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September 7, 2023

Women’s Voices Project Pivots to Japan

After a yearlong focus on India, the Women’s Voices from the Indo-Pacific Project now shifts to another important U.S. democratic partner, Japan. 

In Japan, Hinamatsuri, also known as Girls' Day, is celebrated on March 3 with ornamental dolls.

September 5, 2023

What to Expect at India’s G20 Summit

The G20 Leaders’ Summit presents host India with a risk and an opportunity as it seeks to balance geopolitical tensions while trying to bolster its role as a voice for the Global South.

A paramilitary soldier stands guard outside a hotel during a rehearsal ahead of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India.

August 25, 2023

Women This Week: Women in Israel Raise Alarm With Experiences of Sex Segregation

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers August 19 to August 25.

A girl stands behind a curtain that separates between men and women at the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born sage and Kabbalist also known as the Baba Sali, during an annual pilgrimage held on the anniversary of his death in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, January 13, 2016.

August 25, 2023

The President’s Inbox Recap: Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal

A peace agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia could help stabilize the region.

US President Joe Biden stands to the left of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they gather to take a photo with their nations' flags.

August 22, 2023

Cooperation Between ASEAN and the Quad is Critical for Indo-Pacific Stability

The strengths of ASEAN and the Quad complement rather than undermine each other. Their cooperation is essential for stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi speaks to media during a press conference as Indonesian President Joko Widodo listens.

August 1, 2023

Gaps in the U.S. Approach to Indian Ocean Security

In addition to its recent efforts to partner with India to boost Indian Ocean security, the United States could benefit from further cooperation with and investment in smaller states in the region.

U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Indian Ocean.

July 18, 2023

India’s Efforts to Strengthen Indian Ocean Security

India is building its naval assets and maritime surveillance capabilities to counter the growing threat of China in the Indian Ocean Region.

The commissioning ceremony of India's first home-built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, in Kochi.