Public outrage over a government proposal to raise the retirement age has eroded popular support and shattered the illusion of Putin’s political invulnerability. How is the Kremlin going to respond?
Imran Khan has spoken of improving ties with Afghanistan and India, where simmering conflicts have plagued the region. But skeptics worry that Pakistan’s powerful army will continue to direct its foreign policy.
A strong civil society has held Tunisia together through its difficult postrevolution transition. But recent legislation requiring civic groups to register with the government is sounding alarm bells in the fledgling democracy.
Governments around the world are closely watching the upcoming Swedish election for evidence of Russian hacking, and tips on how to stop it.
Regardless of the prospects of denuclearizing North Korea, the United States and South Korea are likely to continue strengthening capabilities to deter North Korean coercive behavior. Yet, as they do this, it will become increasingly important to assess the regional implications of their actions.
In contrast to the fast pace of nuclear weapon and long-range missile tests conducted by North Korea the previous year, 2018 has seen a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at ending the country’s isolation.