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June 7, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Mexico to Elect First Woman President

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 June 1 to June 7.

A woman walks past newspapers displaying the victory of the presidential candidate of the ruling Morena party Claudia Sehinbaum, a day after the general election, in Mexico City, Mexico June 3, 2024.

June 3, 2024

South Africa
South Africa’s Landmark Elections

As South Africa concludes a set of historic national elections, questions remain on how its democracy will fare in response to a new set of challenges.

People queue to vote in the South African elections, in Cape Town, South Africa on May 29, 2024.

May 13, 2024

Asia
Early Signs From President-Elect Prabowo Subianto Are Worrying

As President-Elect, Prabowo Subianto, widely accused of past rights abuses, is already showing signs that he may further damage Indonesia's fragile democracy.

President-elect Prabowo Subianto and vice president-elect Gibran Rakabuming Raka wave after the country's election commission officially announced them as the presidential election winners in Jakarta, April 24, 2024.

April 15, 2024

Japan
Prime Minister Kishida’s Tour de Force

The highlights from Kishida Fumio's busy week in Washington.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the North Portico for an official State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2024. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

March 22, 2024

United States
Election 2024: Are Americans Turning Isolationist?

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Much like talk of Mark Twain’s death, claims that Americans are turning their back on the world are…

The sun as viewed disappearing beneath the horizon.

March 21, 2024

United States
Women Voters’ Pivotal Role in Electing the Next U.S. President

The 2024 U.S. presidential election could be the first election clearly decided by women, in a landmark assertion of power by the majority.

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March 1, 2024

Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: March 1, 2024

Biden signs data security executive order; PCAST issues report on critical infrastructure; DeSantis vetoes ban on social media for teens; Malawi stops issuing passports after hack; Meta creates new E…

A coal power plant is pictured in Walsum, a suburb of the western town of Duisburg October 2, 2012.

March 1, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Food Scarcity Having Severe Impact on Children and Pregnant Women in Gaza

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 24 to March 1.

Palestinian women and children wait to collect drinking water amid shortages, at a tent camp sheltering people who fled their houses due to Israeli strikes, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip January 28, 2024.

February 2, 2024

United States
Election 2024: The Deepfake Threat to the 2024 Election

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: AI generated deepfake videos, images, and recordings could become a factor in the U.S. presidential…

AI deepfakes

February 1, 2024

China
China and India Compete for Leadership of the Global South

China and India compete for leadership of the Global South, but it remains unclear whether either is winning. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shake hand beforethe group photo session of Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries, in sideline of 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province in China.