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May 26, 2017

United States
Remembering Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…

Memorial Day 2017

July 30, 2012

Rising to the Challenge: The National Academies and Innovation Policy

Congressional leaders united in outrage earlier this month when they learned that the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team had been made in China. They would have done better to save their breath and i…

The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC (SwedishCarina/flickr).

January 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Freedom in the World 2011

Tunisians shout slogans as they demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis on January 14, 2011 (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Freedom in the world is declining. Given Hillar…

Freedom in the World 2011

June 15, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Remarks on Morning in South Africa

The following text is the entirety of John Campbell’s speech delivered as part of the Department of State’s Ralph J Bunche Library Series, on June 8, 2016.  From a certain perspective, South Africa …

Table Mountain

January 8, 2016

Polls and Public Opinion
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The Public’s Mixed Message on Climate Change

President Obama is set to deliver his final State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Climate change will be one of the featured topics in what the White House says will be a “non-traditiona…

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August 6, 2015

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Cleaning Up the Mess at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

This was originally posted by my colleague John Campbell on his Africa in Transition blog. John was formerly U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and is currently the Ralph Bunche senior fellow at the Council …

Nigeria blog photo

November 10, 2014

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 239 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

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December 19, 2013

North Korea
North Korean Leadership Tremors: Catalyst for U.S.-ROK-China Cooperation?

I participated last Friday morning in a perfectly timed, wide-ranging panel discussion hosted by The Korea Society and named in honor of Robert A. Scalapino, formerly Professor of Political Science a…

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November 10, 2013

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 238 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

U.S. Marine Corps Major General Michael Dana uses a saber to slice a cake for the Marines' 237th birthday (Chip East/Courtesy Reuters).

July 23, 2012

Japan
An Eye to the Future of Japan-South Korea Relations

South Korea’s Democratic United Party (DUP) failed yesterday in its motion to dismiss South Korea’s Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik for the Lee Myung-bak administration’s handling of the General Securit…

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