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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laughs with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)

Who’s Afraid of Saudi Nukes?

Riyadh’s reckless behavior foments widespread mistrust of its plans to buy nuclear reactors.

A signboard welcomes the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a restaurant in Tu Liem District in Hanoi on Feb. 20. (Linh Pham/Getty Images)

Hanoi Is Happy Cozying Up to Trump

At the U.S.-North Korea summit, the host may be the biggest winner.

A member of staff poses for a photograph at a workspace in the National Cyber Security Centre on Feb. 14, 2017 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator

The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.

TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 27:  A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods from Mexico to pay for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with President Trump over who would pay for Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

From the border wall to billionaire presidential candidates.

Vehicles burn along a road during a protest in Jammu on Feb. 15, the day after an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir. (Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism

A murderous attack in Kashmir rocks relationships throughout Asia.

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave an event in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is a Work in Progress

His successes and failures defy simplistic, partisan assessment.

The United Nations General Assembly Hall on May 12, 2006. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.

As the United States pulls back from the world body, experts say it is ceding influence to China.

President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the Iranian parliament in Tehran on Dec. 25, 2018. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s Economy Is Crumbling, but Collapse Is a Long Way Off

Things will only get worse under Trump’s sanctions, but China, India, and other countries are still defiantly buying oil.

Paramilitary police officers stand guard near a Starbucks in the Beijing Railway Station on Feb. 2 ahead of the Lunar New Year. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

How Beijing Could Unmake Howard Schultz’s Billions

Corporate interests and political power are a dangerous mix for a wannabe president.

The main antenna of a Chinese deep space ground station in the Neuquén province, Argentina. (Argentina Presidency of the Nation)

U.S. Military Warns of Threat From Chinese-Run Space Station in Argentina

Defense officials are worried about a remote compound Beijing says helped it land on the far side of the moon.

A family visits the National Stadium, also known as the “Bird's Nest,” constructed for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, on Dec. 26, 2018. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing’s Olympics Paved the Way for Xinjiang’s Camps

The 2008 games were supposed to help liberalize China. Instead the party learned it could get away with anything.

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Trump’s Trade Woes Cloud His Re-Election Chances

The new NAFTA is going nowhere, China’s not budging, and farmers are going under.

Chinese pedestrians walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on Jan. 29. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

We Can’t Tell if Chinese Firms Work for the Party

Huawei claims to be an independent firm, but China's own laws mandate a different reality.

Heavy pollution surrounds the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown

CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.

Sayragul Sauytbay sits inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at a court in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, on July 13, 2018. (Ruslan Pryanikov/AFP/Getty Images)

She Fled China’s Camps—but She’s Still Not Free

Sayragul Sauytbay, the only person to have worked inside an internment camp in Xinjiang and spoken publicly about it, now faces an uncertain future in Kazakhstan.

The Trump administration nominated David Malpass as the new head of the World Bank after President Jim Yong Kim abruptly stepped down. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

Will David Malpass Run the World Bank or Ruin It?

Trump taps a critic of the world’s biggest development bank to be its next president.

Acehnese Muslims demonstrate against China’s oppression of ethnic Uighurs at Baiturrahman Mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Dec. 21, 2018. (Riau Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Indonesia’s Opposition Takes Up the Uighur Cause

China's internment camps for Muslims have become a political talking point.

Supporters of  Hezbollah hold posters of Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the movement's slain former military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, on Sept. 20, 2018 in Beirut.

From Rogue to Regular

What will it take for Washington to accept Iran as a “normal” state?

Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, South Korea's President Moon Jae-In, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-China on Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Ore Huiying/Getty Images)

China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if It Wanted to

There are plenty of reasons Asia has been multipolar for almost all of recorded history, and Beijing understands them all.

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