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A person walks past the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, where one Chinese researcher is taking refuge from U.S. indictments, on July 23.

As Decoupling Grows, the West Risks Losing Insight Into China

A collapsing relationship could create a lost generation of experts.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping

The United States Needs a New Strategic Mindset

For decades, U.S. strategists were thinking short-term. Its leaders should start taking an infinite perspective.

Jair Bolsonaro looks on at a ceremony in which Eduardo Pazuello takes office as Minister of Health amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Brasilia on Sept. 16.

Biden or Trump, the U.S.-Brazil Relationship Is Still Headed for Trouble

No matter the president, Washington won’t stand for Brasilia’s growing ties with Beijing.

A demonstrator holding a Lebanese flag

Our Top Weekend Reads

Why partition may be the only solution to Lebanon’s woes, what the bestselling book “Caste” ignores about India’s caste structure, and Britain’s distraction from its real economic problems.

People pass a Huawei logo at a trade fair in Berlin

The Huawei Ban Could Crush U.S. Overseas Aid Efforts 

A new law meant to keep Chinese telecoms out of American networks threatens to make life impossible for diplomats, aid workers, and the military across much of Africa and Asia.

A worshipper waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on June 12, 2019.

China Is Already Breaking Its Vatican Deal

Ordinary Catholics deserve to know the details of the arrangement.

Harvard Yard

If You Want to Keep Talent Out of China, Invest at Home

Retaining the U.S. advantage needs funding, not xenophobia.

An orange sky filled with smoke hangs above hiking trails at the Limeridge Open Space in Concord, California, on Sept. 9, after historic wildfires created hazardous air quality conditions in the American West.

‘The Stakes Couldn’t Be Any Higher’

Todd Stern, Obama’s right hand at the Paris accords, says this U.S. election is make-or-break for efforts to fight runaway climate change.

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before their meeting on Sept. 3, 2016 in Hangzhou, China.

Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into a Chinese Client State

With few friends left in the West, Ankara is counting on Beijing for help.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is shown during a video meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin on Sept. 14.

China Is Merkel’s Biggest Failure in Office

The German chancellor has put future deals over moral values, but she’s not alone.

The WeChat booth at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 in Berlin on Dec. 11, 2019.

How to Handle WeChat’s Threat Smartly

Targeted responses can achieve more than blanket bans.

An infrared microscope image shows mosquito larvae with red-glowing eyes, part of an experiment using CRISPR gene-editing technology.

The Genetic Engineering Genie Is Out of the Bottle

The next pandemic could be bioengineered in someone’s garage using cheap and widely available technology.

Aircraft mechanics repair a harrier jet on deck the USS Bonhomme Richard after the formal opening of the annual  Philippine-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercises program  on Oct. 8, 2012.

How Far Should the U.S. Go to Counter China?

From Pacific bases to the Himalayas, Washington and Beijing are facing off.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 27, 2019.

What the West Needs From Modi

An alliance of democracies to contain China makes sense. But Modi needs to clean up his act.

Posters at the European premiere of Disney's "Mulan"

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Disaster Highlights Dangers of China Deals

The cost of doing business with Beijing has risen sharply and swiftly.

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