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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping speak to the press in Berlin on July 5, 2017.

Europe’s Backlash Against Huawei Has Arrived

Resistance to Chinese technology is growing in Germany—and the ripple effects could reach across the continent.

A man walks outside the headquarters of Yandex in Moscow on Oct. 19, 2018.

The Kremlin Has Set Its Sights on Russia’s Private Tech Firms

Like with the oil sector in the 2000s, Moscow wants to nationalize the tech sector. But it is finding that its old strategies don’t work.

Five cloned macaques at a Chinese research institution

China’s Biotech Boom Could Transform Lives—or Destroy Them

Washington and Beijing have a shared interest in making sure new technology stays within limits.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during a speech at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 15, 2018.

Stoltenberg to Macron: NATO’s Not Dead Yet

The NATO secretary-general shoots back at the French president, praising the U.S. commitment to the organization and warning of a divided Europe.

A man dressed as "Fake News Media" participates in the annual Village Halloween parade on Sixth Avenue in New York on Oct. 31.

To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog 

Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order imposing new sanctions on Iran as Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on, in the White House on June 24.

To Make Maximum Pressure Work, Washington Should Cancel Iran Nuclear Waivers

Iran is flouting and bypassing its nonproliferation promises. If Trump is serious about stopping an Iranian bomb, he should cancel or suspend nuclear waivers for the Fordow and Arak facilities.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran's information and communications technology (ICT) minister, is interviewed in his office in Tehran on July 7.

Is Iran’s Information Minister the Islamic Republic’s Emmanuel Macron?

The youngest minister in Hassan Rouhani’s government is distancing himself from both conservatives and reformists—and it might be the recipe for political success in 2021.

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