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November 15, 2022

South Korea
Strengthening the “Comprehensive Strategic Alliance” Between the United States and South Korea

Sang Hyun Lee, president of the Sejong Institute; Jung-Yeop Woo, senior research fellow at the Sejong Institute; Sue Mi Terry, director of the Wilson Center's Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center fo…

Play Secretary Austin Welcomes Korean Defense Minster Lee Jong-Sup To The Pentagon

September 21, 2009

South Korea
Meeting with His Excellency Lee Myung-bak

This meeting has been waitlisted. To be placed on the waitlist, please call the Meetings Response Line at 212.434.9600, or email [email protected] Related Readings: A New Chapter U.S.-South Korea A…

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March 30, 2022

Asia
A Conversation With Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discusses Singapore's perspective on current geopolitical developments, the United States engagement of the Asia-Pacific, and U.S.-China relations.

Play Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at the Council.

April 22, 2010

Japan
What is Lee Myung-bak Doing That I’m Not?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Tim Chong President Lee Myung-bak did steal the spotlight last week at the Nuclear Security Summit, even though I argued strenuously that it was Japan’s Moment to Shine. …

What is Lee Myung-bak Doing That I’m Not?

October 6, 2011

Trade
America’s Free Trade Champion: Lee Myung-Bak

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress inside the chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington September 8, 2011 (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). Th…

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress inside the chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington September 8, 2011.

March 19, 2021

Niger
Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou Awarded Mo Ibrahim Prize for Excellence in African Leadership

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, set to step down after two terms as president, was last week awarded the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

A picture of Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou speaking before the UN General Assembly.

October 21, 2022

Energy and Environment
Ecological Disasters

Industrial disasters around the world, many involving multinational corporations, have caused significant health, environmental, and economic damages. Such tragedies have also led to lengthy legal ch…

November 22, 2022

Philippines
Marcos Jr. Tries to Escape Duterte’s Legacy, but Can He Be Trusted?

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken differing policy approaches from his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippine President Marcos shakes the hand of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

November 10, 2022

Defense and Security
Happy 247th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps marks 247 years of service. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony T. Ruiz on a training exercise

April 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
How Erdogan Got His Groove Back

It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.