Russia’s renewed activism isn’t about dictating events in particular corners of the world. It is about exploiting opportunities to undermine and hollow out the U.S.-led international order, with its norms of economic openness, democratic accountability and the rule of law.
Previous debates over freezing North Korea’s nuclear program are played out. Today, the main challenge is preventing North Korea, now armed with long-range nuclear missiles, from hurting the United States and its allies.
Correcting misguided conventional wisdom about China’s major economic, political, and foreign policy issues.
Tunisia’s border regions remain hotbeds of social discontent and agitation, where the government’s heavy-handed measures have failed to adequately address political and socioeconomic frustration.
The Palestinian national movement needs a coherent strategy, along with a new generation of leaders that can stem the political ruptures and inject new life into Palestinian institutions.
Cyberattacks can be as debilitating and dangerous as conventional warfare—particularly in the financial sector.