CFR’s Director of Studies James M. Lindsay and CFR.org Managing Editor Robert McMahon talk with guest experts about the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump. Hear what issues are topping the forty-fifth president’s inbox.
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs and author of The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945–1947, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the lasting legacy of former U.S. general, secretary of state, and secretary of defense George C. Marshall.
Henri Barkey, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR and former member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, and Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, join James Lindsay to discuss Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the result of Turkey’s recent election.
The Brookings Institution's Célia Belin, an expert on transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, and Alina Polyakova, an expert on European politics and far-right populism and nationalism, join James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-European relations.
Aaron L. Friedberg, an expert on the international relations of Asia and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the emerging U.S.-China strategic rivalry, the Trump administration's planned tariffs, and what the tariffs could mean for global trade partnerships.
Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and senior fellow for Latin America studies at CFR sits down with James M. Lindsay to talk about the upcoming presidential election in Mexico and what it might mean for U.S.-Mexico relations.
Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discusses autonomous weapons and the changing nature of warfare with CFR's James M. Lindsay.
Fredrik Logevall, the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of History, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to examine the lessons of the Vietnam War.
Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss grand strategy.