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August 16, 2022

South Korea
The Evolution of South Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Policy Debate

The evolving policy debate over nuclear weapons acquisition in South Korea has implications for the security framework of the Korean Peninsula and greater Northeast Asian region, as well as for U.S. …

South Korean military participates in the 73rd anniversary of Armed Forces Day on October 1, 2021 in Pohang, South Korea.

August 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Biden Signals Policy Reset, but African Leaders Must Meet Washington Halfway

African leaders must hold the United States to its vow, even as they put their own house in order.

The U.S. Secretary of State stands with his hand held out while giving a speech at a university in South Africa.

July 14, 2022

Cybersecurity
How Should U.S. Cybersecurity Policy Develop?

The United States needs to improve its cybersecurity policy by preventing states from harboring cybercriminals, declaring norms against targeting financial and election systems, and expanding its use…

General Paul Nakasone stands in his dress uniform with his right hand raised in front of a dark background.

July 12, 2022

Cybersecurity
A New U.S. Foreign Policy for Cyberspace

The era of the global internet has ended. The U.S. should pursue a new strategy in cyberspace by, creating a coalition of allies, balancing pressure with disruptive cyber operations, and improving cy…

People stand across a gray floor with lines connecting disparate groups.

July 26, 2022

United States
By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology

The clean energy provisions of the USICA Bill that have been abandoned would have helped the U.S. solar industry to be more competitive with and less reliant on China.

A worker builds a crate at a solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, in Perrysburg, Ohio

August 15, 2022

United States
Outbound Investment Screening Waits in the Wings

The thousand-page CHIPS bill avoided a new screening procedure for U.S. investments abroad, but it signals how industrial policy will likely be used to discourage American companies from investing in…

U.S. President Biden signs the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, in Washington

May 31, 2022

United States
Foreign Policy Bipartisanship’s Mixed Blessings

For the moment, the two parties are in broad agreement on some of the biggest foreign policy questions facing the United States—but this state of affairs is not without its dangers.

Congressional leaders of both parties at the U.S. State of the Union

June 8, 2022

United States
A Refreshed Autonomous Weapons Policy Will Be Critical for U.S. Global Leadership Moving Forward

The updated policy will hopefully reflect developments in the field and incorporate recent DoD initiatives, paving the way for what future governance of emerging capabilities should look like

A sign attached to a robot is pictured as activists from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of non-governmental organisations opposing lethal autonomous weapons or so-called 'killer robots', stage a protest at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

May 29, 2020

Nigeria
Kidnapping in Nigeria: A Growth Industry

In the past, kidnapping victims in Nigeria tended to be the wealthy and the prominent. But a new report from SB Morgen, a Nigerian consulting firm, shows that, over time, the pool of potential victims has greatly expanded. Now, victims are often poor.

Nigeria's John Obi Mikel, with a water bottle, drenched in sweat in a green, white, and black patterned Nigeria jersey wears number 10. He is with coach Gernot Rohr at the Africa Cup of Nations in June 2019. A referee in a blue top and black shorts is in the background.

March 7, 2022

South Korea
A ‘Political Novice’ Will Soon be in Charge of South Korean Foreign Policy

Regardless of the presidential election outcome, South Korea's foreign policy will be in the hands of a president with no prior experience in foreign policy. 

A man stands in front of posters of candidates for the upcoming March 9 presidential election as he queues to cast his early vote at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, 2022.