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March 15, 2024

United States
Campaign Roundup: Joe Biden Opposes the Sale of U.S. Steel to Nippon Steel

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Joe Biden doesn’t want one of America’s closest allies to buy a once iconic American company.

Steel

March 8, 2024

United States
Campaign Roundup: Joe Biden Makes the Case for Ukraine Aid

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: President Joe Biden used his State of the Union Address to urge Congress to provide military aid to…

Biden SOTU

March 1, 2024

United States
Campaign Roundup: President Joe Biden Delivers His Third State of the Union Address

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Joe Biden will likely stress his domestic achievements over his foreign policy challenges when he a…

Biden SOTU

March 30, 2024

Venezuela
Will the Biden Administration Abandon Democracy in Venezuela?

Biden administration policy toward Venezuela has abandoned concern about democracy and human rights, instead placing oil prices, migration, and presidential politics above them. Will it change?

April 1, 2024

China
On Fentanyl, Biden Should Look to Work With China

The fentanyl epidemic is a major election issue. The U.S. could leverage trade policy with China to crack down on its export. 

Members of the Sinaloa Cartel prepare capsules with methamphetamine in a safe house in Culiacan, Mexico, April 4, 2022.

March 28, 2024

Russia
Biden and Netanyahu at Odds, Putin Responds to ISIS-K Attack, Cuba Food and Electricity Shortages, and More

The fallout after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip ​​and release of all hostages further reveals a growing strain between the United States a…

Podcast Flowers are seen left by the burnt-out Crocus City Hall concert venue in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow, on March 25, 2024.

April 12, 2024

United States
The U.S.-Japan-Philippines Trilateral Was a Success, but Other Southeast Asian States Are Unlikely to Follow

The success of the U.S.-Japan-Philippines trilateral summit underscored the Joe Biden administration’s dedication to building partnerships in the Indo-Pacific, but Southeast Asian nations are less in…

Coast guard officers in blue shirts and navy pants walk past a coast guard vessel on a dock.

April 15, 2024

RealEcon
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Global Trade Leadership

Under Biden and Trump, the U.S. has broken from its long-standing free trade policy. CFR trade experts assess whether the rules-based trading system is worth saving.

A logo is seen at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2022.

April 15, 2024

Iran
Iran’s Regional Armed Network

Iran’s web of armed partners such as Hezbollah and the Houthis serves to strengthen its influence in the Middle East and could pose a significant threat to the United States and U.S. allies in the re…

Militants in Beirut, Lebanon, stand at attention during the funeral of a Hezbollah member killed during border clashes with Israel

February 29, 2024

United States
Biden Addresses SOTU, Iran Holds Elections, Bosnia’s Pipeline Feud, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his last State of the Union address before elections to a polarized Congress; Iran holds its first parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections since the 2022 pro…

Podcast A view of a billboard with candidate propaganda pictures, placards on it as a people walk past in a street of the Iranian capital Tehran on February 28, 2024. Legislative elections are scheduled to take place in the country on 1 March 2024.