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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.

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…

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September 28, 2021

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. After an unprecedented all-virtual assembly in 2020, this year’s me…

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

October 5, 2021

International Organizations
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.

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.

June 13, 2022

United States
The Next Great Wave: Human Migration and Climate Change

Our panelists discuss the implications of climate change for global governance, mass migration within and between nations and regions, and U.S. national security. The Silberstein Family Annual Lec…

Play A small lake drying up in Madagascar in 2022

July 28, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Why States Need an AI Education Agenda–Now!

The United States needs to invest more in AI education. States should make AI education a priority, expand general AI education in elementary school, and request federal resources to supplement their…

Two girls, one wearing a white shirt and another a blue shirt, sit behind plexiglass dividers with a laptop computer in front of them.

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

March 11, 2003

Iraq
Testimony of Eric P. Schwartz Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Tuesday, March 10, 2002 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee: I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify on the critical issue of post-conflict Iraq. I have looked at the…