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January 18, 2022

China
The United States and Japan Should Prepare for Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan

Questions of how the United States should address the issue of China and Taiwan have moved to the center of the U.S. foreign policy debate.

DOCUMENT DATE: November 11, 2021 Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, meets with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Kishida's official residence.

January 14, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 14, 2022

Danish intelligence chief detained over leaks; Cyber Command releases malware samples; White House hosts summit on open-source software; Omicron outbreak in Xi'an threatens semiconductor supply chain…

General Paul Nakasone, commander of Cyber Command, testifies before Congress in February of 2019.

January 13, 2022

India
Roopa Kudva: Diverse Tech Start-Ups and Investors Are India’s Future

India’s entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists are increasingly representative of the country’s diversity. They are playing a critical role in addressing India’s problems.

Roopa Kudva, Managing Director of Omidyar Network India

January 12, 2022

Israel
Israel, Iran, and the Archbishop of Canterbury

In recent weeks the Iran nuclear talks restarted, and the Archbishop of Canterbury delivered himself of a statement criticizing Israel's treatment of Christians. Herewith, comments on both matters. …

January 10, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Women’s Rights Deteriorate in Afghanistan

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 December 18 to January 7. 

Afghan women shout slogans during a rally to protest against what the protesters say is Taliban restrictions on women, in Kabul, Afghanistan on December 28, 2021.

January 10, 2022

Ethiopia
Ethiopia Conflict Dynamics Shift as New U.S. Envoy Takes Over

The Biden administration is trying to capitalize on positive trends in Ethiopia as it transitions from Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, whose resignation was announced last week, to his successor, David Satterfield.

Silhouettes of a group of Ethiopian civilians are seen in front of a setting sun in the background.

January 7, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 7, 2022

Poland purchased Pegasus spyware; Indian announces investigation of Apple; China surveils foreign social media; Russian IT executive extradited; China mandates cybersecurity reviews.

Jarosław Kaczyński, chairman of the ruling party in Poland, speaks at a news conference in October 2021.

January 7, 2022

Treaties and Agreements
On International Treaties, the United States Refuses to Play Ball

In lists of state parties to globally significant treaties, the United States is often notably absent. Ratification hesitancy is a chronic impairment to international U.S. credibility and influence.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the seventy-sixth Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021.

December 30, 2021

2021 in Review
Five Good Foreign Policy News Stories in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here are five positive stories on the foreign policy front that happened in the past year. 

A rocket ship takes off at night.

January 5, 2022

South Africa
Reflections: Former Asst. Sec. for Africa Walter Kansteiner on the George W. Bush Administration's Zimbabwe Policy

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner reflects on his dealing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki in formulating U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2003.

Walter Kansteiner sits and addresses the media. An American flag is situated behind him.