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Japan Unveils Ambitious Military Plans Ahead of Biden-Kishida Meeting

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

What are the implications of Japan’s largest military buildup since World War II, and what does this mean for the US-Japan security alliance?

Defense and Security

Let’s Avoid Another Nuclear Arms Race

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

"If the United States presses for arms control and agrees to limits itself, it could convince others to follow suit," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.

yellow nuclear sign US Foreign Policy

For Kishida and Biden, a Stronger Japanese Defense Posture Is Only Half the Battle

In the News
The Diplomat
Craig Kafura

It’s one thing to commit to a stronger military and another thing to use it, Craig Kafura argues.

Joe Biden meets Kishida Fumio on the way to a NATO meeting
The White House
Public Opinion

Iran Executions Quash Protests, Push Dissent Underground

In the News
Saeid Golkar

Despite getting people off the streets, Iran's hard crackdown on protesters "has created a massive resentment among Iranians."

Protestor Majid Kazemi, alleged to have killed members of security forces during nationwide protests, appears in a courtroom on January 9, 2023.
Global Politics

Was Brazil's Insurrection Foretold?

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Project Syndicate
Robert Muggah

The militants who sacked government institutions were amateurs, much like their U.S. counterparts, writes Robert Muggah. But it was no spontaneous "accident."

Smashed windows of the Supreme Court building in Brazil on January 9, 2023.
Global Politics

The Long War in Ukraine

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Foreign Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder

"The West needs to contemplate a world in which the conflict continues with neither victory nor peace in sight," Ivo Daalder and James Goldgeier write.

Ukrainian soldiers near Kreminna, Ukraine, on January 3, 2023
US Foreign Policy

Ukraine Sees 'Year of Victory' but Russia Has Other Plans

In the News
Washington Post
Elizabeth Shackelford

“If it doesn’t wrap in 2023, Putin will have a very big upper hand. As it is, Zelensky still has a shot because he still has very strong support.”

Ukrainian soldiers fire an anti-aircraft weapon in Bakhmut on January 10, 2023.
Global Politics

For Putin and Xi, 2023 Could Mark the True 'End of History'

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"Events over the past year have demonstrated the inherent flaws of governance systems that allow power to be consolidated in the hands of a single individual," Paul Poast argues.

A giant screen broadcasts news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin
Global Politics

Hunger in Alabama's Black Belt: Developing Sustainable Food Systems

In the News
Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams of the Deep South Food Alliance discusses hunger in Alabama’s Black Belt, and what can be done to improve economic conditions related to food and agriculture

A man in a blue shirt walks through a field of crops.
Erik Aquino
Food and Agriculture

Going Beyond Regenerative Agriculture on Tribal Lands

Global Food for Thought by Leah Altman

Regenerative agriculture helps build just food economies, protecting Indigenous ways of knowing despite outside pressure to conform to globalized agricultural practices.

Doyan and Kaiesta smile into the camera as they hold up two stalks of corn.
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Food and Agriculture