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June 6, 2023

Turkey’s Increasing Balance Sheet Risks

Turkey is heading for a classic currency crisis.  All of its reserves and then some are borrowed.

Turkey’s Increasing Balance Sheet Risks

June 5, 2023

South Korea
Challenges Ahead for U.S. Efforts to Quell South Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

Amid North Korea’s advancing military capabilities and expanding U.S.-Japan-South Korea security cooperation, the South Korean public will continue assessing whether U.S. extended deterrence could co…

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol stand together during an official White House state arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington on April 26, 2023.

May 26, 2023

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

The stories of five Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Arlington National Cemetery

May 9, 2023

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 29-May 5

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 29 to May 5, 2023.   

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

April 7, 2023

Cyber Week in Review: April 7, 2023

United Kingdom publishes offensive cyber operation strategy; Chinese regulators investigate Micron; Genesis Market seized; U.S. agency bought NSO spying tool; China plans new undersea cable venture. …

An aerial view shows the logo of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group at one of its branches in the Arava Desert, southern Israel.

March 31, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Era of Good Feelings

Since the conclusion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last December, the traffic from Washington to various African capitals has been unmistakably busy. Vice-President Kamala Harris, currently rounding up a nine-day trip to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, is the latest and, so far, most senior American official to jet into the region with a diplomatic pouch weighed down by goodwill, kisses, and felicitations.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris shakes the hand of Tanzanian Vice President Philip Mpango in front of a large black vehicle.

April 5, 2023

South Korea
Drivers and Implications of South Korea’s Nuclear Debate

The public debate over nuclear weapons in South Korea can be attributed to both Korean Peninsula and global drivers, with implications for regional security. 

South Korea's marines take part in U.S and South Korea's marine corps combined amphibious landing drill in Pohang, South Korea on March 29, 2023.

March 14, 2023

Democratic Republic of Congo
An Ever More Precarious Situation in DRC

As the Democratic Republic of Congo’s decades-long struggle with insecurity heats up, increased regional military engagement heightens risks.

Standing in formation, Burundian soldiers in green camo fatigues with red berets arrive to their deployment at an airport in Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

March 13, 2023

Russia’s War Against Ukraine is Catalyzing Internet Fragmentation

After its invasion of Ukraine, concerns flared over a decoupling of Russia from the global internet. This has not materialized, but we may be witnessing the start of a more fundamental fragmentation …

The logo of Russia's state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, is reflected in a laptop screen.

February 26, 2023

Implications of the Russia-Ukraine War

The Russia-Ukraine war has implications for the Middle East, Europe, and Asia and of course for U.S. foreign policy. In this speech I addressed them briefly.