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February 8, 2018

China
China-North-Korea-Cover.jpg The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.

November 3, 2017

Kenya
Thomas Mukoya/Reuters What Went Wrong With Kenya’s Elections?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s impasse over the 2017 election has cast a shadow on Kenya’s future.

October 13, 2017

Nigeria
Biafra-Nigeria-Secession-Kanu Powerful Rhetoric Gives Insight Into Biafran Independence Narratives

The still unknown whereabouts of Namdi Kanu, a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has led to public exchanges that provide insight into the mindset of at least some of Biafra's support…

September 18, 2017

Israel
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Is Iran the New North Korea? Not Even Close

Israel is alarmed about Iran's intentions — but that's nothing new. Flawed as it is, the nuclear deal is holding.

September 7, 2017

Global Governance
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on  June 1, 2017. A Sputnik Moment for Artificial Intelligence Geopolitics

Vladimir Putin's back-to-school announcement to Russian students highlighted the geopolitical implications of artificial intelligence (AI).

June 22, 2017

South Africa
South Africa's Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane South Africa's Democratic Alliance Weathers Twitter Scandal

In a period of economic challenges and political scandals, South Africa’s constitutional and democratic institutions provide an essential rudder. Among those institutions are the opposition parties, …

June 16, 2017

Gender
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to "Women Around the World: This Week," a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week's post, covering June 10 to June 17, was compiled with sup…

June 9, 2017

United Kingdom
EU and UK flags fly during a pro-EU march in front of the British Parliament in London. What Brexit Means

Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.

November 9, 2016

Trade
rtx2iqq1-reuters Trump and U.S. Trade Policy: What's Known is Scary, What's Not May be Worse

For the past two decades, the central question in U.S. trade policy has been whether the government could continue to move forward in liberalizing trade. The answer was usually yes, but slowly. For t…

February 1, 2017

South Africa
South Africa Horserace South Africa’s ANC Horserace

Everybody loves a horserace among political personalities. South Africa is no different. The December 2017 African National Congress (ANC) leadership contest is commonly seen as a race between Deputy…