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November 29, 2018

Russia
Trump and Putin at the G20: No More Smiles

The United States and Russia are at odds on so many issues that the upcoming summit could convince their two presidents to give up on better relations and accept estrangement.

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October 30, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Mail Bombs, Hate Crimes, and the Meaning of Terrorism

Last week’s mail bombs and synagogue attack have reignited a heated discussion of hate crimes and terrorism in the United States. Definitions matter in this debate.

Terrorism and Hate Crimes

March 22, 2012

Radicalization and Extremism
SAVE Supporting Document: Becoming a Former

Introduction Google Ideas is the "think/do" tank of Google Inc. We explore issues of social and political complexity where the role of technology—specifically, the Internet and mobile communicatio…

March 25, 2019

Ukraine
Why Ukraine Might Make a TV Actor Its President

Ukraine’s presidential campaign—the first since the upheavals of 2014—is drawing to a close, and the most improbable of candidates has taken the lead. Could he really become the country’s next presid…

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky backstage during the filming of his comedy show.

June 10, 2015

South Korea
Middle-Power Korea

Overview South Korea can best influence the global agenda by committing sufficient resources to sustainable development, financial stability, nuclear governance, and green growth, argues Scott A. …

Middle-Power Korea cover

June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

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January 19, 2016

You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals IV

This is the fourth blog post in this series. The previous three were published in February, July, and October 2015, and highlight earlier academic findings.  Cullen S. Hendriz, “A House Divided: Thr…

Rwanda Library

September 23, 2015

Climate Change
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for Niche Diplomacy by Middle-Power Korea

Brendan Howe is a professor at Ewha Womans University’s Graduate School of International Studies. From September 25 to 27, South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be attending the United Nations (…

Park Geun-hye UN United Nations Middle Power Development Sustainable Green Summit

September 9, 2015

South Korea
CFR Report: South Korea Should Evolve From a Hosting to Leading Role on World Stage

South Korea can best influence the global agenda by committing sufficient resources to sustainable development, financial stability, nuclear governance, and green growth, argues Scott A. Snyder, Coun…

August 4, 2015

Asia
A Security Message for the South China Sea

Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to an Asian security meeting this week is an opportunity to encourage Southeast Asian countries to present a more united front in the face of Chinese assertivenes…