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June 14, 2022

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The U.S. Army turns 247 years old today.  

Two soldiers hold a U.S. flag behind a soldier administering an oath to another solider on a beach.

May 24, 2022

Taiwan
What Biden’s Big Shift on Taiwan Means

In moving away from strategic ambiguity, Biden made a long overdue adjustment to U.S. policy.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stand at two podiums, Biden on the left and Kishida on the right. They are facing an audience.

January 10, 2019

Ethiopia
David Pilling's African Year in Review

He recalls the popular challenge now underway against Omar al-Bashir’s rule in Sudan; the deaths of Kofi Annan, the first African secretary General of UN, and Winnie Mandela, a flawed leader of the South African liberation movement; the highly positive emergence of the reform-minded Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister; and the international attention to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who won a Nobel Peace prize for his work with rape victims.

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June 22, 2011

Ten Whats With...Col. Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile. Courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the first installment of an occasional series for Politics, Power, and Preventive Action (3PA): “Ten Whats With….”  In ea…

Ten Whats With...Col. Gian Gentile

April 11, 2012

Asia
David Cameron to Visit Myanmar

Press reports today and yesterday confirm that British prime minister David Cameron will visit Myanmar on Friday, as part of a tour through Asia. This will make Cameron the first major Western leader…

British prime minister David Cameron walks beside British Ambassador to Indonesia Mark Canning upon his arrival in Jakarta, April 11, 2012.

February 13, 2012

North Korea
What David Petraeus Should Ask in Myanmar

Last week it was reported that Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus likely would be traveling to Myanmar to meet with senior officials there. His visit would follow that of Secretary o…

U.S. officials announced last week that CIA director David  Petraeus may visit Myanmar this year.

May 9, 2017

Japan
David Law: Three Popular Misconceptions About the Japanese Constitution

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. David S. Law is pro…

Textbook

May 25, 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

November 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

December 13, 2012

Japan
David Boling: What Is Japan’s Clout?

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Lady Gaga’s Klo…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo