF Treaty, With Lori Esposito Murray

Lori Esposito Murray, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, discusses President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and the future of international nucle…

Podcast A supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his portrait in Belgrade, Serbia, January 18, 2019.

January 31, 2019

United States
U.S. State of the Union Anticipation, INF Treaty Deliberation, and More

President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union, Russia and the United States debate the future of the INF Treaty, and Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou faces legal trouble.

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump arrives at the House of Representatives to deliver his 2018 State of the Union address, January 30, 2018.