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July 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
King Abdullah Visits the White House, Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes, and More

Jordanian King Abdullah II visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial for bribery charges resumes in Jerusalem, and world leaders con…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L), meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II (2nd L) at the Royal Palace on March 11, 2010 in Amman, Jordan.

November 7, 2019

Turkey
Erdogan Visits the White House, Spain Holds Another Election, and More

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House, Spaniards hold their fourth general election in four years, and the United States continues trade …

Podcast Spain

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

June 15, 2017

United States
BONUS: White House Summer Reading

This is a bonus segment from our summer reading special on our sister podcast, The World Next Week. On this part of the show Bob, Jim, and guest host Gayle Lemmon offer summer reading recommendations…

Podcast Book open on a beach

March 9, 2017

United States
Military Perspectives in the White House

CFR's Robert McMahon and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Janine Davidson examine civil-military relations in the new administration.

Podcast U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

February 3, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Beijing Olympics Begin, African Union Leaders Convene, and More

The Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing, the African Union (AU) holds its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the Whi…

Podcast Olympic rings are seen onto the Haituo Tower, a landmark structure for the Yanqing competition zone of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on January 25, 2022 in Beijing, China.

August 26, 2021

Afghanistan War
U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky Convene, and More

United States combat troops are set to fully withdraw from Afghanistan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets U.S. President Joe Biden in the White House, and Iraq hosts a regional summit.

Podcast Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure May 11, 2013 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. U.S. soldiers and marines are part of the NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, to be completed by the end of 2014.

July 22, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Olympics Kick Off in Tokyo, Biden and Iraq’s Al-Kadhimi Meet, and More

The Tokyo Olympic Games kick off in COVID-19’s shadow, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, and South Africans deal with the fallout from days o…

Podcast Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis Training - Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan.

June 28, 2022

LGBTQ+
Advancing LGBTQI+ Rights, With Julie Dorf

Julie Dorf, co-chair of the Council for Global Equality, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the United States has done and could do to advance LGBTQI+ rights around the world.

Podcast Rainbow White House for Pride Month

February 3, 2021

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
‘The Most Persistent and Lethal Threat’

For years, security experts have warned that white nationalist and white supremacist extremism represent the most significant domestic terrorism threat to the United States. Now, in the wake of the a…

Podcast Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists take part a the night before the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, VA, white supremacists march with tiki torchs through the University of Virginia campus.