Xi Jinping’s China intends to position itself at the heart of the geopolitical game.
The controversies surrounding autonomous weapons must not obscure the fact that like most technologies, AI has a number of non-lethal uses for militaries across the world, and especially for the Indian military.
How a bipartisan statement asking the states to work with Congress on the threat of Russia was watered down in the Senate.
Three potential paths have emerged for future efforts to develop norms for state behavior in cyberspace.
The Trump administration’s “free and open Indo-Pacific” will likely provoke China, alarm other Asian nations, and drive the region into a tense, zero-sum competition. Such a confrontational posture risks a pointless Cold War with Beijing.
There is no doubt that the U.S.-Russia relationship is now inherently adversarial. There are very few guardrails in place.
Russia has recovered enough of its economic and military strength to back an agile influence campaign well beyond its borders.
The India-U.S. strategic partnership is still hobbled by parallel bureaucracies that do not yet move in sync. A few important steps could help advance security cooperation further.
In stark contrast to the boosterism surrounding a rising India, the outlines of a much darker alternative narrative are beginning to appear—one where the combined forces of urbanization and demography lead not to a rich dividend but to a social disaster.
There appears to be a need for greater cooperation in the maritime domain in the Bay of Bengal, given the increasing rivalries in the region.
While trade liberalization and transportation infrastructure should remain BIMSTEC’s key priorities, the Bay of Bengal will not re-emerge as a regional space unless there are significant investments to foster people to people exchanges.
Beyond its economic potential and strategic significance, the Bay of Bengal distinguishes itself globally by abysmal levels of integration, reflecting a deep divide between South and Southeast Asia.
No longer confined to homeland states, Shia politics is being advocated, reinforced, and supported by diasporic transnational networks.
The resolution of many outstanding maritime territorial disputes and the tentative steps for political and security cooperation in the region provide the basis for imagining a Bay of Bengal community that will benefit all the peoples of the region.
Engagement in Central Asia, the Russian Far East, and the Arctic has tested Russia’s and China’s abilities to manage their differences and translate the rhetoric of partnership into tangible gains.
While China is unlikely to have a debt crisis, it will face more difficulties when making the adjustment as debt accumulates. A strong leadership may then be required to implement necessary reforms.
Unless countries like Mexico confront election-related vulnerabilities and the manipulation of voters through fake news and propaganda, the democratic process will be at risk.
Schooling is not the same as learning. In other words, going to school, and getting a diploma, does not mean that the student has learned much.
Ukraine and the EU are closer than ever before. But events over the last four years have also shown how far apart they still are in economic capacity, governance, and their visions for the future.
U.S. military assistance in the Middle East (and more broadly) is in need of serious reform.