Ted Alden joins Jim Lindsay to discuss trade and immigration policy after the congressional midterms. Ted is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade, and immigration policy. (This is a rebroadcast of an episode of the President’s Inbox, another podcast produced by CFR.)
The British Parliament is set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal ahead of a looming deadline, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Baghdad for the first time in his tenure to talk trade.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet in Hanoi for a second summit, tensions between India and Pakistan escalate, and the Ninety-First Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
As 2018 draws to a close, CFR’s James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Brookings senior fellow Constanze Stelzenmuller to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to 2019. Democratic backsliding and rising nationalism are at the top of the agenda.
The world marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, Yellow Vests protesters take to the streets of Paris for the fifth weekend in a row, and Pakistan’s foreign minister visits Afghanistan amid new peace efforts.
Saudi Arabia’s investment conference kicks off under a cloud of tension, Chinese and Japanese leaders meet to discuss intellectual property protection, Afghanistan holds parliamentary elections, and protests against Brexit begin in London.