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March 1, 2017

South Korea
Expanding South Korea’s Security Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

South Korea has much to lose if it does not help Southeast Asia address regional flash points such as disputes in the South China Sea.

June 19, 2017

Cuba
Tourists ride in a vintage car in Havana, Cuba. U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Trump administration has partially rolled back some business guidelines with Cuba while largely leaving the normalization policy unchanged.

May 25, 2017

Mexico
A Mexican colonel stands in a poppy field before it is destroyed during a military operation in Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico. Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

May 17, 2017

Americas
A Venezuelan opposition supporter carries a sign that reads, "OAS: come and see," in front of a mural depicting late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas in October 2009. The Organization of American States

The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy, but it has been hesitant to censure member states for violating democratic principles.

July 5, 2017

Global Governance
Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters What's at Stake at the G20 Summit

Will the leaders' gathering in Hamburg find consensus on pressing global economic issues? Experts from many of the group's member states assess prospects.

July 5, 2017

China
China-North-Korea-Cover.jpg The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on Kim Jong-un’s regime. But analysts say Beijing’s policies remain focused on border stability.

June 16, 2017

Cybersecurity
Ukraine Blackout Cyber Week in Review: June 16, 2017

This week: the actors behind the 2016 blackout in Eastern Ukraine, internet censorship in Africa, North Korea, and modernizing NAFTA.

May 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
Duterte-30th ASEAN Summit The Thirtieth ASEAN Summit: Winners

Over the weekend, the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held the Thirtieth ASEAN Summit, in Manila—the Philippines is the chair of ASEAN this year. As has become usual, much of …

April 21, 2017

China
Feng-Xiaogang-award Chinese Cinema’s Absent Allure

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

January 17, 2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at his election day party in San Francisco, November 2011 (Robert Galbraith/Courtesy Reuters). The Renewing America Interview: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Pension Reform

When he took over as San Francisco's interim mayor in January 2011, Ed Lee seemed like just the reluctant warrior the city needed to tackle its fiscal woes. He hadn't run for office since his bid for…