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June 3, 2020

The Coronavirus and U.S. National Security

What impact have the recent nationwide protests and the global pandemic had on America's security and its interests around the globe? How has it affected the strategic balance and Washington's rivalries with Beijing, Moscow, Tehran, and others? Hear Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman in conversation with Jake Sullivan, a senior foreign-policy advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and Kori Schake, the director of foreign and defense policy studies at American Enterprise Institute, to find out.

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May 15, 2020

Emerging Markets and the Coronavirus

While the coronavirus has so far been deadliest in the United States and Western Europe, emerging markets across Asia, Latin America, and Africa are bracing not only for a health care crisis but also for capital outflows, fiscal crises, and even government defaults. How bad will things get? What steps can governments take to safeguard their economies? How will their private sectors cope? Managing editor Ravi Agrawal was joined in conversation by Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley's head of emerging markets and chief global strategist, and Dambisa Moyo, an economist and author.

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Emerging Markets and the Coronavirus

May 8, 2020

Supply Chains in a Deglobalized World

Even before the novel coronavirus hit, rising protectionism and trade tensions were weakening globalization. Now the pandemic is shattering international supply chains that took decades to build. What impact will these changes have on the economy and on international relations more broadly? And what can be done to restore or replace supply chains once the crisis is over? Editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman spoke with Elisabeth Braw, FP columnist and the director of the Modern Deterrence project at the Royal United Services Institute, and Shannon K. O’Neil, the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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May 1, 2020

How Cities Are Leading the Fight Against the Coronavirus

All around the world, city governments are leading the battle against the coronavirus pandemic — serving as policy laboratories and, in many cases, their citizens' first and last line of defense. Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman spoke with two guests  on the front lines of combatting crises in New York and Singapore: Dan Doctoroff, a former deputy mayor for New York City and chairman and chief executive of Sidewalk Labs, and K. Shanmugam, Singapore’s minister for law and home affairs.

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How Cities Are Leading the Fight Against the Coronavirus

April 17, 2020

How Will the Coronavirus Affect Great-Power Competition?

he pandemic is already rewriting international relations, as nations turn their focus inward and struggle to save their citizens and their economies. But what will this mean for great-power competition and national security? FP editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman was joined in conversation with Fiona Hill, senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, and Kurt Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer of the Asia Group.

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April 10, 2020

How is the Pandemic Affecting Oil Markets?

Global oil prices are plummeting because of the coronavirus crisis and a destabilizing price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, two of the world's largest producers. As the White House sends mixed messages and economic disruptions spread, FP explores these recent developments and their impact on oil markets. FP editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman was joined in conversation with Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and a former special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director on the staff of the National Security Council, and Helima Croft, managing director and global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets.

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April 3, 2020

Coronavirus and the Global Economy

Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus, countries around the world have sealed their borders, shut businesses, and asked their citizens to stay indoors. The global economy has been forced to a halt. What happens next? Raghuram Rajan, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund and former Governor of India’s central bank, Adam Posen, president of Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Ravi Agrawal, FP managing editor, explore the measures governments can put in place to limit long-term economic fallout, and what options central banks have left in their toolkits.

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March 3, 2020

Understanding the Afghan Peace Deal

Violence has returned in Afghanistan — just days after the United States and the Taliban agreed to a peace deal. What happens now? And what does it mean for the future of the region? Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman and experts Peter Bergen, a national security analyst and vice president at New America, and Husain Haqqani, senior fellow and director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute, take your questions.

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(L to R) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar sign the US-Taliban peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020. - The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP) (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

January 27, 2020

Coronavirus: The Global Impacts, How to Stop It, and How to Stay Safe

As the new coronavirus spreads worldwide despite drastic measures taken by the Chinese government, what can be done to stop the epidemic? What are the business and political impacts? And how can regular people stay safe? Join Foreign Policy managing editor Ravi Agrawal in conversation with two expert guests for answers: Pulitzer Prize-winning FP science columnist Laurie Garrett, who spent several months covering the SARS crisis nearly two decades ago, and FP senior editor and China Brief newsletter author James Palmer.

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BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 21: A Chinese woman wears a mask as she stands near the light of a police vehicle on regular duty at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on January 21, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to nearly 300 in mainland China Tuesday as health officials stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease which medicals experts confirmed can be passed from human to human. The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday and cases have been reported in other parts of Asia including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

January 13, 2020

Socialism: Why It's Back and What It Means

Socialism has returned as a popular force in the United States and throughout the West, especially among young people. Why? And what do we mean when we talk about socialism today? Join Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman and special guest Sheri Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College, for a deep dive into the conditions and causes of the movement's rebirth. Their conversation previews the cover story from the Winter 2020 print issue of FP magazine, out later this month.

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January 3, 2020

Understanding the Implications of Suleimani’s Assassination

The U.S. killing of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani could mark the most dangerous escalation of tensions in the Middle East since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Join Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman, along with Phil Gordon, a former White House point man on the Middle East, and Brookings' Suzanne Maloney, for a discussion of what happened, why, and what's likely to come next.

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 05: People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on January 05, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. Major General Qassem Soleimani, was killed by a U.S. drone strike outside the Baghdad Airport on January 3. Since the incident, tensions have risen across the Middle East.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

November 19, 2019

A World on Fire: Understanding the Global Youth Protests

Youth protests are flaring across the world, from Hong Kong to the Middle East to the Americas. But what links these movements, and what kind of impact will they have? Join Foreign Policy’s editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman, along with a panel of notable specialists, for a discussion of the motivations and implications of the rising wave of street demonstrations.

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HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JUNE 12:  A protester makes a gesture during a protest on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Large crowds of protesters gathered in central Hong Kong as the city braced for another mass rally in a show of strength against the government over a divisive plan to allow extraditions to China. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

September 19, 2019

What to Watch at This Year’s UNGA

Diplomats and world leaders will convene in New York next week for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Top of the complex agenda is a high-level—and high-stakes—dialogue on the most pressing global issues, including climate change, global health and world security. Join Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman and senior U.N. correspondent Colum Lynch for an exclusive conversation on what they’ll be watching for at UNGA.

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President of the General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande speaks during General debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

July 24, 2019

D.C. Diplomacy in the Age of Trump

As underscored by the controversy following the leak of critical comments by Kim Darroch, the U.K. ambassador to the United States, conducting diplomacy in Washington has never been more difficult. Join FP's editor in chief, Jonathan Tepperman, as he discusses the challenges with former French Ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud and former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan.

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US President Donald Trump takes part in a meeting with industry executives on the coronavirus, COVID-19, response in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 27, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

May 29, 2019

The Impact of India’s General Election

The world’s biggest election is over and Narendra Modi’s BJP has won. Find out what this means for the region with Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief; Ravi Agrawal, Foreign Policy’s managing editor; and Milan Vaishnav, director and senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 23: Narendra Modi acknowledges to the victorious party workers while getting garland at the BJP party head quarters in New Delhi, India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for another five-year term on Thursday after a landslide victory as over 600 million people voted in a marathon seven-phase general elections which lasted over six-weeks. Supporters of the Hindu nationalist party celebrated in the capital New Delhi as Modi is scheduled to appear at the BJP headquarters and leaders across the world congratulated the Indian Prime Minister for his historic return to power for a second straight term. (Photo by Atul Loke/Getty Images)