In this special Transition 2021 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with experts to discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. This week, CFR’s Senior Fellow for Europe, Matthias Matthijs, and Senior Fellow for Japan studies, Sheila A. Smith, assess the prospects for repairing America’s relations with allies in Europe and Asia. (This is a rebroadcast.)
Rozlyn Engel, distinguished professor of the practice in economics at the U.S. Naval Academy, nonresident scholar in the Geo-Economics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the relationship between foreign policy and the success of the middle class.
Suzanne Maloney, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what’s at stake when Iranians head to the polls later this week.
Nicholas Wade, former editorial writer, science reporter, and science editor for The New York Times, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the theory that COVID-19 originated in an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Belarus’s decision to force a commercial airliner to land in Minsk in order to arrest Belarusian journalist and blogger Roman Protasevich.