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February 12, 2024

Trade
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics with Katherine Tai

Ambassador Katherine Tai discusses the role of trade policy in the global economy, current U.S. trade strategy, and priorities for the WTO Ministerial Conference. The C. Peter McColough Series on …

Play Katherine Tai is smiling with an American flag in the background.

January 16, 2024

Yemen
The Houthi Threat to Red Sea Shipping, With Katherine Zimmerman

Katherine Zimmerman, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the ongoing attacks by the Houthis in Yemen on commercial ships transiting the Red Sea.

Podcast The Galaxy Leader, a commercial-vehicle carrier seized by Houthi commandos in the Red Sea, as seen on November 20, 2023, the day after its hijacking.

July 11, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Historic Number of Women Lawmakers Elected in Britain

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 6 to July 12.

Lindsay Hoyle reacts on the day of the election of Speaker of the House of Commons, in London, Britain, July 9, 2024.

December 19, 2022

United States
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Katherine Tai

Ambassador Katherine Tai discusses the role of trade policy in the global economy, current U.S. trade strategy, and the Biden administration’s trade agenda for the year ahead. The C. Peter McColou…

Play Katherine Tai

July 3, 2024

Inequality
Women This Week: Women Excluded From UN-led Talks on Afghanistan

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 June 29 to July 3.

Maryam, a boot polisher, sits next to a beauty salon in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 6, 2023.

June 28, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Women Positioned to Lead the European Union in Top Jobs

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 June 22 to June 28.

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, and former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa during a meeting at Brussels Airport, a day after the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, 28 June 2024.

June 21, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Female Candidates Targeted Online in the United Kingdom

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 June 15 to June 21.

Details of a ballot paper for Mayor of London and a local elections information letter are shown in this photo illustration taken on April 26, 2024.

June 12, 2024

Military Operations
Sea Power: The U.S. Navy and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Navy’s dominance of the world’s oceans has made it an indispensable foreign policy tool and a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about its futu…

Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea.