With in-depth interviews with experts and leading policymakers, Trend Lines brings World Politics Review's uncompromising analysis of international affairs to the world of podcasts.
Can Biden Go Big on Arms Control With Russia?
One of President Joe Biden’s first actions after taking office was to agree with Russia on extending New START, a key nuclear arms control agreement. This week on Trend Lines, Sarah Bidgood joins WPR’s Elliot Waldman to discuss the prospects for further U.S.-Russia cooperation on arms control.
Matt Duss on a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda
The Biden administration has opted for a centrist foreign policy team, but the push for a progressive U.S. foreign policy agenda isn’t going anywhere. This week on Trend Lines, Matt Duss, foreign policy adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders, joins WPR’s Judah Grunstein to discuss his foreign policy vision.
Rerun: Dealing With an ‘Infinitely More Assertive China’
This week on Trend Lines, Kevin Rudd, the former prime minister of Australia, joins WPR editor-in-chief Judah Grunstein to discuss the nature of the challenge China poses to the West, the implications of Xi Jinping’s rule, and the future prospects of both China’s rise and America’s global leadership role.
Rebooting U.S. Diplomatic Engagement in Africa
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell argues in a new book that when it comes to post-colonial states, U.S. diplomats should focus on working more with traditional, religious and local leaders, and less with weak government institutions. He joins WPR’s Elliot Waldman on the Trend Lines podcast.
The Significance of Pope Francis’ Historic Trip to Iraq
Pope Francis traveled to Iraq earlier this month, his first trip overseas since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and the first-ever papal visit to the war-torn country. This week on Trend Lines, Joshua McElwee joins WPR’s Elliot Waldman to discuss the significance and symbolism of the trip.
Biden’s Review of Drone Strikes Is a Chance to Reject ‘Targeted Killings’
Soon after taking office, the Biden administration temporarily restricted counterterrorism drone strikes outside of active battlefields while it conducts a broader review of U.S. counterterrorism policy. On Trend Lines this week, Charli Carpenter joins WPR’s Elliot Waldman to discuss the implications of the move.