And a lot is riding on whether Washington can figure out which strategy Beijing has chosen.
Three decades ago, the two countries reached an understanding not to fight. But Beijing is now a much stronger power.
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India and Bangladesh reel after Cyclone Amphan kills dozens and displaces thousands, creating conditions for the coronavirus to renew its spread.
In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.
A country with a proud history of trade and commerce is starting to crumble into permanent poverty.
Only a single formal check remains on U.S. killings worldwide.
Poorly enforced regulation is causing a slow-moving pandemic.
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.
His much-touted trade victory has crashed and burned with the coronavirus pandemic.
Beijing is rapidly becoming the dominant player in an industry vital to defense and technology companies. If the United States and Europe aren’t careful, they will become dependent.
The peace process died of natural causes. Washington’s most extraordinary alliance should too.
A massacre in an Afghan maternity ward, a typhoon’s torrential rains in the Philippines, and a return—for some—to the classroom.