The President’s Inbox
TPI Replay: Can Biden Repair America’s Alliances?

TPI Replay: Can Biden Repair America’s Alliances?

June 29, 2021

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.)

Foreign Policy for the Middle Class, With Rozlyn Engel

Foreign Policy for the Middle Class, With Rozlyn Engel

June 22, 2021

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.

Iran’s Presidential Election, With Suzanne Maloney

Iran’s Presidential Election, With Suzanne Maloney

June 15, 2021

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.

The Lab-Leak Theory of COVID-19’s Origins, With Nicholas Wade

The Lab-Leak Theory of COVID-19’s Origins, With Nicholas Wade

June 8, 2021

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.

The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978, With Stephen Sestanovich

The Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978, With Stephen Sestanovich

June 1, 2021

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.