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UPCOMING FP LIVE DISCUSSION

FP Live: The Future of NATO

July 6, 2022 | 11:00 AM ET

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is at a critical juncture as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to rattle the global order, and as the alliance faces its greatest security crisis in a generation. Following the NATO Summit in late June, what are the organization’s key priorities? What impact will NATO’s expansion have, and how will the alliance deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression moving forward? For an insider’s look at NATO’s future and American priorities within it, register for this FP Live conversation between FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal and U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith on July 6 at 11 A.M.  EDT.

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Julianne Smith assumed her position as the U.S. permanent representative to NATO in November 2021. Prior to her current position, she served as a senior advisor to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Previously, she was the director of the Asia and Geopolitics programs at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She also served as the deputy national security advisor to then-Vice President Joe Biden from 2012 to 2013. Before going to the White House, she was the principal director for European/NATO policy at the Pentagon.

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FP Live: Adam Tooze on How to Manage Record Inflation

July 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM ET

Energy prices are surging. Food supplies are depleted. Stocks have entered bear market territory. And inflation is running at historic highs. The underlying factors for the world’s current economic troubles include Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a hangover from pandemic-related shutdowns, but they also trace their roots further back into monetary policy since the 2008 financial crisis. The question is how to manage an overheated economy: Are there lessons from 1970s-era inflation? Or is today’s situation unprecedented? How can economists prevent a tough recession? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for an in-depth interview with FP columnist and Columbia University professor Adam Tooze, whose latest book is Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. Tooze is a contributor to FP’s summer 2022 print issue “Back to the Future.” This interview will be available for subscribers on demand on July 8 at 12 p.m. EDT. To ask Adam Tooze you own question, leave it in the comments section here.

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Ravi Agrawal Editor in chief, Foreign Policy

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Adam Tooze History professor and director of the European Institute at Columbia University
Adam Tooze is a columnist at Foreign Policy. His latest book is Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, and he is currently working on a history of the climate crisis.

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UPCOMING FP LIVE DISCUSSION

FP Live: A Conversation With Fiona Hill

July 13, 2022 | 12:00 PM ET

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin achieving his goals? What is his endgame in Ukraine, and will he manage to survive the current crisis? How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict change the face of Europe? As the war in Ukraine continues to rage on, join Foreign Policy's editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal, for an in-depth conversation with Fiona Hill, a former top advisor on Russia at the National Security Council during the Trump administration. The interview will be live on July 13 at noon EDT.  

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Ravi Agrawal Editor in chief, Foreign Policy

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Fiona Hill Senior fellow in the Center on the United States & Europe, Brookings Institution
 Fiona Hill is a former U.S. national security official specializing in European and Russian affairs and was deputy assistant to President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2019 and an impeachment witness against him in 2019. She is also a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. She is the author of There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century and co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.

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PREVIOUS FP LIVE DISCUSSIONS

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.

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June 13, 2022

FP Live: The Power of Crisis

In his new book The Power of CrisisIan 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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June 6, 2022

FP Live: Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Stemming the Rise of Authoritarianism

In the months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO has been transformed: It is more united, better funded, and looking to expand its roster of members. What does the military alliance’s rejuvenation mean for the fate of the war and, beyond that, the future of foreign policy in Europe and elsewhere? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal on June 6 at 11 a.m. EDT for a conversation with former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Rasmussen is also a former prime minister of Denmark and the founder of the Alliance of Democracies foundation, which aims to stem the rise of authoritarianism around the world. Register now to bookmark the conversation and participate.

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June 1, 2022

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.

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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.

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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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May 13, 2022

FP Live: What’s Next for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has been plunged into chaos: The prime minister has resigned, the economy is in free fall, and protests continue to roil the country. What comes next? How can the crisis be resolved? Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for an in-depth conversation with Atul Keshap, a former U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka under the Obama administration, and now the president of the U.S.-India Business Council.

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May 5, 2022

FP Live: Germany's Path After the Ukraine War

How has Russia's war in Ukraine impacted Germany’s foreign policy? Will Berlin finally end its dependence on Moscow for energy? In this edition of FP Live, join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a live discussion with Christoph Heusgen, the new chair of the Munich Security Conference. Heusgen served as a foreign-policy advisor to former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was Germany’s permanent representative to the United Nations. This FP Live will cover changes in German foreign and defense policy under Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European unity, the future of NATO, how to manage growing refugee and energy crises, and much more.

