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September 27, 2023

South Korea
The Camp David Trilateral Summit Expands Trilateralism Beyond North Korea

The inclusion of China in addition to North Korea as a shared security concern among the United States, South Korea, and Japan has established a new milestone for strengthened trilateral cooperation…

U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol arrive for a joint press conference during the trilateral summit at Camp David on August 18, 2023.

September 14, 2023

United States
Will the U.S. Plan to Counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative Work?

At the G20 summit, the United States and its partners revealed an economic corridor linking India, the Middle East, and Europe. It is premature, however, to call this a serious counterweight to China…

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the opening session of 2022’s G20 Summit held in Bali, Indonesia.

September 12, 2023

The Role of U.S.-China Competition in Global Health Aid

The United States and China are competing to offer health aid to nations in the South Pacific.

A soldier stares at a white U.S. Navy ship with a red cross.

August 31, 2023

Latin America This Week: August 31, 2023

BRICS becomes BRICS+, though not all may join; Latin America looks West, not East, for its technology; more frequent droughts promise more slow downs in the Panama Canal.

Leaders of BRICS nations meet during the most recent BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.

August 30, 2023

Taiwan Announced a Record Defense Budget: But Is It Enough to Deter China?

While Taiwan has significantly increased its defense spending over the past seven years, it needs to invest more to deter China and prevent the military balance from shifting decisively in Beijing’s …

Taiwan's military holds a drill at a military base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

August 25, 2023

The President’s Inbox Recap: Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal

A peace agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia could help stabilize the region.

US President Joe Biden stands to the left of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as they gather to take a photo with their nations' flags.

August 23, 2023

The President’s Inbox Recap: China’s Economic Downturn

Chinese economic growth has slowed dramatically as the country’s economic woes multiply.

A worker as viewed metals as sparks fly.

August 17, 2023

South Korea
The Trilateral Summit at Camp David: Institutionalizing U.S.-Japan-South Korea Coordination

The U.S.-Japan-South Korea summit at Camp David reflects trilateral institutionalization. However, the real threat to effective trilateralism lies in the domestic political environments of the three …

U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol on the day of trilateral engagement during the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 21, 2023.

August 7, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Multiple Security Crises

Across the continent, ill-conceived security arrangements are having unintended consequences 

In green military fatigues, junta member Mohamed Toumba attends a demonstration of coup supporters in Niamey, Niger on August 6, 2023.