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President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

May 17, 2022

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what to expect from U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming trip to Japan and South Korea.

 

Books and Blogs Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Asia Unbound, CFR.org

 

Sheila A. Smith, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power (2019)

 

Scott A. Snyder, Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers (2018)

 

Statements Mentioned

 

U.S.-ROK Leaders’ Joint Statement,” The White House, May 21, 2021

 
The Middle East’s Reaction to the Invasion of Ukraine, With Steven A. Cook

The Middle East’s Reaction to the Invasion of Ukraine, With Steven A. Cook

May 10, 2022

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how countries throughout the Middle East are responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Steven Cook, “The Middle East Kumbaya Moment Won’t Last,” Foreign Policy, May 6, 2022

 

Books Mentioned

 

Steven Cook, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East (2019)

U.S. Policy Toward Russia, With Derek H. Chollet

U.S. Policy Toward Russia, With Derek H. Chollet

May 3, 2022

Derek H. Chollet, Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Derek H. Chollet, The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America’s Role in the World (2021)

 

Statements and Polls Mentioned

 

Ashley Parker, et al, “Big majority of Americans back sanctions on Russia, aid to Ukraine, poll finds,” May 2, 2022

Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Russia’s Threat to Peace and Security at the UN Security Council,” U.S. State Department, February 17, 2022

Africa’s Reaction to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, With Ebenezer Obadare

Africa’s Reaction to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, With Ebenezer Obadare

April 26, 2022

Ebenezer Obadare, Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how African countries are responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Ebenezer Obadare, “Analyzing the Russia-Ukraine Conflict from an African Standpoint,” CFR.org, March 3, 2022

 

Ebenezer Obadare, “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine May Drive a Wedge Between the West and Africa,” CFR.org, March 22, 2022

 

Blogs & Books Mentioned

 

Ebenezer Obadare, Africa in Transition, CFR.org

 

Ebenezer Obadare, Christianity, Sexuality and Citizenship in Africa (2019)

The Future of Diverse Democracies, With Yascha Mounk

The Future of Diverse Democracies, With Yascha Mounk

April 19, 2022

Yascha Mounk, senior fellow at CFR and professor of the practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the challenges that ethnically, racially, and religiously diverse democracies face. This episode is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy.
 

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Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Yascha Mounk, The Great Experiment (2022)

 

Yascha Mounk, The People Vs. Democracy (2018)

 

Articles and Reports Mentioned

 

Dillingham Commission Reports, U.S. Senate via Hathi Trust (1911)

 

Publius Decius Mus [Michael Anton], “The Flight 93 Election,” Claremont Review of Books, September 5, 2016

The Future of NATO, With Ivo H. Daalder

The Future of NATO, With Ivo H. Daalder

April 12, 2022

Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the Russian invasion of Ukraine means for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

 

Articles and Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Ivo H. Daalder, "The Return of Containment,” Foreign Affairs, March 1, 2022

 

Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, "Why Putin Underestimated the West," Foreign Affairs, April 7, 2022

 

Ivo H. Daalder, World Review with Ivo Daalder, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

 

Books Mentioned

 

Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership (2018)

 

Ivo H. Daalder, Getting to Dayton: The Making of America's Bosnia Policy (2000)

War in the Digital Age, With Audrey Kurth Cronin

War in the Digital Age, With Audrey Kurth Cronin

April 5, 2022

Audrey Kurth Cronin, distinguished professor at American University’s School of International Service and founding director of the Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how technology, innovation, and social media are shaping Russia’s war in Ukraine and what it might mean for the future.

 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Audrey Kurth Cronin, Great Power Politics and the Struggle over Austria, 1945-1955 (1986)

 

Audrey Kurth Cronin, Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists (2020)

Putin’s Choices, With Michael Kimmage

Putin’s Choices, With Michael Kimmage

March 29, 2022

Michael Kimmage, professor of history at the Catholic University of America and visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the choices Russian President Vladimir Putin faces in Ukraine.

 

Articles and Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Liana Fix and Michael Kimmage, “What If Russia Loses?” ForeignAffairs.com, March 4, 2022

 

Liana Fix and Michael Kimmage, “What If Russia Makes a Deal?” ForeignAffairs.com, March 23, 2022

 

Liana Fix and Michael Kimmage, “What If Russia Wins?” ForeignAffairs.com, February 18, 2022

 

Michael Kimmage, The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy (2020)

 

Speeches and Podcasts Mentioned

 

Joe Biden, “Remarks by President Biden on the United Efforts of the Free World to Support the People of Ukraine,” Warsaw, Poland, March 26, 2022

 

Liana Fix, "Germany's Foreign Policy," The President's Inbox, February 15, 2022

The North Korea Challenge, With Scott A. Snyder

The North Korea Challenge, With Scott A. Snyder

March 22, 2022

Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the global implications of North Korea’s recent missile tests.

 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Scott Snyder, South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers (2018)

 

Articles Mentioned

 

Scott Snyder, “A ‘Political Novice’ Will Soon be in Charge of South Korean Foreign Policy,” CFR.org via Forbes, March 7, 2022

The Emerging China-Russia Alliance, With Patricia M. Kim

The Emerging China-Russia Alliance, With Patricia M. Kim

March 15, 2022

Patricia M. Kim, David M. Rubenstein fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how China views Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Yoon Suk-yeol, “South Korea Needs to Step Up: The Country’s Next President on His Foreign Policy Vision,” Foreign Affairs, February 8, 2022

 

Statements Mentioned

 

Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development, The Kremlin, February 4, 2022