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May 4, 2022

FP Live: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

In his role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised seven U.S. presidents on preventing the spread of a range of diseases. Over the last two years, amid the deadliest pandemic in our lifetimes, Fauci has also become the public face of the United States’ coronavirus response strategy, explaining rapidly changing developments and rules to an increasingly polarized nation. Fauci mostly speaks about U.S. regulations but agreed to sit down with Foreign Policy 's editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal, for a more global look at the pandemic.

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April 15, 2022

FP Live: The China Challenge

As the West comes together to sanction Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, China’s role is increasingly under the scanner. What are Beijing’s motives? How do recent events change U.S. policy on China? How will rising COVID-19 cases impact President Xi Jinping’s bid for a third term? On Friday, April 15, Foreign Policy will launch its Spring 2022 print issue, focused on America’s China challenge. Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a live discussion with two of the issue’s contributors: Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at Johns Hopkins University, and Melinda Liu, Newsweek’s Beijing bureau chief.

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April 12, 2022

FP Live: Would Putin Use Nuclear Weapons

Following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, for the first time since the Cold War, President Vladimir Putin placed Russian nuclear forces on alert. How likely is Russia to use nuclear weapons against a NATO country or Ukraine? As a renewed risk of nuclear war between Russia and the West looms, join FP deputy editor Sasha Polakow-Suransky for a live discussion with Foreign Policy’s “It’s Debatable” columnists Emma Ashford, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and Matthew Kroenig, the deputy director of the Scowcroft Center. 

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April 8, 2022

FP Live: India's Response to Putin's War

Why has India been reluctant to join the West in censuring Russia's invasion of Ukraine? As the White House tries to align democracies against autocracies, why is the world’s biggest democracy sitting on the fence? Part of New Delhi’s rationale is that it has a historic reliance on Moscow for military equipment. But India also stands to gain from the current moment as it snaps up Russian oil at heavy discounts. How are India's choices impacting the world order? What will they mean for America’s broader strategy in the Asia-Pacific? For answers, join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a live discussion with Shivshankar Menon, India's former foreign secretary and national security advisor, and Suhasini Haidar, the diplomatic affairs editor of The Hindu.

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April 5, 2022

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.

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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.

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March 22, 2022

FP Live: The IMF's Kristalina Georgieva and Gita Gopinath

Join FP Editor-in-Chief Ravi Agrawal for a live and interactive discussion with the IMF's two top leaders: Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and First Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath. Topics will include a discussion around the global economic outlook, how the war in Ukraine is fueling inflation, the world's post-pandemic recovery, and much more. FP Live is Foreign Policy’s forum for live journalism, bringing in-depth discussions with leading foreign-policy experts and thinkers exclusively to FP’s subscribers. The March 22 FP Live will be live-streamed to the public.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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October 29, 2021

SitRep Live: Biden and His Friends

Who’s up? Who’s down? Join SitRep’s Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer as they crisscross the post-AUKUS, post-Afghanistan globe in search of U.S. friends, enemies—and frenemies.

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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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.

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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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.

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 23, 2021

FP Insider Briefing: Semiconductors and U.S.-China Tech Competition

This event will mark the launch of FP Analytics’ latest Insider reportSemiconductors 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.

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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February 9, 2021

The Navalny Protests: Will Unrest Weaken Putin's Grip on Power?

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to two years and eight months in a penal colony on Tuesday, but tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest his treatment by authorities.  Join Foreign Policy as we explore what this vast opposition movement means for Putin and his grip on power in a discussion with executive editor Amelia Lester and national security and intelligence writer Amy Mackinnon, who has reported extensively in the region.

FP subscribers can access recordings of previous FP Live discussions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Foreign Policy for a New Era? A Conversation With Pete Buttigieg

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.

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Special Briefing: Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

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July 17, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis: What the Rest of 2020 Will Look Like

The United States continues to set daily records for coronavirus infections. India, the world’s biggest democracy, now has the third-most confirmed cases in the world. But European countries, which set the early pace, seem to have flattened their initial curves. What explains the relative success and failure of countries in dealing with COVID-19? What is the road ahead? And how will it impact the United States and other major countries in the coming months? Foreign Policy managing editor Ravi Agrawal interviewed Ashish Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, in this special FP Insider virtual event. Allison Carlson, managing director of FP Analytics, also offered a preview of her team's forthcoming COVID Global Response Index, a new special report assessing countries’ responsiveness to the coronavirus.

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The Coronavirus Crisis: What the Rest of 2020 Will Look Like

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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FP Insider Conference Call: The Coronavirus and U.S. National Security

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)