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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.

May 3, 2022

United States
James K. Galbraith: Can American-led Global Financial Capitalism Survive?

Trust in the U.S.-led economic and geopolitical order has been eroding. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. response to it, whatever its merits, may be the last straw for the global monopoly…

G7 summit in Brussels

April 13, 2022

Afghanistan
How to Protect the Hope for Girls' Education in Afghanistan

The Taliban, heavily influenced by the Haqqanis, will continue using Afghan girls’ education as a bargaining chip on matters such as international recognition, financial sanctions, and aid.

A 4th grade primary school student attends a class in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 26, 2021.

March 17, 2022

Cybersecurity
Ukraine Offers Lessons for Russia’s 2024 Election Interference

Influencing U.S. policy toward Ukraine has long been a goal of Russian disinformation efforts. U.S. policymakers need to act now to prevent Russian election influence in 2024.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych winks at Russian President Vladimir Putin during a 2013 meeting between the two.

March 10, 2022

Democratic Republic of Congo
Conspiracy and Mistrust Poison Congolese Politics

Major powers are ever-more aware of Congo’s importance as they jockey for access to Congolese minerals vital to a clean energy transition and wake up to the global importance of Congo’s carbon sinks. But the will of the Congolese people—and their ability to determine the course of their country—remains stifled.

The incoming and outgoing Congolese presidents stand wearing official dress next to their wives. A group of officials and other individuals stand behind them.

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 23, 2022

China
Putin’s Aggression Against Ukraine Deals a Blow to China’s Hopes for Taiwan

China’s support for Russia risks working against its desire to bring Taiwan under its control.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 5, 2019.

December 28, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten American Foreign Policy Notables Who Died in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are ten influential U.S. foreign policy figures who passed away this year. 

American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as the sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol Building.

December 1, 2021

United States
TWE History-Related Blogs and Videos

A list of all blog posts and videos reflecting on historical events from The Water's Edge. 

The U.S. Capitol Building is flanked by two rows of U.S. flags.

December 1, 2021

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2022

As 2021 comes to a close, here are ten notable historical anniversaries to mark in 2022.

Nixon Mao