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Threats to Free Expression, With Suzanne Nossel

Threats to Free Expression, With Suzanne Nossel

September 27, 2022

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 needs to adapt to succeed in a world of great power competition.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

Freedom House, Tracking Democracy and Freedom Around the World

 

PEN America, PEN Freedom to Write Index

 

Reporters Without Borders, World: Abuses in Real Time

 

Suzanne Nossel, Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All

 

Suzanne Nossel, “Salman Rushdie’s Entire Life Has Been an Act of Defiance,” The Guardian

 

Suzanne Nossel, The Old Human Rights Playbook Won’t Work Anymore,” Foreign Policy

 

Suzanne Nossel and Leslie Vinjamuri, “Some Assembly Required: Why the UN’s Broadest Forum Matters More Than Ever,” Foreign Affairs

Britain After Queen Elizabeth, With Leslie Vinjamuri

Britain After Queen Elizabeth, With Leslie Vinjamuri

September 20, 2022

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. Lindsay to discuss what a new monarch, a new prime minister, and the legacy of Brexit mean for Britain’s future.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Charles A. Kupman and Leslie Vinjamuri, eds., Anchoring the World: International Order in the Twenty-First Century

 

Leslie Vinjamuri, How Brexit and Boris Broke Britain,” Foreign Affairs

 

The Government of the United Kingdom Cabinet Office, Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

Ukraine’s Counteroffensive, With Max Boot

Ukraine’s Counteroffensive, With Max Boot

September 13, 2022

Max Boot, the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Washington Post columnist, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the success of Ukraine's recent military counteroffensive and how Russia is likely to respond. 

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Max Boot, “Putin Wants to Terrorize Ukraine Into Submission. It’s Not Working,” Washington Post 

 

Max Boot, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

 

Tim Lister and Darya Tarasova, “Russia’s Collapse in Northeast Ukraine Ignites Fury From Putin Loyalists,” CNN

U.S. Economic Relations with China, With Evan Greenberg

U.S. Economic Relations with China, With Evan Greenberg

September 6, 2022

Evan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of Chubb, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss growing tensions in U.S.-China economic relations, the importance of trade to the U.S. economy, and the steps needed to sustain the competitiveness of the American economy.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Evan Greenberg, “Championing Global Trade Is in America’s National Interest,” Economist

Fighting the Climate Crisis, With Gernot Wagner

Fighting the Climate Crisis, With Gernot Wagner

August 30, 2022

Gernot Wagner, climate economist at Columbia Business School, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss progress in the green energy transition and the risks and benefits of carbon capture and solar geoengineering technologies.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

America’s Domination of Oil and Gas Will Not Cow China,” The Economist

 

Jason E. Box, et al, “Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Disequilibrium and Committed Sea-Level Rise,” Nature Climate Change 

 

Isabel Schnabel, “Looking Through Higher Energy Prices? Monetary Policy and the Green Transition,” remarks delivered to the American Finance Association

 

Isabel Schnabel, “A New Age of Energy Inflation: Climateflation, Fossilflation and Greenflation,” remarks delivered to The ECB and Its Watchers XXII

 

Gernot Wagner, Geoengineering: The Gamble

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

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

August 23, 2022

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.

 

This episode originally aired on February 8, 2022.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Li Yuan, “A coronavirus infection illuminates a migrant worker’s tale of inequality in China.” New York Times, January 31, 2022.

 

Books Mentioned

 

Elizabeth Economy, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future (2004)

 

Ian Johnson, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (2017)

Putin’s Strategy in Ukraine, With Stephen Sestanovich

Putin’s Strategy in Ukraine, With Stephen Sestanovich

August 16, 2022

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 International and Public Affairs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the current course of the war in Ukraine and the potential for a diplomatic settlement to end the fighting.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Tom Friedman, “Why Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Is Utterly Reckless,” New York Times

 

Alexey Levinson, “Frozen in Excitement,” Riddle

 

Stephen Sestanovich, Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

America’s Great Power Opportunity, With Ali Wyne

America’s Great Power Opportunity, With Ali Wyne

August 9, 2022

James M. Lindsay sits down with Ali Wyne, senior analyst of Global Macro-Geopolitics at Eurasia Group, to discuss great power competition and the growing rivalry between the United States and China, and Russia.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Ali Wyne, America’s Great Power Opportunity, 2022

 

Gerald Segel, “Does China Matter?,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 1999

 

Nadège Rolland, “China’s Southern Strategy: Beijing Is Using the Global South to Constrain America,” Foreign Affairs, June 9, 2022

 

Bonny Lin and Jude Blanchette, “China on the Offensive: How the Ukraine War Has Changed Beijing’s Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, August 1, 2022

 

Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Liberman, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy, 2020

 

Suzanne Mettler, “Democracy Tested: Democratic Crises in U.S. History,” The President’s Inbox, August 3, 2022

Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, With Bonnie S. Glaser

Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, With Bonnie S. Glaser

August 2, 2022

James M. Lindsay sits down with Bonnie S. Glaser, director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, to discuss House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and its impact on U.S.-China relations.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Bonnie Glaser, China Global Podcast, German Marshall Fund of the United States

The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

July 26, 2022

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. 

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor, Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, 2006

 

Michael R. Gordon, Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, 2022

 

Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, 2012

 

Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor, The Generals' War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf, 1996

 

Becca Wasser et al, “The Air War Against the Islamic State: The Role of Airpower in Operation Inherent Resolve,” RAND Corporation, 2021