One political party dominates the world’s largest democracy. Why has India’s BJP has become so powerful?
Most working U.S. officials are too new to remember pre-reform China. Instead, their experience is Beijing’s authoritarian drift at home and aggressiveness abroad. This new crop of policymakers will need to see real reform if they’re to believe in any alternative to confrontation.
Peace is back on the table in the Balkans. Bekim Çollaku, chief of staff to Kosovo’s president, discusses ongoing negotiations with Serbia and a controversial proposal to redraw their borders. And Strategic Europe’s Judy Dempsey shares her view on what comes next for the region.
What might a realistic approach to one of the most complex and delicate nuclear negotiations ever attempted look like? Here’s why the United States and North Korea must tread carefully to resolve their impasse.
By extending a deadline on Russia sanctions until after the midterms, the United States has finally made a clever tactical decision—but only to mop up damage from earlier unforced errors.
Under Trump, U.S. democracy policy has reached its lowest ebb in forty years. If the United States continues this course for two more years, it will be stranded on the sidelines, or even on the wrong side, of the global democratic struggle.
The Israeli and Palestinian communities are growing ever closer physically while remaining separated politically. Any solution must adequately address the needs of both sides.