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September 17, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Is the third time really the charm? Former Vice President Joe Biden certainly hopes so. He first threw his hat in the ring for the 1988 Democratic nomination but ended up dropping out of the race mon…

Joe Biden

March 11, 2019

United States
Benn Steil, Scholar of the Marshall Plan, Wins American History Book Prize

By Jennifer Schuessler New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/books/scholar-of-the-marshall-plan-wins-american-history-book-prize.html] March 11, 2019 Benn Steil, the author of “…

Benn Steil, Scholar of the Marshall Plan, Wins American History Book Prize

July 27, 2017

Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering July 23 to July 28, was compiled with sup…

Women Around the World: This Week

May 24, 2013

Policy Initiative Spotlight: Employing Post-9/11 Veterans

On Monday, Memorial Day, Wal-Mart will begin fulfilling its promise to hire any recent, honorably discharged veteran that wants a job (at least part-time). The world’s largest retailer says its pledg…

U.S. Marines on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan (Courtesy USMC).

November 24, 2015

Climate Change
How Korea Can Lead on Climate Change

Note: Asia Unbound is reposting this blog today, as it was supposed to be published this week, not last week when this piece was first published. Jill Kosch O’Donnell is an independent researcher an…

Climate Change Green Growth South Korea 2

June 24, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Challenges and Benefits of South Korea’s Middle Power Aspirations

South Koreans have been among the world’s early adopters in globalization over the past two decades, going from outpost to “node” by embracing networks, connectivity, and economic interdependence in …

seoul g20 2010

January 25, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Cyber, and Mythologies of Intervention

Jill Lepore, “How Much Military is Enough?” New Yorker, January 28, 2013. Veit Medick, “Germany Plans to Deploy Armed Drones,” Spiegel Online International, January 25, 2013. Bowing to pressure f…

Drone takeoff

June 20, 2012

South Korea
An Emissions Trading Scheme for South Korea: Momentum for Rio+20?

Lee Myung-bak departs Seoul for the G-20 in Los Cabos and the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development with an unanticipated political feather in his camp in the form of ratified national legisla…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the opening of the High Level Segment at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban

November 6, 2012

Climate Change
Assessing the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Sustainability of South Korea’s Contribution

When South Korean president Lee Myung Bak first offered to serve as a bridge between developing and industrialized countries on climate change issues in a speech August of 2008, it seemed implausible…


August 17, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Israeli Strike on Iran, No-Fly Zone in Syria, and Ernest Hemingway

Benny Morris, “Obama’s Last Chance Before Israel Bombs Iran,” The Daily Beast, August 16, 2012. (3PA: In this piece, Morris predicts “Israel is likely to strike [Iran] before the American elections…