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When Germany Was China

Attempts to explain Berlin’s militarism tells us something about how analysts approach Beijing.

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India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

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How Sept. 11 Supercharged China’s Propaganda

Beijing has used the “war on terror” to target its own minorities like Uyghurs.

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China’s Social Credit System Is Actually Quite Boring

A supposedly Orwellian system is fragmented, localized, and mostly targeted at businesses.

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China Is Hedging Its Bets in Myanmar

Beijing thinks the junta will win—but it’s not sure.

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China Is Disrupting the Ocean’s Blue Carbon Sink

Washington and Beijing need to protect the global seabed—and address the staggering loophole in greenhouse gas reporting.

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Biden Must Move Fast to Replace WHO’s Tedros

It will take an all-out diplomatic blitz to block the director-general’s impending reelection.

Guinean President Alpha Condé shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting in Beijing on Sept. 1, 2018.

China Is OK With Interfering in Guinea’s Internal Affairs

Beijing has dropped its own usual excuse to oppose a coup for practical reasons.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Oct. 5, 2018.

Are Indo-Russian Ties the Next Casualty of Great-Power Shifts?

The fall of Kabul may have widened the rift between New Delhi and Moscow.

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Pressured By China, Lithuania Won’t Back Down Over Taiwan

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said his country is working to find a diplomatic solution.

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China Is Laying Climate Traps for the United States

With the Glasgow conference approaching, U.S. diplomats must be careful.

Bharatiya Janata Party supporters prepare to burn posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest in Allahabad, India, on June 17, 2020.

Playing Chess With China

A new book by a former Indian envoy to Beijing has important lessons for today’s policymakers.

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