May 24, 2019North Korea
Strategic clarity and a long-term vision are sorely needed to provide direction in the messier, muddled reality that has arrived in Northeast Asia.
April 25, 2019Election 2020
The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.
April 25, 2019Iran
With significant risks now looming over global energy markets, the United States should be careful not to go too far with oil sanctions.
April 25, 2019China
Nearly twenty years ago, research from a group of political scientists suggested that people live longer under democracy. While this finding is not entirely unexpected, one can wonder how it fits int…
April 25, 2019Elections and Voting
Afrobarometer, Africa’s widely-respected polling organization, found that 68 percent of Africans doubt the secrecy of their ballot. In other words, a majority of Africans are skeptical about what they think is a key element in elections. As Afrobarometer points out, that skepticism is surprisingly high in established democracies, such as Senegal (89 percent), Kenya (80 percent), and South Africa (68 percent).
April 25, 2019Americas
While solar panels, electric buses, and wind turbines emerge, fossil fuel usage and demand for commodities continue to degrade Latin America’s environment.
April 24, 2019Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Working toward a definition of lethal autonomous weapons systems contributes to the creation of norms, even in the absence of binding legal instruments.