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September 1, 2009

North Korea
Restoring Boldness and Flexibility to U.S.-ROK Coordination on North Korea

Song Min-soon is former foreign minister of the Republic of Korea and a National Assemblyman with the Democratic Party. The North Korean issue, including its nuclear problem, has been the most diffi…

Lee Myung-bak talks with Barack Obama

February 22, 2011

Myanmar
Is Aung San Suu Kyi Going Back to Jail?

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with youths at the National League for Democracy (NLD) head office in Yangon February 8, 2011. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters) Speaking wit…

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with youths at the National League for Democracy head office in Yangon

March 28, 2011

Nuclear Energy
How Not To Debate Nuclear Power

Frank von Hippel had a smart and sensible op-ed on nuclear power in the New York Times last Thursday. Alas the letters to the editor in response, published this past Saturday, make me doubt that seri…

May 23, 2011

Sudan
Sudan: Khartoum Occupies Abyei

Smoke rise from burnt homes in Abyei town, in this handout photo released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan May 23, 2011. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) As South Sudan’s official independence approa…

Sudan: Khartoum Occupies Abyei

August 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post:What the London Riots Have To Do with Africa

Rioters stand in front of a burning barricade in Liverpool August 9, 2011. (Phil Noble/Courtesy Reuters) A reader of this blog, Jim Sanders, recently sent me an interesting comment, which I have …

Guest Post:What the London Riots Have To Do with Africa

August 30, 2011

Immigration and Migration
How the Republican Front-Runners See Latin America

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann gestures beside Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential debate in Ames (Courtesy Reuters). As primary election season gets underway, th…

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann gestures beside Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential debate in Ames (Courtesy Reuters).

September 8, 2011

China
Is It Time for America to Harden Its Asian Alliances?

Chinese fighter jets take part in an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao, Shandong province on April 23, …

Chinese fighter jets take part in an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao, Shandong province on April 23, 2009.

January 25, 2012

Immigration and Migration
What’s Wrong With Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Plan

During Monday’s Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney put forth his plan for dealing with illegal immigration: self-deportation. Here is how the exchange went: Debate Moderator Adam Smith: Gov…

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February 21, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Mexico’s Burgeoning Economy Amid Drug Violence

I sat down last week with Bernie Gwertzman to talk about the top issues facing Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations. In the interview we discussed Mexico’s economic prosperity (despite drug violence), i…

February 27, 2012

China
Chinese Politics—Intrigue and Ideas

Chinese politics is fun again. The Palace—or Zhongnanhai in this case—hasn’t been rife with this much intrigue since Mao Zedong’s time. The apparent attempted defection and subsequent flight to Beiji…

A paramilitary policeman stands guard at the Xinhua Gate of the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Central Beijing on December 27, 2010.