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FP Live: The Future of Afghanistan
August 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM ET
Last summer, the United States decided to end its longest war. But just days after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, Kabul fell—and the Taliban took control of the country. Aug. 15 will mark one year since the group has been in power. How are Afghans coping with their new rulers? Are there internal policy spats within the Taliban? Has the international community done enough to assist Afghans? What does the future hold for the country? For answers, join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal on Aug. 11 at 12 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion with Lynne O’Donnell, a columnist for FP detained by the Taliban last month, and Michael Kugelman, the writer of FP’s weekly South Asia Brief.
Ravi Agrawal Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
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Lynne O’Donnell is a columnist at Foreign Policy and an Australian journalist and author. She was the Afghanistan bureau chief for Agence France-Presse and the Associated Press between 2009 and 2017. In July 2021, she was detained by the Taliban regime while on a reporting trip in the country.
Asia Program deputy director, Wilson Center
Michael Kugelman is the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly South Asia Brief. He is the Asia Program deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center in Washington.
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FP Live: Samantha Power
August 15, 2022 | 2:30 PM ET
In her role as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power is often thrust into the forefront of some of the world’s biggest crises. From working to ensure that Russia honors a U.N.-brokered deal to ship grain from Ukraine to helping to figure out how to get aid to cash-strapped Sri Lanka, Power plays an important role in everyday U.S. foreign policy. How can the world solve the ongoing food crisis? How can Ukraine win the war? How can democracy be strengthened amid an autocratic surge? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a wide-ranging interview with Power on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. As always, FP subscribers will have an opportunity to ask questions live.
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Samantha Power is administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to joining the Biden administration, Power was the Anna Lindh professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She previously served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017.
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July 22, 2022
FP Live: Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa on the Future of Press Freedom
In less than two years, Maria Ressa has received 10 arrest warrants from the government of former President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, and her media company, Rappler, has been ordered to shut down. How does she continue fighting for press freedom despite consistent harassment and political corruption? How will the administration of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. differ and impact human rights in the country? How is online impunity weakening our checks and balances and affecting journalism everywhere? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a wide-ranging interview with Maria Ressa about the current and past Filipino administrations as well as the fight to ensure press freedom. This interview will be available for subscribers on demand on July 22 at noon EDT.
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FP Live: Adam Tooze on How to Manage Record Inflation
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FP Live: The Future of NATO
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June 22, 2022
FP Live: Assessing Biden’s Foreign Policy
Perhaps because American politics is so polarized, the critiques of the Biden administration that get the most attention come from the right. But it’s also important to engage with perspectives to the left of the White House, especially as the United States gears up for its midterm elections this fall. Matthew Duss has served as a foreign-policy advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders since 2017. Sanders has twice run for president, including in the 2020 election cycle when Joe Biden edged him out to become the nominee of the Democratic Party. Although Duss criticizes the Biden administration’s foreign policy on several fronts—its global vaccination efforts and its approach to human rights, for example—he is, in fact, broadly supportive of how Washington has handled Russia’s war in Ukraine so far. Foreign Policy's editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal, sat down with Duss for a wide-ranging interview on Monday, June 20, for FP Live, the magazine’s platform for live journalism.
June 13, 2022
FP Live: The Power of Crisis
In his new book The Power of Crisis, Ian Bremmer walks us through the unwinding of the post-Cold War global order, and the challenges faced by a divided world. The political scientist and founder of the Eurasia Group explains why health emergencies, climate change, and the rise of disruptive technology will present world leaders with their greatest challenges in the years ahead. But despite these and other crises, what gives him hope? Why should U.S. President Joe Biden stop viewing the world through a prism of democracies aligned against autocracies? For answers and timely analysis on current affairs, watch FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal in conversation with Bremmer.
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FP Live: A Conversation with Belarus Opposition Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February sent shock waves around the world. As Ukrainians fight for their sovereignty, the fate of neighboring Belarus is also closely entwined with the outcome of the war. The country’s longtime president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, sided with Russia when he allowed Belarus to be used as a launch pad for the invasion. But where do the Belarusian people stand? What role did Belarus play in the assault on Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, and can Western sanctions change Lukashenko’s calculus? The country’s opposition leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, joins FP Live on June 1 at 1 p.m. EDT to answer these questions and more in a wide-ranging interview with Amy Mackinnon, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter.
