HMAS Farncomb Collins class submarine


The bloc is struggling to preserve unity—and can’t decide what to do about the new U.S.-China rivalry.

North Korean army soldiers

It’s Time for Biden to End the Korean War

The U.S. president should ignore fearmongering and build on a real opportunity.

A police officer is silhouetted.

Unvaccinated Police Officers Could Become America’s Own Insurgents

Iraq and Egypt show how hard it is to get rid of a militarized security force.

The Wujing coal-fired power plant is seen in Shanghai on Sept. 28. China is suffering record coal prices and power outages.

Winter Is Coming, and It’s Only a Preview

The world’s energy crunch will have indirect effects for years to come. The question is: How bad will things get?

The Gazprom logo is seen at the International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg on Oct. 7.

How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?

The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.

Students gather in an amphitheater at the Université Thomas Sankara near Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso on Oct. 15.

Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem

Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism.

Members of the far-right movement "CasaPound" hold torches during the Day of Remembrance of the martyrs of the Foibe  on Feb. 10, 2018 in Milan.

Mussolini’s Heirs Equate World War II Killings of Italians With the Holocaust

By comparing the foibe killings with Nazi genocide, the Italian right is whitewashing the country’s past.

Staff at the KL Fertility Centre demonstrate the egg freezing procedure for members of the media in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 11. A growing number of women in Singapore are traveling overseas to clinics such as this one to freeze their eggs.

Why Does the Singaporean Government Care About Egg Freezing?

The city-state’s ban on the procedure is making its demographic problems worse.

A vigil for the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement in Beijing

Biden’s Summit for Democracy Will Include Some Not-So-Democratic Countries

Countries such as Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines have all undermined their own democratic credentials in recent years.

Performers dressed as soldiers perform in front of a screen showing rockets being launched during a mass gala marking the 100th anniversary of Chinese the Communist Party in Beijing on June 28.

China’s Orbital Bombardment System Is Big, Bad News—but Not a Breakthrough

An attempt to evade missile defenses threatens to worsen a costly arms race.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives to pay his respects as the remains of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington on Dec. 4, 2018.

The Powell Doctrine Lives On

Colin Powell’s legacy of restraint gained new relevance after Afghanistan and Iraq.

A Chinese military band prepares for celebrations.

A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here

Beijing knows time isn’t on its side and wants to act fast.

Bharatiya Janata Party workers gather to celebrate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 17.

Why Modi Is Suddenly Everywhere

After his disastrous handling of COVID-19, India’s prime minister is attempting to seize back the narrative.

Young environmental activists hold protest signs up in front of comedians dressed as Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, Australia, on May 5, 2019.

The Australian Climate Change Paradox, Unpacked

Australia is uniquely vulnerable in a warming world. So why have successive governments refused to act?

Colin Powell

Colin Powell, ‘Reluctant Warrior’ Who Made the Case for the Iraq War, Dead at 84

The first Black secretary of state and the youngest chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell died of complications from COVID-19.

Members of the Papuan Students Alliance protest in support of the Papuan independence movement.

Indonesia Can’t Quell West Papua’s Growing Independence Movement

Jokowi’s approach to the restive province is fundamentally flawed.

Evacuees from Aghanistan sit inside a military aircraft as they arrive at the airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Aug. 22.

In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?

Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.

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