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December 22, 2023

Latin America
Amazon Deforestation Down But Little to Show for COP28, Plus Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

Region will struggle to maintain progress on deforestation. In Dubai, pledges don’t match financial commitments for Latin America. Maduro uses self-manufactured Essequibo crisis to crack down on the …

A deforested area which, according to authorities, is used for coca leaf plantations is seen during an overflight by the Colombian anti-narcotics police in Putumayo, Colombia, November 12, 2023.

June 21, 2024

Election 2024
Election 2024: Will Next Week’s Debate Shake Up the Presidential Race?

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump hope that next Thursday’s debate will ti…

Donald Trump and Joe Biden at the presidential debate held in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Pool via REUTERS

June 19, 2024

Why All the Criticism of Qatar?

Qatari-owned "news" media like Al Jazeera and Al-Quds Al-Arabi are not independent news sources, and continue to show deep hostility to the United States in their biased reporting.

June 16, 2020

United States
George Floyd’s Murder Revives Anti-Colonialism in Western Europe

The murder of George Floyd by a policeman and the ensuing protests against racism and police brutality in the United States have ignited similar protests in Europe. Large crowds are acknowledging the links among slavery, European colonialism, and racism.

Protestors dressed mostly in black with masks and face coverings display the DRC flag on the pedestal of a massive statue of King Leopold II on a horse. The sky is white and there is green foliage from a tree in the back left of the photo.

December 18, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo
Power-sharing Agreement Breaks Down in DRC

When Félix Tshisekedi assumed power in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the start of 2019, he did so not because of the will of the voters (who apparently favored a different candidate).

Felix Tshisekedi receives the presidential sash from the outgoing President Joseph Kabila during the inauguration ceremony whereby Tshisekedi was sworn into office as the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo

February 2, 2021

Digital Policy
Reinvigorating Internet Policy by Doubling Down on Human Rights

A new approach to internet regulation and governance by the Biden administration should articulate a broad, coherent vision for an open internet anchored on core human rights and democratic values.

U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders.