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U.S. Maritime Strategy, With RADM James Bynum, RADM Pat DeQuattro, and MajGen Paul J. Rock Jr.

U.S. Maritime Strategy, With RADM James Bynum, RADM Pat DeQuattro, and MajGen Paul J. Rock Jr.

April 27, 2021

Rear Admiral James Bynum, Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro, and Major General Paul J. Rock Jr. sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the new Tri-Service Maritime Strategy, which was released in December 2020. Rear Admiral Bynum currently serves in a dual capacity as the assistant deputy chief of naval operations for war fighting development, and the director of warfare development in the office of the chief of naval operations. Rear Admiral DeQuattro is the Coast Guard deputy for Operations, Policy and Capabilities. Major General Rock is the director of Plans, Policies & Operations in the Strategy and Plans division at Marine Corps Headquarters.

The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan, With Max Boot

The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan, With Max Boot

April 20, 2021

Max Boot, CFR's Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss President Biden's recent announcement to completely withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan before September 11, 2021.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, With Jacob J. Lew and Gary Roughead

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, With Jacob J. Lew and Gary Roughead

April 13, 2021

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, managing partner at Lindsay Goldberg, and retired Admiral Gary Roughead, Robert and Marion Oster distinguished military fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what China’s global infrastructure initiative means for the United States and the world. Secretary Lew and Admiral Roughead co-chaired the CFR Task Force Report, China’s Belt and Road: Implications for the United States.

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in Latin America, With Steven Levitsky

Democracy Tested: Democratic Backsliding in Latin America, With Steven Levitsky

April 8, 2021

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on the future of democracy, James M. Lindsay speaks with experts to discuss whether and where democratic governance is faltering around the world. This week, Steven Levitsky, professor of government at Harvard University, breaks down the health of democracy in countries across Latin America. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy.