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October 26, 2020
Foreign Policy for a New Era? A Conversation With Pete Buttigieg
Join Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman and former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for a wide-ranging discussion of how U.S. foreign policy must be adapted to meet current and coming challenges.
October 16, 2020
Tackling the Pandemic: A Data-Driven Analysis of COVID-19 Policy Responses
Foreign Policy and FP Analytics hosted a special Insider Briefing on the COVID-19 Global Response Index, a first-of-its-kind assessment of national leaders’ responses to the coronavirus crisis in key policy areas. Global public policy officials,—including Raji Tajudeen, head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa CDC, and Søren Brostrøm, director-general of the Danish Health Authority—contributing experts, and FP Analytics project team leaders discussed the Index methodology and the range of data contributing to countries' scores; recent changes in governments' responses to the pandemic; and highlighted insights from countries more effectively combatting the coronavirus.
July 31, 2020
Will This Time Be Different?
Though we're far from the end of the COVID crisis, experts and leaders around the world are beginning to ponder how to use the pandemic to press for deep, sweeping political, economic, and social reforms that can't muster the necessary support during normal times. Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman spoke with two authors from our summer print issue: Sheri Berman, who wrote on when crises actually produce positive change—and when they don't, and why. And Yale’s Oona Hathaway takes on the question of how the world can fill the leadership gap now that Washington has abandoned its traditional role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.