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July 8, 2011

North Korea
The Land of Lousy Options, Indeed.

North Koreans shout slogan during a massive rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to denounce the conservative government of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on July 4, 2011. (Yo…

North Koreans shout slogan during a massive rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to denounce the conservative government of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on July 4, 2011.

July 28, 2011

North Korea
Should the U.S. Government be Talking to Kim Kye-gwan?

North Korea's envoy to the six-party talks Kim Kye-gwan (C) speaks to the media after a meeting with a Chinese foreign ministry counterpart in Beijing, February 11, 2010. (Courtesy Reuters/Jason …

North Korea’s envoy to the six-party talks Kim Kye-gwan (C) speaks to the media after a meeting with a Chinese foreign ministry counterpart in Beijing, February 11, 2010.

March 8, 2012

United States
Ask the Experts: Where Are the Women in Foreign Policy?

Having worked at a number of institutions over the past fifteen years, I have long been struck by the proportional underrepresentation of women in U.S. foreign policy and national security positions…

Situation Room 2010

July 17, 2012

China
China’s Population Policy—An Exchange Between Edwin Winckler and Yanzhong Huang

Dr. Yanzhong Huang is Senior Fellow for Global Health and the newest writer for Asia Unbound. His first post, “Time for China to Abandon Its Population Control Policy,” attracted significant attentio…

A young Chinese mother watches her child in front of a sign reading "birth control is a basic state policy of our country" in Beijing on July 23, 2002.

May 17, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Congress, CIA Drones, and Iran

John Vandiver, “US-trained Congolese Battalion Among Units Accused of Rape,” Stars and Stripes, May 10, 2013. For U.S. diplomats and military officials who were involved in training a Congolese ar…

August 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s President Jonathan to Meet with President Obama

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told Nigerian media that President Goodluck Jonathan and President Barack Obama would meet in Washington, DC in September, on the margins of the UN General Asse…

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 8, 2011.

December 19, 2013

India
Some Background for the Khobragade Case

Since the arrest last Thursday of India’s acting consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, U.S.-India relations have hit turbulent waters. Dr. Khobragade has been charged in the Southern Distri…

Supporters of Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, shout anti-U.S. slogans during a protest near the U.S. embassy in New Delhi

January 9, 2014

United States
This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations, Egyptian Convictions, and more U.S. Shuttle Diplomacy

Significant Developments Syria. Representatives from various Syrian opposition groups-- including some Islamist factions-- met in Cordoba, Spain today to try to forge common ground before the schedu…

Members of Syrian opposition groups stand after visiting the former mosque of Cordoba during a consultative meeting in Cordoba, southern Spain January 9, 2014 (del Pozo/Courtesy Reuters).

February 13, 2014

India
The Limits of Speech in India

India is the world’s largest democracy, with possibly the world’s largest number of political parties (six national, twenty-two regional, and 1500+ official unrecognized parties), and what must surel…

February 28, 2014

United States
President Obama’s March Summit with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on Monday. The last time the two leaders met together—September 30, 2013, in the same Oval Office—Obama had big news for t…

U.S. president Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, May 18, 2009 (Downing/Courtesy Reuters).