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November 23, 2021

China
Does Taiwan Have the Right of Self-Defense?

If conflict were to break out between China and Taiwan, the latter’s right to defend itself would hinge on its international legal status and the circumstances of the hostilities.

Armored vehicles parade in front of Taiwan presidential palace.

November 19, 2021

Ukraine
How to Energize NATO’s Response to Russia’s Threats Against Ukraine

Fears of a Russian military offensive against Ukraine are back. NATO should bolster support for Kyiv and the United States should signal new efforts to thwart a controversial Russian energy pipeline…

November 17, 2021

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

Communist Cuba has long been a major foreign policy challenge for the United States. President Biden is the latest U.S. leader to grapple with how to balance democracy promotion with the desire for a…

A man shows U.S. and Cuban flags at his house in Havana.

November 15, 2021

G20 (Group of Twenty)
The Group of Twenty

The Group of Twenty, an informal gathering of many of the world’s largest economies, is the premier global forum for discussing economic issues. But it has faced divisions over trade and the response…

2019 G20 Logo

November 9, 2021

United States
TWE History-Related Blogs and Videos

A list of all blog posts and videos reflecting on historical events from The Water's Edge. 

The U.S. Capitol Building is flanked by two rows of U.S. flags.

November 9, 2021

Russia
The Russia Challenge, With Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill, Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

November 8, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Religious Freedom in the Middle East

Our panelists examine religious freedom in the Middle East, how international organizations and the United States have responded to the persecution of religious minorities in the past, and what can b…

Play Orthodox Christian woman lighting a torch at the Holy Fire Ceremony in Jerusalem

November 8, 2021

United States
TWE Remembers: The Trent Affair

A diplomatic crisis between the United States and Great Britain over two captured Confederate envoys nearly sparked war one hundred sixty years ago. 

Trent

November 5, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 5, 2021

China's personal information law goes into effect; Israeli companies targeted by ransomware; NSO Group blacklisted; Social media's falling revenue; Biden announces bounty on DarkSide leaders; Yahoo p…

Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, CA.

November 1, 2021

Ethiopia
One Year On, Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict No Closer to Political Solution

This week will mark a year since the start of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Twelve months in, the conflict is widening, the human toll is devastating, and the prospects for peace more remote than ever. The future of the Ethiopian state is so uncertain that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declined to release a forecast for the country in the latest World Economic Outlook.

Ethiopian soldiers wearing red berets and military fatigues march while toting assault rifles.