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December 1, 2023

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2024

As 2023 comes to a close, here are ten notable historical anniversaries to mark in 2024.


October 24, 2023

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Becomes a Hotbed For Extraterritorial Renditions and Assassinations

Prime Minister Trudeau’s accusation that the Indian government killed a Sikh leader in Canada highlights the growing prevalence of extraterritorial renditions in Southeast Asia.

Protestors stand outside while holding up white paper signs in Thai script.

September 29, 2023

Human Rights
Women This Week: French Athletes Prohibited from Playing in Hijab for 2024 Olympic Games

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers September 23 to September 29.

Supporters of the women soccer team "Les Hijabeuses" play soccer in front of the city hall in Lille as part of a protest as French Senate examines a bill featuring controversial hijab ban in competitive sports in France, February 16, 2022.

August 25, 2023

The President’s Inbox Recap: Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal

A peace agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia could help stabilize the region.

US President Joe Biden stands to the left of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they gather to take a photo with their nations' flags.

July 11, 2023

Saudi Arabia
Understanding Saudi Media and the Mahsa Amini Protests’ Role in the Saudi-Iranian Détente

The Mahsa Amini protests gave Riyadh leverage over Tehran and the Kingdom's media capabilities proved to be a tool capable of advancing the countries’ new mutual goal: preempting a women-led second A…

Newspapers, with a cover picture of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police" are seen in Tehran, Iran September 18, 2022.

July 1, 2023

United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

The early post-Cold War optimism about increasing global cooperation has been dashed by the return of geopolitical rivalry.

The capitol building as viewed pre-dawn.

December 28, 2022

2022 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2022

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.  

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on her coronation day at Buckingham Palace in 1953.