How New Zealand Recognizes the People There First
The Maori term “tangata whenua” conveys a powerful relationship with the land.
Profiling Modi’s India
A recent book shows how threats to democracy were apparent from the prime minister’s earliest beginnings.
Modi’s Growing Crackdown on Bollywood
India’s film industry is under growing pressure to bend its knee to Hindu nationalists.
A Squabble About History Almost Killed Xi Jinping’s Father
Fights about the party’s past are serious business in Beijing.
Afghan Insurgents Are a Dead End
Rebuilding U.S. standing requires an end to backing militants abroad.
How China Became Jihadis’ New Target
International terrorist organizations long considered Beijing a secondary focus. That’s changed.
Afghan Refugees Get Cold Welcome in Pakistan
The Taliban takeover has pushed many Afghans over the border and into another kind of limbo.
The Life of Diplomats in North Korea
Internal U.N. documents detail the burden foreign envoys face from sanctions and a stiflingly controlling government in Pyongyang.
The Chinese Communist Party Still Thinks It Owns the Future
Outsiders might see a peaking power, but China’s leaders don’t.
What’s Going on With China’s Missing Tennis Star?
Peng Shuai’s disappearance has mobilized the international community—and puts China’s Olympic dreams under even more scrutiny.
Pentagon Quietly Puts More Troops in Taiwan
Deeper U.S. engagement comes as the wisdom of strategic ambiguity is increasingly questioned.
India Needs a Big Nuclear Bet to Keep COP26 Promises
The United States can play a key role in civilian nuclear aid.
Biden Struggles to Stick to the Script on Taiwan
Not for the first time, the U.S. president misspoke about the island at the center of U.S.-China tensions.
Border Openings Could Signal an Indian-Pakistani Thaw
Relaxing restrictions on the Punjab border could lead to a bigger shift as both sides recalibrate relations.
China Warms Up to Myanmar’s Generals
Months after the coup, Beijing seeks stability—and protections for its investments—above all.
U.S.-China Trade Talks Should Prioritize Opening Up China’s Internet
One of the world’s biggest trade barriers is also a tool of censorship.
Biden and Xi Pause Saber Rattling for First Face-to-Face
Breakthroughs remain elusive, but both sides agreed on need to manage tensions.