America’s Pullback Must Continue No Matter Who Is President
For all the talk of a new administration boldly reengaging with the world after four years of “America first,” Trump’s strategic retrenchment can only be the start.
Welcome to the Final Battle for the Climate
The great powers have taken big steps to fight global warming. Now attention turns to the rest of the world.
China Learns the Hard Way That Money Can’t Buy You Love
Few countries have soured more rapidly against China than Australia, as decades of influence-building by Beijing come to naught.
COVID-19 Might Not Change the World
Pandemics are not always transformative events. While some worrying preexisting trends could accelerate, it’s incorrect to assume that the coronavirus will end globalization, kill liberal democracy, or enhance China’s soft power.
Turkey’s Caucasus Adventure Risks Another Crisis in NATO
NATO allies have been at odds with Turkey for years. But Ankara’s role in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict is bringing matters to a head.
Everything You Think About the Geopolitics of Climate Change Is Wrong
The transition to a zero-carbon world will shift power in very unexpected ways.