‘War on Disease’ Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The mindset that helped fight the current pandemic is what gets us into situations like this in the first place.
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.
Biden’s Balkans Test Has Arrived
The U.S. president has taken a step toward getting tough on Serbia—but can he see the policy through?
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
Chile Offers a Blueprint for Effectively Channeling Outrage
Too many Latin American countries are stuck in a cycle of protest and reaction.
Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America
Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.
Unlucky Tokyo Rolls the Olympic Dice—Again
With cancellation so prominent in Japan’s Olympic history, Tokyo 2021 has emerged as a cautionary tale.
Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit
Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia.
Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa
To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.
Why the United States Can’t Touch Iran’s Atlantic-Bound Warships
International law blocks direct action on sovereign vessels even if they’re violating U.S. sanctions.
Biden Is Everything Europe Asked For
On his first trip abroad, the new U.S. president is renewing old friendships—and bringing a winning post-pandemic agenda for the West.
Did Ortega Just Kill Nicaragua’s Democracy?
His arrests of opposition candidates could seal the country’s political fate, but not if Biden fights back now.
China’s Diplomacy Is Limiting Its Own Ambitions
Beijing’s self-imposed problems make it a less threatening challenger than it seems.
After the Pandemic, the EU Must Prove Its Worth
To revive the project, Europe’s leaders should reassert the union as a global power.
The Ever Given Crew Are Still Stuck at Sea
Here’s why and what their story means for other seafarers.
The Biden-Putin Summit Can Kick-Start a Deal on Syria
Only Washington has the carrots and sticks to steer the conflict towards resolution.
Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang
Chinese officials’ own words speak to plans to reduce Uyghur births.
As the Clock Ticks, Japanese Wonder If the Olympics Are Worth the Risk
Opponents are calling foul, but the data suggests the event can be pulled off.