December 17, 2014

Cybersecurity
the-interview-premiere The Interview and Its Challenge to North Korea’s Leadership

Today is the third anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s death, marking the completion of a traditional period of mourning for Korean leaders and the presumed consolidation of power under Kim Jong-il’s succes…

April 28, 2017

China
Can China Become the World’s Clean Energy Leader?

China seems poised to surpass the United States in leading clean energy innovation and climate change response, but Beijing faces internal challenges to energy reform.

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

April 14, 2017

Health
Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those who have been used to the noise and excitement in U.S. …

April 7, 2017

India
RTX2V24O The Trump Administration and H-1B Visas (So Far)

During his campaign, President Donald J. Trump made a number of comments about the H-1B visa program—the visa for highly-skilled workers. At different moments he was against the program, then in favo…

April 7, 2017

Syria
Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban?

Syria’s breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR’s Lori Esposito Murray.

July 3, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Interview with Gary LaFree "The Five Myths of Global Terrorism" - Video Interview with Dr. Gary LaFree

The reactions of U.S. officials to the leaks from former National Security Administration (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden point to the political resonance that terrorism holds for the American public…

March 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Passport Africa Visa U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot over Visas for Africans

Each year the University of Southern California hosts the African Global Economic and Development Summit. It is intended to bring together business, government, and others interested in U.S.-African …

April 4, 2013

China
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (Courtesy Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin) Big Data: An Interview with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, authors of the new book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, published last month, answered several questions on big d…

March 29, 2017

United States
Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…