May 24, 2022
FP Live: What Australia’s Elections Mean for the World
Australians voted for change on May 21 in a historic election that replaced almost a decade of conservative rule with Anthony Albanese and a Labor Party-led government. What does this change mean for the rest of the world? Why was climate change one of the leading issues in this election, and will the world follow in Australia’s footsteps? How will new leadership in Canberra impact China’s influence in the region, including in the Solomon Islands? To answer all these questions and much more, join FP executive editor Amelia Lester for a wide-ranging interview with former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on May 24 at 10 a.m. EDT.
May 19, 2022
FP Live: Global Energy Outlook
Has the world had enough of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s games when it comes to gas and oil dominance? Will OPEC continue to undercut the United States? What is the U.S. role within the current energy landscape? As the Russian invasion of Ukraine rattles the global order, energy markets continue to face turmoil. Join Keith Johnson, FP’s deputy news editor, as well as Meghan O’Sullivan and FP columnist Jason Bordoff for a live and in-depth discussion about the changing energy climate on May 19 at noon EDT.
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FP Live: What’s Next for Sri Lanka?
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FP Live: Germany's Path After the Ukraine War
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April 15, 2022
FP Live: The China Challenge
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April 12, 2022
FP Live: Would Putin Use Nuclear Weapons
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FP Live: India's Response to Putin's War
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FP Live: Ukraine's Humanitarian Crisis
Over a month into Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, 10 million people have fled their homes and the lives they knew, in what has become the largest and fastest refugee crisis since World War II. How will the current refugee crisis shape the future of Europe? What can be done to help Ukrainian refugees? How has racism played a role in the recent crisis? Join FP’s editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal for a live discussion with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee as they discuss the humanitarian consequences of the war, the speed and scale of the current refugee crisis, global ramifications and more.
March 28, 2022
FP Live: Women in War
Does Western media coverage of the war in Ukraine reinforce traditional gender roles? Why do women pay such a high price during crises? Join FP's Executive Editor, Amelia Lester, for a live and interactive conversation with Roya Rahmani, former Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. and Dr. Xanthe Scharff of The Fuller Project, as they explore the role of women in war, how women are disproportionately impacted by crises, and the main challenges ahead when it comes to gender equity.
March 22, 2022
FP Live: The IMF's Kristalina Georgieva and Gita Gopinath
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March 21, 2022
FP Live: The Road Ahead for Ukraine
As Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine rages into a fourth week, join Foreign Policy Editor-in-Chief Ravi Agrawal for a live and interactive discussion with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. The two will discuss the European and U.S. response to the war in Ukraine, China’s role in the conflict, and the geopolitical and global ripple effects from a historic last few weeks.
March 14, 2022
FP Live: How to End Putin's War in Ukraine
As Russia escalates its war on Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis in the country deepens, and calls for Western assistance to defend the country grow. Should the West be playing a larger role? What steps should be taken to avoid any nuclear consequences? How far will Russian President Vladimir Putin go? Join FP Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal for a live conversation with Ivo Daalder, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO under President Barack Obama and now president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
February 25, 2022
FP Live: What is Next for Ukraine?
As Russian armed forces invade Ukraine from several directions, and the West responds with sanctions, how far will Russian President Vladimir Putin go? What options remain on the table to stop him? And what happens to Ukraine’s population and its economy? Join FP Editor-in-Chief Ravi Agrawal for a live conversation with three foreign-policy experts: Anne-Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America and a former Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, Angela Stent, a former U.S. intelligence officer on Russia and the author of Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest, and David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and the UK’s former foreign secretary.
February 10, 2022
FP Live…From Kyiv
Foreign Policy national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon is in Kyiv to explore whether the world has succeeded in preventing a war in Ukraine—and what it would take to keep the peace. This Thursday, Feb. 10, Amy will join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal and former U.S. intelligence officer on Russian and Eurasian affairs Andrea Kendall-Taylor to discuss the continuing crisis and take questions from the audience.
January 31, 2022
FP Live: How Europe Can Manage Russia
The threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to hang over global politics. Europe’s leaders are trying to find diplomatic solutions to the crisis while also preparing for the worst by bolstering Kyiv’s defenses and racing to explore alternatives to Russian energy sources. But within Europe, there is a variety of opinions on how best to respond, which Russian President Vladimir Putin may seek to exploit. What are Europe’s options? How can it come together to make war too costly to countenance? And how can the United States help?
