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November 8, 2023

China
Can a Summit Ease U.S.-China Tensions?

On the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, a rare in-person meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will provide an opportunity to put a range…

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, in 2022.

November 20, 2023

Renewing America
Historical Perspectives on Anti-Muslim Prejudice in the United States and Lessons for Today

Panelists discuss the history of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab prejudice in the United States, including how events such as the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and the 9/11 terrorist attacks shaped public perce…

Play A young boy watches as people pray during a funeral service for 6-year-old Palestinian American Wadea Al-Fayoumi who was killed in an islamophobic attack.

March 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot over Visas for Africans

Each year the University of Southern California hosts the African Global Economic and Development Summit. It is intended to bring together business, government, and others interested in U.S.-African …

Passport Africa Visa

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

November 7, 2023

Nigeria
Blood Money

When it comes to wealth transfer, Nigerian Pentecostal churches prefer to keep it all in the family.  

Hundreds of worshippers, dressed in traditional attire, attend a church service.

October 13, 2023

United States
Happy 248th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy marks 248 years of service.

Navy ship

February 22, 2006

Iran
Brumberg: U.S. Should Avoid ’Shooting Ourselves in Foot’ Trying to Isolate Hamas

Daniel Brumberg, an expert on democratic movements in the Middle East at Georgetown University, says Hamas’s victory in the recent parliamentary elections in the Palestinian Authority underscores the…