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January 25, 2022

South Korea
The Contentious State of South Korean Democracy: Pitfalls and Hopes

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in South Korea, the country’s politics will continue to be characterized by three unchanging elements that weaken South Korean democrac…

Voters in South Korean Parliamentary Election

January 24, 2022

Women and Economic Growth
Roopa Kudva: Diverse Tech Start-Ups and Investors Are India’s Future

India’s entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists are increasingly representative of the country’s diversity. They are playing a critical role in addressing India’s problems.

Roopa Kudva, Managing Director of Omidyar Network India

January 21, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 21, 2022

Russia arrests REvil affiliates; Ukraine targeted in cyberattacks; Regulator rules that Google Analytics violated GDPR; Europol seizes VPN used by ransomware groups; DEA ordered Whatsapp to spy on Ch…

Ruslan Khansvyarov sits in court in Moscow following his arrest for involvement in the REvil ransomware gang.

January 20, 2022

Economics
Robert E. Rubin: The Challenges and Future of Capitalism in the United States

There are many critical challenges for the U. S. economy that markets, by their nature, will not address. In this sense, the future of American capitalism thus depends on the future of American polit…

January 13, 2022

India
Roopa Kudva: Diverse Tech Start-Ups and Investors Are India’s Future

India’s entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists are increasingly representative of the country’s diversity. They are playing a critical role in addressing India’s problems.

Roopa Kudva, Managing Director of Omidyar Network India

January 12, 2022

Israel
Israel, Iran, and the Archbishop of Canterbury

In recent weeks the Iran nuclear talks restarted, and the Archbishop of Canterbury delivered himself of a statement criticizing Israel's treatment of Christians. Herewith, comments on both matters. …

January 7, 2022

Treaties and Agreements
On International Treaties, the United States Refuses to Play Ball

In lists of state parties to globally significant treaties, the United States is often notably absent. Ratification hesitancy is a chronic impairment to international U.S. credibility and influence.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the seventy-sixth Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021.

December 30, 2021

2021 in Review
Five Good Foreign Policy News Stories in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are five positive stories on the foreign policy front that happened in the past year. 

A rocket ship takes off at night.

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.