Chinese TikTok Users Are in Love With ‘Daddy Putin’
Popular videos paint the Russian president as a widely admired figure.
Where the West and China Find Common Ground
A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.
Bill Gates’s Pandemic Prevention Plan Has a China-Sized Blind Spot
In his new book, the billionaire philanthropist focuses on technical solutions but ignores politics.
The Afghan Resistance Is Still Fighting
But without unity, arms, or a safe haven, it’s an uphill fight against the Islamists in Kabul.
Engagement With China Was Always a Long Shot
Beijing’s Leninist regime is fundamentally resistant to change.
Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated
A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.
How a Pair of Mining Fortunes Will Shape the Australian Election
Two wealthy men with opposing political views are riding a wave of discontent with the major parties.
Biden and Xi Struggle to Compete in Asia
What do the two superpowers have in common as they woo the region? Flawed strategies.
New Philippine President Marcos Is No Duterte on Foreign Policy
Monday’s victor intends to defend sovereignty against China and prioritize the U.S. alliance.
Former Soviet States Are Distancing Themselves From Their Old Imperial Master
The war in Ukraine is prompting countries from Kazakhstan to Moldova to reexamine their colonial past and seek diplomatic allies beyond the Kremlin.
Vietnam Relations Are a Quiet U.S. Victory Already
There’s no need to empower hard-liners by a potentially provocative upgrade.
The Taliban Have Made the Burqa Mandatory Again
Hunger and poverty stalk the nation, but the Islamists want to disappear women from public life.
While America Slept, China Became Indispensable
Washington has long ignored much of the world. Beijing hasn’t.
Locking China Out of the Global Order Could Backfire
Washington is wrong to assume Beijing is incapable of accommodation.
The World Ignored Russia’s Delusions. It Shouldn’t Make the Same Mistake With India.
Hindu nationalist ideologues in New Delhi are flirting with a dangerous revisionist history of South Asia.