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February 1, 2022

Economics
The Power Law

The astonishingly frank and intimate story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture capital firms—and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy.

January 13, 2022

Argentina
Argentina: A South American Power Struggles for Stability

Argentina is one of Latin America’s largest economies and most stable democracies, but the country has struggled with political dysfunction and financial crises in recent decades.

Supporters of President Alberto Fernandez celebrate Peronism in Buenos Aires in October 2021.

January 26, 2022

Sudan
Sudanese Protesters Insist on End to Military Rule

As the fraught standoff in Sudan enters its fourth month, pro-democracy demonstrators persist in resisting the military officers that seized power in October. Their courage and determination deserve the world’s attention and support.

Protesters, one holding a Sudanese flag, walk down the street. A young girl in the foreground throws up two fingers in a peace symbol.

December 30, 2021

COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Military Is a Manageable Challenge

The military has vaccinated the vast majority of service members, but pockets of hesitancy remain. What’s driving the reluctance, and what should be done to overcome it?

A U.S. Army reserve soldier receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in August 2021.

January 25, 2022

Competitiveness
A New Era of Great Power Competition, With Hal Brands

Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what lessons the Uni…

Podcast Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Joe Biden meet for talks at the Villa La Grange.

December 22, 2021

North Korea
North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.

Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang.

January 18, 2022

Nigeria
Twitter Ban Shows Limits of State Power in Nigeria

Last week’s announcement by Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, the director general of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), that the government had reversed its Twitter ban after seven months has gone virtually unnoticed. If the Buhari government expected Twitter users and small businesses hurt by the original ban to be falling over themselves in gratitude, all it got was something bordering on a collective shrug of the shoulders.

A headline from The Guardian Nigeria reads "FG lifts Twitter ban after 222 days, N546.5b economic losses."

January 25, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Yemen’s Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering

Yemen’s internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an intractable political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

Five Houthis ride atop a military vehicle.

January 26, 2022

Defense and Security
CEO Speaker Series with James Taiclet of Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President, and CEO James Taiclet discusses developments in defense technology, competition between the United States and other military powers, and innovating in response to…

Play U.S. Marines with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, RCT 2nd Battalion 8th Marines Echo Co. step off in the early morning during an operation to push out Taliban fighters on July 18, 2009 in Herati, Afghanistan.

November 4, 2021

China
DoD's 2021 China Military Power Report: How Advances in AI and Emerging Technologies Will Shape China’s Military

China is leveraging emerging technologies such as autonomous systems, quantum, cyber and more to challenge U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific. The latest DoD report on Chinese military power explains…

A Chinese soldier stands in front of military vehicles carrying hypersonic glide missiles DF-17.