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September 7, 2022

United Nations
The Role of the UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly hosts a much-watched debate of world leaders each year but has struggled to make its work more substantive.

A wide shot of the UN General Assembly Chamber as President Biden speaks.

September 15, 2022

United Nations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sits for a photograph at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

September 15, 2022

United Nations
Survival Governance at the UN General Assembly

The annual General Assembly debate is happening at a time of cascading challenges on health, climate, and human security. Can the United Nations carve a path through?

UNGA session president hits a gavel against a podium.

May 25, 2021

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture With Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga discusses sustainable economic recovery, the World Trade Organization and international standards for trade, and policies to promote financial inclusion and address the digital divide amon…

Play CEO Ajay Banga speaking

May 5, 2022

Elections and Voting
Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

Podcast Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa, Batangas province, Philippines, April 20, 2022.

June 10, 2021

Space
U.S. Leadership in Space: A Conversation With General John Raymond

General John Raymond discusses the establishment of the U.S. Space Force, current and potential national security threats in outer space, and areas of cooperation between the United States and both f…

Play General John Raymond sitting at a table during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

October 27, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Renewing America Series: A New Path Forward on Immigration Reform

Our panelists discuss U.S. immigration policy, prospects for immigration law reform, and the political and economic implications of immigration in the United States. With its Renewing America init…

Play Venezuelan migrants stand in front of the US Border Patrol operations post across the Rio Bravo river, (or Rio Grande river, as it is called in the US), in Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua, Mexico

November 21, 2022

Malaysia
Malaysia’s Election: More Turmoil Ahead?

Malaysia's voters delivered an inconclusive message in the general election, leading to a hung parliament.

Politicians stand in front of dais with right fists raised above their heads.

December 11, 2020

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: Should a Retired General Be Secretary of Defense?

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…

Retired General Lloyd Austin speaks at a podium as President-Elect Joe Biden sits behind him.

July 15, 2020

South Korea
Remembering General Paik Sun-yup

Without Paik’s herculean effort, South Korea as we know it today—a vibrant, capitalist, and liberal democracy—wouldn’t exist.

General Paik Sun-yup, 1950