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September 19, 2022

Supply Chains
Potential Dependency Oversight in U.S.-South Korea Chip Policy

Oversight by the United States and South Korea may open them up to an undesirable reliance on China for older semiconductors that remain critical to the global economy.

A view of Samsung Electronics' chip production plant at Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

August 23, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Is Western Policy on Migration Holding Africa Back?

More than a generous immigration policy, Africa desperately needs help holding on to its precious human capital.

People walk past medical workers as they sit outside a hospital during a strike.

August 16, 2022

South Korea
The Evolution of South Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Policy Debate

The evolving policy debate over nuclear weapons acquisition in South Korea has implications for the security framework of the Korean Peninsula and greater Northeast Asian region, as well as for U.S. …

South Korean military participates in the 73rd anniversary of Armed Forces Day on October 1, 2021 in Pohang, South Korea.

July 12, 2022

Cybersecurity
A New U.S. Foreign Policy for Cyberspace

The era of the global internet has ended. The U.S. should pursue a new strategy in cyberspace by, creating a coalition of allies, balancing pressure with disruptive cyber operations, and improving cy…

People stand across a gray floor with lines connecting disparate groups.

July 14, 2022

Cybersecurity
How Should U.S. Cybersecurity Policy Develop?

The United States needs to improve its cybersecurity policy by preventing states from harboring cybercriminals, declaring norms against targeting financial and election systems, and expanding its use…

General Paul Nakasone stands in his dress uniform with his right hand raised in front of a dark background.

August 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Biden Signals Policy Reset, but African Leaders Must Meet Washington Halfway

African leaders must hold the United States to its vow, even as they put their own house in order.

The U.S. Secretary of State stands with his hand held out while giving a speech at a university in South Africa.

May 31, 2022

United States
Foreign Policy Bipartisanship’s Mixed Blessings

For the moment, the two parties are in broad agreement on some of the biggest foreign policy questions facing the United States—but this state of affairs is not without its dangers.

Congressional leaders of both parties at the U.S. State of the Union

December 11, 2020

Transition 2021
Transition 2021: Should a Retired General Be Secretary of Defense?

Each Friday, I look at what is happening in President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition to the White House. This week: Biden’s nomination of General Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense raises question…

Retired General Lloyd Austin speaks at a podium as President-Elect Joe Biden sits behind him.

June 8, 2022

United States
A Refreshed Autonomous Weapons Policy Will Be Critical for U.S. Global Leadership Moving Forward

The updated policy will hopefully reflect developments in the field and incorporate recent DoD initiatives, paving the way for what future governance of emerging capabilities should look like

A sign attached to a robot is pictured as activists from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of non-governmental organisations opposing lethal autonomous weapons or so-called 'killer robots', stage a protest at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

September 30, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: “Women, Life, Freedom”: Protests Continue to Surge Across Iran

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 September 24 to September 30.

A man gestures during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022.