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August 18, 2022

South Korea
Why North Korea Might Reject Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative

There are at least three reasons why the North Koreans are likely to reject South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's "audacious" initiative outlined in his Liberation Day speech. 

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, August 15, 2022.

February 2, 2023

China
China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative

China’s colossal infrastructure investments may usher in a new era of trade and growth for economies in Asia and beyond. But skeptics worry that China is laying a debt trap for borrowing governments…

Aerial view of a railway that cuts through lush Indonesian jungle.

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The Life and Ideas of Hans Morgenthau

In the decades following the end of the Cold War, realists found themselves on the defensive, struggling to explain the United States’ unchallenged dominance and the growing influence of nonstate act…

March 25, 2022

South Korea
South Korean President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s Early Foreign Policy Challenges

President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol must pass early challenges posed by China and North Korea if he is to establish a stable foundation for South Korea’s foreign policy. 

South Korea's President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a news conference to address his relocation plans of the presidential office, at his transition team office, in Seoul, South Korea on March 20, 2022.

July 21, 2022

Human Rights
Virtual Roundtable: The Implications of the Dobbs Ruling on Human Rights at Home and Abroad

With its judgment in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. Striking down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision provides sta…

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December 29, 2022

2022 in Review
Five Good Foreign Policy News Stories in 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, here are five positive stories on the foreign policy front that happened in the past year. 

Tourists as seen waiting in line for the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

October 22, 2014

Global
Hans Blix on a Legacy of Nuclear Safeguards and Inspections

Hans Blix, former executive chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), j…

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October 22, 2014

Global
Hans Blix on a Legacy of Nuclear Safeguards and Inspections

Hans Blix, former executive chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, joins Mitchel B. W…

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May 5, 2017

China
Age of Empires: How the Qin and Han Dynasties Are Shaping China's Contemporary Identity

The Council on Foreign Relations and the Metropolitan Museum of Art invite you and your guest to view the Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties exhibition, followed by a panel disc…

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October 4, 2022

Taiwan
Taiwan Local Elections Are Where China’s Disinformation Strategies Begin

Taiwan’s local elections, not the national ones, incubate China’s disinformation strategies. Civil society is stepping up to fight them.

A woman casts her ballots at a polling station during local elections and referendum on same-sex marriage in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on November 24, 2018.