James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

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

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The World Next Week: Congress Averts a Debt Crisis, Indian Prime Minister Singh Visits Beijing, and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif Visits Washington

by James M. Lindsay
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appear at a news conference after passage of a stopgap budget and debt legislation. (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appear at a news conference after passage of a stopgap budget and debt legislation. (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the next steps for Congress after avoiding the debt ceiling, Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China, and the upcoming meeting of President Obama and Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington. Read more »

The World Next Week: Debt Debate Continues, Iran Talks Convene in Geneva, the African Union Discusses the ICC, and Saudi Arabia Faces MERS Fears

by James M. Lindsay
Furloughed federal workers join a rally to demand a vote to end the government shutdown (Johnathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). Furloughed federal workers join a rally to demand a vote to end the government shutdown (Johnathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the ongoing debt ceiling debate, negotiations in Geneva on Iran’s nuclear program, the African Union summit in Ethiopia, and Saudi Arabia’s preparations during the hajj for a potentially deadly virus. Read more »

The World Next Week: The Debt Ceiling Looms, Obama Attends APEC and ASEAN Summits (Maybe)

by James M. Lindsay
A corridor is closed to foot traffic at the U.S. Capitol (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). A corridor closed to foot traffic at the U.S. Capitol (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the ongoing government shutdown and the approaching deadline for the debt ceiling, the APEC Summit in Bali, and the ASEAN summit in Brunei. Read more »

The World Next Week: A U.S. Government Shutdown Looms, Netanyahu Visits Washington, and the Battle of Mogadishu Marks Its Twentieth Anniversary

by James M. Lindsay
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters). The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the deadline for Congress to avert a government shutdown, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming meeting with President Obama, and the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu. Read more »

The World Next Week: Syria Faces a Chemical Weapons Deadline, UN General Assembly Convenes for Its 68th Session, and Germans Vote for Chancellor

by James M. Lindsay
UN chemical weapons experts prepare to collect samples from an alleged site of a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Zamalka (Bassam Khabieh/Courtesy Reuters). UN chemical weapons experts prepare to collect samples from an alleged site of a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Zamalka (Bassam Khabieh/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet his commitments on chemical weapons, the start of another session of the United Nations General Assembly, and Germany’s national elections this weekend. Read more »

The World Next Week: Washington and Moscow Spar on Syria, Oslo Accords Twenty Years On, Lehman Brothers Collapse Five Years Later

by James M. Lindsay
Russian president Vladimir Putin walks past U.S. president Barack Obama during a group photo at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters). Russian president Vladimir Putin walks past U.S. president Barack Obama during a group photo at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, the twentieth anniversary of the Oslo Accords, and the state of the economy five years after the Lehman Brothers collapse. Read more »

The World Next Week: The United States Remembers September 11, Congress Votes on Syria, Australia Holds Elections

by James M. Lindsay
The Tribute in Light art installation illuminates the New York sky on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center (Eduardo Munoz/Courtesy Reuters). The Tribute in Light art installation illuminates the New York sky on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center (Eduardo Munoz/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the commemoration of September 11, the congressional vote on Syria, and the Australian general election.

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The World Next Week: Talk of a U.S. Military Strike Against Syria Grows, G20 Meets in St. Petersburg, Obama Visits Sweden

by James M. Lindsay
UN chemical weapons experts inspect one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in a Damascus suburb (Abo Alnour Alhaji/Courtesy Reuters). UN chemical weapons experts inspect one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in a Damascus suburb (Abo Alnour Alhaji/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the possibility of the United States attacking Syria, the upcoming G20 summit in St. Petersburg, and Obama’s trip to Sweden. Read more »

The World Next Week: Egyptian Military Crushes Protests, Japan and Russia Discuss Kuril Islands Dispute, and Al-Jazeera America Debuts

by James M. Lindsay
Military police stand outside the Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 15 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ Courtesy Reuters). Military police stand outside the Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 15 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Egypt’s continuing turmoil, the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia, and the debut of al-Jazeera America.

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The World Next Week: U.S. Embassies Reopen, AGOA Forum Convenes in Addis Ababa, Mali Holds a Runoff Election

by James M. Lindsay
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters). The U.S. embassy in Baghdad (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters).

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the reopening of U.S. embassies in the Middle East, the U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum in Addis Ababa, and Mali’s runoff presidential election. Read more »