The President’s Inbox
A New Era of Great Power Competition, With Hal Brands

A New Era of Great Power Competition, With Hal Brands

January 25, 2022

Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what lessons the United States can draw from the Cold War for understanding our new era of great power rivalry.

 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast 

 

Hal Brands, The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today (2022) 

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast 

 

Hal Brands, “Containment Can Work Against China, Too,” Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2021 

 

Hal Brands, “The Overstretched Superpower,” Foreign Affairs, January 18, 2022 

 

Richard Fontaine, “Washington’s Missing China Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, January 14, 2022 

 

“X” (George Kennan), “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” Foreign Affairs (July 1947) 

President Biden’s First Year, With Richard Haass

President Biden’s First Year, With Richard Haass

January 18, 2022

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, sits down with James M. Lindsay to assess how the Biden administration has handled foreign policy in its first year in office.

 

Books Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Richard Haass, The World: A Brief Introduction (2020)

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Richard Haass, Nine Questions for the World, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Anne Appelbaum and Richard Haass, “Can Democracy Survive?” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

 

Fei-Fei Li and Richard Haass, “Can Societies Keep Up with Technology?” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

 

Michelle McMurry-Heath and Richard Haass, “Can Biotech Be Harnessed?” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

 

Elizabeth Perry and Richard Haass, “Will This Century Belong to China?” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

Keeping the Nuclear Peace, With Michael Krepon

Keeping the Nuclear Peace, With Michael Krepon

January 11, 2022

Michael Krepon, cofounder of and distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rise, demise, and possible revival of arms control efforts across the globe.

 

Books Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Michael Krepon, Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace: The Rise, Demise, and Revival of Arms Control (2021)

 

Statements Mentioned

 

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races,” The White House, January 3, 2022

TPI Replay: Democratic Crises in U.S. History, With Suzanne Mettler

TPI Replay: Democratic Crises in U.S. History, With Suzanne Mettler

January 4, 2022

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, Suzanne Mettler, John L. Senior professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University, places the current crisis of American democracy in historical perspective. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy. (This is a rebroadcast.)

 

Books Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy (2020)