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May 27, 2022

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

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

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2022

June 24, 2022

Philippines
What Can Be Learned From Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s First Weeks in Office?

The early days of the Marcos Jr. administration may preview the remainder of his term.

Philippine president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, attends a news conference at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 23, 2022.

June 3, 2022

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

Communist Cuba has long been a major foreign policy challenge for the United States. President Biden is the latest U.S. leader to grapple with how to balance democracy promotion with the desire for a…

A man shows U.S. and Cuban flags at his house in Havana.

May 26, 2021

Education
Transforming International Affairs Education to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Growing inequality and exclusion around the world are resulting in destabilization, creating security risks, and damaging U.S. interests. Across the United States, polarizing discourse, deepening ine…

Play DOCUMENT DATE: September 12, 2012 Students attend class on their first day back to primary school in the "La Soledad" public school in Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Mallorca, September 13, 2012. This multicultural school houses around 25 different nationalities and parents can choose which language, Spanish or Catalan, their children receive classes in.

February 2, 2021

Philippines
Guest Event: Screening and Discussion of "A Thousand Cuts"

Panelists discuss the regression of democracy and rights in Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte. A Thousand Cuts follows renowned journalist Mari…

Play Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte

February 18, 2022

Americas
The Organization of American States

The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy and has become more assertive in promoting the rule of law, human rights, and fair elections as some states face domes…

World leaders convene during the OAS’ 2019 General Assembly meeting in Colombia.

March 1, 2013

Cuba
Who Speaks for the People of Cuba?

Last week the Castro brothers announced the name of the man who, they said, will succeed Raul Castro when--or if--he retires at the end of the new five-year term as president to which he has just app…

April 18, 2018

Cuba
What Is Cuba’s Post-Castro Future?

Miguel Diaz-Canel, set to replace Raul Castro as president of Cuba after sixty years of Castro rule, will be faced with the challenges of implementing economic reform and sidestepping regional isolat…

Cuba After the Castros

August 10, 2021

Cuba
What's Next for Cuba?

Panelists discuss what sparked recent protests in Cuba, how the Cuban government has responded, and what policy options the Biden administration might take to address the situation.

Play People hold Cuba's national flag during protests against and in support of the government, in Havana

October 16, 2013

United States
North America’s Energy Boom

The past week, I participated in an IMF panel discussion on the North American energy boom with fellow energy watchers Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, Alejandro…

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