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October 30, 2017

China
Former Chinese president Hu Jintao, Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin raise their hands as they take a vote at the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing, China. The Four Traps China May Fall Into

One dominant theme of President Xi Jinping’s political report at the 19th Party Congress is China’s national rejuvenation. China was described as a “great power” or a “strong power” 26 times in his s…

April 13, 2015

Trade
The CFR Renewing America Trade and Investment Scorecard Re-assessing U.S. Trade Policy on the Eve of the TPA Debate

With the anticipated introduction in Congress this week of legislation that would give President Obama the authority to conclude massive regional trade agreements in Asia and Europe, the issue of tra…

September 14, 2017

North Korea
Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge

North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on September 3, 2017, generated reports of tremors being felt as far away as Changchun, China, over 400 miles from the Punggye-ri test site. Although it stands to rea…

July 6, 2017

Trade
Trump Ohio Manufacturing Reuters Steel Trade: How Trump Can Prove He's the Negotiator in Chief

On the eve of his first G-20 summit meeting, President Trump faces one of the most important decisions of his young administration: whether or not to impose tough restrictions on imported steel.  If…

January 3, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
New Year’s Eve Abuja Bombings Tweeted New Year’s Eve Abuja Bombings Tweeted

A woman surrounded by relatives, mourns the death of her husband at Asokoro Hospital, after a bomb explosion near a military barracks in Nigeria's capital Abuja December 31, 2010. (Afolabi Sotu…

May 25, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Director-General-Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. A Change of Guard at the WHO

With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…

May 19, 2017

Cybersecurity
An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory Cyber Week in Review: May 19, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. WannaCry: Assessing the Damage. Countries are still reeling from a ransomware attack that c…

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

January 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
rhodes-sa-identity Identity Politics in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC), which has governed South Africa since the 1994 transition to “non-racial democracy,” traditionally eschewed identity politics. Though its electoral support was ov…

January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…