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December 2, 2022

United States
A Divided Congress May Still Get Things Done

The experience of the soon-to-be-concluded 117th Congress offers some hope for the next two years

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021.

November 22, 2022

United States
What the 2022 Midterm Elections Mean for U.S. Climate Policy

Progress on President Biden’s climate agenda will slow with a split Congress. But with federal efforts dulled, state-level action could supply added momentum.

COP 27

November 18, 2022

Climate Change
Women Underrepresented at COP27 Summit

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers November 12 to November 18.

Climate activists take part in a protest during the COP27 climate summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 17, 2022.

November 18, 2022

India
How the U.S. Midterm Elections Were Seen in India

Indian analysts noted important points from the U.S. midterm results in their news coverage, including how the results might affect U.S. foreign policy and what this could mean for India.

U.S. President Joe Biden takes questions as he discusses the 2022 U.S. midterm election results during a news conference on November 9, 2022.

November 17, 2022

United States
Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift after the Midterms?

It probably won’t, and that would be a mistake.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden's trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

November 17, 2022

Pakistan
Increasing U.S. Aid to Pakistan Is a Strategic and Moral Imperative

By increasing aid to Pakistan, the United States will propel forward its own strategic interests and fulfill humanitarian obligations while simultaneously helping this South Asian nation avert crisis…

A worker burns cotton plants damaged by rain water and floods to prepare the soil for the next crop.

November 15, 2022

Nigeria
The Great Climate Justice Blackmail

World leaders should rebuff Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s attempt at moral intimidation.

A building is pictured submerged and surrounded by water following a large flood.

November 15, 2022

China
What the Biden-Xi Meeting Means for U.S.-China Relations

The meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping did not resolve major disagreements, but it could start the process of building guardrails to prevent competition from turni…

Xi and Biden smile while shaking hands.

November 14, 2022

Taiwan
How Taiwan Is Assessing and Responding to Growing Threats From China

Taiwan needs to more urgently prepare for a Chinese attack

A CH-47 flies across Taipei during a rehearsal ahead of National Day celebrations

November 14, 2022

Ethiopia
Progress Towards Peace for Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

While the Nairobi agreement offers hope for a resolution to Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, uncertainties remain, and the damage done will reshape U.S.-Ethiopia relations.

In front of a bright green background, Field Marshal of the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Chief of General Staff of Ethiopia Birhanu Jula and the Commander-in-Chief of the Tigray forces Tadesse Werede Tesfay, shake hands as they exchange documents after the signing of the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.