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November 30, 2022

Economics
The New Geopolitics of Global Finance

The global balance of payments only adds up if the G-7's geopolitical rivals are also its bankers.

The New Geopolitics of Global Finance

September 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

July 22, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Administration Protections for LGBTQ+ People

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 July 16 to July 22.

People take part in the 2022 NYC Pride parade on June 26, 2022.

July 20, 2022

Somalia
Stranded Somali Soldiers Raise Questions About Horn Alliances

Eritrean interests may be better served than those of Ethiopia and Somalia.

Members of Somalia's military officers parade during the handover ceremony of the newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

June 3, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: New Report Condemns Failed Efforts to Combat Sexual Violence in Canadian Military

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 May 28 to June 3.

Canada's Defense Minister Anita Anand speaks at a news conference about an advisory panel report on systemic racism and discrimination in the military in Ottawa, Canada on April 25, 2022.

June 1, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q1 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between January and March 2022. 

Cyber Operations title card.

April 27, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: #MeToo Trends in Thailand After Women Speak Out Against Politician

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 April 9 to April 22.

A view of the Temple of Dawn before Earth Hour in Bangkok, Thailand on March 26, 2022.

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. …

December 22, 2021

Democracy
A New Year’s Resolution on Democracy Promotion

After the Trump administration's four years of abandoning and undermining the legacy of U.S. commitment to democracy, U.S. President Joe Biden is seeking to steer the country—and the world—down a dif…

U.S. President Joe Biden convenes a virtual summit with leaders from democratic nations at the State Department's Summit for Democracy, at the White House, in Washington, U.S. December 9, 2021.

December 21, 2021

Ethiopia
The Daunting Obstacles to Peace in Ethiopia

This week the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced that forces that have been clashing with the federal government in a see-sawing military campaign were withdrawing from positions outside the boundaries of the Tigray region. The TPLF framed the decision as a step intended to catalyze meaningful negotiations with Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian armed forces march carrying weapons and small Ethiopian flags during a pro-government rally.