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Political Chaos in Sri Lanka, ‘Operational Pause’ in Ukraine, Farnborough Airshow, and More

Political Chaos in Sri Lanka, ‘Operational Pause’ in Ukraine, Farnborough Airshow, and More

July 14, 2022

Protesters in Sri Lanka storm government buildings as the president flees; Russia declares an “operational pause” in its invasion of Ukraine; the Farnborough Airshow spotlights the future of flight; and the James Webb Space Telescope inspires galactic wonder.

 

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

The Long War in Ukraine, With Michael Kofman,” The President’s Inbox, July 12, 2022

 

Images from the James Webb Space Telescope 

Biden’s Middle East Trip, Meeting With AMLO, and More

Biden’s Middle East Trip, Meeting With AMLO, and More

July 7, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia and prepares for a meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom reacts to the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

Michael Stott and Christine Murray, “Why Mexico is missing its chance to profit from US-China decoupling,” Financial Times, July 3, 2022

January 6 Hearings, Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, and More

January 6 Hearings, Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, and More

June 30, 2022

The January 6 committee hearings generate new interest, Hong Kong observes the twenty-fifth anniversary of its handover to China, and migrant smuggling gets new scrutiny after dozens were found dead inside a truck in Texas.

 

Books and Articles Mentioned 

 

Keith B. Richburg, “Hong Kong Was Not Supposed to Look Like This” (2022)

 

Diana Roy and Sabine Baumgartner, “Crossing the Darien Gap: Migrants Risk Death on the Journey to the U.S.” (2022)

 

Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer de Pinto, Fred Backus, and Kabir Khanna, “CBS News poll: Half say Trump tried to stay in office through illegal means, should be charged with crimes” (2022)

High-Stakes G7 and NATO Summits, Humanitarian Aid in Syria, and More

High-Stakes G7 and NATO Summits, Humanitarian Aid in Syria, and More

June 23, 2022

Summits of the Group of Seven (G7) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will kick off with discussions on critical issues including the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, and the climate crisis. Also, the United Nations will vote on a vital humanitarian aid channel between Turkey and Syria. 

 

Blog Post Mentioned on the Podcast 

 

Stewart M. Patrick, “The G7, NATO, and the Future of the West” (2022)

 

TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

June 9, 2022

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they recommend reading, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the podcasts they’re listening to for fun this summer.

 

Read more about Jim, Bob, and Heather’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.

 

Jims Picks

Michael Mandelbaum, The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy (2022)

Richard Cohen, Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past (2021)

Laszlo Montgomery, The China History Podcast, Teacup Media

 

Bobs Picks

Catherine Belton, Putin’s People (2020)

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois (2021)

Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, Gastropod, Vox Media Podcast Network

 

Heathers Picks

Greg Behrman, The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe (2007)

Patrick Radden Keefe, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (2018)

Todd Schulkin, Inside Julia’s Kitchen, Heritage Radio Network

 

Additional Books, Podcasts, and Shows Mentioned on the Podcast

Karen Dewisha, Putin’s Kleptocracy (2014)

Aaron L. Friedberg, Getting China Wrong (2022)

Joseph Marion Jones, The Fifteen Weeks (1965)

Michael Kimmage, The Abandonment of the West (2020)

Sebastian Mallaby, The Power Law (2022)

George Mitchell, Making Peace (1999)

Yascha Mounk, The Great Experiment (2022)

Benn Steil, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War (2019)

Ali Wyne, America’s Great-Power Opportunity (2022)

Heather A. Conley, “How Will Biden Handle Russia?” The President's Inbox, December 1, 2020

David Crowther, The History of England

Mike Duncan, The History of Rome

Jamie Jeffers, The British History Podcast

Michael Mandelbaum, “Americas Rise to Power,” The President's Inbox, May 7, 2022

Robin Pierson, The History of Byzantium

Julia, HBO Max (2022)

Summit of the Americas, One Hundred Days of War in Ukraine, and More

Summit of the Americas, One Hundred Days of War in Ukraine, and More

June 2, 2022

The United States hosts the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Ukraine marks one hundred days since the Russian invasion began, and the EU Foreign Affairs Council convenes in Brussels to talk trade.

 

Events and Speeches Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Antony Blinken, “The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China,” delivered at The George Washington University, May 26, 2022

 

Russia's War in Ukraine: How Does it End?” Council on Foreign Relations, May 31, 2022

Blinken’s China Strategy Speech, Colombia’s Presidential Election, and More

Blinken’s China Strategy Speech, Colombia’s Presidential Election, and More

May 26, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveils the Biden administration’s China strategy, Colombians go to the polls for a presidential election, and Foreign Affairs magazine debuts its first podcast.

 

Articles and Speeches Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Antony Blinken, “The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China,” delivered at The George Washington University, May 26, 2022

 

Deborah Elms, “IPEF: The Party Few Wanted to Attend,” Asian Trade Centre, May 23, 2022

 

Stephen Kotkin, “Russia’s Perpetual Geopolitics,” Foreign Affairs (May/June 2016)

 

Julie Turkewitz, “Will Colombia Elect Its First Leftist Leader?” New York Times, May 26, 2022

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, The Foreign Affairs InterviewForeign Affairs

 

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan and Stephen Kotkin, “What Putin Got Wrong About Ukraine, Russia, and the West,” The Foreign Affairs Interview, May 26, 2022

Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

May 19, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder, “President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip,” The President’s Inbox, May 17, 2022

 

James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, “Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More,” The World Next Week, May 12, 2022

Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

May 12, 2022

Finland and Sweden intensify the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership process, U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders for a special summit in Washington, DC, and Lebanon holds parliamentary elections.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Steven A. Cook, “The Middle Easts Reaction to the Invasion of Ukraine,” The President’s Inbox, May 10, 2022

Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

May 5, 2022

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

 

Articles and Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Derek H. Chollet, “U.S. Policy Toward Russia,” The President’s Inbox, May 3, 2022

 

Josh Kurlantzick, “A Marcos Presidency Will Be Bad News for the Philippines’ Democracy,” World Politics Review via CFR.org, April 15, 2022

 

Josh Kurlantzick, “The Philippines’ High-Stakes Election: What to Know,” CFR.org, April 21, 2022

 

Books and Reports Mentioned

 

Alice C. Hill, The Fight for Climate After COVID-19 (2021)

 

Stewart Patrick, Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk (2022)