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When China Rules the Web

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 17:00
China is set to remake cyberspace in its own image. That will make the Internet less open and allow Beijing to reap vast economic, diplomatic, and security benefits that once flowed to Washington.

The Forgotten History of the Financial Crisis

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 06:00
The true story of 2008 forces a question about the future of financial globalization: How will a multipolar world that has moved beyond the transatlantic structures of the last century cope with the next crisis?

North Korea's Nuclear Program Isn't Going Anywhere

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 06:00
Sixty days since the Singapore summit, North Korea continues to expand its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals and has played its diplomatic hand brilliantly. 

Good Fences Make Good Politics

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 06:00
The rise of right-wing populism in the West is primarily a story of culture and identity, in particular the fear among white voters across the West that their cultures and identities are under threat. Both the left and the right, however, have colluded in propping up the falsehood that populism is mostly about disparities of wealth and power.

September/October 2018

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 18:00

The Path to Renewed Oil Sanctions on Iran

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:00
Trump officials can secure large reductions in Iran’s oil exports. But doing so requires the administration to navigate both complex global oil markets and a multilevel diplomatic game.

The Real History of the Liberal Order

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 06:00
The postwar international order is not a myth, nor was its creation an accident.

The Quiet Threat to Human Rights in Tunisia

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 06:00
Tunisia has seen several major human rights victories in recent years, mostly thanks to the efforts of civil society organizations (CSOs). But a recent law passed by the parliament threatens the freedom of CSOs and could be a setback for Tunisia's fragile democracy. 

How Congo Beat the Last Ebola Outbreak

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 06:00
International cooperation was crucial to beating the last outbreak of Ebola. It will be equally crucial for the next one.

Is Japan Becoming a Country of Immigration?

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 06:00
Although Japan is taking steps to fill labor shortages and de-ethnicize its migrant labor schemes, it is too soon to tell whether these signal a true liberalization of immigration policy rather than a tinkering with an illiberal status quo.

Pakistan's Sham Election

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 06:00
This election, like virtually every previous election in Pakistan, will have few consequences for Pakistan’s behavior at home or abroad.

Is a Storm Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 06:00
Following the success of the notionally pro-indepence party in the 2016 election in Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a campaign to pressure Taiwan to accept the inevitability of unification with China. But polls show that amongst the population of Taiwan, support for unification with China is decreasing over time. As Taiwan continues to resists Beijing's efforts, an escalation in tensions between the two governments is likely on its way. 

How the U.S. Is Empowering Iran in Yemen

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 06:00
If Washington wants to counter Iranian influence in Yemen, it needs to end its support for the Saudi-led coalition and throw its weight behind peace talks.

Australia's Fight Against Chinese Political Interference

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 06:00
Australia has finally passed tough new laws against foreign political meddling.

Zimbabwe's Upcoming Election Is a Political Charade

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 06:00
The Zimbabwean presidential election appears to be less an effort at restoring the voice of the country’s long-suffering citizenry than a charade aimed at the international community.

How Washington Can Prevent Midterm Election Interference

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 06:00
Social media companies will be best able to play a productive role in preventing midterm election interference when informed by the government’s latest, best understanding of what that interference could look like.

Will Brexit Bring Down Theresa May's Government?

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 06:00
The fast-approaching deadline for agreeing to the conditions for the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU and to move to the transitional phase of Brexit have placed a time bomb under the May government.

Will China Undermine Trump's Iran Strategy?

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 06:00
For the better part of two decades, Iran’s leadership has been hedging against international isolation by developing deeper ties with China and Russia. 

Is Democracy Dying in Pakistan?

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 06:00
Although the upcoming Pakistani elections are being supervised by a neutral interim civilian government, the real power appears to rest with Pakistan’s military and the judiciary, which see undiluted democracy as a threat.

The Next Cyber Battleground

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 06:00
There’s reason to think that the real cyberthreat from Russia today is an attack on critical infrastructure in the United States—including one on the power grid that would turn off the lights for millions of Americans. Washington must take urgent action to deter hackers, diagnose vulnerabilities in the grid, and prepare for counteroffensive operations.