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November 3, 2023

After a Chaotic Election, How Is Thailand’s New Government Functioning?

Thailand's new government, led by the Pheu Thai party, must rebuild the trust of voters.

Thai Prime Minister wears a blue suit and striped tie while he speaks to the media, who hold microphones up to his face.

October 27, 2023

Assessing the Potential Tensions and Outcomes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco next month is unlikely to alter the United States' approach to regional economic integration and trade.

U.S. Vice President and Thai Prime Minister stand on a stage in front of a dark blue background while holding up a bamboo basket.

October 27, 2023

Sexual Violence
Women This Week: Sexual Assault Increasing Among Displaced Women in the Congo

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 October 21 to October 27.

Internally displaced Congolese Muslim women attend Eid al-Fitr prayers in the Munigi camp site near Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, April 21, 2023.

October 27, 2023

Iran Nuclear Agreement
What Is the Iran Nuclear Deal?

The United States’ withdrawal from the arms control agreement has heightened tensions and left the remaining signatories scrambling to keep the deal alive.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French  The foreign ministers of China, France, Germany, the European Union, Iran, the United Kingdom, and the United States pose for a photo at the UN building in Vienna, Austria.

October 30, 2007

Monetary Policy
Two coordination problems likely to arise inside Bretton woods 2

Last week, I argued that the emerging world’s governments have been provided the US with an enormous credit line – one large enough to prop the dollar up – even in the absence of any formal instituti…

September 13, 2023

Who Runs the World?... Not Women

Female representation in politics leads to numerous benefits, but the vast majority of the world’s most powerful politicians are men. Using the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women’s Power Index tool …

Podcast Female legislator raises hand to participate while holding child.

October 26, 2023

Elections and Voting
Elections in the AI Era

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan secretary of state, and Marc Rotenberg, executive director and founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy, discuss how officials can prepare for challenges posed by AI i…

Play Person filling out election ballot