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January 5, 2022

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Year After January 6, Is Accelerationism the New Terrorist Threat?

Far-right extremists are attempting to incite an insurrection to hasten the downfall of what they see as a deeply corrupt U.S. government. Some could resort to deadly acts of terrorism.

Trump supporters near the U.S Capitol, on January 06, 2021.

June 23, 2022

Japan
Fifty Years Later, Okinawa Is Still a Strategic Crossroads

Japan’s Okinawa islands still have an outsize importance to U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in deterring a Chinese attack against Taiwan.

May 24, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine Should Wait on Cease-Fire Talks With Russia. Here’s Why.

Ukraine has rejected recent calls by the West for it to settle its war with Russia. Ukrainian leaders believe they have a chance to reclaim territory lost in the early fighting—and that they can do s…

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at a Russian ballistic missile booster that fell in a field in eastern Ukraine.

June 29, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
How NATO Will Change If Finland and Sweden Become Members

NATO leaders are gathering in Madrid for their annual summit, and two Nordic states are making their case for membership as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds on. Here’s what alliance enlargement would m…

A Swedish soldier sits on a military boat with a machine gun.

May 17, 2022

Colombia
Colombia’s 2022 Presidential Election: What to Know

Colombia’s election could deliver the country’s first left-wing president, an outcome with the potential to transform Bogota’s approaches to economic policy, peace negotiations, and foreign relations…

March 10, 2022

South Korea
How South Korea’s Foreign Policy Could Change Under the New President

President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol has pledged to strengthen ties with the United States and take a more hard-line approach toward China and North Korea than his predecessor.

June 30, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO Countries Signal Resolve at Summit: What Does It Mean for Russia?

The Madrid summit paved the way for Finland and Sweden to join and underscored that Russia is NATO’s chief security threat. But the alliance’s new defensive efforts aren’t likely to change Putin’s st…

May 3, 2022

China
Political Participation in China: What’s Allowed Under Xi?

President Xi Jinping has increasingly suppressed online activism and protests about COVID-19 and a variety of other issues. What avenues for political expression do Chinese citizens have?

March 11, 2021

South Korea
Will the New U.S.-South Korea Deal Boost East Asian Security?

With fresh agreement on sharing costs for the nearly thirty thousand U.S. troops in South Korea, the Biden administration can now focus on bolstering the alliance and addressing challenges posed by C…

January 7, 2021

COVID-19
How Dangerous Are New COVID-19 Strains?

The global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is underway, but the emergence of new coronavirus strains threatens to make the pandemic far worse before it gets better.