Getting mail is a little more complicated in Europe’s unrecognized territories. But life goes on in a trio of de facto states forged from unresolved conflicts—Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and northern Cyprus—that the international community has largely forgotten about.
The U.S.-China relationship is confronting its most daunting challenge in the forty years since normalization of relations. Current trends portend steadily worsening relations over the long term and the threat of an even more dangerous decline in the relationship demands serious corrective measures.
The U.S. political system is indeed beset by a high degree of polarization and a low sense of common purpose. Should we blame democracy itself, or should we blame ourselves for the pathologies of our own politics?
Policymakers need to explore ways to make U.S. foreign policy work better for America’s middle class, even if their economic fortunes depend largely on domestic factors and policies.
Will South Korea’s president be able to create peace with his quarrelsome northern neighbor, or will he stumble over economic weaknesses at home?
Kim Jong-un is prone to making bombastic threats and boasts. But it would be unwise to dismiss the North Korean leader’s words as mere hot air.