June 10, 2019North Korea
The South Korea-U.S. alliance should guard against the erosion of defense capabilities, address constraints on its current military posture, and innovate its approach to security cooperation and dete…
May 30, 2019North Korea
Unwavering faith in the gospel of denuclearization is not supported by an objective evaluation of its track record.
May 16, 2019Trade
Experts from the Council of Councils grade international cooperation on global trade a middling C in 2018, rank it one of the lowest priorities on the global agenda, and are only somewhat optimistic …
May 17, 2019North Korea
If Washington alone must shoulder the responsibility for the deployment and possible usage of weapons of mass destruction, it alone must control when and how they are deployed and used.
May 14, 2019Global Governance
How did world leaders do in managing global challenges in 2018? Experts from twenty-eight think tanks around the world grade international cooperation a middling C.
May 13, 2019Afghanistan
Wazhma Frogh, co-founder of the Women and Peace Studies Organization in Afghanistan and member of the Afghan Women’s Network, reflects on the importance of women's participation in the ongoing Afghan…
May 10, 2019United Kingdom
The birth of Archie, the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has led to British media speculation, picked-up by the New York Times, that the Queen (actually, in conjunction with the Theresa May government) may dispatch them to Africa for a undetermined period. Their role, beyond lubricating the UK’s ties with its former African colonies, would be to build support for the Commonwealth of Nations. It would also get the Royal couple out of the media circus surrounding Archie’s birth. There is further speculation that Archie’s mixed race would make the family particularly attractive to Africans.
May 8, 2019Southeast Asia
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun and Joshua Kurlantzick The coronation of King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, held last weekend, was the first crowning of a Thai sovereign since that of his father, the late…