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March 5, 2015

United States
The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

A collection of protest songs providing a window into the mood of the anti-Vietnam War movement. 

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May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

December 9, 2013

North Korea
The Removal of Jang Song-taek

There is nothing like a good purge to spark off speculation about the future of an opaque totalitarian regime like the one in North Korea. The problem, of course, is that unless one knows what is goi…

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April 14, 2022

Nigeria
State Department Report Highlights Magnitude of Human Rights Challenge in Nigeria

The just released Nigeria 2021 Human Rights Report confirms what observers and rights advocates already know about the Nigerian state’s execrable human rights record and the increasingly dismal daily experience of Nigerians. Released annually since 1977 by the United States Department of State, the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are a critical gauge of the human rights situation across the world.

Nigerian protestors walk the streets with posters in hand.

December 16, 2013

North Korea
Kim Jong-un’s Post-Jang Song-taek Foreign Policy Void

Following the drama of Jang Song-taek’s humiliation at a Korean Workers’ Party conclave and execution following a military tribunal last week, the next big question for foreign observers is what the …

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November 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

April 23, 2020

South Korea
South Korea: How History Informed Battle With Covid-19

The 2014 Sewol ferry disaster and 2015 MERS both shaped the current administration’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

A woman wearing a face mask in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past a voter at a polling booth in Seoul, South Korea, on April 15, 2020.

December 13, 2021

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 4–10

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from December 4 to December 10, 2021.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

May 28, 2020

COVID-19
Investment in Childcare Key to Private Sector's COVID-19 Response

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development, diplomacy and security challenges. This post is author…

Children listen to stories posted by nursery staff on their app and Facebook to help parents who are stuck at home, as the spread of COVID-19 continues in Britain.

February 19, 2021

Zimbabwe
New Report Shines Spotlight on Corruption in Zimbabwe

Last month, South Africa’ Daily Maverick newspaper published a damning exposé on corruption in Zimbabwe. Cartel Power Dynamics in Zimbabwe [PDF] details off-the-books networks worth billions that deal in gold, diamonds, cigarettes, fuel and more.

A street money changer counts South African Rands in Harare, Zimbabwe, May 5, 2016