While the Indian media’s obsession with China tends to be over the top, there is no denying that Beijing looms large over New Delhi’s worldview these days.
With North Korea’s testing of what appears to be a more advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), China is under great pressure to impose crippling economic sanctions against Pyongyang, including cutting off its oil supply.
The Arab Spring failed to quickly change the status quo, but may have set in motion a transformational process that, if managed properly, may can lead to more open and meritocratic societies across the region.
As China’s influence grows, Europe starts to have an increasing quest for reciprocity and is turning to realist engagement with China.
If Washington wants to keep the South Korean nuclear genie in its bottle, the administration may need to draw the South Korea more closely into U.S. nuclear planning for the peninsula and elevate the visibility of its own nuclear footprint in and around the country.
Opening up to private sector investment is the only way forward for Arabian Gulf countries.
The search for a political compromise between the actors of the conflict must be central to U.S. efforts to withdraw from Afghanistan.
By focusing on reform that turned unpopular quickly, keeping far too low a public profile, and tolerating others members of the administration expounding on foreign policy, Tillerson reduced his own prestige and relevance.
Efforts to promote international norms for cyberspace are more likely to succeed if their advocates clearly grasp and convey to other actors how norms tend to function in different global contexts.
Frequent cabinet reshuffling by the Trump administration could potentially have implications for U.S. foreign policy.
The eyes of the world are on the Middle East. Today, more than ever, this deeply-troubled region is the focus of power games between major global players vying for international influence. Absent from this scene for the past quarter century, Russia is now back with gusto. Yet its motivations, decision-making processes and strategic objectives remain hard to pin down.
In the absence of digital literacy, broadband penetration, and access to smart phones and computers by a majority of the population of the country, the entire process for land registry cannot only be performed on a blockchain platform.
The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.
The internationalization of China, and of its companies in particular, is one of the most important phenomena of the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The United States should not commit massive resources to roll back Iranian influence in Syria. President Donald Trump’s call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have headed that off.
The rise in Chinese investment in the European energy sector has underscored the need for a clear and thoughtful transatlantic approach to safeguarding core strategic assets.
Party leaders have been aware that the Chinese people increasingly demand not only economic prosperity but also social gains. It remains a question whether they will successfully meet these demands while doubling down on Leninist political principles.
While a more liberal China may be more desirable, liberalization could hurt rather than help China’s battle against debt.
Dutch disease is a very common condition among resource-rich nations but its effects on the body of the economy, as well as the potential cure, are always country-specific. What would it take for Russia, both politically and economically, to wean itself off the hydrocarbon windfall?
The political landscape remains unchanged and the National Liberation Front and the National Democratic Rally are likely to win the majority of the seats in the upcoming Algerian elections.