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August 25, 2022

China
Macron’s Algeria Trip, Drought in China, Anniversary of Afghanistan Withdrawal, and More

The United States marks one year since its military withdrawal from Afghanistan; China goes through a severe drought, with repercussions for agriculture, energy, and supply chains; and French Preside…

Podcast A person takes a break after attempting to put out a brush fire during a drought in Nanchang, China. Thomas Peter/Reuters

August 18, 2022

South Korea
U.S.-South Korea Military Drills, Iran Nuclear Deal Diplomacy, Ukraine’s Independence Day, and More

The United States and South Korea hold joint military drills amid mounting tough rhetoric from North Korea; nuclear deal negotiations continue as Iran responds to the European Union’s most recent dra…

Podcast South Korean army K1A1 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, August 28, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

June 2, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Summit of the Americas, One Hundred Days of War in Ukraine, and More

The United States hosts the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Ukraine marks one hundred days since the Russian invasion began, and the EU Foreign Affairs Council convenes in Brussels to talk tra…

Podcast An elderly woman walks past a building partialy destroyed by shelling in the village of Moshchun, Kyiv region, on June 2, 2022 on the 99th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

May 25, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hip-Hop Diplomacy

Hip-hop is a phenomenon that has captured hearts around the world. Its musical form ranges from party anthems to critical social commentary. But the genre plays another role: it is an influential sof…

Podcast A hip-hop artist preforms at a live concert

April 28, 2022

Economics
Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes…

Podcast Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the United Nations (UN) Security Council via video link on April 05, 2022 in New York City.

March 10, 2022

Russia
Global Pressure Against Russia Grows, Two Years of COVID-19, and More

The destruction of Ukraine continues as countries ramp up pressure on Russia, the world marks two years since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), and Colombians…

Podcast Ukrainian servicemen guard the checkpoint in the Independence Square on March 4, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

February 17, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Munich Security Conference, Remembering Nixon’s China Trip, and More

The Munich Security Conference is the stage for crisis diplomacy amid high tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border, the world marks the fiftieth anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s his…

Podcast Richard Nixon shakes hands with Chinese citizens in Tianannen Square during a visit to China as a private citizen.

January 27, 2022

Wars and Conflict
Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis, Diplomacy Intensifies Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict, and More

The humanitarian crisis deepens in Afghanistan, international diplomacy intensifies over Russian-Ukrainian tensions, and Myanmar marks one year since the military coup.

Podcast Children of families displaced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -Khorasan (ISIS-K) play at their current home on July 14, 2017, in Surkh Rod District, Afghanistan.

January 6, 2022

Democracy
U.S.-Russia Talks, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, and More

Top officials from the United States and Russia meet in Geneva to discuss nuclear arms control and the crisis in Ukraine, Americans mark one year since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the C…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris listens to U.S. President Joe Biden talk to reporters as they depart through the Hall of Columns following speeches to mark the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2022.

November 30, 2021

South Korea
The U.S.-South Korea Alliance, With Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert, vice chairman of the Halifax Forum and senior advisor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea Chair, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-Sout…

Podcast A South Korean woman holds flags of South Korea and the US during a rally commemorating the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War in Seoul on June 25, 2020.