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December 10, 2019

China
Podcast: Ian Shepherdson on the U.S.-China Trade War and China's Mounting Economic Challenges

China’s ruling Communist Party has long based its political legitimacy on successfully guiding the country’s extraordinary economic development. Over the past decade, however, China’s economic growth…

Podcast A worker polishes a bicycle steel rim at a factory manufacturing sports equipment in Hangzhou, China on September 2, 2019.

December 19, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The World Next Year: Looking Ahead to 2020

Hosts James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Paul B. Stares to forecast the coming year’s international challenges and developments.

Podcast Protest

March 21, 2019

Thailand
Thai Hold an Election, Kosovars Commemorate NATO’s War, and More

Thailand conducts its first general election since the 2014 military coup, and Kosovo commemorates twenty years since the end of the war.

Podcast A woman casts her early vote in Bangkok.

February 20, 2020

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks, Trump’s India Trip, and More

The United States and the Taliban move closer to an agreement, U.S. President Donald J. Trump makes a state visit to India, and Iran holds parliamentary elections.

Podcast A man applies finishing touches to paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wall as part of a beautification along a route that Trump and Modi will be taking during Trump's upcoming visit, in Ahmedabad, India, February 17, 2020.

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 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

November 26, 2019

Democracy
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special (Rebroadcast)

In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of demo…

Podcast live

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

October 24, 2019

Democracy
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special

In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of demo…

Podcast TWNW