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The Brief

March 2021: Vaccine accessibility and diplomacy intertwined in efforts to quell pandemic

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more accessible in areas around the globe, the school's experts are commenting on issues ranging from distribution to diplomacy.

February 2021: Biden presidency underway amid pressing domestic and foreign policy concerns

A few weeks into his term, President Joe Biden is facing a number of pressing domestic and global issues and the school's experts are examining the top challenges he and his administration are contending with.

January 2021: Impacts of Capitol riot will reverberate at home and abroad

January 6, 2021 will be remembered as the day protests turned deadly at the U.S. Capitol. As a result, the school's experts are commenting on these events and measures needed to address the domestic and global consequences of the riot..

December 2020: COVID vaccines on horizon as coronavirus surges in parts of the world

With many countries around the globe in the midst of second and third waves of coronavirus, the school's experts are addressing missteps nations have made during the pandemic and the development and distribution of vaccines.

November 2020: Biden administration to contend with domestic challenges and obstacles to global reset

The school's experts are analyzing domestic polarization and geopolitical obstacles that are playing out as President-elect Joe Biden transitions to the White House.

October 2020: President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis intensifies focus on his health and handling of pandemic

President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis put renewed focus on his health and management of the pandemic and the school's experts are addressing domestic and global implications related to these areas of concern.

September 2020: Key issues mount domestically and globally as 2020 election approaches

With the U.S. presidential election less than two months away, the school's experts are addressing critical aspects of the race ranging from voting to the candidates’ foreign policy approaches.

August 2020: Complex challenges mark U.S. COVID-19 response and recovery efforts

As coronavirus becomes more widespread throughout the United States, our experts are providing commentary on how domestic, economic, and international challenges are impacting the country's response and recovery efforts.

July 2020: Coronavirus tests international cooperation and geopolitical order

COVID-19 has subsided in some countries, but is surging in others. As the global response continues to evolve, the school's experts discuss international cooperation and the shifting geopolitical order.

June 2020: Protests signal warning signs in U.S. and opportunity in China

In wake of protests in the U.S. following George Floyd’s death, the school's experts address how President Donald Trump's response has been alarming and how China is using the unrest for its own purposes.