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The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay, examines the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump.

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The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay, examines the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump.

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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

341 Ratings
Average Ratings
294
27
11
1
8

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

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The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay, examines the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump.

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

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The Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria, With Henri J. Barkey and Steven A. Cook

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Henri J. Barkey and Steven A. Cook sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the U.S. military withdrawal from northern Syria, the Turkish incursion, and the response from others in the region. Barkey is an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR and the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Chair in International Relations at Lehigh University. Cook is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars at CFR.

Oct 15 2019

32mins

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The History of U.S.-Ukraine Relations, With Stephen Sestanovich

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Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-Ukraine ties since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Oct 08 2019

28mins

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The Future of Nuclear Conflict, With Secretary Ernest Moniz and Senator Sam Nunn

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Former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and former Senator Sam Nunn sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia. Read “The Return of Doomsday: The New Nuclear Arms Race—and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It,” by Moniz and Nunn, in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs.

Sep 19 2019

25mins

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The U.S.-Australia Relationship, With Charles Edel and John Lee

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Charles Edel and John Lee, senior fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the U.S.-Australia alliance. Edel and Lee recently co-authored "The future of the US-Australia alliance in an era of great power competition."

Oct 01 2019

30mins

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Iran’s Next Move, With Ray Takeyh

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Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Aug 06 2019

30mins

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The Hong Kong Protests, With Jerome A. Cohen

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Jerome A. Cohen, adjunct senior fellow for Asia Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent protests throughout Hong Kong.

Sep 04 2019

30mins

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Innovation and National Security, With Admiral William H. McRaven

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Admiral William H. McRaven, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, discusses the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, with James M. Lindsay. The report outlines a strategy to ensure the United States remains the predominant power in a range of emerging technologies, and the national security implications if it fails to do so.

Sep 24 2019

29mins

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Brexit Under Boris Johnson, With Sebastian Mallaby

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Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister, the future of Brexit, and Johnson’s relationship with Donald J. Trump.

Jul 24 2019

29mins

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria, With Henri J. Barkey and Steven A. Cook

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Henri J. Barkey and Steven A. Cook sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the U.S. military withdrawal from northern Syria, the Turkish incursion, and the response from others in the region. Barkey is an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR and the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Chair in International Relations at Lehigh University. Cook is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars at CFR.

Oct 15 2019

32mins

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The History of U.S.-Ukraine Relations, With Stephen Sestanovich

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Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-Ukraine ties since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Oct 08 2019

28mins

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The U.S.-Australia Relationship, With Charles Edel and John Lee

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Charles Edel and John Lee, senior fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the U.S.-Australia alliance. Edel and Lee recently co-authored "The future of the US-Australia alliance in an era of great power competition."

Oct 01 2019

30mins

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Innovation and National Security, With Admiral William H. McRaven

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Admiral William H. McRaven, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, discusses the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, with James M. Lindsay. The report outlines a strategy to ensure the United States remains the predominant power in a range of emerging technologies, and the national security implications if it fails to do so.

Sep 24 2019

29mins

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The Future of Nuclear Conflict, With Secretary Ernest Moniz and Senator Sam Nunn

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Former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and former Senator Sam Nunn sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia. Read “The Return of Doomsday: The New Nuclear Arms Race—and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It,” by Moniz and Nunn, in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs.

Sep 19 2019

25mins

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U.S. Human Rights Policy, With Sarah B. Snyder

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Sarah B. Snyder, associate professor at American University’s School of International Service, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. human rights policy and her most recent book, From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy.

Sep 10 2019

25mins

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The Hong Kong Protests, With Jerome A. Cohen

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Jerome A. Cohen, adjunct senior fellow for Asia Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent protests throughout Hong Kong.

Sep 04 2019

30mins

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TPI Replay: American Diplomacy, With William J. Burns

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Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most recent book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal.

Aug 26 2019

31mins

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The G7 Summit, With Stewart M. Patrick

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Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and James M. Lindsay discuss the upcoming meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) in Biarritz, France.

Aug 20 2019

29mins

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Turmoil in Kashmir, With Alyssa Ayres

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Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay India’s recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy.

Aug 14 2019

28mins

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Iran’s Next Move, With Ray Takeyh

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Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Aug 06 2019

30mins

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Central American Migration, With Paul J. Angelo

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Paul J. Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the causes and repercussions of migration from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Jul 30 2019

25mins

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Brexit Under Boris Johnson, With Sebastian Mallaby

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Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister, the future of Brexit, and Johnson’s relationship with Donald J. Trump.

Jul 24 2019

29mins

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