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March 26, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
U.S. Lawmakers Near Relief Deal, India Imposes Three-Week Lockdown, and More

U.S. lawmakers near a $2 trillion coronavirus relief deal as debate intensifies over economic pain versus lockdown efforts, Indians enter a nationwide, twenty-one-day lockdown, and fragile states and…

Podcast People queue standing in circles drawn to maintain safe distance as they wait to buy grocery items during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India.

March 24, 2020

Energy and Environment
The Russian-Saudi Oil Price War, With Amy Myers Jaffe

Amy Myers Jaffe, CFR’s David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the Energy Security and Climate Change program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the …

Podcast Foreign labourers leave their work to have lunch at the Haradh gas site, one of the largest in the world, south of the vast Ghawar oil fields in the prosperous region of Hassa, Saudi Arabia.

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 17, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COV…

Podcast People wearing facemasks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, line up to purchase face masks from a makeshift stall after queueing for hours following a registration process during which they were given a pre-sales ticket, in Hong Kong on February 5, 2020.

March 12, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More

The World Health Organization declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, countries brace for a severe economic downturn, and the Afghan peace process confronts major obstacles.

Podcast Medical staff in protective gear work at a 'drive-thru' testing center for the novel coronavirus disease of COVID-19 in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea.

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.

March 6, 2020

Authoritarianism
The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit an exhibition on the history of the Russian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

March 5, 2020

Elections and Voting
Israel’s Parliamentary Challenge, Coronavirus Funding, and More

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempts to form a governing coalition, U.S. lawmakers seek billions of dollars in emergency coronavirus funding, and the world remembers Malaysia Airlines F…

Podcast An Israeli election monitor wearing protective gear counts a ballot for the Likud party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as votes cast by Israelis in home-quarantine over coronavirus concerns following Israel's national election are tallied, in Shoham, Israel.

February 27, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Coronavirus Causes Panic, Israelis Return to the Polls, and More

COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Israel holds its third national election in the past year, and U.S. Democratic presidential candidates compete on Super Tuesday.

Podcast Guests, wearing protective face mask, look through a window at H10 Costa Adeje Palace, which is on lockdown after cases of coronavirus have been detected there in Adeje, on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Spain.

February 26, 2020

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The One Where We Talk About NATO at a Party

You’re making the rounds at a party when someone asks you about NATO. Is it still important? The alliance is credited with preventing a third world war, but a lot of us don’t know what it is or how i…

Podcast NATO leaders meet at summit in Britain around a table.