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Biden’s North Korea Campaign Rhetoric Versus Reality

In the News
Responsible Statecraft
Matthew Abbott

How do Biden’s campaign promises match up with one year of his policy on North Korea? Matthew Abbott examines the record in Responsible Statecraft.

Biden seated at a desk in facing the teleconference of the East Asian Summit.
Adam Schultz
US Foreign Policy

Vladimir Putin's Deepest Fear Is the Freedom of Russia's Neighbors

In the News
Financial Times
Ivo H. Daalder

“An end to NATO enlargement or withdrawing forces from the east will not stop Putin. Only full support of Ukraine can do that,” writes Ivo Daalder in the Financial Times.

Vladimir Putin sits in profile at a table in front of white and gold curtains in meetings with Iran.
Reuters
Global Politics

US "Counterterrorism Strategy" Is Failure by Another Name

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Crashing the War Party
Elizabeth Shackelford

Twenty years of US funded security assistance and counterterrorism in Africa has only increased violence, argues Elizabeth Shackelford on Crashing the War Party Podcast.

Soldiers stand near a bombed car in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Reuters
Global Politics

To Fight Global Corruption, US Must Address Its Role in It

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"To be a credible champion of good governance and democracy, America must make fighting corruption a higher priority," writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

The United States capitol building with dark clouds above wide angle shot in Washington, DC.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Breaking the Diplomatic Deadlock with North Korea

In the News
War on the Rocks
Matthew Abbott

How can the Biden administration renew meaningful diplomacy with North Korea despite missile tests? Matthew Abbott makes recommendations in War on the Rocks.

Spectators watch news video footage of missile test in Korea.
Reuters
Defense and Security

Tense Talks as US, NATO Meet with Russia

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PBS Newshour
Ivo H. Daalder

“The only way to prevent that military threat from coming to fruition is for the alliance to be unified,” Council President Ivo Daalder tells PBS Newshour.

Screenshot of Council President Ivo Daalder speaking on PBS Newshour with
Global Politics

US-Russia Summit Meetings: What to Expect

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Nieuwsuur
Ivo H. Daalder

“There is room for a very serious negotiation on the future of European security, the kind that Russian leaders in the past have asked for,” Ivo Daalder remarks on Nieuwsuur.

Screenshot of Ivo Daalder on Nieuwsuur.
Global Politics

Europe Strong and Safe

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Foreign Affairs
Coauthors

To deter Russia, America must help revive the region’s security architecture, Council President Ivo Daalder and James M. Goldgeier argue.

Soldiers in Ukraine
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Democracy Around the World Had a Rough Year. But Don't Give Up.

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"The year we’re leaving behind was a bad one for democracy — a reminder that progress is fragile and not inevitable, and that history doesn’t always take a linear path," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

vigil for democracy at the University of Hong Kong
REUTERS
Global Politics

Disappointments Abound in 2022 Pentagon Budget

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“Blindly increasing our defense dollars isn’t a path to more security,” writes Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, sits at a table with Congress to discuss China's pacing.
Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders
Defense and Security