The Heat

August 5, 2021

The Heat: Coronavirus Pandemic and Politics

From the origins of the virus, and allegations over a “lab leak” in Wuhan, the United States continues to question China’s role and Beijing has pushed back hard on that. China says the novel coronavirus origin-tracking work should be treated as a scientific issue, not a political one.

July 7, 2021

The Heat: U.S. politics

The United States launches airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. While back at home, President Joe Biden faces opposition from both fellow Democrats and Republicans as the administration pushes for infrastructure legislation.

June 26, 2021

The Heat: Afghanistan-U.S. ties

As the United States pulls out of Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sits down with U.S. President Joe Biden. On the agenda – his country’s future.

June 19, 2021

The Heat: Biden-Putin Summit

What’s ahead for the U.S.-Russia relationship after the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva? And controversy over a U.S. investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.