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December 17, 2012

Americas
Latin America in the Global Economy

A few weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion with Antoine van Agtmael and Claudio Loser (and moderated by Theodore Moran) on Latin America and the global economy. The two pan…

December 22, 2014

United States
Ten Americans Who Died in 2014 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2014 who throu…

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June 29, 2012

Fourth of July Reading

I will be taking some time off to celebrate Independence Day, which will include diving into Mike Moran’s terrific new book, The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy, and the Future of American Power. Happy Fo…

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November 1, 2012

South Korea
South Korean Navy: “To the Sea, To the World”

Terence Roehrig is professor of National Security Affairs and director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College.   The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy welcomes visitors to its we…

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October 23, 2012

International Organizations
Korea Goes Global: And We Mean Security (Not Gangnam Style)

When one thinks of the world’s emerging powers, the mind is naturally drawn to large, sprawling developing countries like China, India, or Brazil. But there’s another dynamo we often overlook that’s …

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak speaks to members of his delegation while awaiting the start of a meeting on the second day of the G20 Summit in Cannes

March 23, 2012

Friday File: Cherry Trees Blossom in Washington, DC

Above the Fold. Washington, DC, owes a huge debt of gratitude to Tokyo. It was one hundred years ago next Tuesday that Japan’s largest city gave our nation’s capital 3,000 cherry trees to plant along…

The cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin are in full bloom in Washington, DC. (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters)

January 6, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Are We Near a Showdown with Iran?

Above the Fold. Pundits who predicted that Iran would top the list of foreign policy problems in 2012 have early evidence that they were right. President Obama signed legislation over the holiday bre…

An F/A-18F fighter jet launches off the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. (Benjamin Crossley/courtesy Reuters)

December 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Three Good News Stories—Latin America, Burma, and HIV/AIDS Prevention

The headquarters of Brazil's central bank in Brasilia. (Ueslei Marcelino/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The newspapers spread across my desk are a sea of bad news. Iraq looks to be descendin…

The headquarters of Brazil’s central bank in Brasilia. (Ueslei Marcelino/courtesy Reuters)

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Iran Debate Heats Up

An Iranian military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011. (GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The political debate o…

military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh, in Iran, in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011, and released by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) to Reuters on December 2, 2011. ISIS released a commercial satellite image of the military compound where a large explosion occurred on November 12, 2011. Compared to an earlier picture of the site as shown here, an image taken on November 22, 2011 shows that most of the buildings on the compound appear extensively damaged. MANDATORY CREDIT - GEOEYE REUTERS/GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/Handout

November 11, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: What Are the Next Steps on Iran?

Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform in Tehran on November 10, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. This week’s IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear activities provides many new detai…

Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran November 10, 2011. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch any military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with