The United States is in the midst of the most consequential rethinking of its foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Although Washington remains bitterly divided on most issues, there is a growing consensus that the era of engagement with China has come to an unceremonious close.
If more Palestinian citizens of Israel vote, an unprecedented coalition between Arab parties and the main Israeli opposition party could scupper state plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
During the recent protests in Moscow, a clash has been taking place between the two middle classes: one born of the market economy, and one for which the only possible social elevator is the state itself.
Historically, China has forged its own distinctive foreign aid practices. In March 2018, Beijing established the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) to integrate and streamline its development aid programs.
The departure of John Bolton, President Trump’s third national security adviser, injects still more volatility into U.S. foreign policy, and the choice of his successor has profound implications for U.S. national security interests.
Strong data encryption thwarts criminals and preserves privacy. At the same time, it complicates law enforcement investigations. A Carnegie working group looks to move the debate forward.
The system for launching a nuclear strike in response to an enemy attack is fraught and risky. A delayed response option would make everyone safer.
The standard for victory in Afghanistan was never could the United States win, but when could the United States leave and what would it leave behind.
There’s one thing that perhaps says more about the investment climate in Russia’s Far East than all the swish presentations put together, and that’s the unfinished buildings of two five-star Hyatt hotels in Vladivostok.
With a steadily expanding fleet of satellites for both civilian and military purposes, the technological ability to secure these is a national imperative, as is the diplomatic ability to proactively shape the global governance of outer space with like-minded partners.
A survey of young Russians shows growing dissatisfaction. Within only one year, trust in key political institutions and state-controlled media declined and protest participation increased.
New START is the last nuclear arms control pact left between the United States and Russia. If it isn’t extended, there will be no limits on either countries’ nuclear arsenals for the first time in decades.
It is only a matter of time before maliciously manipulated or fabricated content surfaces of a major presidential candidate in 2020. Here is what every campaign needs to do in advance of a deepfake emergency.
The Islamist political party Ennahda has decided to focus on politics over preaching. This shift has forced it to rebuild its legitimacy on argument rather than religion.
With the BJP’s return to power following May 2019 general election, India appears to have ushered in a new dominant party system—one premised on a unique set of political principles, showing a clear break with what came before.
Tunisians will vote in presidential elections on September 15 and parliamentary elections on October 6. This leaves little time to organize complex electoral logistics.
New START is the final linchpin of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control. If the treaty isn’t extended, Washington’s and Moscow’s nuclear arsenals will be wholly unconstrained for the first time in decades.
Isolated progress on certain issues can still be made under Trump. Pompeo’s visit offers a glimpse of hope that the Trump administration is maybe finally beginning to recognize the strategic necessity of having a stronger European Union as a partner.
As European leaders make it increasingly clear that rapid EU membership for the Western Balkans is out of the question, there is speculation that other global powers may also reconsider their strategies in the region. Due to its longstanding ties with the Balkans and vast experience in meddling, Russia sparks particular fear in the West.
In the aftermath of Syria's civil war, Bashar al-Assad's regime has deepened its neoliberal economic approach. This is heightening the inequality that led to war in the first place.