Abandoning Taiwan Makes Zero Moral or Strategic Sense
There’s no case for ditching a long-time democratic ally.
Erdogan Is Digging a Hole He Can’t Escape
Plans to build a new channel through Istanbul will come with serious domestic, international, and environmental costs.
Biden Can’t Avoid Getting Tough on Europe Much Longer
The fuzzy goodwill between Washington and Europe has lulled the continent into a false comfort.
Why Rare Earths Are the Key to Just About Everything
They’re not actually that rare, but their importance to almost all modern technologies cannot be overstated.
It’s Still Hard to Be America’s Ally
Biden wants to rebuild relationships, but old friends aren’t so sure.
The U.S.-China Clash Is About Ideology After All
Claims that the rivalry is purely geopolitical don’t hold water.
Pakistan’s Geoeconomic Delusions
The country says it wants to pivot from hard power to economic power, but its economy begs to differ.
Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Is Worryingly Smug
Beating the pandemic has made the government and people overly complacent about China.
In Putinism, Hurting the United States Is All About Payback
Russia still hasn’t recovered from its own trauma.
Biden Team’s Embrace of Europe Falls Short on Content
Outcomes, not optics, should be the measure of U.S. policy in Europe.
Scottish Activists Want a Quiet, Safe, Progressive Independence
The new country would scurry to join NATO and the EU.
China Wants a ‘Rules-Based International Order,’ Too
The question is who gets to write the codes—and whether the United States will live up to its own.
How I Got Caught Up in the Great Vaccine Race
As China, the United States, and other nations roll out their COVID-19 cures, it’s hard to know where to get the jab.
50 Years After Independence, Bangladesh Bursts Into Geopolitics
The country is on the cusp of a second liberation—one that would end its relative isolation.
India Romances the West
In a deepening geopolitical shift, New Delhi is inching closer on many fronts.
China’s Neighbors Are Stronger Than We Think
All across the Indo-Pacific arc, countries are beefing up their defenses.
Boris Johnson Unveils His Post-Brexit ‘Tilt’ to Asia
But Britain’s new security strategy risks shifting too few resources eastward.