The core U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf are to maintain the free flow of oil, prevent terrorist attacks against the United States, and prevent Iran from establishing its hegemony over the region.
A new, creative activism is sweeping through Uganda and challenging the old-style, conformist, traditional forms of organizing.
Beijing’s role and response to the current economic crisis engulfing Venezuela needs to be further examined, particularly in light of China’s loans-for-oil relationship with the developing nation.
Mr Putin and Mr Xi have found an unlikely ally in Mr Trump. The latter’s clumsy approach to foreign policy and fractious relations with long-time allies leave the west poorly equipped to push back.
China generates widely varying views on its economic and political prospects. This book is about why there are such differences and why the conventional wisdom is so often wrong.
The present trajectory of AI advancement indicates that future economies and national security will be defined by it, making it among a handful of technologies that will shape global politics.
More than six years after the revolution that ousted former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s border regions remain hotbeds of social discontent and agitation.
While Russia repositions itself as a stand-alone power in the north-central portion of the world’s largest continent, its leaders are seeking to create a distinct national entity amid a vast and highly diverse neighborhood.
Civic mobilization is an increasingly significant element of global politics—and an increasingly effective one.
The upcoming U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue will be a meeting characterized by many contrasts.
The European Union’s policy in the Mediterranean will have to evolve substantially if the union wants to have influence in this crucial region.
The administration needs to come up with a sensible strategy to confront Iran where it challenges core U.S. interests. But playing around with a nuclear agreement is both irresponsible and dangerous.
The practice of active cyber defense moves the debate over the role of and limits on corporate self-defense in cyberspace beyond the theoretical and into reality.
There are legitimate and important debates to be had about how to decode the complex picture in South Asia. Constructive engagement in these debates is important to fostering greater understanding of the challenges posed to the states involved, as well as the risks and benefits of various courses of action.
While Trump's energy program is still unfolding it is clear that he is sticking to the pledges he made during his presidential campaign.
The uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration has created a space for India to take more of a lead in the region.
Although the next president of India will be a member of the Dalit caste, the decline of the sympathetic BSP party and the rise of cow politics has made Dalits, especially Buddhist Dalits, less hopeful.
There may be tensions in the Beijing-Moscow partnership, but reverse migration trends among Chinese workers prove that worries about China’s potential conquest of the Russian Far East are unfounded.
Can Turkey’s divided political opposition mount a meaningful, unified challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political hegemony?
Any improvement in Colombia’s democracy hinges on the state’s capacity and willingness to undertake structural reforms, especially those included in the accord.