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April 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

April 23, 2018

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q1 2018

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period of January 1 to March 31, 2018.

Cyber Tracker

October 25, 2019

Religion
Kenyan Theologian Who Elevated African Religion Passes Away

The Kenyan John Mbiti, an Anglican priest, theologian, and academic, died on October 5 at the age of eighty-seven. He led the reappraisal of traditional African religions that sees them as equal to other world religions. He argued that traditional African religions were specifically congruent with Christianity, and that Christianity was more than Europe.

The Ecumenical Centre and Church is pictured on November 21, 2008 in Abuja, Nigeria.

February 24, 2020

COVID-19
The Coronavirus, Oil, and Global Supply Chains

As nations prepare for a possible health emergency, world leaders are realizing that the new coronavirus is going to be harder to contain than previously hoped. Mobilization is continuing, and concer…

An empty street is seen after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy February 24, 2020.

March 21, 2016

Radicalization and Extremism
Women and Terrorism: "Jihadi Girl Power" Masks Reality

Far from demonstrating a new face of empowerment, so-called “jihadi girl power” wildly overstates the power of women and girls living under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The image…

Foad, the brother of 15 year-old Nora who left her home in Avignon for Syria nine months ago attends an interview with Reuters in Paris

May 28, 2015

Israel
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Question of Hamas, Gaza, and Israel

Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel.  It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…

December 12, 2011

Thailand
U.S. Citizen Sent to Jail in Thailand for Insulting the King

Joe Gordon arrives at the Bangkok Criminal Court December 8, 2011. The U.S. citizen was given 2-1/2 years in prison on Thursday for insulting the Thai monarchy, the latest in a series of draconian se…

Joe Gordon arrives at the Bangkok Criminal Court December 8, 2011. The U.S. citizen was given 2-1/2 years in prison on Thursday for insulting the Thai monarchy, the latest in a series of draconian sentences handed down for lese-majeste and one that could cause friction with the United States.

March 8, 2017

Japan
Japan: Women of Influence

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This comes five days after Japan’s Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day, the day in which the nation celebrates the bright future of its young daughters. On this s…

September 21, 2017

Mexico
It's Time to Face NAFTA’s Jobs Myth

A third lightning round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks begins in Ottawa on September 23. Negotiators reportedly made progress during the first two go-rounds in Washington and Me…

NAFTA negotiations

June 11, 2013

China
Newer Economic Models

In the Asian Review of Books, editor Peter Gordon reviews both my new book Democracy in Retreat and a forthcoming book by longtime China journalist Joe Studwell, How Asia Works; Success and Failure i…

An employee works at a textile mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China on March 28, 2013. China's factory activity likely expanded at its fastest rate in 11 months in March 2013, with an anticipated pick-up in both domestic and external demand set to bolster the case that its economic recovery is gathering pace, not simply stabilizing.