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June 11, 2024

United States
Foreign Policy at the U.S. National Political Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

Delegates cheer on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

January 18, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
U.S.-Iran Proxy War Intensifies, Sudan Conflict Rages On, Sundance Film Festival Marks Forty Years, and More

More than one hundred days into the war in the Gaza Strip, hostilities continue to escalate regionwide, marked by clashes between proxies of Iran and U.S. forces; Sudan’s civil war worsens as a new d…

Podcast Children wearing camouflage hold up mock RPGs, as Houthi supporters rally to commemorate ten Houthi fighters killed by the U.S. Navy in the Red Sea, in Sanaa, Yemen January 5, 2024.

January 25, 2024

Haiti
Rebels Gain As Myanmar Marks Coup Anniversary, EU's Ukraine Aid Challenge, Kenya’s Pending Mission to Haiti, and More

The Three Brotherhood Alliance and other armed ethnic groups in Myanmar pose a significant threat to regime control as the country enters its third year under junta rule; the European Union (EU) meet…

Podcast Men run next to burning tires during a protest demanding an end to gang violence, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on August 14, 2023

June 12, 2024

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Reverberations From Ukraine

The war in Ukraine marks a new era of instability in Europe. Countering Russia’s efforts will require a stronger, more coordinated NATO.

Three soldiers in camoflauge and body armor take position inside a trench.

May 30, 2024

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Does NATO Have a Role in Asia?

The transatlantic alliance has begun to connect its traditional security interests in Europe with the geopolitical dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, including tensions between China and Taiwan.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

June 22, 2023

Guatemala
EU Leaders’ Summit, Biden Marks Abortion Ruling Anniversary, Guatemala’s Election, and More

Heads of state from the European Union’s twenty-seven members meet in Brussels to discuss support for Ukraine and new initiatives to coordinate defense, economics, and migration; the Biden administra…

Podcast A woman votes at a polling station during the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, in San Pedro Sacatepequez, Guatemala, June 16, 2019.

January 26, 2023

North Korea
Missiles and Macroeconomy Mark North Korea’s 2022 Troubles

For North Korea, 2022 was marked by a record number of missile tests, the implementation of a national quarantine against COVID-19 cases, and recentralized government control over economic activities…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends an event during the New Year celebrations at People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea.