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August 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Biden Signals Policy Reset, but African Leaders Must Meet Washington Halfway

African leaders must hold the United States to its vow, even as they put their own house in order.

The U.S. Secretary of State stands with his hand held out while giving a speech at a university in South Africa.

May 24, 2022

Taiwan
What Biden’s Big Shift on Taiwan Means

In moving away from strategic ambiguity, Biden made a long overdue adjustment to U.S. policy.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stand at two podiums, Biden on the left and Kishida on the right. They are facing an audience.

July 22, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Administration Protections for LGBTQ+ People

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 July 16 to July 22.

People take part in the 2022 NYC Pride parade on June 26, 2022.

August 12, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 12, 2022

U.S. sanctions Tornado Cash; Samsung invests $3.3 billion in Vietnam; Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act; Greek Prime Minister rocked by spying scandal; China investigates microchip fund.

Joe Biden sits behind a desk with the Presidential Seal on it, flanked by a group of people clapping.

May 24, 2022

South Korea
Evolution of U.S.-South Korean Coordination: Parsing Biden’s Joint Statements with Moon and Yoon

The U.S.-South Korea Joint Statement between Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol from the recent summit in Seoul highlights shared worldview between leaders and cooperation based on common interes…

U.S. President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-youl hold a joint news conference at the People's House in Seoul, South Korea, May 21, 2022.

August 1, 2022

Indo-Pacific
The Continuing Problems with the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

The Biden administration's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework needs more work.

U.S. President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) launch event at Izumi Garden Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23, 2022.

November 2, 2021

Trade
There Are Holes in Joe Biden’s Trade Team

Reforming the Senate-confirmation process could help ensure the administration is fully staffed as it tackles critical trade questions. 

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in Washington D.C. on April 28, 2021.

May 21, 2021

South Korea
Joe Biden’s Summit With South Korea’s Moon Jae-In Poses a Question of Shared Values

The Joe Biden administration has framed its main foreign policy paradigm primarily in terms of competition between democracy and authoritarianism, emphasizing cooperation among like-minded allies as …

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers remarks before participating in a bilateral meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2021

July 26, 2022

United States
By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology

The clean energy provisions of the USICA Bill that have been abandoned would have helped the U.S. solar industry to be more competitive with and less reliant on China.

A worker builds a crate at a solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, in Perrysburg, Ohio

November 17, 2021

China
Takeaway From the Biden-Xi Meeting: Jaw Jawing as Success

Little of substance was expected of the Monday night meeting, but Biden said the two sides had to establish “guardrails” to prevent a clash, while Xi said he was glad to see his “old friend.”

Biden meets with Xi over the screen in the conference room