October 4, 2019
Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen.
October 1, 2019
The U.S. government is struggling to respond to another large wave of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, and corruption in the Central American region.
September 24, 2019
The UN General Assembly hosts a much-watched debate of world leaders each year but has struggled to make its work more substantive. The seventy-fourth session will likely be dominated by issues inclu…
September 10, 2019
U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.
August 26, 2019
The United Nations’ top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda, but its impact has varied widely since 1946.
August 22, 2019
The alliance with Japan has been the cornerstone of U.S. security policy in East Asia for decades, but new challenges from China, North Korea, and within the alliance itself raise questions about its…
August 20, 2019
The Group of Seven serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance.
August 6, 2019
High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.
July 31, 2019
The United States’ withdrawal from the arms control agreement has heightened tensions and left the remaining signatories scrambling to keep the deal alive.
July 25, 2019
Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.