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September 16, 2022

United States
Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.

A silver Air Force E-3 Sentry plane flies over brown desert.

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

August 4, 2022

United States
Happy 232nd Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard!

The U.S. Coast Guard marks 232 years of service.

Two Coast Guardsmen search a low profile vessel in front of a large, white Coast Guard ship.

June 28, 2022

Economics

June 10, 2022

Global
The World Next Week: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

The annual summer entertainment recommendations from The World Next Week podcast.

Three books next to each other on a light blue background. From left to right: Putin's People, by Catherine Belton; Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe; and The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, by Michael Mandelbaum.

March 3, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Analyzing the Russia-Ukraine Conflict from an African Standpoint

How will African countries react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and what diplomatic fissures are likely to be opened by the conflict as it drags on? The tone for this appears to have been set by the rousing speech in defense of national sovereignty by Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Martin Kimani. Invoking historical parallels, Kimani pulled no punches in decrying Russian aggression and rejecting “irredentism and expansionism on any basis, including racial, ethnic, religious or cultural factors.”

Vladimir Putin is shaking the South African president's hand while surrounded by other African leaders all wearing formal attire.

February 26, 2022

United States
TWE Remembers: The Bricker Amendment

In 1954, the Senate nearly passed a constitutional amendment to curtail the president’s authority to make international agreements. President Dwight D. Eisenhower avoided a major foreign policy loss …

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles stand together with other guests at the White House.

February 11, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Muslim Students Protest Hijab Ban in Karnataka, India

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 5 to February 11. 

DOCUMENT DATE: February 09, 2022 A Muslim student shouts slogans as she takes part in a protest against the recent hijab ban in few colleges of Karnataka state, in Kolkata, India, February 9, 2022.

February 8, 2022

South Korea
The South Korean Election’s Gender Conflict and the Future of Women Voters

In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election.

#MeToo movement in South Korea