November 30, 2016

BERLIN — Angela Merkel rebuffed a request by Theresa May for assurances that Britons living in the European Union and EU citizens living in the U.K. would keep their rights to residence, work and healthcare after Brexit.

The German chancellor’s polite but firm...

For Amalia Cortes, a loyal member of Cuba’s “revolutionary” generation, there is no question that Fidel Castro helped transform the country for the better.

 “Of course I will be in the Plaza de la Revolución to say goodbye to our comandante,” said Cortes, 69, refer...

Children are flourishing despite pockets of resistance and religious intolerance.

When the 2pm bell rings at the 66th Middle School in Athens, scores of Greek children pour out of the three-storey building and through the school gates. Silence descends for about 20 minu...

November 24, 2016

South Korea is in the midst of its most severe internal crisis in decades. Though it is never a good time for domestic political upheaval, the current crisis is especially unpropitious. Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election has compelled s...

November 21, 2016

Rather than trying to duplicate NATO, the EU should instead focus on 'hybrid defence'.

European security co-operation has never really been off the EU’s agenda, but controversy, political divisions and expense have for many years kept it well away from the top. Donald T...

November 18, 2016

In much the same way that many Western countries look set to abandon decades-old liberal consensus by electing populist parties or xenophobic leaders à la Trump in a raft of upcoming elections, Eastern European nations appear to be pivoting away from Brussels. Earlier...

Welcome to our rebooted Southeast Asia from Scott Circle newsletter.

The newsletter will continue to bring you commentary about U.S. engagement with Southeast Asia and highlights of key developments in the region on a biweekly basis. We are also consolidating our S...

November 17, 2016

Russia’s influence reaches deep into Western Europe. France has a major far-right, Eurosceptic, and openly pro-Russian party that receives funding from the Kremlin. In London, Brexit provides an opportunity for Moscow to gain a toehold in British politics. Germany’s fo...

November 15, 2016

Are you passionate about our mission and learning about global issues? Interested in meeting others who are also interested in what's happening in the world?

We are looking for a few volunteers to help at Council events. Duties range from working the registration desk t...

World leaders began reacting to the surprising rise of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, warming up to the new leader or urging caution over moves he might make. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump a "true friend" of Israel (Times of Israel) and r...

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