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July 25, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

July 25, 2022

Climate Change
As the World Burns

The battle against climate change is being lost.

A firefighter fights a forest fire in the north of Portugal, on July 15, 2022.

July 26, 2022

Islamic State
The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

James M. Lindsay sits down with Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the U.S. war against ISIS.   

Podcast Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017.

July 20, 2022

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.

July 12, 2022

Russia
The Long War in Ukraine, With Michael Kofman

Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian and Ukrainian military strategies, equipment, and the likel…

Podcast Ukrainian service members ride an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), in Donetsk region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine July 7, 2022.

July 13, 2022

United States
How U.S. Gun Policies Compare With the World’s

The debate over gun laws has raged in Washington for decades, often reigniting after high-profile mass shootings. In mid-2022, Congress passed a rare, compromise gun control bill, but critics say it …

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June 2, 2022

Ukraine
Covering the War in Ukraine: The View From Journalists

A panel of journalists who have recently spent time covering the war in Ukraine discusses the situation on the ground there and in the surrounding region, and policy considerations for the United Sta…

Play Journalists wearing a "press" vest walks through the site of a destroyed Russian munitions depot in Biskvitne, Ukraine

May 31, 2022

Europe and Eurasia
Russia's War in Ukraine: How Does it End?

Our panelists discussed the current situation in and regarding Ukraine, the goals of NATO, Russia, and Ukraine, and alternative futures.

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March 15, 2022

Global Governance
World Economic Update: Inflation, Sanctions, and the Russia-Ukraine War

Panelists discuss the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the use of sanctions by the United States and other countries, and the rates of inflation around the world. The Worl…

Play A woman walks past a destroyed tank in a street damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the separatist-controlled town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region, Ukraine March 15, 2022.

March 31, 2022

Economics
Russia’s War Is the End of Magical Thinking

In her co-authored 2018 book Political Risk, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells the story of an hourlong negotiation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For what were clearly pr…