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May 11, 2018

United States
A Conversation With Michael McCaul

This is the keynote session of the 2018 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference. 

Play Michael McCaul

January 2, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.

September 4, 2014

China
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.

Protesters hold an East Turkestan flag during a demonstration in Berlin to protest against deadly riots in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, July 10, 2009.

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September 18, 2015

India
Prospects for a U.S.-South Korea-India Triangle?

Yonsei University Professor Chung Min Lee has described prospects for relations between South Korea and India as historically hampered by “geographic distance” and “mutual disinterest.” India was Sou…

India South Korea

April 24, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 24, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Xi Jinping visits Indonesia and Pakistan. Chinese President Xi Jinping …

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) greets China's President Xi Jinping during the arrival for the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 22 April 2015. The 60th Asian-African Conference is held in Jakarta and Bandung from 19 to 24 April 2015.  REUTERS/Mast Irham/POOL

December 29, 2014

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2014

Last week, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2014 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. Below are ten world figures who died in 2014. Each made a mark on history. Some we…

World-Figures-Obituaries

May 22, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tracking the Traffickers: Eradicating Rhinos

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Demand for rhino horn increased exponentially over the past few years. The mar…

Policeman look on as a protester carries a placard calling for an end to rhino poaching, which threatens the survival of rhino species, outside the Chinese embassy in Pretoria September 22, 2011. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Courtesy Reuters)

March 26, 2013

China
Park Geun-hye’s Leadership and South Korea’s Challenges

In the first month since Park Geun-hye’s inauguration as South Korea’s first woman president, she faced an external security environment that she characterized the day after her election as “grave.” …

Park apologizes

June 20, 2012

South Korea
Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Introduction After months of roadblocks that seemed to signal the demise of South Korea's proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS), the South Korean parliament passed legislation establishing an ET…

Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme header