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October 23, 2019

United States
The Big Red Button

A U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time and, according to the law, does not need to seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s ha…

Podcast The Big Red Button

June 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Scene Setter for Planned December Election in DRC

Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of Congo officially announced on June 12 that President Joseph Kabila would not stand for a controversial third term, this has not ended speculation that Kabila, whose term of office expired in 2016, will find a way to continue to stay in power. Shortly thereafter, in what will surely complicate the election, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president, an ex-warlord, and a fierce rival of Kabila.

Podcast DRC-Kabila-Elections-Protest-Opposition

February 9, 2018

China
Podcast: How Chinese Millennials are Changing the World, One Selfie at a Time

Four hundred million strong, the number of young Chinese exceeds the combined population of the United States and Canada. And as China grows more prominent on the world stage, Chinese youth are emerg…

Podcast A woman poses for her self-portrait with her mobile phone while another works on a painting in front of a graffiti during the 2013 Beijing 798 Art Festival at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing October 8, 2013. The art zone, originally an unused factory, was transformed into a landmark of contemporary art in Beijing in the 1990s.

August 18, 2016

Global
The World Next Week: August 18, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden visits Turkey, Ukraine marks twenty five years as an independent nation, and the Rio Olympics come to an end.

December 1, 2016

Japan
Podcast: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

Harvard Professor Joseph Nye once said that “security is like oxygen: you do not tend to notice it until you begin to lose it.” Alliances also often function like oxygen, with the security and stabil…

Podcast The Origins the American Alliance System in Asia

March 15, 2016

China
Podcast: Beyond the One-Child Policy

This week, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment Mei Fong talks about her investigation into China’s more than three-decade commitmen…

Podcast Beijing baby stroller