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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.

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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.

    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?

    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Manage COVID-19?

    In this special Transition 2021 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with experts to discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. This week, Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at CFR, and Jennifer Nuzzo, CFR senior fellow for global health, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the incoming Biden administration’s likely approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 35 min
    Transition 2021 Replay: Biden’s CIA Director Nominee on U.S. Diplomacy

    Transition 2021 Replay: Biden’s CIA Director Nominee on U.S. Diplomacy

    President-Elect Joe Biden recently nominated Ambassador William J. Burns to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In June of 2019, Ambassador Burns and James M. Lindsay discussed American diplomacy and international cooperation in the age of America first on The President’s Inbox. Ambassador William J. Burns is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a former deputy secretary of state, and author of the book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal. (This is a rebroadcast.)

    • 31 min
    Transition 2021: What Will Biden’s Trade Policy Look Like?

    Transition 2021: What Will Biden’s Trade Policy Look Like?

    In this special Transition 2021 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with experts to discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. This week, Edward Alden, CFR’s Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade, and immigration policy, and Jennifer Hillman, senior fellow for trade and international political economy at CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the incoming Biden administration’s likely approach to trade policy.

    • 43 min
    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Combat Climate Change?

    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Combat Climate Change?

    In this special Transition 2021 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with experts to discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. This week, Alice C. Hill, CFR’s David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and Todd Stern, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution concentrating on climate change, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the incoming Biden administration’s likely approach to climate change policy.

    • 39 min
    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Handle Latin America?

    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Handle Latin America?

    In this special Transition 2021 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with experts to discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. This week, Paul J. Angelo, CFR fellow for Latin America Studies, and Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the incoming Biden administration’s likely approach to Latin America.

    • 37 min
    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Handle the Middle East?

    Transition 2021: How Will Biden Handle the Middle East?

    In this special Transition 2021 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with experts to discuss the challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. This week, Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, and Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the incoming Biden administration’s likely approach to the Middle East.

    • 31 min

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Please add show notes

Fantastic analysis for people interested in international relations. But can you add show notes with references, mentions, and reading recommendations from the episode?

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Space policy

Can you guys do a show about international space policy?

There are a lot of topics.

The international space station was jointly built with Russia, which will be retiring soon. But there is not a clear direction next, and relationships have been strained. China space exploration has increased dramatically. For example with their recent mission to bring lunar soil back to the earth; however US policy prohibits them sharing with with NASA. The Trump administration redirecting NASA to return to the moon, and the standing up of the space force.

That’s just a sample.

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Biden in box

Just listened to the podcast. The host mentioned that Harris is part Indian and that should give us a leg up.

You have got to be kidding me. I can’t believe he made that comment. Given the complications of foreign affairs with India you actually believe all it takes is to have a vice-president with India heritage. Wow. I lost a lot of respect. You guys sound good, but that’s about it.

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