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January 10, 2019

Disasters
Averting Global Catastrophe: A New IIGG Blog Series

Nature and technology pose a worrying array of threats to twenty-first century civilization. These global menaces and the catastrophic risks associated with them are the subject of a new Internationa…

A mushroom cloud expands on the horizon.

August 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia and Canada

Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador to Canada to come home and has expelled the Canadian ambassador, stopped Saudia flights to Canada, stated that all new commerce with Canada will now be reviewe…

February 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Should the U.S. Maintain its Alliance With Saudi Arabia? Unfortunately, We’re Stuck With Them

Our unhappy marriage with Saudi Arabia will probably endure—because the Saudis can’t be trusted on their own.

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June 14, 2016

Asia
What Does the Future Hold for the Rohingya?

Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya l…

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April 12, 2016

International Organizations
Surface Tension: Chinese Aggression Roils Southeast Asian Waters

In telling the Group of Seven (G7) yesterday to butt out of its controversial maritime claims in East Asia, China has doubled down on an historic strategic blunder. Beijing’s belligerence in the Sout…

Filipino activists protest Chinese reclamation in the South China Sea outside the Chinese embassy in Manila on April 17, 2015.

March 9, 2016

China
A Hard Landing for Chinese "Parachute Kids"?

Pei-Yu Wei is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On February 17, 2016, three Chinese “parachute kids” were sentenced to prison after bullying their classmate last March …

China solo student

February 5, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of February 5, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Indian Supreme Court scheduled to review discriminator…

India-Supreme-Court-gay-rights

May 28, 2015

Israel
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Question of Hamas, Gaza, and Israel

Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel.  It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…

May 6, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
The Digital Single Market Strategy Will Complicate the Economic Relationship Between the United States and Europe

Today’s release of the European Union’s Digital Single Market Strategy starts a new era in digital diplomacy within the union and between the EU and the United States. The strategy identifies the way…

EU Digital Single Market Strategy Net Politics CFR Fidler

December 17, 2014

Cybersecurity
The Interview and Its Challenge to North Korea’s Leadership

Today is the third anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s death, marking the completion of a traditional period of mourning for Korean leaders and the presumed consolidation of power under Kim Jong-il’s succes…

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