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Europe & Eurasia

Thóra Arnórsdóttir
Managing Editor of Kveikur
Iceland: Financial Bust to Fairytale Success (May 10, 2019)

Jimmy Burns
Former Financial Times correspondent
Habemus Papam…Habemus Problema? (October 2, 2018)

Jill Dougherty
Former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief, expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, and Global Fellow at the Wilson Center
Russia: Weak and Strong (March 26, 2021)

Andrew Dowling
Professor at Cardiff University
Is Spain Coming Apart? (October 10, 2017)

Liana Fix
Fellow for Europe at the Council of Foreign Relations
Germany in the Crossfire (October 21, 2022)

Mark Galeotti
Head of the Centre for European Security (August 27, 2017)
The Costs of Russia’s Success

Julia Ioffe
An outspoken authority on Russia and former Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy Russia Turns 30 (December 3, 2021)

Erik Jones
Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Europe’s Fault Lines (July 2, 2021)
Italy’s Right Turn (Oct 7, 2022)

Edward Luce
U.S. National Editor and columnist at the Financial Times
When “The Pond” Becomes an Ocean (June 26, 2018)
The World Awaits Joe Biden (November 20, 2020)

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
International Correspondent for NPR in Berlin
Germany: Life After Merkel (July 19, 2019)

Steven Pifer
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine and Director of the Brookings Institution’s Arms Control Initiative
What’s the Deal with Ukraine? (October 25, 2019)

Dr. Daniela Schwarzer
Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations
Europe’s Surprising Global Reset (September 25, 2020)

Dr. Angela Stent
Director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies
Putin’s Long Game (July 5, 2019)

Majda Ruge
Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations
Serbia in the Middle (April 22, 2022)

Nathalie Tocci
Director of the Instituto Affari Internazionali in Rome
When “The Pond” Becomes an Ocean (June 26, 2018)

Ramiro Villapadierna
Columnist and writer on Central European affairs and former Executive Director of the Instituto Cervantes Is there Life after Angela? (October 8, 2021)

Andrew Weiss
Vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Putin: Leader for Life? (January 31, 2020)

Luigi Zingales
Finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Reconcilable Differences: Italy and the EU (January 4, 2019

Arturo Zampaglione
New York correspondent for La Repubblica for nearly 20 years
The Italian Job (February 11, 2022)

Latin America

Roberto Álvarez
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic
‘Friendshoring’ in the Caribbean (September 3, 2021)

Thiago de Aragão
Fellow at the Institute of the Americas in San Diego and French think tank IRIS
Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro Sinking? (June 21, 2019)

Diego Werneck Arguelhes
Law professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Brazilian Shock Therapy (February 21, 2018)

Ricardo Ávila
Colombian journalist and former Editor in Chief of Portafolio, Colombia’s respected business publication
Latin America in Flames (May 21, 2021)

Senator Gabriela Cuevas
President of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee
How Much More Can Mexico Take? (September 1, 2017)

Ricardo Ernst
Baratta Chair in Global Business and director of the Latin American Leadership Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Disarray & Hope in Latin America (December 4, 2020)

Mark Feierstein
Former NSC Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Who’s Afraid of AMLO? (July 16, 2018)

Ben Gedan
Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Argentina Project
Unsteady Argentina (November 8, 2019)

Roberta Jacobson
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere
AMLO’s Mexico at 100 Days (March 1, 2019)

Patricia Campos Mello
Senior columnist at Folha de São Paulo
Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro Sinking? (June 21, 2019)

Luis Alberto Moreno
Former President of the Inter-American Development Bank
Americas in Disarray (June 17, 2022)

Andrea Murta
Director of North American operations for Brazilian legal news portal JOTA
Brazilian’s Shock Therapy (February 21, 2018)

Moisés Naím
Venezuelan author and political scientist
2018: Latin America’s Electoral Roller Coaster (December 26, 2017)

María Peña
Washington correspondent for La Opinión
The Migrant Backlash (September 11, 2018)

Carlos Bravo Regidor
Director of the journalism program at Mexico’s CIDE institute
Who’s Afraid of AMLO? (July 16, 2018)

Michael Reid
Senior Editor and Columnist on Latin America at The Economist
Populist Opposites: Brazil and Mexico (August 14, 2020)

Lourival Sant’Anna
Senior Analyst at CNN Brazil
Lula Strikes Back (November 4, 2022)

Brad Setser
Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations
Argentina’s Looming Doomsday (November 23, 2018)

Miguel Silva
Advisor, author, lawyer and former Secretary General of the Presidency in Colombia
Colombia Ousts the Center (July 1, 2022)

David Smolansky
Chair of the OAS working group on the Venezuelan migration and refugee crisis
Venezuela’s Other Crisis (August 16, 2019)

Andrés Velasco
Former Chilean Finance Minster
Protectionist US: Trendsetter or Odd Man Out?

