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November 21, 2022

Malaysia
Malaysia’s Election: More Turmoil Ahead?

Malaysia's voters delivered an inconclusive message in the general election, leading to a hung parliament.

Politicians stand in front of dais with right fists raised above their heads.

November 14, 2022

Ethiopia
Progress Towards Peace for Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

While the Nairobi agreement offers hope for a resolution to Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, uncertainties remain, and the damage done will reshape U.S.-Ethiopia relations.

In front of a bright green background, Field Marshal of the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Chief of General Staff of Ethiopia Birhanu Jula and the Commander-in-Chief of the Tigray forces Tadesse Werede Tesfay, shake hands as they exchange documents after the signing of the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

November 7, 2022

Political Transitions
Theory from the South?

Much more than material support for the democratic process, Africa—and the developing world—needs the United States to reaffirm its commitment to democratic principles.

Nigeria's then incoming President Muhmmadu Buhari accepts his new role as Nigerian President as others look on.

October 24, 2022

Thailand
Thailand's Guns and Drugs Plagues...

Thailand's recent mass shooting exposes the government's flawed gun policy and the drug crisis facing Thai society. The military-dominated ruling coalition seems unwilling to enact meaningful reform …

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha stands outside of the daycare where a mass shooting took place, holding a bouquet of flowers.

October 24, 2022

Sudan
Sudan's Coup: One Year Later

Despite military officials seizing power from the transitional government one year ago, Sudanese citizens continue to mobilize for a democratic future. 

Carrying colorful posters and Sudan's green, red, black, and white striped flag, protesters march at an anti-coup rally in Khartoum, Sudan.

October 23, 2022

China
Xi Jinping Exposed

The recently concluded Chinese Communist Party congress reflects what may turn out to be a flawed strategy of Xi Jinping putting himself at the center of everything—making him seem strong while actua…

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves after his speech as the new Politburo Standing Committee members meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 23, 2022.

October 17, 2022

China
My Previous Book on State Capitalism in China: Right Idea, Wildly Underestimated

Chinese President Xi Jinping has gone much further than analysts had predicted he would in state control of the private sector in China and departure from a consensus-based authoritarian system to on…

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands at speaker's podium in a black suit with a red tie, against a red backdrop.

September 30, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 30, 2022

Facebook takes down influence operations; UN elects new ITU head; Russian APTs use hacktivists as cover; Proton VPN pulls out of India; rumors of fake coup in China spread.

Xi Jinping sits looking to the right of the camera with a earpiece in and a microphone in front of him.

September 29, 2022

India
Suhasini Haidar: The Success of U.S.-India Cooperation Depends on Indian Democracy

The erosion of press freedoms is just one example of India’s authoritarian turn. If India’s democracy weakens further, can the United States continue to view it as a counterpoint to China?

Headshot of Suhasini Haidar

September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.