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, 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.
||CleanAnticipating Israel’s Election, With Martin Indyk||Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow and director of executive education at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Israel’s upcoming election.||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndia-Pakistan Relations, With Alyssa Ayres||Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, discusses India-Pakistan relations and the recent violence in Kashmir with Robert McMahon.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNigeria’s Election, With John Campbell||John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the recent election in Nigeria.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Second Trump-Kim Summit, With Sue Mi Terry||Sue Mi Terry, senior fellow for Korea at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the second summit between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Global Artificial Intelligence Race With Samm Sacks||Samm Sacks, fellow for cybersecurity policy and China digital economy at New America, discusses developments in artificial intelligence in the United States and China with James M. Lindsay.||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTPI Replay: Presidential Emergency Powers With Matt Waxman||President Donald J. Trump has declared a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. James M. Lindsay previously spoke with Matt Waxman, a professor of law at Columbia Law School, about presidential emergency powers. (This is a rebr||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Aftermath of the INF Treaty With Lori Esposito Murray||Lori Esposito Murray, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, discusses President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and the future of international nuclear competition with James M. Lindsay.||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDevelopments in Venezuela With Shannon O'Neil||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 situation in Venezuela, and what the future holds, with James M. Lindsay.||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNext Steps in Syria With Mona Yacoubian||Mona Yacoubian, senior advisor for Syria, Middle East, and North Africa at the United States Institute for Peace, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops from Syria.||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTPI Replay: Priorities for Afghanistan with Zalmay Khalilzad||Zalmay Khalilzad, the current Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the State Department, recently announced a potential framework for a peace deal between the United States and Afghantistan. James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon sat d||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresidential Emergency Powers with Matt Waxman||Matt Waxman, professor of law at Columbia Law School, sits down with James Lindsay to discuss presidential emergency powers and executive actions.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongress and Foreign Policy with Chris Tuttle||Chris Tuttle joins James Lindsay to discuss the role that Congress plays in U.S. foreign policy.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEurope's Direction in 2019||Matthias Matthijs joins Jim Lindsay to discuss Europe in 2019.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConflicts to Watch in 2019||Paul Stares joins Jim Lindsay to forecast the conflicts of 2019.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Power Rivalry with Tom Wright||Tom Wright joins Jim Lindsay to discuss great power rivalries and challenges to the U.S.-led international order.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen’s Empowerment in the #MeToo Era, With Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone||This week, Jim Lindsay discusses the global #MeToo movement with Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone. Vogelstein is the Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at CFR. Previously, she was the director of policy||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Upcoming G20 Summit with Stewart Patrick||Stewart Patrick joins Jim Lindsay to discuss the implications of the G20 summit.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrade and Immigration after the Midterms||Ted Alden joins Jim Lindsay to discuss trade and immigration policy after the Congressional midterms.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Discussion on Global Health with Tom Bollyky||Tom Bollyky joins Jim Lindsay to discuss the state of global health and the paradox of progress.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Liberal World Order with Robert Kagan||Robert Kagan joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the liberal international order.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
One of the best podcasts. Period.
Always thoughtful. Some episodes do a deep dive into specific issues and others take a more bird’s-eye approach of the structural issues of the international order. But whether it’s micro or macro, the podcast’s hosts do a great job of asking probing questions of their expert guests. Even if you disagree with a guest’s point of view, you will hear the best articulation if that view.
Must listen for those interested
The podcast delves into critical subject matter in a thoughtful and interesting manner. Wish it was an hour!
Wonderful and informative discussion on world events. I love that this podcast discusses the ISSUE at hand and not what trump is doing. Provided amazing context, background information, and understanding for world events without discussing the idiocy of the trump administration