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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.

The State of the Special Relationship, With Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce DCMG

The State of the Special Relationship, With Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce DCMG

June 2, 2020

Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, the British ambassador to the United States, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-UK relations, Britain’s post-Brexit foreign policy, and the merits of multilateralism.

The World Health Organization, With Stewart M. Patrick

The World Health Organization, With Stewart M. Patrick

May 26, 2020

Stewart M. Patrick, CFR’s James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, discusses with James M. Lindsay how the World Health Organization works.

Modi’s India Under Lockdown, With Alyssa Ayres

Modi’s India Under Lockdown, With Alyssa Ayres

May 19, 2020

Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the effects of the coronavirus on India’s 1.3 billion people.

 

Read “A Field Guide to U.S.-India Trade Tensions” on CFR.org.

Navigating the Global Era, With Richard Haass

Navigating the Global Era, With Richard Haass

May 12, 2020

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the new book The World: A Brief Introduction, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss why it’s important to get smarter about the world around us.

Epidemics in World History, With Frank M. Snowden

Epidemics in World History, With Frank M. Snowden

May 5, 2020

Frank M. Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick professor emeritus of history and history of medicine at Yale University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how epidemics have shaped world history. Snowden’s most recent book, which was released in October 2019, is Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.