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July 30, 2020

Elections and Voting
Biden Reveals VP Pick, Japan Remembers Hiroshima Bombing, and More

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate, Japan marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, and China co…

Podcast Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden adjusts his protective face mask as he speaks about his economic recovery plan to revive the coronavirus-battered U.S. economy during a campaign event in New Castle, Delaware, U.S.

August 6, 2020

Belarus
Belarus’s Presidential Election, Anti-Kremlin Protests Persist, and More

Belarusians go to the polls, discontent simmers in eastern Russia, and Japan remembers the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki amid discussions of the country’s long-term national security stra…

Podcast Supporters of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya attend an election campaign rally in Minsk, Belarus.

August 6, 2020

China
Huawei: China’s Controversial Tech Giant

The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations that Beijing could use its 5G infrastructure for espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the world’s tech landscape for years to co…

A woman in business clothing walks in front of a large screen that displays the red Huawei logo.

August 5, 2020

China
China's Retrograde Rural Land Policies

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, rural land reform is a perennial problem for the Chinese government.

A man rides past houses at Furong village, Hunan province, China, May 10, 2018.

August 3, 2020

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 25–31

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 25 to 31, 2020.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink.

August 3, 2020

Lebanon
What Is Hezbollah?

Military experience gained from fighting in Syria’s civil war and decades of clashes with Israel have made the Iran-backed group stronger than ever, but the biggest threat it faces may be upheaval in…

A crowd of Hezbollah supporters surrounds a giant model of a fist holding a gun.

July 31, 2020

United States
TWE Remembers: The Taft-Katsura Memorandum

The question of how the United States should respond to the rise of China has dominated the foreign policy debate in recent years. Democrats and Republicans alike agree that the days of cooperative e…

Taft Katsura

July 30, 2020

United States
How Police Compare in Different Democracies

Recent killings by U.S. officers have sparked widespread calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism. Here’s how U.S. policing compares with other countries’ approaches.

A photo from behind of rows of police officers wearing navy blue uniforms and hats in a moodily lit arena.

July 30, 2020

Economics
Tracking Currency Manipulation

Currency manipulation is one way countries can shift patterns of trade in their favor. By buying foreign currency in the market, a country can artificially change the price of its imports and its exp…