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June 25, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
Kissinger’s Foreign Policy, With Winston Lord

Former CFR President Winston Lord sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his time working with Henry Kissinger. From 1970 to 1973, Lord served as Kissinger’s special assistant while Kissinger was…

Podcast Xi Jinping and Henry Kissinger shaking hands

July 18, 2019

U.S. Congress
Debating the Debt Ceiling, Remembering the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, and More

Congress attempts to strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Cyprus observes the anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion, and the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing is commemorated.

Podcast The U.S. Capitol Building

July 16, 2019

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization, With Jennifer A. Hillman

Jennifer A. Hillman, CFR’s senior fellow for trade and international political economy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the operations and functions of the World Trade Organization.

Podcast People gather outside the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

July 9, 2019

China
The Senkaku Paradox, With Michael E. O’Hanlon

Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his most recent publication, The Senkaku Parado…

Podcast Activists protest in front of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei.

July 11, 2019

Afghanistan
Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks, U.S.-Iran Escalation, and More

Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks gain momentum, and tensions between the United States and Iran escalate.

Podcast Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai embraces a man during the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha.

June 20, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWNW Presents: The President’s Inbox on Xi Jinping

CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy and James M. Lindsay discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S.-China relations. (This is a rebroadcast of an episode of The President’s Inbox, another podcast produced …

Podcast 20190620_TWNW

June 11, 2019

United States
Inside the Pentagon, With Ash Carter

Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a…

Podcast President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon.

June 27, 2019

Iran
U.S.-Iran Tensions, Osaka’s G20 Summit, and More

Tensions between Iran and the United States persist, Osaka holds this year’s Group of Twenty summit, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump travels to South Korea.

Podcast Two Iranian women walk past a mural in Tehran.

May 30, 2019

France
The Anniversaries of D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Protests, and More

President Donald J. Trump commemorates D-Day with a trip to Normandy, and the world remembers the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

Podcast A Beijing man stands in front of tanks on the Avenue of Eternal Peace.

June 18, 2019

Syria
Women in Syria, With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in northeast Syria. Lemmon has authored …

Podcast Women stand together at al-Hol camp in Syria.