Calls to expose China to coronavirus liability lawsuits overlook lasting harms to U.S. diplomacy and national security.
Egypt has a yawning generation gap and a regime that wants to reach youth. A new academy may help, but Egypt’s past is littered with similar, failed attempts.
Israel now has more diplomatic recognition in the international community than at any time since independence. In the Middle East, Netanyahu’s outreach is aimed to demonstrate that Israel can do business with key Arab states without having to compromise on the Palestinian issue.
The old rules of Belarus and Russia’s alliance may no longer apply. Will the two neighbors find a way to update them?
Smuggling goods across the border between Algeria and Tunisia has created a parallel economy for marginalized border populations. Law enforcement and smugglers alike must navigate these gray zones in state authority.
Putin has chosen the local governors to play the bad guys responsible for the health-care failures and personal constraints. For himself he has chosen the role of benefactor, bestowing gifts in the form of nonworking days and financial assistance.
Despite the fiscal and economic challenges, President Tebboune has made it clear that Algeria will not seek a loan to ease the country’s socio-economic woes.
After the coronavirus pandemic wanes, how will China’s reorientation of the Belt and Road Initiative to address global health concerns influence its relationships with South Asian countries?
India’s unprecedented lockdown exposed deep issues in the government’s ability to care for its most precariously situated citizens. Yet, according to survey data, even among the most deprived people surveyed, the government has mechanisms to transfer essential goods and services.
Access to the Andaman and Nicobar islands would bring Australia to the heart of the Indian Ocean.
The conventional wisdom was that China would seek an expanded regional role but would defer to the distant future any global ambitions.
Divisions dating to the June 2017 split among Gulf Cooperation Council states have shaped the region’s contrasting approaches to political messaging and public health in a time of observance.
The international debate about nuclear risk has catalogued many different kinds of risk and danger. But two stand out as especially salient: the risk of the nuclear arms race and the risk of employment of nuclear weapons arising out of a conventional conflict.
The age of heroic diplomacy is long gone.
As millions of Americans contend with lost wages and savings due to the coronavirus, the challenge of making U.S. foreign policy work harder for the middle class is even more vital.
As the debate about whether to extend the New START Treaty continues, the treaty’s verification provisions remain one its most powerful tools for ensuring Russia’s compliance with nuclear arms control.
Just as U.S. medical and economic systems must rise to their respective tests, so must the political system.
In South Asia, the coronavirus pandemic is at once a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and a humanitarian crisis.
Palestinian grassroots organizations are leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Many factors will weigh on this new activism’s longevity.
In the long term, the exaggerated or inept reaction of governments to the pandemic is likely to produce as much or more damage than the pandemic itself.