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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.

October 3, 2022

United States
Elections, Violence, and the Future of American Democracy

Violence during the election season undermines the United States’ democracy, its relationship with allies, and its strength against adversaries.

election sign

September 30, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: “Women, Life, Freedom”: Protests Continue to Surge Across Iran

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 September 24 to September 30.

A man gestures during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022.

September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 29, 2022

India
The Success of U.S.-India Cooperation Depends on Indian Democracy

The erosion of press freedoms is just one example of India’s authoritarian turn. If India’s democracy weakens further, can the United States continue to view it as a counterpoint to China?

Headshot of Suhasini Haidar

September 26, 2022

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Robots Are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at the U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 23, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: Protests in Iran Demand End to Decades of Women’s Oppression

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 September 17 to September 23.

An Iranian woman living in Turkey reacts during a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey September 21, 2022.

September 23, 2022

United States
Why “Reforming” the United Nations Security Council is a Bad Idea

President Biden has embraced "reforms" of the United Nations Security Council that are impractical and would undermine U.S. interests.

September 21, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Conflict and the Erosion of Trust

Cyberattacks have been characterized as major tools in modern warfighting, but have often failed to have major physical effects. Instead, cyberattacks have played major roles in degrading trust in so…

Three EMTs in masks and face coverings load a patient into the back of an ambulance.