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August 10, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Importance of International Norms in Artificial Intelligence Ethics

Artificial intelligence has arrived as a multi-purpose tool. The United States and its allies need to do more to establish norms and ensure AI is used in a way that does not harm human rights.

The leaders of the Group of Seven members stand against a forested and mountainous backdrop.

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.

August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

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

Resolute desk

July 25, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

July 19, 2022

Ukraine
A Conversation With David Beasley

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis, including how the UN World Food Program is working to respond to increasing global food insecurity as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

Play David Beasley speaking in front of the UN logo

July 19, 2022

South Korea
Anticipating a U.S.-South Korea Semiconductor Alliance

A wholesale semiconductor alliance between the United States and South Korea needs to be preceded by clear communication, improved transparency, and greater interdependence to foster trust and better…

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol after delivering remarks during a visit to a semiconductor factory at the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on May 20, 2022.

July 13, 2022

Taiwan
Shinzo Abe Transformed Japan’s Relationship with Taiwan to Counter Threats from China

One of Shinzo Abe’s most significant moves was adjusting Japan’s relationship with Taiwan.

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (R) greets former Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential office in Taipei October 31, 2010

June 29, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Turkey’s Growing Foreign Policy Ambitions

Turkey’s geography and membership in NATO have long given the country an influential voice in foreign policy, but the assertive policies of President Erdogan have complicated its role.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in front of massive Turkish flags and portraits of himself and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

June 16, 2022

United States
Fake News, Then and Now

The problem of fake news has been with us from the beginning of the Republic, and American democracy was even worse at dealing with it then than it is now.

A news stand outfitted with "Fake News" headlines as a stunt pulled off by the Columbia Journalism Review is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York

June 14, 2022

China
China and Russia: Exploring Ties Between Two Authoritarian Powers

China and Russia have expanded trade and defense ties over the past decade, but they’re not formal allies. Experts say Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a turning point in the relationship.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand next to each other.