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For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 16:10
The dirty secret of the Russian military is that long-conquered subjects are the Kremlin’s cannon fodder.

Rethinking Maximum Pressure

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 14:00
Washington loosens its sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela ahead of a critical summit.

The Echoes of America’s Hypocrisy Abroad

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:00
Decades of Western support for dictators have caused a crisis of democracy.

Biden Kicks Off Asia Tour

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 10:09
As the U.S. president heads east, North Korea may be plotting to conduct a nuclear or missile test.

Why India Just Limited Wheat Exports

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 23:35
The decision recalls New Delhi’s COVID-19 vaccine export ban last year, with some key differences.

Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 23:05
China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.

‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 21:30
In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.

The Turkey-Sized Roadblock to NATO Expansion

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 20:56
Bumps in the road stall Finland and Sweden from joining the alliance.

The Window To Expel Russia From Ukraine Is Now

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 20:06
Russia is digging in across the southeast.

Swedish Defense Minister: ‘In Our Part of Europe, NATO Will Be Much Stronger’

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 20:01
Peter Hultqvist talks about Sweden’s bid for NATO, the Turkish roadblock, and what to do in the meantime.

Sri Lanka’s President Is Girding Himself for the Long Haul

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 19:23
Despite two months of anti-government protests, Gotabaya Rajapaksa doesn’t seem like a leader preparing to relinquish power.

The Final Frontier

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 19:07
Outer Space Security & Governance

The Energy Crisis Won’t Sabotage Climate Goals

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 18:56
Climate despair is understandable but misplaced.

The BDS Movement Has Already Lost

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 17:56
Where it counts—in the halls of government and boardrooms—the effort to boycott Israel doesn’t even register.

Baltic States Are Pushing NATO for More Than Just a Tripwire Against Russia

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:09
Moscow’s neighbors in NATO want larger troop deployments that could deter any more land grabs by Putin.

How Climate Change Fuels Global Hunger

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 09:58
As the climate crisis deepens, millions more people could face food insecurity.

Expanding State Power Still Tops Xi’s Agenda

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 01:01
A recently publicized speech reflects how the Chinese leader sees the country’s economic challenges.

Lebanon’s Surprisingly Promising Election

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 00:38
After years of political deadlock, the country may be starting to shake off its ruling class.

Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’

Wed, 18/05/2022 - 23:53
Residents feel the walls are closing in with tighter restrictions in pursuit of zero COVID-19.

The False Promise of Europeanization

Wed, 18/05/2022 - 19:19
Central Europe and the Balkans expose the failures of European integration.