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Each episode of The President’s Inbox explores a foreign policy challenge facing the United States.

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Each episode of The President’s Inbox explores a foreign policy challenge facing the United States.

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The President’s Inbox

By RDMD2 - Dec 02 2019
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Always an excellent debate! I always enjoy and find this podcast very informative.

Interesting insights.

By LindaJJC - Dec 02 2017
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Appreciate the content and varied perspectives.

iTunes Ratings

428 Ratings
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344
40
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4
21

The President’s Inbox

By RDMD2 - Dec 02 2019
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Always an excellent debate! I always enjoy and find this podcast very informative.

Interesting insights.

By LindaJJC - Dec 02 2017
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Appreciate the content and varied perspectives.
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The President's Inbox

Latest release on Jul 07, 2020

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Each episode of The President’s Inbox explores a foreign policy challenge facing the United States.

Rank #1: Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?

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In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Carter Malkasian and Barnett Rubin join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the United States’ presence in Afghanistan.

Feb 25 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: The Killing of Qasem Soleimani

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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.

Jan 07 2020

43mins

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Rank #3: Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?

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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.

Dec 17 2019

49mins

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Rank #4: The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

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Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Taylor’s article “The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy,” coauthored with Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright, can be found in the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs.

Mar 06 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?

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In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scale back its role in the world.

Nov 05 2019

45mins

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Rank #6: The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

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Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss German politics and the future of Germany’s leadership.

Mar 10 2020

31mins

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Rank #7: Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?

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In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Rajan Menon and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. policy toward Russia.

Nov 19 2019

44mins

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Rank #8: What Would a Smart Immigration Policy Look Like?

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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.

Dec 10 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?

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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.

Dec 03 2019

46mins

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Rank #10: Should the United States Rethink Its Trade Policy?

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In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Jennifer Hillman and Thea M. Lee join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. trade policy.

Nov 26 2019

53mins

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Rank #11: Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran?

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In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Robert Malley and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran.

Nov 12 2019

49mins

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Rank #12: What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?

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In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mira Rapp-Hooper and Michael D. Swaine join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward China.

Feb 04 2020

50mins

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Rank #13: The Coming Climate Disruption, With Alice C. Hill

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Alice C. Hill, senior fellow for climate change policy at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss climate change and its impacts on national security, global health, and beyond. Hill recently coauthored the book Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption.

Oct 29 2019

31mins

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Rank #14: Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

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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.

Jan 14 2020

44mins

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Rank #15: The Do-or-Die Brexit Deal, With Sebastian Mallaby

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Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the details of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Oct 22 2019

30mins

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Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

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Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

Jul 07 2020

29mins

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The China Challenge, With Nick Schifrin

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Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss China’s role in the world. Schifrin is the host of PBS NewsHour’s 2019 documentary series China: Power and ProsperityAn update to the series on how the coronavirus has redefined U.S.-China relations will air on July 8th.

Jun 30 2020

33mins

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Israel’s Possible Annexation of the Jordan Valley, With Martin S. Indyk

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Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s possible move to annex parts of the West Bank.

Jun 23 2020

28mins

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The Changing Landscape of Domestic Terrorism, With Bruce Hoffman

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Bruce Hoffman, CFR’s Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss domestic terrorist entities, groups, and movements.

Jun 16 2020

31mins

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The Future of American Alliances, With Mira Rapp-Hooper

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Mira Rapp-Hooper, Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for Asia studies at CFR and senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether America’s military alliances still serve national interests. Rapp-Hooper’s book, Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances, is available today.

Jun 09 2020

32mins

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The State of the Special Relationship, With Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce DCMG

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Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, the British ambassador to the United States, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-UK relations, Britain’s post-Brexit foreign policy, and the merits of multilateralism.

Jun 02 2020

23mins

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The World Health Organization, With Stewart M. Patrick

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Stewart M. Patrick, CFR’s James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, discusses with James M. Lindsay how the World Health Organization works.

May 26 2020

32mins

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Modi’s India Under Lockdown, With Alyssa Ayres

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Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the effects of the coronavirus on India’s 1.3 billion people.

Read “A Field Guide to U.S.-India Trade Tensions” on CFR.org.

May 19 2020

33mins

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Navigating the Global Era, With Richard Haass

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Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the new book The World: A Brief Introduction, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss why it’s important to get smarter about the world around us.

May 12 2020

32mins

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Epidemics in World History, With Frank M. Snowden

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Frank M. Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick professor emeritus of history and history of medicine at Yale University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how epidemics have shaped world history. Snowden’s most recent book, which was released in October 2019, is Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.

May 05 2020

36mins

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U.S. Global Leadership Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, With Philip H. Gordon

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Philip H. Gordon, CFR’s Mary and David Boies senior fellow in U.S. foreign policy, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should do more internationally to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Read Gordon’s article “‘America First’ Is a Dangerous Fantasy in a Pandemic: Foreign Aid and Global Leadership Will Be Integral to Any Solution” on ForeignAffairs.com.

Apr 28 2020

29mins

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The United States, China, and the Coronavirus, With Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, China reporter for Axios, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S.-China relations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 21 2020

28mins

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The Coronavirus’s Impact Throughout Africa, With Michelle D. Gavin

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Michelle D. Gavin, CFR’s senior fellow for Africa studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the novel coronavirus is affecting Angola, Botswana, Sudan, and other nations throughout Africa.

Apr 14 2020

29mins

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The Coronavirus in the Middle East, With Steven A. Cook

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Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the novel coronavirus’s impact in Egypt, Iran, Turkey, and other nations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Apr 07 2020

29mins

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The Instability of Global Supply Chains in a Pandemic, With Shannon K. O’Neil

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Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the coronavirus pandemic means for international supply chains and trade. Read O’Neil’s article, “How to Pandemic-Proof Globalization: Redundancy, Not Reshoring, Is the Key to Supply Chain Security,” on ForeignAffairs.com.

Apr 01 2020

30mins

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The Russian-Saudi Oil Price War, With Amy Myers Jaffe

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Amy Myers Jaffe, CFR’s David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the Energy Security and Climate Change program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the standoff between Russia and Saudi Arabia over oil prices.

Mar 24 2020

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The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

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Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

Mar 17 2020

30mins

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The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

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Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss German politics and the future of Germany’s leadership.

Mar 10 2020

31mins

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The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

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Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Taylor’s article “The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy,” coauthored with Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright, can be found in the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs.

Mar 06 2020

29mins

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Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?

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In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Carter Malkasian and Barnett Rubin join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the United States’ presence in Afghanistan.

Feb 25 2020

45mins

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iTunes Ratings

428 Ratings
Average Ratings
344
40
19
4
21

The President’s Inbox

By RDMD2 - Dec 02 2019
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Always an excellent debate! I always enjoy and find this podcast very informative.

Interesting insights.

By LindaJJC - Dec 02 2017
Read more
Appreciate the content and varied perspectives.