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Oct 27, 2020
The History of U.S. Isolationism, With Charles A. KupchanOctober 27, 2020
Charles A. Kupchan, CFR senior fellow and professor of international affairs at Georgetown University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the long history of American efforts to avoid foreign entanglements. Kupchan’s newest book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World, hit bookstore shelves earlier this month.
Oct 20, 2020
War, Culture, and Society, With Margaret MacMillanOctober 20, 2020
Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at the University of Toronto, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how war has shaped culture and society throughout history. MacMillan’s new book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us, hit bookstore shelves earlier this month.
Oct 13, 2020
Preparing for the Next Pandemic, With Sylvia Mathews BurwellOctober 13, 2020
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of American University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world can prepare for future public health emergencies. Burwell recently co-chaired the CFR Independent Task Force report “Improving Pandemic...
Oct 06, 2020
Energy, Geopolitics, and the Global Map, With Daniel YerginOctober 06, 2020
Daniel Yergin, a leading authority on energy, international politics, and economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the changing face of global power dynamics. Yergin’s most recent book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, recently hit bookstore...
Sep 29, 2020
The Road to a COVID-19 Vaccine, WIth Luciana L. BorioSeptember 29, 2020
Luciana Borio, vice president of In-Q-Tel and senior fellow for global health at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the process of developing and distributing a coronavirus vaccine.
Sep 22, 2020
Grand Strategy and An Open World, With Rebecca LissnerSeptember 22, 2020
Rebecca Lissner, assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States might revamp its foreign policy. Lissner recently coauthored, with CFR senior fellow Mira Rapp-Hooper, An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order.
Sep 16, 2020
Pushing Back Against Beijing, With Aaron L. FriedbergSeptember 16, 2020
Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States should respond to China’s growing strength and ambition. Read Friedberg’s article "An Answer to Aggression: How to Push Back Against Beijing" on ForeignAffairs.com.
Sep 08, 2020
The Belarus Protests, With Stephen SestanovichSeptember 08, 2020
Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the political protests in Belarus.
Sep 01, 2020
Shinzo Abe’s Resignation, With Sheila A. SmithSeptember 01, 2020
Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the consequences of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to step down. Smith most recently authored Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power.
Aug 25, 2020
The Israel-UAE Peace Deal, With Martin S. IndykAugust 25, 2020
Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Abraham Accord, which was brokered by the United States and will begin normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.