January 20, 2022
SitRep Live: Is There a Biden Doctrine?
War looms in Ukraine. The pandemic continues its deadly spread. Tensions with China escalate. And Washington seems more dysfunctional than ever. U.S. President Joe Biden has had crises thrown his way from Kabul to Kyiv. Amid the chaos, has a coherent foreign policy emerged? Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer give their report card on Biden’s first year, drawing on interviews with dozens of foreign dignitaries and experts.
January 13, 2022
FP Live: Is Russia Going to War in Ukraine (Again)?
High-level talks between the United States and Russia this week haven’t altered Washington’s perception that Moscow may invade Ukraine. But what are the calculations behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate decision? What could stop him? What cards do Washington, Kyiv, and Brussels still have to play? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a discussion with Amy Mackinnon and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
November 18, 2021
SitRep Live: How Many Crises Are Too Many for Biden?
Showdowns with China over Taiwan, war in Ethiopia, Russia’s worrying new military buildup near Ukraine’s borders. Join SitRep’s Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer for a look at the U.S. response to rolling crises around the world—and how this fits with Biden’s plans for a proactive foreign-policy agenda.
October 29, 2021
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September 17, 2021
FP Live: UNGA 2021
It's like the Superbowl for diplomats. Hundreds of world leaders, top diplomats, and business executives are convening for the United Nations' annual General Assembly in September, partly in person and partly virtually amid pandemic concerns. Join FP reporters Colum Lynch and Robbie Gramer as they provide a sneak peek on the biggest diplomatic event of the year. From Biden's agenda to U.N. campaigns on climate change and refugees, they'll open up their reporter's notebooks to take you inside the planning and priorities for the 76th annual U.N. General Assembly.
August 18, 2021
FP Live: What’s Next for Afghanistan?
Now that the Taliban have taken over Kabul, what does the future of Afghanistan look like? What role can the United States still play? What about China, India, Iran, and Pakistan? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a conversation with correspondent Lynne O’Donnell, who left Kabul right after the city fell (and after filing this dispatch for FP), and Ashley Jackson, co-director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups at the Overseas Development Institute.
July 26, 2021
SitRep Live: Can Europe Make Nice With a Post-Trump America?
U.S. President Joe Biden has been getting a warm reception from European leaders since he took office, but with differences emerging between the United States and European Union on major foreign-policy issues, how long is the honeymoon going to last? SitRep’s Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer are back, in conversation with FP's executive editor Amelia Lester, to give subscribers the inside scoop about the key sticking points dividing the White House and European capitals. And, as always, they’ll also have new nuggets and stories to share from their reporters’ notebooks.
July 15, 2021
FP Live: The New Economics Playbook
After the financial crisis and COVID-19, decades of economic orthodoxy are being thrown out as the world rearranges itself. For our summer issue, and to help us think about what comes next, FP asked leading economists and thinkers to describe the new, post-pandemic era. We also asked them to give it a name. FP Senior Advisor Antoine Van Agtmael, who coined the term "emerging markets," has done it again with his pithy summation of the West's conviction that it can spend itself out of trouble: Fuzzynomics. As governments try out novel ways to contain the pressures of inflation, Professor Stephanie Kelton dubs this The Experimental Economy. And FP Senior Correspondent Mike Hirsh offers up Bidenomics, a new form of economic nationalism. Don't miss these guests in conversation with FP’s editor in chief Ravi Agrawal on how to define these unprecedented times.
June 24, 2021
SitRep Live: The U.S. Just Can’t Quit Afghanistan
The clock is ticking on the Biden administration’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan—and its counterterrorism game plan. SitRep’s Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer are back for another call to fill subscribers in on the key debates at the White House, in the Pentagon, and on Capitol Hill as America’s longest war comes to an end. They’ll also take your questions on all things national security and diplomacy, and share some juicy tidbits from their notebooks.
June 17, 2021
FP Live: Iran Votes
Voters in the Islamic Republic of Iran head to the polls on Friday, June 18. Experts say the winner is all but pre-determined: Ebrahim Raisi, a favorite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei. But what will new leadership in Iran mean for the country’s politics? What will it mean for regional dynamics? And what implications will there be for negotiations over a nuclear deal with the United States and Europe? Listen to FP’s editor in chief Ravi Agrawal's conversation with Iran experts Dina Esfandiary and Karim Sadjadpour that happened on June 17 at 11 a.m. EDT to find out.
