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September 28, 2022

Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Exception

The U.S.-Saudi relationship is fraught with complications. Saudi Arabia has the largest oil reserves in the world, giving it influence over what Americans pay at the gas pump. At the same time, the k…

Podcast MBS and Biden

September 27, 2022

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Threats to Free Expression, With Suzanne Nossel

Suzanne Nossel, the Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss growing threats around the world to free expression and how the fight to protect human rights ne…

Podcast A Pakistani journalist holds a sign and a picture of AP photographer Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan, during a demonstration to condemn attacks against Journalists in Islamabad

September 20, 2022

United Kingdom
Britain After Queen Elizabeth, With Leslie Vinjamuri

Leslie Vinjamuri, the Director of the US and the Americas programme and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House, sits down with James M. Lindsa…

Podcast State Funeral and burial of Queen Elizabeth

September 15, 2022

Climate Change
Trouble Brewing for Coffee

Beware, coffee lovers: climate change could disrupt your precious morning cup of joe. Coffee beans could lose half of their farmable land by 2050 as temperatures and weather patterns become more extr…

Podcast Cup of coffee

September 15, 2022

United Nations General Assembly
UNGA77, NATO Military Chiefs Convene, U.S. Inflation, and More

World leaders gather for the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly; NATO’s senior military authority meets in Estonia to discuss the war in Ukraine; and the U.S. Federal Reserve plans an…

Podcast The seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly opens at the UN headquarters on September 13, 2022, in New York City. Liao Pan/China News Service/Getty Images

August 23, 2022

China
TPI Replay: China’s Domestic Challenges, With Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, CFR’s Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss economic, political, and demographic developments within China.

Podcast Student draw the Chinese national flag on a chalkboard during an activity to mark National Day September 30, 2007 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China.

August 16, 2022

Russia
Putin’s Strategy in Ukraine, With Stephen Sestanovich

Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies at CFR and Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University’s School of…

Podcast A view shows a torn flag of Ukraine hung on a wire in front an apartment building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 14. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

August 11, 2022

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer (Rebroadcast)

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they reco…

Podcast A woman reads at the Jakarta's Public Library in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2021.

July 19, 2022

Cybersecurity
The Future of Cybersecurity, With Jami Miscik and Adam Segal

Jami Miscik and Adam Segal, co-chair and director of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Cybersecurity, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the fragmentation of the internet, cybercrime…

Podcast Hand over computer

July 7, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Biden’s Middle East Trip, Meeting With AMLO, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia and prepares for a meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom reacts to the resi…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Price Saud Al-Faisal upon his arrival at Riyadh airbase from his 2011 visit as Vice President