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May 16, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Taliban Order Women to Cover Their Faces in Public

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 May 5 to May 13.

Taliban Minister of Virtue and Vice Sheikh Mohammad Khalid attends the news conference about a new command of hijab by Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 7, 2022.

May 13, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 13, 2022

Costa Rica declares emergency after ransomware attack; U.S. sanctions cryptocurrency mixer; U.K. sanctions Russian chip makers; China aims to remove U.S. computers from government; Clearview AI stops…

Rodrigo Chaves stands in the middle of a group of Costa Rican officials with his right hand raised and left hand on a Bible.

May 12, 2022

South Korea
China-South Korea Relations Under South Korea’s New Yoon Administration: The Challenge Of Defining ‘Mutual Respect’

The establishment of a stable framework for managing China-South Korea relations under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration will require the two countries to close the gap in understanding of the meaning…

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan after his inauguration ceremony at new presidential office in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2022.

May 6, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 6, 2022

Spyware found on Spanish PM's phone; U.S. says China is amplifying Russian disinformation; FBI searches of American's data have doubled; U.S. may sanction Hikvision; Cyber Command completed nine hunt…

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stands in front of a Spanish flag.

April 19, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Facebook’s Content Moderation Failures in Ethiopia

Facebook has failed to moderate content in underserved countries. Facebook and other social media companies must invest more in local content moderation, instead of relying on global AI systems.

A group of Ethiopian militia members ride in the back of a truck, carrying an Ethiopian flag and brandishing assault rifles.

April 14, 2022

Global Governance
Does the UN Risk Becoming a Second League of Nations?

The war in Ukraine marks the biggest test for the United Nations in three decades, but its failure is not inevitable, nor is it destined for irrelevance.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appears on a large screen as he addresses the United Nations Security Council via video link during a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on April 5, 2022.

April 6, 2022

Burkina Faso
Blaise Compaore’s Conviction Is a Momentous Victory for the Rule of Law and Citizen Power in Africa

Former Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore’s sentence of life imprisonment by an Ouagadougou military court for complicity in the murder of his predecessor, Thomas Sankara, marks an important victory for the rule of law in the country and the region as a whole. In exile in the Ivory Coast since his ouster from power following a popular uprising in 2014, Compaore was tried in absentia. Erstwhile Presidential Security Chief Hyacinthe Kafando, currently at large and also tried in absentia, similarly received a life sentence.

Burkina Faso's former president looks to the side wearing a suit and tie.

April 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

April 1, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Taliban Renege on Promise to Let Girls Attend Secondary School

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 March 19 - April 1.

Sahar, 17, helps her sister, Hadia, 10, with her homework after school at their home in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 26, 2021.

March 18, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Violence Against Asian American Women Sparks Concern, Fear

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 March 11 to March 18.

People hold placards during a "Stop Asian Hate" rally on March 20, 2021, following deadly shootings at a spa in Atlanta, Georgia.