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US-South Korea nuclear weapons deal – what you need to know
Sung-Yoon Lee, Tufts University The United States and South Korea have unveiled an agreement under which leaders in Seoul will be handed an enhanced role in planning any nuclear response to a strike in the region by North Korea. Announced at a state visit to Washington by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on April 26, 2023, the so-called “Washington Declaration” will see U.S. deployments of “strategic assets” around the Korean Peninsula, including an upcoming visit by a nuclear submarine.
Downing of US drone in Russian jet encounter prompts counter claims of violations in the sky – an international law expert explores the arguments
Ashley S. Deeks, University of Virginia The details are disputed, but either way the result was the same: On March 14, 2023, a U.S. drone crashed into the Black Sea after an encounter with Russian aircraft. According to the U.S.
The women who stood with Martin Luther King Jr. and sustained a movement for social change
Vicki Crawford, Morehouse College Historian Vicki Crawford was one of the first scholars to focus on women’s roles in the civil rights movement. Her 1993 book, “Trailblazers and Torchbearers,” dives into the stories of female leaders whose legacies have often
All presidents avoid reporters, but Biden may achieve a record in his press avoidance
David E. Clementson, University of Georgia There’s nothing new about presidents avoiding the press. Bill Clinton was in a major scandal – based in large part on getting caught in a deception during a media interview – and successfully outsourced
Do we need political parties? In theory, they’re the sort of organization that could bring Americans together in larger purpose
Maurizio Valsania, Università di Torino The 27 million people who watched President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Feb. 7, 2023, witnessed the spectacle of a family divided, with boos and cheers perfectly arranged along party lines. Are