January 15, 2020Iran
This year, an armed confrontation between Iran and the United States or one of its allies over Iran's involvement in regional conflicts and support of militant proxy groups was included as a top tier…
January 14, 2020France
President Emmanuel Macron of France hosted a summit in Pau, southwestern France, with the heads of state of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauretania, and Niger. The purpose of the summit was to improve military coordination against insurgents with a particular focus on the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and al-Qaeda affiliate Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM). Macron also sought, and received from the African chiefs of state, an endorsement of France’s continued presence in the region. He, in turn, pledged a small increase in the number of French soldiers to be deployed there.
January 15, 2020Election 2020
Each week between now and the Iowa caucuses, I’m talking with two experts with differing views on how the United States should handle a foreign policy challenge it faces. These special episodes are p…
January 13, 2020Cybersecurity
Last month, a Russian-led resolution on cybercrime that could pose challenges for countries that support a free and open model for the internet passed in the United Nations.
January 14, 2020Trade
On Wednesday, January 15, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald J. Trump will sign the “phase one” trade agreement that has been in the works since the March 22, 2018, determination u…
January 13, 2020United Kingdom
The United Kingdom faces numerous uncertainties as Brexit nears its nominal finish line.
January 13, 2020India
This piece was originally published in the Diplomatic Courier as part of a collaboration with the Great Powers and Urbanization Project. It was adapted from the Workshop on Cities, Geopolitics, and t…
January 13, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The U.S. secretary of state appears to have one foot out the door—and that’s exactly what U.S. diplomats have been waiting for.