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Commentary & Analysis

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Grows While Global Public Opinion Shows Continued Concern

Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Even as the vaccine rollout continues, some nations consider greater restrictions and further lockdowns as case numbers increase.

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
US Secretary of Defense

Talking Taiwan with Former National Intelligence Officer Paul Heer

In the News
Sinica Podcast
Paul Heer

Paul Heer examines the Taiwan conundrum — one of the thorniest and most fraught issues confronting the new Biden foreign policy team as it navigates the US-China relationship.

Taiwan flag
US Foreign Policy


Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies

Report by Multiple Authors

A task force, cochaired by Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd with Ivo Daalder, argues that fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have shaken America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the 50-year-old nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Then US Vice President Joe Biden visits Observation Post Ouellette inside the DMZ, the military border separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom in 2013.
Defense and Security

Divisions on US-China Policy: Opinion Leaders and the Public

Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Craig Kafura, Dina Smeltz, Joshua Busby, Joshua D. Kertzer, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama analyze recent surveys of foreign policy professionals and the American public on the degree of threat posed by China and how the United States should respond.

A US dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China's yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among US and Chinese flags.
Public Opinion