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January 19, 2021

Russia
Russia

There is no country quite like Russia. Despite having a relatively small economy, it has been able to maintain global influence through a range of unconventional tactics. How has Vladimir Putin playe…

Podcast Photograph of Russia

January 12, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at CFR, and Jennifer Nuzzo, CFR senior fellow for global health, sit down with…

Podcast U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the U.S. response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 29, 2020.

December 17, 2020

Transition 2021
The World Next Year: Transitioning Into 2021

Hosts James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Shannon K. O’Neil to unpack the extraordinary year of 2020, and forecast international challenges and developments in 2021.

Podcast Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center internal medicine resident Luc Overholt sits in a waiting area before receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital on December 16, 2020 .

December 11, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Future Is African

Projections show that by 2050, Africa’s population will double. By 2100, one in three people on Earth will be African. This means that, by the end of the century, sub-Saharan Africa—which already has…

Podcast Sudanese children walk on a street on July 6, 2016 in eastern Khartoum

December 3, 2020

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
FDA Considers COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization, Venezuelans Vote, and More

U.S. health officials discuss emergency authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine; Venezuelans vote for a new National Assembly, currently the country’s last opposition-controlled body; and the “safe harbo…

Podcast This photo taken on November 23, 2020 shows technicians processing Covid-19 coronavirus tests at a laboratory in Tianjin, China.

December 1, 2020

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: How Will Biden Handle Russia?

Heather A. Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovi…

Podcast Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011.

November 24, 2020

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: How Will Biden Handle China?

Elizabeth C. Economy, senior fellow for China studies at CFR and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and Adam Segal, CFR’s Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and nati…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands with U.S Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People on December 4, 2013 in Beijing, China.

November 19, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
G20 Summit Goes Virtual, Biden Nominates Cabinet Members, and More

Saudi Arabia hosts a virtual Group of Twenty (G20) summit, U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden ramps up his cabinet nomination process, and the United States prepares to formally withdraw from the Treaty …

Podcast US President-elect Joe Biden listens to US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris make a statement at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on November 16, 2020.

November 12, 2020

Transition 2021
U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More

U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden begins a turbulent ten-week transition, Armenians and Azeris react to a Russia-brokered peace agreement, and the thirty-seventh summit of the Association of Southeast A…

Podcast A man looks out of his window as a rally against the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal takes place outside the Armenian National Assembly building.

November 11, 2020

Health
Let’s Talk About Toilets

Fifty-five percent of the global population lacks access to safe sanitation, a deadly global health disparity that rarely finds its way into the spotlight. In this episode, we examine the scope of th…

Podcast A white toilet with a black background