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July 1, 2020

Political History and Theory
Living in History

Whether you think we are making history or repeating it, it’s safe to say we are living in a historic time. In this episode, Why It Matters asks three historians to weigh in on how to use the past to…

Podcast Hong Kong protester reads book while sitting

June 16, 2020

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Changing Landscape of Domestic Terrorism, With Bruce Hoffman

Bruce Hoffman, CFR’s Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss domestic terrorist entities, groups, and m…

Podcast Left wing protesters with flares during a demonstration against far right group "Hogar Social" and their new occupied building.

June 3, 2020

Human Trafficking
The Human Cost of Labor Trafficking

It is estimated that twenty to forty million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. Of these, the majority are trafficked for labor, and many of them are exploited in the United St…

Podcast A woman washes dishes in a kitchen

May 26, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization, With Stewart M. Patrick

Stewart M. Patrick, CFR’s James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, discusses with James M. Lindsay how the Worl…

Podcast Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), walks past the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the World Health Assembly (WHA) following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Geneva, Switzerland.

May 14, 2020

Argentina
Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is mark…

Podcast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center where she addressed COVID-19 relief funding and accusations against presidential candidate Joe Biden.

May 6, 2020

India
WhatsApp With India?

Roughly four hundred million people in India use the encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp. Now, the country’s ruling party is trying to force WhatsApp to let the government trace and censor messages…

Podcast A group of young people look at their smart phones

April 9, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Coronavirus Tolls Fluctuate Globally, G20 Foreign and Energy Ministers Meet, and More

Countries across the globe continue to face the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, Group of Twenty (G20) foreign and energy ministers meet virtually, and Israelis struggle to form a gover…

Podcast Sailors transport a patient across the bow to be admitted aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy, deployed as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

April 8, 2020

Coronavirus
Bonus Episode: “A Medically Induced Economic Coma”

The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives in a heartbeat. It has made us fear for our health, our loved ones, and our livelihoods. As the death toll rises, the return to normalcy seems to recede fur…

Podcast A woman in a mask is seen through the window in a subway car door

March 19, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) member states convene virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the world calendar, virus concerns drive a rift between the United States an…

Podcast A man wearing a protective face mask makes a selfie in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris as a lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion started at midday in Paris, France.

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

The coronavirus has us asking a lot of questions. Who gets to make the decisions that matter about public health? How can we protect ourselves in an interconnected world? Why are there market crashes…

Podcast Men in hazmat suits dealing with coronavirus.