Fearing Populism, France and Germany Flee Into the Past
Europe’s top economies are trying to take on China and the United States by resurrecting industrial policy. Brussels is not happy.
The Trials of Patrick Shanahan
After months of uncertainty, Trump’s acting defense secretary is making his presence felt inside the administration.
The United States Will Be Shocked by Its Future
The only thing that’s clear about the changing world order is that Americans can shape their role in it—and that they’re likely to mess it up.
Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema.
A Win-Win U.S.-China Trade Deal Is Possible
Selling more goods is not enough. Trump’s trade agreement with Beijing must include real structural reforms.
Will Congress Let Trump Build More Nuclear Weapons?
The administration and Capitol Hill are on a collision course over the future of U.S. nukes.
The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing China Sanctions
Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.
Washington Tries a Softer Approach in Anti-Huawei Campaign
The Trump administration claims progress in signing up European allies in the fight against Beijing.
‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’
Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.
U.S. Military Wary of China’s Foothold in Venezuela
The head of U.S. Southern Command says Beijing is using disinformation and debt diplomacy to dig in as Maduro clings to power.
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This week, U.S. officials contradicted India’s claim that it shot down a Pakistani F-16, and U.S. lawmakers held a historic vote on Washington’s role in Yemen.
In Trump’s Economy, the Invisible Hand Belongs to the Government
The state’s role in the U.S. economy has expanded dramatically under President Trump, even as he pushes China to exert less control.
China and Pakistan Have Struck a Devil’s Bargain With Militants
Beijing may be safeguarding its interests with the Taliban.
Bolton Builds Anti-China Campaign at the U.N.
The U.S. national security advisor, who has largely ignored the United Nations, is suddenly concerned that Beijing has too much influence there.
The Improbable Rise of Huawei
How did a private Chinese firm come to dominate the world’s most important emerging technology?
Europe Gets Its Competition With China All Wrong
Protecting the liberal order won’t be enough. The EU will also have to challenge China for influence around the world.
5 Very Important Things About the World Nobody Knows
The future will be determined by a handful of big questions that don’t yet have answers.
Beijing’s Fight for the Final Frontier
U.S. commercial space efforts are being undercut by aggressive Chinese plans.
China Is Building the Batteries of the Future
Tesla is the United States' only shot at critical new technology.