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January 1, 2018

North Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Elections 2018 Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

December 8, 2017

China
Podcast Migrant worker Wang Jun carries scrap material she collected from debris of demolished buildings at the outskirts of Beijing, China October 1, 2017. Podcast: Eradicating Poverty in China—An Impossible Task?

Despite sweeping reforms that have reduced rural poverty by 94 percent since 1980, more than 43 million people in China still live below the poverty line. To combat the widening income gap, the Chine…

December 7, 2017

Myanmar
A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017. The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.

December 6, 2017

United States
Play Burr A Conversation with Richard Burr

This is the keynote session of the Hacked Elections, Online Influence Operations, and the Threat to Democracy symposium. 

December 6, 2017

United States
Play Building a Foreign Policy Response Building a Foreign Policy Response

This panel examines what foreign policy responses are at the United States’ disposal to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and how it could learn from countries that have fac…

December 6, 2017

United States
Tax Reform and the Trade Balance Tax Reform and the Trade Balance

Warning: long, wonky, and not for the fainthearted. I try to assess how the international reforms will impact where firms book profits and thus the measured trade and income balance, not just the …

December 6, 2017

Japan
Podcast Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe salutes Japan's national flag as he reviews Japan Self-Defence Forces troops during an annual ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka on October 27, 2013. Episode 8: The Character of Japanese Nationalism

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reputation as a nationalist, Japan is not experiencing the same wave of populism that has grabbed headlines in Europe. Questions about Japan’s constitution and the…

December 5, 2017

Health
Play Flu vaccine Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned 100 Years After the Spanish Flu Outbreak

Panelists discuss the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as we near its centennial and how this historic outbreak informs our responses to global health emergencies today.

December 4, 2017

United States
Play American flag and the capital Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace by Paul B. Stares

Paul Stares discusses his new book, Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace. Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy for how the United States can manag…