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The History of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick

The History of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick

August 11, 2020

Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, who is currently a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. diplomacy since the War for Independence. Ambassador Zoellick has served as deputy secretary, under secretary, and counselor of the State Department; ambassador and U.S. trade representative; deputy chief of staff at the White House; and president of the World Bank. His new book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, hit the bookstore shelves last week.

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, With Meenakshi Ganguly

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, With Meenakshi Ganguly

August 4, 2020

Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the abuses against Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar.

The Consequences of Human Trafficking, With Jamille Bigio

The Consequences of Human Trafficking, With Jamille Bigio

July 28, 2020

Jamille Bigio, senior fellow for CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the spread of and international response to human trafficking. July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

China’s Uighurs, With Gulchehra Hoja

China’s Uighurs, With Gulchehra Hoja

July 21, 2020

Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist for Radio Free Asia, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Chinese government’s repression of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups in the Xinjiang region.

Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law, With Victoria Tin-bor Hui

Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law, With Victoria Tin-bor Hui

July 14, 2020

Victoria Tin-bor Hui, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the new national security law China has imposed on Hong Kong.

Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

July 7, 2020

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

The China Challenge, With Nick Schifrin

The China Challenge, With Nick Schifrin

June 30, 2020

Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s role in the world. Schifrin is the host of PBS NewsHour’s 2019 documentary series China: Power and ProsperityAn update to the series on how the coronavirus has redefined U.S.-China relations will air on July 8th.

Israel’s Possible Annexation of the Jordan Valley, With Martin S. Indyk

Israel’s Possible Annexation of the Jordan Valley, With Martin S. Indyk

June 23, 2020

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s possible move to annex parts of the West Bank.

The Changing Landscape of Domestic Terrorism, With Bruce Hoffman

The Changing Landscape of Domestic Terrorism, With Bruce Hoffman

June 16, 2020

Bruce Hoffman, CFR’s Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss domestic terrorist entities, groups, and movements.

The Future of American Alliances, With Mira Rapp-Hooper

The Future of American Alliances, With Mira Rapp-Hooper

June 9, 2020

Mira Rapp-Hooper, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for Asia studies at CFR and senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether America’s military alliances still serve national interests. Rapp-Hooper’s book, Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances, is available today.