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May 27, 2022

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

The stories of six Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2022

April 12, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Krithi Karanth: Can India Simultaneously Protect the Environment and Promote Development?

India’s conservationists face increasing challenges as the country prioritizes economic growth over environmental protection.

Image of Krithi Karanth.

April 7, 2022

India
Krithi Karanth: Can India Simultaneously Protect the Environment and Promote Development?

India’s conservationists face increasing challenges as the country prioritizes economic growth over environmental protection.

Dr. Krithi Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist and Director of the Centre for Wildlife Studies

March 22, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine May Drive a Wedge Between the West and Africa

The apparent reluctance of many African countries to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caught many Western governments, diplomatic experts, and observers of Africa’s international relations by surprise. Although twenty-eight African countries voted in favor of the March 2, 2022, UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution demanding that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” notably, seventeen African nations abstained while no votes were recorded from another eight. Unsurprisingly, Eritrea, whose leader Isaias Afwerki enjoys a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and who has long staked out an anti-Western diplomatic stance, joined Belarus, North Korea, Russia, and Syria in voting against the resolution. In total, 141 (out of 194) UN member states endorsed the resolution.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations wearing a red jacket speaks into a microphone while seated at the United Nations.

January 26, 2022

South Korea
What Does Korea’s 2022 Presidential Election Mean for its Democracy?

The ongoing South Korean presidential race holds significant sociopolitical implications for the future of democracy as democratic backsliding has now become an undeniable reality in South Korea. 

Candidates Lee jae-myung and Yoon Seok-youl shake hands

January 25, 2022

South Korea
The Contentious State of South Korean Democracy: Pitfalls and Hopes

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in South Korea, the country’s politics will continue to be characterized by three unchanging elements that weaken South Korean democrac…

Voters in South Korean Parliamentary Election

December 22, 2021

Global
Five Foreign Policy Stories to Watch in 2022

As 2021 comes to a close, here are five foreign policy news stories to follow in the coming year.

Summit

June 15, 2021

Southeast Asia
Irresistible Inducement? Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia

Cheng-Chwee Kuik is associate professor and head of the Center for Asian Studies at the National University of Malaysia. Southeast Asia occupies a central place on the map of China’s Belt and Roa…

Leaders pose for a family photo at the ASEAN-China Summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 3, 2019.

May 18, 2021

South Korea
United States and South Korea Should Forge “Vaccine Alliance”

The upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit meeting in Washington, D.C. should serve as an opportunity to forge a symbiotic "vaccine alliance."

An employee works at a syringe factory in Gunsan, South Korea, on April 5, 2021.