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February 23, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Wife of Russian Opposition Leader Vows to Carry on His Work

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers February 17 to February 23.

A woman takes part in a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Omsk, Russia January 23, 2021.

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.

February 14, 2024

Indonesia
Prabowo Wins. Does Indonesian Democracy Lose?

Prabowo Subianto has won Indonesia’s presidential election. What will his presidency bring? 

Suporters gather around Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto as he claims victory after unofficial vote counts during an event to watch the results of the general election in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 14, 2024.

January 31, 2024

North Korea
Satellites, Summits, and Succession in North Korea

In 2023, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un marked three significant achievements: a successful satellite launch, strengthened ties with Russia, and the public emergence of his daughter as his likely su…

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un views the launch of a Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile at an unknown location on December 18, 2023.