James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

The World Next Week: Turks Vote and Belgians Wait

by James M. Lindsay Saturday, June 11, 2011
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's election campaign banner in Istanbul.

A campaign banner for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. (Murad Sezer/courtesy Reuters)

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey; Belgium’s failure for more than a year to form a new government; a possible gas deal between Russia and China; and next week’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate in New Hampshire.

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The World Next Week: NATO and Russia Debate Missile Defense

by James M. Lindsay Thursday, June 2, 2011

President Barack Obama meets Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the G-8 Summit in France on May 26, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming meeting of NATO defense ministers with Russia’s top brass; the presidential run-off elections in Peru; and the twenty-second anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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