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In Kenya, Cautious Optimism for the Country’s Presidential Election

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"Kenyan elections have a troubled history, but with democracy declining across the globe, Kenya this year stands out as a possible ray of hope," writes Elizabeth Shackelford".

Voters line up to cast their ballots in Kajiado county, Kenya August 9, 2022
Reuters
Global Politics

Advice for the US in Africa: Stop Lecturing about China and Russia

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Grid Media
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackleford joins Grid Media to discuss U.S. policy toward Africa, and the balancing act between “not dictating” and effecting change.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand on July 10, 2022.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Disastrous Education Policy Rollout Drives Yoon’s Approvals Lower

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NK News
Karl Friedhoff

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol continues to see his approval ratings sink, with all age groups 18-69 now disapproving according to the latest poll.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks at a Korean Memorial Day ceremony at the Seoul National cemetery on June 06, 2022.
Reuters
Global Politics

Turkey: Difficult to Live with, Nearly Impossible to Live without

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Politico
Ivo H. Daalder

Despite President Erdoğan's status as a complicated ally, Turkey's strategic importance to NATO is clear, argues Ivo Daalder.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sits in front of a row of Turkish flags.
Reuters
Global Politics

Takeaways from Pelosi's Trip to Taiwan

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit aroused Beijing’s ire—but more important may be the long-term trends in Taiwanese attitudes. 

Nancy Pelosi prepares to board her plane before leaving Taiwan on August 3, 2022.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

World Review: Russia, China, and the Battle for Global Dominance

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

In lieu of a new World Review, Ivo Daalder talks with Catherine Ashton, Robert Kagan, and Kishore Mahbubani about Russia and China’s efforts to counter US power.

Against a backdrop of Russian and Chinese flags, Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of a joint press briefing in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
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Global Politics

Should the US Embrace or Reject Engagement with China?

Podcast
Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Paul Heer joins Deep Dish to argue that engagement is necessary in shaping the US-China relationship.

Speaker Pelosi and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen meet in Taipei, Taiwan on August 3, 2022.
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US Foreign Policy

Pelosi: Washington Will Not Abandon Taiwan

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Al Hurra
Matthew Abbott

Matt Abbott joins Al Hurra to discuss Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and how this visit could impact the US-China relationship.

Matt Abbott speaks in an interview on Al Hurra.
Defense and Security

Workforce "Ally-Shoring" Brings Benefits across Borders

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The Hill
John Austin

John Austin argues that a skilled and mobile workforce, as part of a U.S.-Mexico “ally-shoring” framework, can help address chronic vacancies in both countries.

Biden meets with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House on July 12, 2022.
Reuters
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Beijing Ramps up Military Presence in Taiwan

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ABC RN Breakfast
Matthew Abbott

Matt Abbott joins ABC RN Breakfast to look at Beijing's responses to Speaker Pelosi's Taiwan visit, including a ramped-up military presence and new sanctions.

Speaker Pelosi visits the parliament in Taipei, Taiwan on August 3, 2022.
Reuters
Defense and Security