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August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

October 1, 2019

Australia
The President's Inbox: Charles Edel and John Lee on the U.S.-Australia Alliance

The newest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Charles Edel and John Lee, fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, to talk about the future of the U.S…

Australia touts its history with the United States outside its embassy in Washington, D.C.

March 24, 2015

Asia
Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s Future

In the wake of the death of Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, many obituaries lauding Lee’s role in transforming the city-state also have argued that Singapore faces high hurdles to continui…

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April 22, 2010

Japan
What is Lee Myung-bak Doing That I’m Not?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tim Chong President Lee Myung-bak did steal the spotlight last week at the Nuclear Security Summit, even though I argued strenuously that it was Japan’s Moment to Shine. …

What is Lee Myung-bak Doing That I’m Not?

October 6, 2011

Trade
America’s Free Trade Champion: Lee Myung-Bak

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress inside the chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington September 8, 2011 (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). Th…

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress inside the chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington September 8, 2011.

October 26, 2012

North Korea
U.S.-ROK Security Consultative Meetings: A Review of Progress Under the Obama and Lee Administrations

U.S. secretary of defense Panetta and ROK minister of defense Kim Kwan-jin released a joint communique following the 44th annual Security Consultative Meetings (SCM) on Wednesday.  Since this meeting…

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January 17, 2013

The Renewing America Interview: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Pension Reform

When he took over as San Francisco's interim mayor in January 2011, Ed Lee seemed like just the reluctant warrior the city needed to tackle its fiscal woes. He hadn't run for office since his bid for…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at his election day party in San Francisco, November 2011 (Robert Galbraith/Courtesy Reuters).

May 9, 2022

South Korea
What to Expect From South Korean President Yoon’s First Big Global Moment

The upcoming summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden will likely address the U.S.-South Korea partnership, North Korea’s nuclear program, and South Korea’s relations with …

President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol leaves his house to meet supporters in Seoul, South Korea on March 10, 2022.

January 25, 2022

South Korea
The Contentious State of South Korean Democracy: Pitfalls and Hopes

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in South Korea, the country’s politics will continue to be characterized by three unchanging elements that weaken South Korean democrac…

Voters in South Korean Parliamentary Election

March 7, 2022

South Korea
A ‘Political Novice’ Will Soon be in Charge of South Korean Foreign Policy

Regardless of the presidential election outcome, South Korea's foreign policy will be in the hands of a president with no prior experience in foreign policy. 

A man stands in front of posters of candidates for the upcoming March 9 presidential election as he queues to cast his early vote at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, 2022.