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Why the US Should Withdraw Its Troops from Korea

In the News
Responsible Statecraft
Ethan Kessler

Nearly seven decades after the armistice, the status quo on the Peninsula does not serve American interests, the Council's Ethan Kessler argues.

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REUTERS
Defense and Security

International Relations Scholars and the Public on US-China Policy

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

A comparison of two recent polls finds some similarities—and some significant differences—in how international relations scholars and the American public want to approach China.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meet with CCP Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi, in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18, 2021
Ron Przysucha
Public Opinion

Publics React to Mandatory Vaccination, the Olympics, and Governments' COVID Management

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Populations around the world remain divided over how comfortable they are returning to normal life as the Delta variant spreads.

Olympic flag in Tokyo
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COVID-19

Countries Have Varied Responses to Delta Variant Spread

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

With the global infection rate increasing for the first time since April, some countries are pumping the brakes on ambitious recovery plans.

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Public Opinion

Vaccinations Bring Hope; Brazil Death Toll Mounts; One Month to Tokyo

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

In some countries the year of the pandemic is coming to a close, with successful vaccination campaigns providing an exit from pandemic restrictions. But that’s not the case everywhere.

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COVID-19

As Vaccination Campaigns Continue Around the World, Restrictions Lift and Optimism Spreads

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Some countries, now awash in vaccines, are looking abroad to help other countries combat the pandemic. For those with slower rollouts, the fight against the pandemic continues.

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COVID-19

With Normalcy Returning in Some Places, Global Public Opinion Shows a Degree of Anxiety

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

While coronavirus restrictions are being incrementally removed in certain countries, some people are feeling concern at returning to the activities that had characterized their pre-pandemic lives.

COVID-19

As Virus Rages Unevenly, Global Public Opinion Shows Divergent Attitudes

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Although cases have declined significantly in Europe, the United States, and much of East Asia, the pandemic remains a major threat in South America, India, and several other nations around the world.

An NHS ad in a UK subway appeals commuters to get vaccinated.
John Cameron
COVID-19

South Korea Is Staying Out of the US-China Rivalry

In the News
World Politics Review
Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines South Korea's careful negotiation of its security alliance with the United States, along with its economic dependence on China.

South Korean President Moon
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Public Opinion

Amid Surges and Vaccine Issues, Global Public Opinion Shows Crisis is not Over

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Following high profile pauses to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as surging cases in different parts of the world, it is clear that the gains in some countries do not signal an end to the pandemic.

Abdul Goni
Public Opinion