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Germany’s Elections, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Germany’s Elections, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

September 28, 2021

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic relations in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the end of the Angela Merkel era means for Germany and its relations with the world.

Trade Protectionism, With Adam S. Posen

Trade Protectionism, With Adam S. Posen

September 21, 2021

Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States has become less open to trade in recent decades and why calls for even more protectionism will further undermine the American middle class.

Rethinking U.S. Defense Strategy, With Elbridge A. Colby

Rethinking U.S. Defense Strategy, With Elbridge A. Colby

September 14, 2021

Elbridge A. Colby, cofounder and principal of the Marathon Initiative, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether and how the United States should revise its defense strategy to face its current challenges. Colby’s new book, The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict, hits bookstore shelves today.

 
China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, With Peter Martin

China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, With Peter Martin

September 7, 2021

Peter Martin, defense policy and intelligence reporter for Bloomberg News, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the growing assertiveness of China’s diplomacy in recent years. Martin’s new book, China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, was released this past June.