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An Indian farmer takes a selfie on a smartphone in Jaipur on Jan. 9, 2019.

Is India Betting Big on Huawei?

A divided domestic telecoms industry, disagreement within the central government, and a desire for India to develop its own systems have made the country’s calculations on 5G all the more complicated.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts Chinese New Year celebrations outside 10 Downing Street on January 24 in London.

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

London’s justification for cooperating with the Chinese telecommunications company is riddled with obvious contradictions.

Huawei CEO Richard Yu addresses a press conference in London on April 6, 2016.

Can the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship Weather the Huawei Storm?

Boris Johnson breaks with Trump, opening Britain’s doors to a Chinese telecommunications giant that Washington fears is an espionage threat.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts African leaders and senior government representatives during the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on Jan.20.

Boris Johnson’s New Scramble for Africa

The prime minister’s vision of a “Global Britain” after Brexit will only succeed if he abandons imperial nostalgia in favor of practical investment in the continent’s fast-growing economies.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

China Leaps Into Breach Between Myanmar and West

A raft of new multibillion-dollar deals announced by Xi Jinping worry Washington and New Delhi.

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien walks onstage during the seventh summit between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019.

Robert O’Brien Is the Anti-Bolton

The quiet successor to Trump’s fiery former national security advisor couldn’t be more different. And he wants to stay that way, aides say.

Jeff Bezos

Who’s More Powerful, Jeff Bezos or Mohammed bin Salman? Neither.

The relationship between the two men proves that, even at a time of rapid technological and economic change, you can’t buy real power.

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