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September 23, 2022

United States
Why “Reforming” the United Nations Security Council is a Bad Idea

President Biden has embraced "reforms" of the United Nations Security Council that are impractical and would undermine U.S. interests.

July 12, 2022

Cybersecurity
A New U.S. Foreign Policy for Cyberspace

The era of the global internet has ended. The U.S. should pursue a new strategy in cyberspace by, creating a coalition of allies, balancing pressure with disruptive cyber operations, and improving cy…

People stand across a gray floor with lines connecting disparate groups.

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

May 31, 2022

United States
Foreign Policy Bipartisanship’s Mixed Blessings

For the moment, the two parties are in broad agreement on some of the biggest foreign policy questions facing the United States—but this state of affairs is not without its dangers.

Congressional leaders of both parties at the U.S. State of the Union

December 1, 2021

United States
TWE History-Related Blogs and Videos

A list of all blog posts and videos reflecting on historical events from The Water's Edge. 

The U.S. Capitol Building is flanked by two rows of U.S. flags.

September 23, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: Protests in Iran Demand End to Decades of Women’s Oppression

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 September 17 to September 23.

An Iranian woman living in Turkey reacts during a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey September 21, 2022.

September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 27, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 17-23

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from September 17 to September 23, 2022. 

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

May 12, 2022

South Korea
China-South Korea Relations Under South Korea’s New Yoon Administration: The Challenge Of Defining ‘Mutual Respect’

The establishment of a stable framework for managing China-South Korea relations under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration will require the two countries to close the gap in understanding of the meaning…

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan after his inauguration ceremony at new presidential office in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2022.

October 29, 2021

Trade
Can the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Succeed?

Previous attempts at economic coordination have floundered, but focusing on a limited set of strategic concerns may allow the Trade and Technology Council to be more successful. 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai stand near European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager and EU Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis as they participate in a meeting of the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 29, 2021.