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December 12, 2018

India
India and the World

India’s capability to grow in a carbon-scarce world will determine the fate of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Women walk among windmills in Jaisalmer, India, on March 8, 2017.

December 3, 2018

Ukraine
Advancing Natural Gas Reform in Ukraine

The Donald J. Trump administration should place energy-sector reform at the center of its relationship with Ukraine. Doing so would constitute a low-risk, high-reward strategy for Washington to counter Moscow’s influence at the NATO border.

A Ukrainian worker checks gas valves of the main natural gas pipeline at the gas-compressor station in Boyarka village.

April 9, 2012

South Korea
The April 2012 South Korean National Assembly Elections: A Window to South Korea’s Political Future

2012 is a year of elections in the Republic of Korea (ROK). National assembly elections, which occur every four years, and the presidential elections, which occur every five years, will both be held …

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October 25, 2011

Russia
Russia and U.S. National Interests: Why Should Americans Care?

Overview As the United States and Russia approach the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and Int…

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November 9, 2012

South Korea
South Korea Seeks to Balance Relations with China and the United States

In August 2012, South Korea (the Republic of Korea, or ROK) and China celebrated their twentieth anniversary of diplomatic normalization. During the past two decades, the two states have advanced the…

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November 14, 2018

Vietnam
Making U.S.-Vietnam Ties a Model for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

By adopting tougher regional strategic and economic measures with Vietnam, the Donald J. Trump administration could further convince Southeast Asian states to embrace the Free and Open Indo-Pacific c…

U.S. Vietnam Ties

October 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Women and the Law

Barriers to women's economic participation persist in every region of the world. Nations need to do more to level the legal playing field for women and ensure that women have the right to compete fairly in the economy—which will lead to significant gains.

Women and the Law front cover image: Employees process data on their laptops at a data management services firm in Gaza.

January 8, 2009

North Korea
Can the United States Cause the Collapse of North Korea? Should We Try?

In this brief analysis, I attempt to answer two questions: Can the United States cause the collapse of North Korea? Should we try? I have proceeded under the assumption that the answer t…

July 18, 2005

Infectious Diseases
HIV and National Security

Overview The HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the security of states throughout the world, weakening economies, military and police forces, government structures, and social structures. This is the …

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October 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
Disinformation on Steroids

Deep fakes—highly realistic and difficult-to-detect depictions of real people doing or saying things they never said or did—are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.

An image from a fake video of former President Barack Obama, demonstrating facial-mapping technology.