Analysis

An Indian soldier communicates with colleagues on a walkie talkie at Nathula Gate, leading to the Nathu La border crossing between India and China.

Why We Should Worry About China and India’s Border Skirmishes

Three decades ago, the two countries reached an understanding not to fight. But Beijing is now a much stronger power.

Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing.

Why the White House Should Propose More Economic Stimulus

While a wait-and-see approach is usually wise, unusual times require unusual playbooks, writes a former Trump administration economic advisor.

The U.S. Capitol at dusk in Washington on Feb. 6, 2018.

Congress Has Been AWOL on U.S. Coronavirus Diplomacy

The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America’s shocking abdication of global leadership.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the signing ceremony for the U.S.-Chinese trade agreement at the White House in Washington on Jan. 15.

Trump’s China Trade Deal Is as Dead as Can Be

His much-touted trade victory has crashed and burned with the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Misinformation Arrests in Indonesia

Coronavirus ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics

In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.

A MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft is parked in an aircraft shelter at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2015.

Trump Inherited the Drone War but Ditched Accountability

Only a single formal check remains on U.S. killings worldwide.

The pro-democracy lawmaker Wu Chi-wai is removed by security during a scuffle with pro-Beijing lawmakers at the House Committee's election of vice chairpersons, presided by pro-Beijing lawmaker Starry Lee Wai-king at the Legislative Council  in Hong Kong on May 22.

Beijing Has Lit Hong Kong’s Funeral Pyre

Hong Kongers will fight the imposition of mainland security measures fiercely but alone.

A worker feeds the piglets in a hog pen in China

China’s Farms Are Petri Dishes of Antibiotic Resistance

Poorly enforced regulation is causing a slow-moving pandemic.

Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (third from left) speaks at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic on March 20. A China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 1.1 million respirators purchased by the Czech Republic from China is behind him.

China’s Mask Diplomacy Won’t Work in the Czech Republic

Beijing is trying to use the pandemic to regain lost influence. It won’t be that easy.

Japanese diplomat Yukio Okamoto

Yukio Okamoto’s Death Is a Tragic Loss for U.S.-Japan Relations

The master Japanese diplomat helped keep a complicated alliance on the rails.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with a toy wind wheel during the opening of the Arkona wind park in Sassnitz, northern Germany, on April 16, 2019.

Has the Coronavirus Disappeared Climate Politics?

Europe’s pandemic bailouts are trying to save the continent’s economy. Less clear is if they can save the planet.

A student walks through the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 9 during a day of national strike to denounce gender violence and the increasing toll of femicide.

Despite the Coronavirus, Mexican Women Are Fighting Femicide

With little help from the government, citizens are now relying on grassroots organizing and support to combat gendered violence and discrimination.

Santiago Demonstrators Clash With Police Over Food Supply

Food Price Spikes and Social Unrest: The Dark Side of the Fed’s Crisis-Fighting

Emergency monetary policies produce an unintended consequence: rising food prices around the world.

Ukraine Prisoner Swap Protests

Which Way Will Ukraine Swing?

A year after Zelensky’s election, mixed messaging on the country’s relationships with Russia and Europe is raising eyebrows internationally.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) greets Benny Gantz, the leader of Blue and White party, at a memorial ceremony for the late Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Sept. 19, 2019.

Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division

Netanyahu and Gantz could use their unity government to speed Israel’s economic recovery rather than entrenching political deadlock.

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