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Pushing Back Against Beijing, With Aaron L. Friedberg

Pushing Back Against Beijing, With Aaron L. Friedberg

September 15, 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.

The Belarus Protests, With Stephen Sestanovich

The Belarus Protests, With Stephen Sestanovich

September 8, 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.

Shinzo Abe’s Resignation, With Sheila A. Smith

Shinzo Abe’s Resignation, With Sheila A. Smith

September 1, 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.

The Israel-UAE Peace Deal, With Martin S. Indyk

The Israel-UAE Peace Deal, With Martin S. Indyk

August 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.

The Impact of Women in Political Power, With Rachel B. Vogelstein

The Impact of Women in Political Power, With Rachel B. Vogelstein

August 18, 2020

Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR’s Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss women’s political participation in the United States and across the world, and CFR’s Women’s Power Index. Today marks the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment.

The History of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick

The History of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick

August 11, 2020

Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, who is currently a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. diplomacy since the War for Independence. Ambassador Zoellick has served as deputy secretary, under secretary, and counselor of the State Department; ambassador and U.S. trade representative; deputy chief of staff at the White House; and president of the World Bank. His new book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, hit the bookstore shelves last week.

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, With Meenakshi Ganguly

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, With Meenakshi Ganguly

August 4, 2020

Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the abuses against Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar.

The Consequences of Human Trafficking, With Jamille Bigio

The Consequences of Human Trafficking, With Jamille Bigio

July 28, 2020

Jamille Bigio, senior fellow for CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the spread of and international response to human trafficking. July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

China’s Uighurs, With Gulchehra Hoja

China’s Uighurs, With Gulchehra Hoja

July 21, 2020

Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist for Radio Free Asia, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Chinese government’s repression of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups in the Xinjiang region.

Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law, With Victoria Tin-bor Hui

Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law, With Victoria Tin-bor Hui

July 14, 2020

Victoria Tin-bor Hui, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the new national security law China has imposed on Hong Kong.