What happens to the country and its people after the forever war ends?
Tehran thinks it can have Chinese-style authoritarian prosperity—but Iranian leaders will never abandon revolution or offer citizens rising living standards in exchange for acquiescence.
Increased economic inequality has only added to widespread discontent.
Tokyo-Seoul relations remain mired in bad history and petty insults.
There are many incentives for cross-border military cooperation—even among adversaries—as climate change worsens.
Since 2015, a previously unnoticed network of roads, buildings, and military outposts has been constructed deep in a sacred valley in Bhutan.
For both countries, national interests continue to trump personality-based politics.
Institutions like the State Department need to scrap credentialism.
If Washington can sanction any company for legal activity it doesn’t like, China and others could do the same to U.S. businesses—making them uninsurable.
The United States’ longtime partners in northern Iraq are watching Afghanistan go to pieces after the U.S. pullout with “wishful thinking.”
Shukria Barakzai, a prominent women’s rights advocate and former politician, shares her thoughts on the U.S. withdrawal and Afghanistan’s uncertain future.
The French president is making vaccines mandatory for many—sparking fresh protests ahead of next year’s elections.
Stopping the atrocities in Xinjiang requires reaching the Chinese public.
With ethnic warlords reviving their militias, the Afghan war—even without the U.S. military—is more balanced than it seems.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
International relations theorists once explored racism. What has the field lost by giving that up?
Tangled questions of Asian identity need answers that aren’t defined by U.S. terminology alone.
As Afghan forces melt away, local armed groups are left to hold the line against the Taliban.