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June 14, 2021

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 246th birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday.  The Army provi…

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June 10, 2021

China
A Review of “The Perfect Police State” by Geoffrey Cain

Eric Schluessel is assistant professor of modern Chinese history at George Washington University. The Xinjiang region of northwest China (or East Turkestan) is the homeland of the Uyghurs, a group…

A Chinese police officer takes his position by the road near what is officially called a vocational education centre in Yining in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China on September 4, 2018.

June 9, 2021

Religion
2021 Report on International Religious Freedom

Dwight Bashir, director of outreach and policy, and Elizabeth K. Cassidy, director of research and policy, both of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), present findings an…

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June 3, 2021

Elections and Voting
Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More

Mexico holds pivotal midterm elections, Hong Kongers attempt to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Peruvians vote in a divisive presidential runoff.

Podcast Indigenous Zapotec women, who are selected as polling station officers by the National Electoral Institute (INE), count ballots as authorities continue the distribution of voting materials ahead of the mid-term elections on June 6, in the rural village of San Bartolome Quialana, in Oaxaca state, Mexico May 31, 2021.

May 27, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over the wall separating the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the West Bank.

May 27, 2021

Belarus
Belarus’s Plane Diversion, Mali’s ‘Coup Within a Coup,’ and More

Belarus faces global condemnation after grounding an airplane to arrest a dissident journalist; West Africa braces for the fallout from Mali’s second coup in nine months; and the United States marks …

Podcast A woman walks in the central market of Bamako on May 27, 2021.

May 26, 2021

Global Governance
The State of Global Governance in the Era of COVID-19: A Conversation With Richard Haass and the Council of Councils

Richard N. Haass, Chen Dongxiao, and Nathalie Tocci discuss the mounting challenges to global governance and their implications for international cooperation, including rising climate concerns, econo…

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May 24, 2021

Economics
Investing for the Long-Term in a Short-Term World

Panelists discuss how companies can focus on long-term value creation while meeting shareholder expectations for quarterly profit, whether capitalism should be reformed to encourage companies to ensu…

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May 19, 2021

Religion
Religious Nationalism Around the World

SINGH:  Hi, everyone. I'm Simran Jeet Singh, senior advisor for diversity and inclusion at YSC Consulting and a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary. I'm delighted to be moderating today'…

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May 19, 2021

North Korea
Biden’s Policy Review Leaves North Korea Challenge In Limbo

In a speech to a joint session of Congress marking his first hundred days in office last month, U.S. President Joe Biden described his North Korea policy as a combination of “diplomacy, as well as st…

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 6, 2021.