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November 17, 2022

United States
Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift after the Midterms?

It probably won’t, and that would be a mistake.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden's trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

November 15, 2022

China
What the Biden-Xi Meeting Means for U.S.-China Relations

The meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping did not resolve major disagreements, but it could start the process of building guardrails to prevent competition from turni…

Xi and Biden smile while shaking hands.

November 11, 2022

Defense and Security
Thanking America's Veterans

Today we recognize those who have served in the United States’ armed forces.

Flag Cordon marches on Veterans Day

November 10, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 10, 2022

Nvidia begins offering new microchip; Japan joins NATO cyber center; Greece to ban sale of spyware; Meta and Twitter lay off thousands of employees; Germany blocks sale of semiconductor factory.

Mark Zuckerberg frowns.

November 10, 2022

Defense and Security
Happy 247th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps marks 247 years of service. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony T. Ruiz on a training exercise

October 28, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Female Representation Regresses in China

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 22 to October 28.

New Politburo Standing Committee members in Beijing.

October 18, 2022

Uganda
Uganda's Uncertain Future

While the Twitter war between Uganda and Kenya may be entertaining, the implications of a succession crisis in Uganda are serious.

In a green camouflaged military fatigues General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, sits at a table.

October 17, 2022

Nigeria
A Tertiary Debacle

Nigerian universities urgently need a reboot; whether ASUU should be part of that process is an open question.

Two men are pictured in the rain holding three posters that convey a message to end the ASUU strikes in Nigeria.

October 13, 2022

United States
Happy 247th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy marks 247 years of service.

USS Ronald Reagan as viewed sailing through waters with a fleet of ships.

October 10, 2022

Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy
Is Igbo Separatism Dead?

Peter Obi’s ascendance appears to have ripped up the Igbo self-determination playbook.

A flag is painted on a dirty wall with a barbed wire in the background. The flag is with a red, black, and green stripe. In the center of the flag, there is a half of a yellow sun rising.