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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 10, 2022

Ethiopia
Ethiopia Conflict Dynamics Shift as New U.S. Envoy Takes Over

The Biden administration is trying to capitalize on positive trends in Ethiopia as it transitions from Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, whose resignation was announced last week, to his successor, David Satterfield.

Silhouettes of a group of Ethiopian civilians are seen in front of a setting sun in the background.

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.

December 15, 2021

United States
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are the top ten most notable world events of the past year.

Climate protest

November 30, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

September 30, 2021

Southeast Asia
Indonesia Finally May Have Turned a Corner on COVID-19

The latest data is more positive in Indonesia's battle against COVID-19.

People wearing protective face masks walk on a road during rush hour as the government extends restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

September 3, 2021

Global
Eight More Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: non-English language films from around the world. 

Three movie posters in black frames: Das Boot (man in naval cap behind a submarine); Osama (child in front of veiled women); The French Minister (man sitting on his desk in an office)

August 26, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: New Realities for Women in Afghanistan

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 August 19 to August 26.

Members from the Afghan girls robotics team chat during a Reuters interview in Doha, after being evacuated from Afghanistan.

August 26, 2021

Trade
China’s Use of Forced Labor in Xinjiang—A Wake-Up Call Heard Round the World?

The United States and its partners are starting to pay closer attention to global labor abuses. More must be done, however, to ensure the United States' tools are up to the challenge. 

A farmer harvests in a crop field in Yili, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, October 3, 2015.

August 18, 2021

United States
Seven More Books Worth Reading About 9/11 and Its Aftermath

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaching, we recommend sources for better understanding 9/11 and its aftermath. This week: seven books worth reading.

Books