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The Abyss Is Opening Under China-U.S. Relations

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 22:44
Cool heads are needed in both Beijing and Washington.

Europe Is Back

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 19:59
Long deemed strategically irrelevant by the United States, the EU is poised to become a major geopolitical power. Washington should take note.

Limited Wars Are Forever Wars

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 19:24
A new book looks at why the U.S. military keeps trapping itself in endless conflicts.

Imran Khan Mustn’t Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 19:14
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.

America’s Road to Reputational Ruin

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 17:07
The decline in U.S. soft power didn’t start with Trump, but he accelerated it this week with his racist tweets.

The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 16:58
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.

Will Turkey Face Double Sanctions?

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:36
Plus: Hong Kong’s justice minister in China, Congo’s Ebola crisis, and the other stories we’re following today.

Warren Hammers Trump’s Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 22:30
The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department’s revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.

Here’s How to Finally Solve Spain’s Governmental Standstill

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 22:26
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.

Hun Sen’s Man in Washington (State)

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 19:47
Cambodia’s strongman has found an unlikely American voice.

Japan’s Trade War Is as Futile as Trump’s

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 19:17
Tokyo’s temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.

Ursula von der Leyen’s Big Promises for Europe

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 18:52
A transcript of the nominee’s remarks at the European Parliament plenary session.

‘We Are Going to Continue to Fight’

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 18:45
Venezuela’s would-be president, Juan Guaidó, says he’s confident ahead of a new round of talks with the Maduro government.

Ich Bin Ein Hong Konger

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 16:13
How Hong Kong is turning into the West Berlin of the quasi-cold war between the West and China.

Colombia’s Uneasy Peace

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 14:53
A few years after Bogotá struck a deal with the FARC, challenges to the agreement risk undermining it.

Trump Seeks to Shut Down Asylum at Southern Border

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 07:49
Plus: China's economy slows, Erdogan readies for S-400 deployment, and the other stories we’re following today.

Ursula von der Leyen Isn’t Perfect, but She’s Better Than the Alternative

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 23:42
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.

The End of Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Boom

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 21:36
It isn’t just Trump who has put the country’s small businesses under pressure. Díaz-Canel is after them, too.

Why Are Japan and South Korea in a Trade Fight?

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 21:36
Officially, Japan has “national security” concerns about technology exports to South Korea. Unofficially, World War II still casts an ugly shadow.

The New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Can Work for Everyone

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 21:01
Republicans and Democrats have every reason to compromise and ratify the agreement.