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June 14, 2022

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The U.S. Army turns 247 years old today.  

Two soldiers hold a U.S. flag behind a soldier administering an oath to another solider on a beach.

January 29, 2018

Vietnam
Vietnam Shores Up Its Defenses in the Trump Years

Over the past five years, Vietnam has become the Southeast Asian state that has most assertively challenged China’s regional strategic ambitions. To push back against Beijing’s growing regional power…

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November 30, 2012

Wars and Conflict
Emerging Voices: Zachary D. Kaufman on Social Entrepreneurship

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Zachary D. Kaufman, an attor…

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June 22, 2022

Security Alliances
The G7, NATO, and the Future of the West

Rather than making democracy a litmus test, G7 and NATO leaders would gain more traction by focusing on the need for all countries to defend the fundamental rules of the international system grounded…

G7 leaders pose in front of their national flags for a family photo during a NATO summit on Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on March 24, 2022.

December 7, 2021

Economics
Arthur Ross Book Award: “The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes”

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Zachary D. Carter, Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser, and Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett.

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April 29, 2022

Japan
Ukraine Response Deepens Japan-Europe Strategic Ties

In the months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Japan has deepened ties with Ukraine and its European neighbors.

Foreign Minister for Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi and Foreign Minister for Norway Anniken Huitfeldt at the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, April 7, 2022

April 4, 2022

United Nations
Funding the United Nations: How Much Does the U.S. Pay?

Many UN agencies, programs, and missions receive crucial funding from the United States. The Trump administration sharply reduced funding to some UN agencies, but President Biden has largely reversed…

March 27, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: BCG Projects Re-Shoring of Seven Industries

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released a report identifying seven industries poised to return manufacturing to the United States from China over the decade. Re-shoring will be driven by increased…

A Gregory Industries employee walks between rolls of steel before a Canton campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

February 16, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Where Has COVID-19 Contact Tracing Worked?

As part of global efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, health officials have tried a variety of contact-tracing strategies in countries around the world. Some have been success stories;…

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May 4, 2022

Tanzania
A Stronger U.S.-Tanzania Relationship Would Be Mutually Beneficial

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan made the most of her recent trip to the United States, signaling a desire for an improved relationship and deeper bilateral economic ties. Given U.S. interests in a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic East Africa, and the worrying trends in the region, her charm offensive should be met with enthusiasm in Washington. The U.S.-Tanzania relationship had been strained for years, first by frustrations with corruption that siphoned off a significant portion of the sizeable foreign assistance investment Washington had made in the country, and then by concern over the autocratic governance style of Hassan’s predecessor, John Magufuli. But since assuming office after the death of Magufuli in March 2021, Hassan has moved cautiously and deliberately to shore up her own position and to change the country’s direction.

Tanzania's President Hassan wearing a head covering speaks at a podium with Vice President Harris to her left.