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February 13, 2020

United States
Democrats Debate in Nevada, Munich’s Security Conference, and More

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Nevada ahead of the state’s caucus, the annual Munich Security Conference takes place, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Angola, Eth…

Podcast Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attend a meeting during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

February 12, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Dimming the Sky

As climate change accelerates, some scientists are researching ways to alter our climate to slow down warming. But the method, called solar geoengineering, comes with some serious risks. 

Podcast Dimming the Sky

February 11, 2020

Election 2020
TPI Replay: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?

In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scal…

Podcast TPI Replay

February 6, 2020

United States
Iowa’s Caucus Snafu, African Union Summit, and More

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination ramps up after flawed Iowa caucuses, the African Union convenes in Addis Ababa, and international films feature prominently at this year’s Academy …

Podcast Caucus

January 30, 2020

United States
State of the Union Anticipation, Trump’s Mideast Plan, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump plans to deliver the annual State of the Union address, Israel considers sweeping annexations in the West Bank, and Brexit finally happens.

Podcast Palestine

January 24, 2020

China
Podcast: Yanzhong Huang on the Wuhan Coronavirus and China's Disease Control System

The first case of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. Since then, the disease has swept across the globe causing China’s government to …

Podcast Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, January 22, 2020.

January 23, 2020

Immigration and Migration
Migrant Caravan Confrontation, China’s Border-Crossing Virus, and More

A new migrant caravan tests U.S.-Mexico ties, the pneumonia-like virus that started in Wuhan, China, causes alarms and quarantines, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwit…

Podcast Honduras

January 22, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Wuhan Virus, With Tom Bollyky and Yanzhong Huang

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health Program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, sit down with Jame…

Podcast China

January 16, 2020

U.S. Congress
Trump’s Impeachment Continues, China’s Mysterious Outbreak, and More

The impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump transitions from the House to the Senate, China attempts to suppress a pneumonia-like outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year, and the annual meeting of the…

Podcast Impeachment

January 15, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Robots That Kill

Militaries around the world are designing artificial intelligence–powered weapons that could one day make their own decisions about who to target. The technology could change the scope of warfare, bu…

Podcast Killer Robots