Jose Miguel Vivanco
Director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas division
Cuba Libre? Not So Much. (August 27, 2021)

James Williams
President of Engage Cuba
A Way Forward After Trump’s Cuba Backtrack? (July 21, 2017)


Bill Bishop
Founder of the Sinocism newsletter
China and the New World Order (October 25, 2017)

Nisha Biswal
President of the U.S. India Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Slowdown in India (September 27, 2019)

Bob Davis
Senior Editor for The Wall Street Journal
U.S.-China Trade: Is This the Real Deal? (March 15, 2019)

Sadanand Dhume
Resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
India’s Bulletproof Man? (May 8, 2018)

Matthew Goodman
Senior adviser for Asian economics at CSIS and former NSC director for international economics
Japan: A Return to Relevance (June 7, 2019)

Dhruva Jaishankar
Director of the U.S. Initiative at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation
Gunshots in the Himalayas (September 11, 2020)

Scott Kennedy
China director and expert on Chinese business and political economy at CSIS
Hong Kong’s Crisis Goes Global (August 2, 2019)

Niharika Mandhana
The Wall Street Journal Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia
ASEAN Realigns (April 8, 2022)

James McGregor
Chairman for Greater China at APCO Worldwide
Will China Win the Cold War? (June 19, 2020)

Evan Osnos
Journalist at The New Yorker
Dotard v. Rocket Man (September 27, 2017)

Ivan Rasmussen
NYU Shanghai professor
What’s Behind Belt and Road? (May 22, 2018)

Shamila Chaudhary
Nonresident Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council
Nuclear South Asia: The World’s Third Tripwire (August 12, 2022)

Rodrigo Zeidan
NYU Shanghai professor
What’s Behind Belt and Road? (May 22, 2018)


Ann Bernstein
Head of the Centre for Development and Enterprise
South Africa’s Slump (December 6, 2019)

Jakkie Cilliers
Founder of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Storm Clouds in Africa (June 15, 2022)

Mary Harper
Africa Editor at the BBC
Terror Spreads in Africa (January 15, 2021)

Tsedale Lemm
Founder and editor-in-chief of The Addis Standard
Ethiopia: The World’s Good News Story (October 24, 2018)

John McDermott
The Economist’s Africa correspondent
Africa Awakens (April 12, 2019)

Zemedeneh Negatu
Global Chairman of the Fairfax Africa Fund
Africa Awakens (April 12, 2019)

Ian Pannell
Senior foreign correspondent for ABC News
Mission Impossible in the Sahel? (November 27, 2017)

Middle East & North Africa

Abdulkhaleq Abdulla
Emirati academic, author of The Gulf Moment and political commentator
Arab Realignment (October 9, 2020)

Jarrett Blanc
Senior fellow in Geoeconomics and Strategy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Tension and Turmoil in Iran (April 24, 2020)

Edward Girardet
President of the International Centre for Humanitarian Reporting
Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Empires (August 13, 2021)

Karim Haggag
Career Egyptian diplomat
After A Century of Egyptian Independence, It’s Still Complicated (March 11, 2022)

Bernard Haykel
Professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University 
Saudi Arabia’s Enigmatic Crown Prince (February 7, 2018)

Joyce Karam
Washington correspondent for Al-Hayat and The National
The Scramble for Syria (March 8, 2018)

Vali Nasr
Former dean of The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and renowned expert on the Middle East and Shia Islam
Iran vs. the West, Again (April 23, 2021)

Soli Özel
Professor at Kadir Has University
Is the Populist Wave Here to Stay? (September 18, 2017)

Paul Salem
President of the Middle East Institute
Beirut Burning (August 28, 2020)

Jake Sullivan
Former Deputy Advisor to President Obama, one of the architects of the Iran Nuclear Deal
Iran and Congress: The Mideast Mess Gets Messier Still (November 13, 2017)

Gil Tamary
Chief International News Editor and Commentator of Israel’s Channel 13 News
Israel’s Endless Election (February 28, 2020)
The World After Bibi (June 18, 2021)
Bibi’s Extreme Comeback (Dec 2, 2022)


Rob Autry
Republican pollster, political strategist and founder of Meeting Street Insights
America’s Election and the Question of Polls (October 23, 2020)

Jon Avlon
Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast
Centrisme Revolutionnaire: Does Macron Have the Answer to Populism? (July 21, 2017)

Ian Bremmer
President of Eurasia Group and G-ZERO Media
Is Voting Passe: More Elections, Less Democracy? (May 24, 2019)

Sheila Coronel
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor at Columbia University’s School of Journalism
The Global War on Journalism (April 26, 2019)

Jean Garrigues
Historian at Université d’Orléans
Centrisme Revolutionnaire: Does Macron Have the Answer to Populism? (July 21, 2017)

Mark Malloch Brown
Former Deputy Secretary General at the United Nations and president of the Open Society Foundations
Ugly Brexit: What’s Next? (January 18, 2019)
Marshall Plan 2.0 (September 9, 2022)

Paul Maslin
Leading polling specialist and campaign strategist
Midterm Mayhem (November 17, 2022)

Shane McLeod
Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network
Bougainville: The World’s Next Country? (November 6, 2020)

Moisés Naím
Internationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
¿Coup in America? (January 29, 2021)
Extreme Autocracy (May 20, 2022)

