March 27, 2019Italy
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature project, the Belt and Road Initiative, got a boost when Italy became the first major European country to join. What was behind Italy’s decision and what might it mean for allies in the United States and the EU?
April 4, 2019NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
On April 4, 1949, the United States and eleven other countries met in Washington, DC, to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The signing was part of a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy after World War II: rather than go it alone in peacetime as it had for the previous 150 years, the United States would stand with others. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) thereby became America’s first peacetime alliance outside the Western Hemisphere. Today, twenty-nine countries make up what is the greatest military alliance in history, one that continues to serve U.S. interests.
May 13, 2019Trade
Introduction It has now been more than a quarter century since the United States, the European Union (EU), Japan and more than 100 other countries came together to conclude the Uruguay Round globa…
February 21, 2019South Korea
President Trump is undermining his peace initiative with North Korea by abruptly raising the cost to South Korea for U.S. security.
March 12, 2019Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
Measles cases have spiked as a growing number of anti-vaxxers, opting out of immunizations for their kids, threaten decades of progress toward eliminating the disease.
September 19, 2018South Korea
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has had more success than many expected in Pyongyang for his third summit with North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un.