How Democrats Can Get Tough on China—Without Imitating Trump
The current White House has legitimate concerns but counterproductive solutions.
Kim Jong Un Wants It All
Anna Fifield on how the North Korean leader uses class divisions to stay in power.
In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack
If the extradition law is eventually forced through the Hong Kong legislature, censorship of books will become commonplace in what has long been a bastion of publishing freedom.
30 Years After Tiananmen: How the West Still Gets China Wrong
Washington once mistakenly thought the crackdown would be temporary. It was wrong then, just as it’s wrong about a new Cold War now.
China’s Complacent Generation
Thirty years after Tiananmen, the CCP has largely triumphed over history. But its failure to recognize that could spell trouble.
Iran Is Scaring Off Its Friends, Too
Even Tehran’s sympathizers in Europe and Asia are leery of its latest shifts in policy.
The Birth of Chinese Nationalism
Chinese students marched into Tiananmen Square 100 years ago in a movement that is still shaping attitudes in the country today.
With Little Fanfare, Japan Just Changed the Way It Uses Its Military
In a first since 1945, the country is sending self-defense forces to a non-U.N. mission abroad.
Welcome to the Post-Middle East ISIS
The Islamic State has a newly expanded geographic focus—and the results will be worse than the original.
The Ancient Rites of the World’s First Postmodern Society
Why Japan clings so tightly to its traditions—including the monarchy.
Whoever Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election, Indigenous People Will Lose
Millions of Indonesians lack basic protections. The presidential contenders don’t seem to care.
The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade
Faced with China’s increasing aggression, Japan must invest in fifth-generation fighter jets to deter Beijing’s expansion.
The Push for a Trump-Kim Nuke Deal Is Far From Over
When it comes to an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang, doing it right beats doing it fast.
Trump Was Right to Walk Away
In resisting the temptation to make a bad deal, he avoided failure at the Hanoi summit.
New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury
As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.
Hanoi Summit Has Tokyo Feeling Left Out
Japan worries its interests will be ignored in deal between U.S. and North Korea.
The Real North Korea Summit Is Inside the Trump Administration
It’s clear by now what North Korea is willing to offer in nuclear negotiations. The question is what the United States makes of it.
There’s More Bad News Than You Think
A new study finds some of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters go virtually uncovered.