Ece Temelkuran
Turkish journalist and author of How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
The Turkey Paradox: Understanding Erdogan (October 11, 2019)

Energy, Resources & Climate Change

Giulio Boccaletti
Chief Strategy Officer at The Nature Conservancy
The Geopolitics of Climate Change (August 22, 2018)

David Goldwyn
Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Board
Guyana’s Sudden Riches (November 22, 2019)

Amy Harder
Energy and climate change reporter for Axios
The Geopolitics of Climate Change (August 22, 2018)

Michael Jenkins
Founding President and CEO of Forest Trends and former Senior Forestry Advisor to the World Bank
Is COP26 a Copout? (November 5, 2021)

Francisco Monaldi
Rice University’s fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies
The End of Oil? (May 8, 2020)

Peter Neffenger
Former Coast Guard Vice Commandant
Battle for the Arctic (August 30, 2019)

Mark Pieth
Head of Basel University’s Institute on Governance
Dirty Money (October 22, 2021); Dirty Gold (January 3, 2020)

Technology & Health

Dr. Amesh Adalja
Senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security
The World Health Wars (June 5, 2020)

Nurith Aizenman
NPR correspondent for Global Health and Development
Coronavirus: Contagion and Chaos (February 14, 2020)
Monkeypolitics (August 26, 2022)

Silvia Bizio
Hollywood foreign correspondent for major Italian news outlets: La Repubblica & L’Espresso
Hollywood’s Abyss (May 7, 2021)

John Conger
Director of the Center for Climate and Security
Climate Emergency & Global Insecurity (March 13, 2020)

Professor Lawrence Gostin
Director of the O’Neill Institute for Health Law at Georgetown University and Director of the WHO’s Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law
Vaccine Wars (July 31, 2020)

Charles Kenny
Director of Technology and Development and Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development
The Global Case for Optimism (January 1, 2021)

Mark Kuhr
CTO and co-founder of Synack
The Future of Cybersecurity (September 13, 2019)

Bill Moss
Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University
COVID, Diplomacy and Populism (July 30, 2021)

Tom Wheeler
Former head of the Federal Communications Commission
5G: Progress or Peril? (March 27, 2020)

George Whitesides
Chief Space Officer of Virgin Galactic
Space Is Back (July 17, 2020)

Security, Social Issues & Foreign Policy

Madeleine Albright
First female US Secretary of State, former UN Ambassador and diplomat, head of Albright Stonebridge Group, and seven-time NYT best-seller
The World According to Madeleine Albright (February 25, 2021)

Caroline Atkinson
Former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics to President Barack Obama and former Head of Global Policy for Google
Britain: Shaking off the Brexit Blues? (January 17, 2020); Will ‘Bidenomics’ Become a Word? (June 4, 2021)

Karen Attiah
Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post
Mission Impossible in the Sahel? (November 27, 2017)

Chad Bown
Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and co-host of the podcast Trade Talks
The End of Trade (July 29, 2022)

Roger Cohen
International affairs and diplomacy columnist for The New York Times
Politics on the Pitch (June 8, 2018)

Ivo Daalder
President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Empty Throne: Does the World Miss U.S. Global Leadership? (February 15, 2019); America, A Return to the Throne? (February 12, 2021)

Robert Guest
Foreign Editor of The Economist
The Poverty Pandemic (April 10, 2020)

Richard Haass
President of the Council on Foreign Relations
The World According to Haass (May 22, 2020)

Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy
CEO of Augur Associates, co-founder of think tank ECHO Citoyen, former consultant for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and senior advisor to the French government’s medical cannabis trial
The Future of Cannabis? (March 12, 2021)

Jeffrey Lewis
Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
A Nuclear Middle Finger (March 29, 2019)

Peter MacKay
Former Canadian member of Parliament and Canada’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice
Canada: Cool and Confident? (December 7, 2018)

John McLaughlin
Former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The US: A Nation at Risk (November 19, 2021)

Jack Nicas
Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times
The Globalization of Food Insecurity (June 3, 2022)

DJ Peterson
President and Founder of Longview Global Advisors
2021: The Rebound Year? (December 18, 2020)
Corporations Cancel Russia (May 6, 2022)

James Politi
Washington Bureau Chief and former World Trade Editor of the Financial Times
Rocky Recovery: These Strange Economic Times (December 17, 2021)

Vivek Ramaswamy
Author of Woke, Inc., founder and executive chairman of Roivant Sciences
Woke Corporations and Cancel Capitalism (September 24, 2021)

David Rothkopf
Former Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy
A Look Ahead: Where’s 2020 Going? (December 20, 2019)

Andrew Selee
President of the Migration Policy Institute
The Migrant Backlash (September 11, 2018)
Buses Fuel the Migration Fire (September 23, 2022)

Nick Sprague
Sports & Technology Entrepreneur
Politics on the Pitch (June 8, 2018)
Sports, Money and Politics (July 16, 2021)
Sports or Politics? (February 25, 2022)
#Soccerpolitics (December 16, 2022)

Dr. Clifford Stott
Director of the Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC)
Defund the Police? (July 3, 2020)

Lawrence H. Summers
Former Treasury Secretary
The Sanctions War (March 25, 2022)


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