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August 4, 2022

United States
Happy 232nd Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!

The U.S. Coast Guard marks 232 years of service.

Two Coast Guardsmen search a low profile vessel in front of a large, white Coast Guard ship.

June 29, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
How NATO Will Change If Finland and Sweden Become Members

NATO leaders are gathering in Madrid for their annual summit, and two Nordic states are making their case for membership as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds on. Here’s what alliance enlargement would m…

A Swedish soldier sits on a military boat with a machine gun.

June 17, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: June 17, 2022

Lawmakers seek to block U.S. investments in China; Ukraine moves sensitive data to other countries; L3Harris plans to buy NSO; Hacktivists release calls from Russian embassy; China accuses U.S. of st…

John Cornyn gestures in front of a microphone with a muddle gray background

June 24, 2022

United States
Trump, Partisanship, and Democracy

Fifty years ago, Republicans turned on President Richard Nixon. Today, most of the party continues to stand by Trump. Why the difference? A rise in partisanship.

U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds public hearing in Washington

June 16, 2022

United States
Fake News, Then and Now

The problem of fake news has been with us from the beginning of the Republic, and American democracy was even worse at dealing with it then than it is now.

A news stand outfitted with "Fake News" headlines as a stunt pulled off by the Columbia Journalism Review is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York

September 2, 2021

Eastern Europe
Putin and Lukashenko Talk Integration, German Elections Kick Off, and More

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko hold integration talks, Germany’s election season ramps up, and U.S. and Mexican officials hold a high-level economic me…

Podcast Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a meeting October 24, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus.

September 10, 2020

United Nations General Assembly
A Virtual UNGA, Lukashenko and Putin Meet, and More

The seventy-fifth UN General Assembly kicks off virtually, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, and the European Union and China h…

Podcast Protesters oppose the integration of Belarus and Russia and consider that sign a new agreement of deepening integration can lead to Belarus losing its independence. Presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko meet and talk about road maps for the integration of the two countries taking place in Russia.

October 23, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
Belarus in Crisis

Two months after Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in the presidential election, protestors in Belarus continue to take to the street to voice their discontent over the election’s legitimacy. Crac…

Play People attend an opposition rally to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus

August 1, 2017

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Empowering Refugees in Times of Crisis

To address a migration emergency that shows no signs of abating, states should look beyond building refugee camps and offer economic opportunities to those displaced, says expert Alexander Betts.

An Afghan refugee is pictured working at a workshop with tools in Wuppertal, western Germany

May 16, 2022

Russia
Daring Dissent: A Conversation With Ukrainian Authors and Activists

Ukrainian writers and human rights defenders discuss the threat to Ukraine’s sovereignty, cultural heritage, and identity and the current atmosphere for the country’s authors and activists. This m…

Play An artist decorates the shield of an anti-government protester during an art performance in Kiev