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May 31, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Cyber Week in Review: May 31, 2024

"Eyes on Rafah" circulates on social media; China announces $47.5 billion semiconductor fund; Leaked documents detail Google Search algorithms; France lifts TikTok ban in New Caledonia; TikTok releas…

Pro-independance demonstrators hold a Kanak flags as they face French riot police during a protest outside the New Caledonian northern province assembly while French President Jacques Chirac was paying a visit to the New Caledonian northern city of Kone on July 25, 2003.

May 24, 2024

Diplomacy and International Institutions
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Threatens United States Senators

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has threatened 12 United States senators for their criticisms of his effort to arrest Israeli leaders.


February 13, 2024

AI in Context: Indonesian Elections Challenge GenAI Policies

Prabowo Subianto, the leading candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, has used AI to rebrand from alleged human rights abuser to a “cuddly grandpa," in spite of AI companies' global policies …

A  supporter holds a picture of a cartoon version of Indonesia's Defence Minister and presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Gibran Rakabuming Raka.

January 31, 2024

Technology and Innovation
The Largest Senate Judiciary Committee Audience Is on Capitol Hill—and at Home—Today

Today's Senate hearing on big tech and the child exploitation crisis should remind the public of Section 230's provision on parental controls, and the real-world analogies to how social media platfor…

Meta's CEO Mark Zuckerberg returns to his seat after standing and facing the audience while he testified during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on online child sexual exploitation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 31, 2024

January 26, 2024

China’s Population Decline Continues

Unfounded assumptions about a future rebound in national fertility rates weaken Chinese policymakers' ability to properly address the challenges posed by rapid demographic change.

A decaying mural promoting China's one-child policy can be seen from a street in Beijing, China.

December 26, 2023

Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential Election: Analyzing Hou Yu-ih’s Foreign Policy Positions

Hou Yu-ih has vowed to invest in Taiwan’s defenses while pursing dialogue with China. It is unclear whether Beijing would condition the latter on Hou not pursuing the former.

Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih waves to supporters during a campaign event in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

December 6, 2023

Colonized Countries Rarely Ask for Redress Over Past Wrongs—The Reasons Can Be Complex

Few former colonies officially press perpetrator states to redress past injustices, largely due to divergent narrative within victim states about how to view past colonial history.

Members of a Namibian delegation attend a ceremony in Berlin to hand back human remains from Germany to Namibia following the 1904 to 1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama.

November 3, 2023

United States
Election 2024: Election Day Is One Year Away

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: Three things to know about the 2024 campaign.


November 1, 2023

The State of Sovereign Debt Restructuring After the Meetings in Marrakech

Some fundamental problems with the IMF’s Common Framework for debt restructuring have become apparent. Not the least, debt restructuring shouldn't just be an issue for low-income countries.

The State of Sovereign Debt Restructuring After the Meetings in Marrakech