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February 2, 2012

China
Guest Post: Jared Mondschein on Asia Behind the Headlines

Jared Mondschein looks at the key stories in Asia behind the headlines. Another Unfortunate First for China – Already the largest consumer and producer of coal in the world, China has now reached an…

A worker unloads coal at a storage site along a railway station in Shenyang, Liaoning province on April 13, 2010.

January 7, 2012

China
Asia Behind the Headlines

Jared Mondschein looks at the key stories in Asia behind the headlines. Using “strength to gain friendship” - The recently released U.S. defense strategy is pretty clear on U.S. policy toward China:…

A man rides a tricycle carrying a couch on a road amid heavy smog in central Beijing on October 31, 2011.

January 3, 2012

China
Asia Behind the Headlines

A floating restaurant is stranded in a branch of the Yangtze River in Chongqing Municipality on March 21, 2010. (Stringer Shanghai / Courtesy of Reuters) Jared Mondschein looks at the key stories be…

A floating restaurant is stranded in a branch of the Yangtze River in Chongqing Municipality on March 21, 2010.

December 23, 2011

China
Asia Behind the Headlines

An employee hoses a China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet train at the high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan, Hubei province on October 19, 2011. (Stringer Shanghai / Courtesy Reuters) Jared …

An employee hoses a China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet train at the high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan, Hubei province on October 19, 2011.

March 25, 2011

Burundi
What We’re Watching in Africa This Week

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February 27, 2020

Elections and Voting
Mobilizing the National Guard to Secure U.S. Elections

States are increasingly relying on the National Guard to provide cybersecurity in elections. As the 2020 election approaches, they will need to decide how to best fund and deploy their forces to prot…

Members of the Arizona National Guard.

July 30, 2018

Mexico
The Coming U.S.-Mexico Blow-Up

On the eve of Mexico’s election, even before the National Electoral Institute called the results, President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations to the presumptive victor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador…

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference to announce Marcelo Ebrard as foreign minister, in Mexico City, Mexico July 5, 2018.

June 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Kushner's Impossible Task in the Middle East Is the Easy Part

The next several years will likely hold continued violence and instability for the Middle East, where the "Arab Spring" largely failed to produce lasting improvements; these issues are beyond Washing…

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July 6, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
What Trump Gets Right About the Middle East

The president has made plenty of unforced foreign policy errors. But in the Middle East, he seems to grasp what the United States can achieve and, importantly, what it cannot.

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August 22, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Pompeo Staffs Up

Today Secretary of State Pompeo announced the appointment of Steve Biegun to be Special Representative for North Korea. This follows the announcements of Brian Hook as Special Representative for Iran…