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May 3, 2024

United States
Election 2024: Trump Talks Foreign Policy With Time Magazine

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Donald Trump gave his most detailed interview on foreign policy yet. He made some dubious claims bu…


April 25, 2024

Singapore’s New Prime Minister Lawrence Wong Faces Challenges From Day One

After two decades in office, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will pass the baton to the ruling party’s chosen successor, who faces a complex geopolitical environment and growing challenges…

Singapore's deputy prime minister stands at a silver podium wearing a black suit and maroon tie.

April 17, 2024

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Preventing U.S. Election Violence in 2024

Violence around U.S. elections in 2024 could not only destabilize American democracy but also embolden autocrats across the world. Jacob Ware recommends that political leaders take steps to shore up …

The U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

December 20, 2023

United States
Happy 4th Birthday to the U.S. Space Force!

The newest branch of the U.S. military marks its fourth year of service. 

Space Force

December 18, 2023

South Korea
Seoul Has No Time to Dwell on Failed Busan Expo Bid

Despite the setback in the 2030 World Expo bid, South Korea must maintain its focus on revitalizing Busan to enhance the city’s chances in a potential 2035 bid.

South Korean supporters of Busan's candidacy gather outside the Palais des Congres as BIE Member States gather to elect the host country of the World Expo 2030 on November 28, 2023.

December 1, 2023

Sexual Violence
Women This Week: South Korean Court Rules in Favor of ‘Comfort Women’

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 November 25 to December 1.

Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Yong-soo looks at a statue symbolising "comfort women" at the Seoul Comfort Women Memorial in Seoul, South Korea, June 29, 2021.

October 27, 2023

Sexual Violence
Women This Week: Sexual Assault Increasing Among Displaced Women in the Congo

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 October 21 to October 27.

Internally displaced Congolese Muslim women attend Eid al-Fitr prayers in the Munigi camp site near Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, April 21, 2023.

September 18, 2023

South Korea
South Korea’s 2030 Expo Bid: A Confluence of Diplomacy, Economic Prosperity, and Global Influence

The successful pursuit of the 2030 Busan Expo bid could significantly bolster South Korea’s global ambitions. Regardless of the outcome, Seoul must continue to rejuvenate Busan’s regional economy.

South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 18, 2023

United States
Happy 76th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

The United States Air Force marks seventy-six years of service.

Air Force 2023

August 17, 2023

Is Singapore's Stability Unraveling—And What Will it Mean for the PAP?

A series of scandals have upset Singapore's typically stable politics.

Prime Minister of Singapore stands in front of two white and red Singaporean flags while wearing a button-down shirt.