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September 22, 2022

Taiwan
While Pledging to Defend Taiwan from China, Biden Shifted on Taiwan Independence. Here’s Why That Matters.

President Biden's comment on Taiwan independence is a break from his predecessors.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York, U.S., September 21, 2022.

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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August 4, 2022

Taiwan
As China Punishes Taiwan for Pelosi’s Visit, What Comes Next?

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the first speaker in twenty-five years to visit Taiwan.

Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), left, poses for photographs with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, at the president's office on August 03, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday as part of a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies in the region, as China made it clear that her visit to Taiwan would be seen in a negative light.

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.

September 1, 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

September 16, 2022

United States
Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.

A silver Air Force E-3 Sentry plane flies over brown desert.

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.

July 13, 2022

Taiwan
Shinzo Abe Transformed Japan’s Relationship with Taiwan to Counter Threats from China

One of Shinzo Abe’s most significant moves was adjusting Japan’s relationship with Taiwan.

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (R) greets former Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential office in Taipei October 31, 2010

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…

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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