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January 26, 2022

South Korea
What Does Korea’s 2022 Presidential Election Mean for its Democracy?

The ongoing South Korean presidential race holds significant sociopolitical implications for the future of democracy as democratic backsliding has now become an undeniable reality in South Korea. 

Candidates Lee jae-myung and Yoon Seok-youl shake hands

January 7, 2022

Treaties and Agreements
On International Treaties, the United States Refuses to Play Ball

In lists of state parties to globally significant treaties, the United States is often notably absent. Ratification hesitancy is a chronic impairment to international U.S. credibility and influence.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the seventy-sixth Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021.

December 30, 2021

2021 in Review
Five Good Foreign Policy News Stories in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are five positive stories on the foreign policy front that happened in the past year. 

A rocket ship takes off at night.

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.

December 29, 2021

2021 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2021

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.

Desmond Tutu smiles and waves while wearing a red clerical tunic and collar.

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 22, 2021

Global
Five Foreign Policy Stories to Watch in 2022

As 2021 comes to a close, here are five foreign policy news stories to follow in the coming year.

Summit

December 15, 2021

United States
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are the top ten most notable world events of the past year.

Climate protest

December 7, 2021

Southeast Asia
A Review of “Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation With Vietnam” by Ted Osius

A new memoir from Ambassador Ted Osius marks an important contribution to understanding the history of U.S.-Vietnam relations.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, speaks during a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 2, 2017.

December 3, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 3, 2021

U.S. says Israel was responsible for cyberattack on Iran; Planned Parenthood suffers a major data breach; Israel cracks down on spyware; Panasonic reveals months-long server breach; China announces s…

Cars queueing to get gas during an Israeli cyberattack on the country's fuel subsidy network.