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The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, examines challenges awaiting the next U.S. president. Tune in each Thursday to hear Lindsay, McMahon, and a rotating panel of CFR experts discuss trade, immigration, Russia, China, and more.

The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, examines challenges awaiting the next U.S. president. Tune in each Thursday to hear Lindsay, McMahon, and a rotating panel of CFR experts discuss trade, immigration, Russia, China, and more.
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The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, examines challenges awaiting the next U.S. president. Tune in each Thursday to hear Lindsay, McMahon, and a rotating panel of CFR experts discuss trade, immigration, Russia, China, and more.

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Episodes

The G7 Summit, With Stewart M. Patrick

8/20/2019
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Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and James M. Lindsay discuss the upcoming meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) in Biarritz, France.

Duration:00:29:06

Turmoil in Kashmir, With Alyssa Ayres

8/14/2019
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Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay India’s recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy.

Duration:00:28:33

Iran’s Next Move, With Ray Takeyh

8/6/2019
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Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Duration:00:30:14

Central American Migration, With Paul J. Angelo

7/30/2019
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Paul J. Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the causes and repercussions of migration from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Duration:00:25:54

Brexit Under Boris Johnson, With Sebastian Mallaby

7/24/2019
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Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister, the future of Brexit, and Johnson’s relationship with Donald J. Trump.

Duration:00:29:27

The World Trade Organization, With Jennifer A. Hillman

7/16/2019
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Jennifer A. Hillman, CFR’s senior fellow for trade and international political economy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the operations and functions of the World Trade Organization.

Duration:00:35:32

The Senkaku Paradox, With Michael E. O’Hanlon

7/9/2019
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Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his most recent publication, The Senkaku Paradox: Risking Great Power War Over Small Stakes.

Duration:00:28:07

Kissinger’s Foreign Policy, With Winston Lord

6/25/2019
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Former CFR President Winston Lord sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss his time working with Henry Kissinger. From 1970 to 1973, Lord served as Kissinger’s special assistant while Kissinger was the national security advisor under President Richard Nixon. Lord most recently authored the book Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership.

Duration:00:31:35

Women in Syria, With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

6/18/2019
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in northeast Syria. Lemmon has authored two New York Times best sellers, Ashley’s War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.

Duration:00:25:14

Inside the Pentagon, With Ash Carter

6/11/2019
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Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon, comes out today.

Duration:00:29:50

American Diplomacy, With William J. Burns

6/4/2019
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Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most recent book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal.

Duration:00:30:38

Trump in Tokyo, With Sheila A. Smith

5/28/2019
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Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s recent trip to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations. Smith most recently authored Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power.

Duration:00:31:30

A New NAFTA, With Rohinton Medhora and Andres Rozental

5/20/2019
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Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Andres Rozental, former president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trade relationship between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Duration:00:30:51

India in the World, With Sunjoy Joshi

5/14/2019
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Sunjoy Joshi, chairman and chief executive of the Observer Research Foundation, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss India’s place in the world.

Duration:00:28:14

The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy, With Kori Schake

5/7/2019
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Kori Schake, deputy director-general at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses the future of U.S. foreign policy and her recent Foreign Affairs article, “Back to Basics: How to Make Right What Trump Gets Wrong,” with James M. Lindsay.

Duration:00:27:09

Turmoil in Venezuela, With Shannon K. O’Neil

5/1/2019
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Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses the recent uprisings in Venezuela with James M. Lindsay.

Duration:00:26:21

Navigating Post–Cold War Peace, With Michael Mandelbaum

4/23/2019
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Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter professor emeritus of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University, sits down with Jim Lindsay to discuss the era of peace that directly followed the Cold War. He argues this in his most recent book, The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth.

Duration:00:25:49

TPI Replay: The Liberal World Order, With Robert Kagan

4/18/2019
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Robert Kagan joins Jim Lindsay to discuss the state of the liberal international order. Kagan is the Stephen & Barbara Friedman senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a contributing columnist at the Washington Post and the author of The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World, which was released on September 18. (This is a rebroadcast.)

Duration:00:34:16

Brexit’s Next Six Months, With Sebastian Mallaby

4/11/2019
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Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the Brexit extension and Theresa May’s next six months.

Duration:00:23:55

NATO Turns Seventy, With Ivo H. Daalder

4/1/2019
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Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discusses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with James M. Lindsay ahead of its seventieth anniversary on April 4.

Duration:00:27:32