South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s campaign against colonial-era pro-Japanese collaborators is an overlooked yet critical bilateral issue, linked to the United States and diplomacy with North Korea.
In the current climate, the U.S.-Russian relationship is likely to stay stuck regardless of any grand gestures aimed at turning Putin into President Trump’s “new best friend.”
What are the challenges facing democracy globally and how can the United States recover its role as a leader in international democracy support?
Trump has never cultivated a close working relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May, and the unilateral actions by the Trump administration have deepened policy rifts between the two countries.
In May 2019, citizens of the European Union will elect a new European parliament. How will the EU be governed after the election, and how might the new parliament impact the EU’s agenda over the next five years and its potential effects on the transatlantic relationship?
The United States and North Korea are once again locked in a diplomatic standoff over denuclearization and the normalization of U.S.-North Korean relations. This has brought the promising start North and South Korea have made on building peace and security on the Korean Peninsula to a halt.
Whether President Trump is misguided in pursuing tariffs and using them as leverage with the Chinese government, America’s continued drive to levy penalties is less about fixing a trade problem than about changing China’s investment rules.
The Nigerian case highlights the challenges of local-level stabilization efforts while working with a host government that lacks political commitment, capacity, and coordination.
The overarching challenge for U.S. foreign policy today is to adapt to an international landscape in which American dominance is fading. There’s a compelling case for American diplomacy as our tool of first resort in this new and more competitive era.
Despite President Emmanuel Macron’s conciliatory measures, it is unclear whether his grand gesture will lead to permanent democratic reforms. His familiar positions and the wider political environment suggest many roadblocks ahead.