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July 16, 2020

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress Returns to Session, Schools Grapple With Reopening, and More

The U.S. Congress returns to session; schools and universities struggle with reopening amid a surge in COVID-19 cases; and, China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States prepare for spacecra…

Podcast Enrolees wear face masks during entrance examinations at the Heroes of the Young Guard Cadet Corps, Kreminna, Luhansk Region, eastern Ukraine.

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.

August 25, 2020

Transnational Crime
Treasures Looted in War

Works of art and cultural heritage sites are common casualties in war. In many cases, the sale of plundered treasures has helped finance ongoing conflict. In this episode, two experts examine the his…

Podcast The face of a broken sculpture on the ground

May 21, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congres…

Podcast An Afghan man wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall painted with photo of Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

August 1, 2019

Asia
The ASEAN Summit, Congress’s August Recess, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the ASEAN summit, Congress begins its August recess, and Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Podcast Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a news conference.

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 10, 2020

Germany
The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Inst…

Podcast German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Charlevoix, Canada.

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

January 18, 2019

United States
Congress and Foreign Policy with Chris Tuttle

Chris Tuttle joins James Lindsay to discuss the role that Congress plays in U.S. foreign policy.

Podcast Sen. Bob Corker , Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, walks out of a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in the US Capitol on June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

February 28, 2019

China
China's National People's Congress, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and More

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang opens the annual session of the National People’s Congress, and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner travels to the Middle East ahead of Israel’s general election.

Podcast Tea is served in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.