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February 25, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. Assumes UNSC Presidency, Intelligence Report Investigates Khashoggi Killing, and More

The United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield newly confirmed as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations; the U.S. intel…

Podcast A person holds a banner of Jamal Khashoggi during a symbolic funeral prayer for the Saudi journalist, killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, on November 16, 2018.

February 23, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Policy Toward Africa, with Landry Signé

Landry Signé, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. interests in A…

Podcast A street vendor sells regalia depicting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa outside the venue for the African National Congress (ANC) 107th anniversary celebrations at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on January 12, 2019.

February 18, 2021

Currency Reserves
The Dollar Privilege

The dollar is the world’s primary reserve currency, accounting for $6.7 trillion in foreign reserves. This has given the United States what some have called “an exorbitant privilege,” allowing it to …

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February 18, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
U.S. Nears Half Million COVID-19 Deaths, Biden Rejoins Paris Agreement, and More

The COVID-19 death toll approaches five hundred thousand in the United States. Also, President Biden formally rejoins the Paris Agreement on climate and addresses world leaders at the virtual Munich …

Podcast Dr. Michelle Chester draws the COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, December 14, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. The rollout of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, the first to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ushers in the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history.

February 16, 2021

China
Podcast: Claudia Trevisan on China's Influence in Latin America

From São Paulo to Quito, Chinese investment has exploded across Latin America over the last two decades. China now rivals the United States as a leading economic power in the region. Yet China’s econ…

Podcast Members of the Chinese People Liberation Army Navy stand at the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy hospital ship Peace Ark, during its arrival ceremony at the port in Venezuela on September 22, 2018.

February 11, 2021

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO Defense Ministers Convene, UN Security Council Talks Yemen, and More

Defense ministers of NATO countries meet virtually to discuss withdrawing from Afghanistan; the UN Security Council debates the war in Yemen following the Biden administration’s policy shift; and spa…

Podcast A Yemeni man inspects a house that was destroyed in an airstrike carried out during the war by the Saudi-led coalition's warplanes, on February 05, 2021 in Sana'a, Yemen.

February 9, 2021

India
The Future of U.S.-India Relations, With Tanvi Madan

Tanvi Madan, senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program and director of the India Project at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lin…

Podcast Students of Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School waving flags during a visit by First Lady of the United States Melania Trump to a Delhi Government School, at Moti Bagh on February 25, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

February 4, 2021

U.S. Congress
Trump’s Trial Begins, Myanmar’s Military Coup, and More

Former President Donald J. Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in the Senate, Myanmar faces the fallout of a military coup, and the United States extends the New START nuclear treaty with Russia…

Podcast Supporters wave National League for Democracy (NLD) flags as a symbol of resistance and as part of the "Civil Disobedience Campaign" against the military coup. Myanmar's military detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi and declared a state of emergency while seizing the power in the country for a year after losing the election against the National League for Democracy (NLD).

February 3, 2021

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
'The Most Persistent and Lethal Threat'

For years, security experts have warned that white nationalist and white supremacist extremism represent the most significant domestic terrorism threat to the United States. Now, in the wake of the a…

Podcast Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists take part a the night before the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, VA, white supremacists march with tiki torchs through the University of Virginia campus.

January 28, 2021

China
China-Taiwan Tension Builds, Secretary Blinken’s First Week, and More

Tension between China and Taiwan builds, Antony Blinken begins his first week as President Biden’s secretary of state, and governments race to procure the COVID-19 vaccine as virus variants emerge.

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