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December 7, 2015

Climate Change
Molina and Zaelke: Cutting Short-Lived Pollutants Can Give Quick Wins on Warming

Policymakers should look to reductions in potent, short-lived pollutants to reduce warming faster than cuts to carbon dioxide emissions alone, write Nobel Prize-winner Mario Molina and Institute for …

October 28, 2015

North Korea
Using PSYOP against North Korea

Andrew Injoo Park is is a former intern for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this blog are Mr. Park’s own and do not reflect those of CFR o…

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September 10, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Congressional Interest in South Sudan

The civil war and associated humanitarian disasters in South Sudan is reawakening Congressional interest and concern for South Sudan. A bipartisan group of seven congressmen have introduced a bill, H…

Kiir Signs

June 16, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Governor Jeb Bush, GOP Presidential Candidate

We have had two presidents who were the fathers of presidents. We have had a president who was the grandfather of a president. We have even had presidents who were fifth cousins. But we have never ha…

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

May 11, 2015

Iraq
Mothers of the Middle East

As I write, Mother’s Day 2015 is coming to a close. It was a special day. Who is better than Mom? I called my mother, made breakfast in bed for my wife, spoke to my mother-in-law, and cheered all the…

Mothers of the Middle East

May 7, 2015

North Korea
Stories of Ordinary North Koreans and Human Rights

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last Thursday at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the U.S. delegation convened a meeting on t…

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May 4, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Carly Fiorina, GOP Presidential Candidate

Ten. That’s the number of successive presidents who have come to the White House having previously held elective office. Carly Fiorina hopes to break that string. The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard an…

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March 6, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 6, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked in Seoul. A South Korean man id…

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March 5, 2015

South Korea
Shocking Reminder of Korea Tensions

A version of this post originally appeared on CNN and can be found here. The attack on Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, allegedly by a knife-wielding Korean progressive activist at …

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January 26, 2015

Human Rights
Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia After King Abdullah

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz raises important questions about the future of the kingdom, including issues that have ripple effects around the world such as regional relati…

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