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Through online events and faculty interviews, IGP releases "Rapid Response" analysis, in real time, as events unfolded throughout the world, ranging from the war in Israel and Gaza to the landmark elections in Argentina.

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Assessing the 2024 Taiwan Election

On January 13, 2024, Taiwan elected the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate, Lai Ching-te, as president. Columbia professors and East Asia experts Thomas J. Christensen and Andrew Nathan discuss the impact of the election outcome on the region and on the broader geopolitical landscape.

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On October 10, SIPA’s Institute of Global Politics convened an expert panel to consider the recent Hamas attack on Israel, Israel’s response, and the wider geopolitical ramifications. Dean Keren Yarhi-Milo of SIPA, who is also the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations, served as moderator.

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On October 19, SIPA’s Institute of Global Politics convened an expert panel to consider the unfolding humanitarian situation in Gaza, the reaction and role of Israel’s Arab neighbors, and the ability of diplomacy to avert a humanitarian disaster and deter a wider war. 

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The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in San Francisco is taking place this week. A long-awaited agenda item happened on Wednesday: the first face-to-face meeting in a year between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The past year has seen rising tensions between the two countries, making this a pivotal meeting and Summit.

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Argentina elected right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as its new president on Sunday following a polarized campaign in which he promised a dramatic shake-up to the country. Our two panelists discuss the outcome of the election and its implications at a local level as well as regionally and globally.

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