May 20, 2021
SitRep Live: So, How's that Asia Pivot Going?
In this inaugural SitRep call, Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer take an inside look at the Biden administration's plans to confront China globally, from Pentagon budget wars to what a superpower on the move means for the Middle East. They'll also answer audience questions and share some exclusive nuggets from their reporters' notebooks.
April 14, 2021
FP Conference Call: The Elections Shaping Latin America in 2021
This year, nine countries in Latin America will hold elections, many including a presidential vote. With elections happening this month in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, FP invites you to join us to explore the potential ramifications of this year’s voting in Latin America. How has COVID-19 impacted voters? What can these elections tell us about the direction of politics in Latin America? Join FP’s executive editor Amelia Lester and Latin America Brief author Catherine Osborn on Wednesday, April 14th for immediate reactions to recent elections and a look ahead to those later this year.
March 5, 2021
South Asia in 2021: The Road Ahead for Afghanistan, India, and Their Neighbors
Will the Biden administration withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan? Will India and Pakistan abide by their new ceasefire? And how will South Asia’s eight economies bounce back from the pandemic? Join FP’s new South Asia Brief newsletter writer, the Wilson Center’s Michael Kugelman, and Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal, as they discuss all these issues and more, in a conversation moderated by Executive Editor Amelia Lester.
February 23, 2021
FP Insider Briefing: Semiconductors and U.S.-China Tech Competition
This event will mark the launch of FP Analytics’ latest Insider report “Semiconductors and the U.S.-China Innovation Race: Geopolitics of the Supply Chain and the Central Role of Taiwan.” Join FP Analytics Managing Director Allison Carlson and Policy Fellow Helen You, plus leading technology and policy experts, for a live and interactive conversation in which they highlight the report’s most critical findings.
February 5, 2021
A New Chapter: Biden’s First Foreign-Policy Speech, Decoded
President Joe Biden will deliver his first major address on foreign policy in a visit to the State Department this week. Following his remarks, join Foreign Policy as we explore what was—and wasn't—said, and what his speech can tell us about his priorities abroad. FP's editor in chief Ravi Agrawal will moderate a conversation with Michael Hirsh, FP's senior correspondent, and Elise Labott, a journalist and adjunct professor at American University.
January 26, 2021
Washington's New Guard
Join Foreign Policy's Pentagon and Diplomacy reporters, Robbie Gramer and Jack Detsch, for an inside scoop on the new faces of the Biden administration, and what they're likely to do with their first days in office. This special Conference Call will be hosted by FP's new Executive Editor Amelia Lester.
January 14, 2021
Foreign Policy at 50
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Foreign Policy magazine. To celebrate its half-century as one of the world's most influential publications on international affairs, FP's editor-at-large Jonathan Tepperman will join FP contributors Daniel Drezner of Tufts University and Charli Carpenter of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in a look back at some of FP's best—and worst—ideas over the years, and a look forward toward what's to come for FP and U.S. foreign policy.
January 12, 2021
Race for the Arctic
Changes in the Arctic are enabling access to a range of highly valuable resources across the region. With new players, commercial relationships, and extensive military buildup emerging, there has been an increase in international tensions surrounding the Arctic. Join Foreign Policy and FP Analytics as they host a discussion with experts on the region in this exclusive FP Insider Briefing. This call will feature key findings and takeaways from the Arctic Competition Power Map.
December 14, 2020
The World Next Year
What international issues are likely to dominate the year ahead, and how well is the incoming Biden administration likely to handle them? Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, and Daniel Franklin, Executive and Diplomatic Editor at The Economist, joined Foreign Policy Editor at Large Jonathan Tepperman for a conversation on what to expect around the globe in 2021.
November 13, 2020
Understanding the Election: What It Means for the World
The 2020 U.S. presidential election was, in many ways, a global one. What are the foreign-policy implications of Joe Biden's victory, and what will it mean for key countries around the world? Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman was joined by Edward Luce, U.S. national editor and columnist at the Financial Times, and Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
November 6, 2020
Understanding the Election: What It Means for America
Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman was joined by Timothy Naftali, CNN presidential historian, and Rana Foroohar, global business columnist at the Financial Times, for a wide-ranging discussion on the domestic policy and economic implications of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
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.