20 episodes

The President’s Inbox podcast examines the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. Each week, CFR’s James M. Lindsay sits down with experts to discuss pressing topics like trade, immigration, China, climate change, and much, much more.

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The President’s Inbox podcast examines the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. Each week, CFR’s James M. Lindsay sits down with experts to discuss pressing topics like trade, immigration, China, climate change, and much, much more.

    The Wuhan Virus, With Tom Bollyky and Yanzhong Huang

    The Wuhan Virus, With Tom Bollyky and Yanzhong Huang

    Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health Program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the recent spread of a pneumonia-like coronavirus from the city of Wuhan, China. 

    • 32 min
    Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

    Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

    In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

    • 44 min
    The Killing of Qasem Soleimani

    The Killing of Qasem Soleimani

    In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Steven A. Cook, Philip H. Gordon, and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the killing of Qasem Soleimani and its consequences for the Middle East.

    • 43 min
    Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?

    Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?

    In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Elbridge Colby and Lori Esposito Murray join host James M. Lindsay to discuss arms control and U.S. nuclear policy.

    • 49 min
    What Would a Smart Immigration Policy Look Like?

    What Would a Smart Immigration Policy Look Like?

    In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Edward Alden and James Carafano join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. immigration policy.

    • 50 min
    Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?

    Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?

    In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Michael Doran and Lara Friedman join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of the two-state solution.

    • 46 min

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