The President's Inbox
By Council on Foreign Relations
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The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, examines the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump. Hear what issues are topping the forty-fifth president’s inbox, what he has said he will do, and what constraints he might face.
||CleanJulia Ioffe on What Vladimir Putin Wants||The Atlantic's Julia Ioffe joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian president Vladimir Putin's political goals.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Zimbalist on Costs of the Olympics||Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods professor of economics at Smith College, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the political and economic costs of hosting the Olympics.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephen Hadley on America's Place in the World||Stephen J. Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the U.S. role in today's world order.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMax Boot on Lessons of History and Edward Lansdale||CFR's Max Boot joins James M. Lindsay to discuss his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard N. Haass on Trump's First Year||Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, joins James M. Lindsay to assess President Donald J. Trump's first year in office.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilip Gordon and Ray Takeyh on Iran||CFR's Philip Gordon and Ray Takeyh join James M. Lindsay to discuss political unrest in Iran and the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael O'Hanlon on U.S. Defense Policy||Michael O'Hanlon, the Brookings Institution's senior fellow for foreign policy, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's defense policy.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam Segal on Information Operations||CFR's Adam Segal joins James M. Lindsay to discuss information operations and cybersecurity.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElliott Abrams on Jerusalem's Status||CFR's Elliott Abrams joins James Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReuben Brigety on Security in Africa||CFR's Reuben Brigety and Robert McMahon examine African peace and security issues.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Monaco on Threats to U.S. Homeland Security||New York University School of Law's Lisa Monaco joins CFR's Robert McMahon to discuss the threats facing U.S. homeland security.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmbassador Nicholas Burns on U.S. Diplomacy||Ambassador Nicholas Burns joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S. diplomacy under the Donald J. Trump administration.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresidential War Powers||CFR's John B. Bellinger III joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine the Authorization for Use of Military Force.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtecting Sovereignty||CFR's Stewart M. Patrick joins Robert McMahon to discuss sovereignty and U.S. interests.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKurdish Independence||CFR's Steven A. Cook joins Robert McMahon to examine the Kurdish movement for independence.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState of the U.S. Air Force||Colonel George "Marty" Reynolds joins James M. Lindsay to examine the state of the U.S. Air Force.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S.-Cuba Ties||CFR's Carla Anne Robbins joins Robert McMahon to examine President Donald Trump's foreign policy on Cuba.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Use of Intelligence||CFR's Michael Dempsey joins James Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine the U.S. intelligence community's role in maintaining national security.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnergy and Geopolitics||CFR's Meghan O'Sullivan joins James M. Lindsay to examine the impact of energy on U.S. foreign policy.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisaster Resilience||Stephen Flynn, founding director of Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute and former CFR fellow, joins Robert McMahon to discuss U.S. disaster resilience.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Focused Policy Discussion
A critical overview of vital policy points facing our nation, and Pres-Elec Trump. Details and context are always used in building a reality-based framework, within which the conversation blossoms.
As unbiased as can be
I've listened to podcasts all across the political spectrum, and The President's Inbox is the closest one I've found to nonpartisanship. Informative and engaging, but not too opinionated. I applaud CFR for expressing facts first!
Interesting Take & Format
Really digging this podcast... Love The World This Week, so this breakdown -- by policy topic -- of what Trump has in front of him was an easy subscribe.