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May 7, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at a Crossroads Teaching Notes South Korea at the Crossroads

Teaching Notes for South Korea at a Crossroads, written by CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder

October 25, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Election-Chebukati-IEBC-Odinga-Kenyatta Scene Setter: Kenya's October 26 Presidential Elections

Ballot papers printed in Dubai are arriving at Nairobi airport and being distributed around the country, albeit with some difficulty, indicating that the elections will go ahead. The ballot includes …

October 11, 2017

Kenya
Raila-Odinga-NASA-Kenya-Election-Kenyatta The Drama Continues: Kenya's Raila Odinga Withdraws From Election Re-Run

On Tuesday, the principal presidential opposition candidate, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA), announced that he would no longer participate in the rescheduled October 26 elections…

April 5, 2001

Agricultural Policy
The Regulation of GMOs in Europe and the United States

Overview This paper was prepared for a workshop on trans-Atlantic differences in GMO regulation sponsored by the Council of Foreign Relations. It draws in part on an unpublished paper, "Apples and…

January 22, 2013

Education
Students arrive by bus on the first day of school at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Education Lessons: As Obama Begins Second Term, Big Gains May Come in Small Steps

U.S. students are now graduating from high school at the highest rate since good records began being kept in the mid-1970s, according to new data released today by the National Center for Education S…

February 26, 2016

Elections and Voting
RTR3QKLV Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Closing Guantanamo Bay and Walling Off Canada

President Obama announced a plan this week to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The reaction on the campaign trail split along predictable lines. Republican candidates denounced the i…

October 4, 2011

China
Visitors stand in front of a portrait of the late Chinese leader Deng in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The Legacy of Deng Xiaoping

Visitors stand in front of a portrait of the late Chinese leader Deng in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen (Bobby Yip/Courtesy Reuters). Although he was a transformational figure in China’s hist…

January 14, 2013

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo The Conversation on Japan’s Decline Concludes

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Last year, as J…

December 20, 2013

holidayreading_CROPPED Holiday Reading

There will not be much in the way of blogging while I am away with my family.  From the Potomac to the Euphrates will return when I return.  In the meantime, I’ve put together a brief list of what "T…