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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

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.

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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February 23, 2022

China
Putin’s Aggression Against Ukraine Deals a Blow to China’s Hopes for Taiwan

China’s support for Russia risks working against its desire to bring Taiwan under its control.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 5, 2019.

March 8, 2022

India
Can India Afford Nonalignment After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine?

India has historically refused to become enmeshed in superpower politics, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should force a rethink.  

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, December 6, 2021.

February 4, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: February 4, 2022

U.S. Cybersecurity Official Travels to Europe; Pegasus Detected on Finnish Diplomats' Phones; Olympics Bring New Cyber Risks; Myanmar Announces New Cybersecurity Law; Beijing Emphasizes Blockchain

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity, speaks at an event in San Francisco in November 2019.

January 26, 2022

Sudan
Sudanese Protesters Insist on End to Military Rule

As the fraught standoff in Sudan enters its fourth month, pro-democracy demonstrators persist in resisting the military officers that seized power in October. Their courage and determination deserve the world’s attention and support.

Protesters, one holding a Sudanese flag, walk down the street. A young girl in the foreground throws up two fingers in a peace symbol.

May 21, 2021

South Korea
Joe Biden’s Summit With South Korea’s Moon Jae-In Poses a Question of Shared Values

The Joe Biden administration has framed its main foreign policy paradigm primarily in terms of competition between democracy and authoritarianism, emphasizing cooperation among like-minded allies as …

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers remarks before participating in a bilateral meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2021

September 27, 2021

Sudan
Thwarted Coup Signals Dangerous Times for Sudan’s Transition

On September 21, Sudanese authorities announced that they had thwarted an attempted coup. Civilian leaders assert that the incident is just another example of the urgent need for security-sector reform; meanwhile, military leaders have suggested that civilian mismanagement of the economy provides fertile ground for attempts to overthrow the government.

Protesters raise their arms while standing next to a truck with armed men standing in the bed of the truck.