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August 22, 2018

United Nations
The UN Kofi Annan Left Behind

In an op-ed recently published in Foreign Policy, I write about the legacy of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations. Kofi Annan, who died last weekend, was arguably the most co…

Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva on August 2, 2012.

June 12, 2018

Palestinian Territories
Prince William (and the Foreign Office) in Jerusalem

I’ve written many times about the British royal family’s remarkable record of refusing to make an official visit to Israel while making scores of visits to Arab capitals. That will change in a matter…

May 4, 2018

South Korea
South Korea’s Chaebol Challenge

South Korea’s megaconglomerates have helped lift the country out of poverty, but their extraordinary influence could put the health of the Korean economy at risk.

A model poses with a Samsung smartphone.

April 9, 2018

China
THE CHINA MISSION: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

As the United States courts a trade war with China, a timely new book by Foreign Affairs’ Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan illuminates how U.S. policymakers have been vexed by relations with Chin…

The China Mission

February 28, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Cryptocurrencies and National Security

Cryptocurrencies are a disruptive financial technology that present governments with new national security challenges and terrorist groups, criminals, and rogue states with opportunities.

Benoit Tessier/Reuters

April 11, 2007

Iran
Albright: Iranian Nuclear Claims Exaggerated

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, says although Iran is making some progress toward developing a uranium-enrichment program, it has achieved “a lot les…

February 19, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
HBO History Makers Series with Madeleine K. Albright

Madeleine K. Albright discusses world affairs and her career in U.S. government.

February 19, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
HBO History Makers Series with Madeleine K. Albright

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations.

April 11, 2007

North Korea
Albright: Harder to Implement N. Korea Deal

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, says the North Korean insistence on getting their benefits before carrying out their obligations can only slow down t…

October 13, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: October 13, 2017

This week: more on the alleged ties between Kaspersky and Russian intelligence, whether Facebook is a media or tech company, and the problem with measuring the reach of Russian ads on Facebook.

Kaspersky