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May 15, 2024

India
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: India's 2024 General Elections

Lisa Curtis, senior fellow and director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at Center for a New American Security, and Milan Vaishnav, senior fellow and director of the South Asia Program at the Car…

Play India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, India.

November 29, 2012

Japan
Gerald L. Curtis: The Declinist Debate is a Diversion

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Is Japan in dec…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

June 11, 2024

United States
Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Political Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

Delegates cheer on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

December 14, 2012

Japan
Japan’s Revolving-Door Elections

Reviving Japan’s economy from its two-decade-long slump is key to stabilizing the country’s political environment, says expert Gerald Curtis.

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

March 26, 2024

Defense and Security
The U.S. Navy Has a Nuclear Workforce Problem

Grueling work, financial stress, and shifting values are pushing too many of the navy’s nuclear personnel out of the service. Here’s how it can turn things around.

Sailors man the rails aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at the Port of San Diego.

November 30, 2023

China
The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Am…

Kissinger

March 5, 2024

United States
Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Biden will deliver the annual State of the Union address on Thursday night. Here are ten things you might not know about the tradition of having a president deliver an annual address.

Biden SOTU 2023