September 28, 2022South Korea
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…
September 22, 2022Taiwan
President Biden's comment on Taiwan independence is a break from his predecessors.
September 16, 2022United States
The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.
March 1, 2021Cybersecurity
Widespread identity verification on social media platforms would make it harder for malicious actors to impersonate real people.
December 11, 2020Transition 2021
Each Friday, I look at what is happening in President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition to the White House. This week: Biden’s nomination of General Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense raises question…
February 19, 2020Nigeria
In its February update, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) includes numerous new words of Nigerian origin. Many of the words relate to food preparation, urban transportation, the shortening of conventional English words, and the incorporation of words from indigenous languages. For example, ‘mama put’ refers to female food venders, ‘okada’ are passenger-carrying motorcycles, ‘guber’ refers to gubernatorial, and ‘danfo’ is the Yoruba work for urban minibuses.
October 24, 2019Election 2020
Update: Mark Sanford announced on November 12, 2019, that he was ending the campaign. Donald Trump’s approval rating among Republican voters hovers around 90 percent. Numbers that high normally m…
October 13, 2020International Organizations
The two finalists for the position of director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are Yoo Myung-hee, Republic of Korea, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian and (since 2019) an American citizen.
December 15, 2015United States
This post features Mark P. Jones, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s political science fellow and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin America Studies at Rice University, and Kellie Meim…