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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

A Look at Public Opinion and Foreign Policy with Dina Smeltz

10/11/2018
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Dina Smeltz, senior fellow of public opinion and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss American attitudes toward foreign policy.

Duration:00:34:46

A Look at the New NAFTA with Shannon O'Neil and Ted Alden

10/4/2018
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CFR's Shannon O'Neil and Edward Alden join James M. Lindsay to discuss the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, now renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Duration:00:33:47

A Recap of the United Nations General Assembly with Stewart Patrick

9/27/2018
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Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the impact of the United Nations General Assembly.

Duration:00:37:25

Recent Developments in Syria with Aaron Stein and Steven Heydemann

9/20/2018
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Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and Steven Heydemann, the Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professor in Middle East Studies at Smith College and nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss recent developments in Syria's Idlib province.

Duration:00:39:38

The Meltdown in the Emerging Markets with Sebastian Mallaby

9/12/2018
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Sebastian Mallaby, the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at CFR and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the collapsing currency valuations in places like Turkey, Argentina, and South Africa.

Duration:00:32:35

The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later With Adam Tooze

8/29/2018
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Adam Tooze, the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of history at Columbia University and director of the European Institute, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss how the 2008 financial crisis affected the world in the years that followed.

Duration:00:34:56

U.S. Climate Policy With Susanne Brooks

8/29/2018
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Susanne Brooks, director of U.S. climate policy and analysis for the Environmental Defense Fund’s global climate program, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss how the United States is confronting climate change.

Duration:00:33:40

The U.S. in Afghanistan With Anthony Cordesman

8/16/2018
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Anthony Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), joins James M. Lindsay to discuss President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy.

Duration:00:32:28

Pakistan With Christine Fair

8/9/2018
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Christine Fair, associate professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and expert on South Asian political and military affairs, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss Pakistan’s July 25 election and incoming Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Duration:00:32:58

Arms Control With Daryl Kimball

8/1/2018
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Jim M. Lindsay sits down with Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, to discuss the current state and future of arms control.

Duration:00:51:34

U.S.-Russia Relations With Michael McFaul

7/26/2018
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Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the fraught relationship between the United States and Russia.

Duration:00:39:12

The Fallout From the Trump-Putin Summit With Jim Goldgeier and Charlie Kupchan

7/19/2018
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CFR senior fellows Jim Goldgeier and Charlie Kupchan join James M. Lindsay to discuss the continued fallout from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland.

Duration:00:31:30

The Aftermath of the Trump-Kim Summit With Victor Cha

7/10/2018
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Victor Cha, senior advisor and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss North Korea and the aftermath of the Trump-Kim summit.

Duration:00:48:05

George C. Marshall's Legacy With Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

7/3/2018
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Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs and author of The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945–1947, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the lasting legacy of former U.S. general, secretary of state, and secretary of defense George C. Marshall.

Duration:00:41:12

Turkish Presidential Elections with Henri Barkey and Steven Cook

6/29/2018
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Henri Barkey, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR and former member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, and Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, join James Lindsay to discuss Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the result of Turkey’s recent election.

Duration:00:40:12

Transatlantic Tension With Célia Belin and Alina Polyakova

6/19/2018
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The Brookings Institution's Célia Belin, an expert on transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, and Alina Polyakova, an expert on European politics and far-right populism and nationalism, join James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-European relations.

Duration:00:42:51

The Emerging U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry With Aaron Friedberg

6/13/2018
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Aaron L. Friedberg, an expert on the international relations of Asia and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the emerging U.S.-China strategic rivalry, the Trump administration's planned tariffs, and what the tariffs could mean for global trade partnerships.

Duration:00:45:40

Mexico's Upcoming Presidential Election With Shannon O'Neil

6/8/2018
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Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and senior fellow for Latin America studies at CFR sits down with James M. Lindsay to talk about the upcoming presidential election in Mexico and what it might mean for U.S.-Mexico relations.

Duration:00:27:51

Killer Robots and Autonomous Weapons With Paul Scharre

6/1/2018
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Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discusses autonomous weapons and the changing nature of warfare with CFR's James M. Lindsay.

Duration:00:33:33

Michael Fullilove and Herve Lemahieu on Power in Asia

5/22/2018
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Michael Fullilove and Herve Lemahieu join CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the Asian power landscape.

Duration:00:33:20