From an economy wracked by the Covid-19 pandemic, to growing political polarisation, to persistent corruption, Tunisia’s political future remains uncertain.
Internationally, Xi confronts a trade war with the United States, a political push to uproot manufacturing supply chains and decouple from China, and a bleak overall outlook for global trade due to the coronavirus pandemic.
China’s failure to commit to reforms to move toward fairer conditions for European firms in the Chinese market, China’s actions in Hong Kong, and its increasing militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea hardly deserve a fete.
Will the Mauritanian president manage to keep the country’s political transition on track by fending off his predecessor’s attempts to sneak back into office?
The roots of polarisation in these countries run deep, usually dating back to at least the first half of the 20th century and the formation of modern nation-states
The (justified) jubilation over normalization with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain should not obscure the failure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deal with Iran’s nuclear program.
Alone in the Americas and among NATO members, the United States continues to execute tens of prisoners each year and to send dozens more to death row.
Israel’s normalization of relations with the UAE and Bahrain is more transactional than transformative.
Eurasia is squeezed between a rising China and an aggressive and unpredictable Russia. The United States should remain engaged with the region to help it resist Russian advances.
In Lebanon, spatial inequality is deepening amid the economic, financial, and political crises. To level out regional disparities, the Lebanese government should pursue these redistribution policies.
It has helped to build what the late John McCain called a “league of democracies” to battle the rising tide of autocratic rule. It has been a force multiplier for the U.S. military as it tackles instability, crisis and conflict.
Where is nuclear arms control—negotiated restraints on the deadliest weapons of mass destruction—headed?
The affliction of memory persists, along with the moral injuries borne by the innumerable American soldiers who followed me in Iraq, often experiencing far worse bloodshed and trauma.
The much-vaunted announcement that Bahrain will normalize relations with Israel, hot on the heels of the United Arab Emirates, has been greeted with excitement in Western foreign policy circles. But true stability in the region is a long way off.
As cloud computing becomes more prevalent, its advantages and drawbacks have been forced into the limelight. What makes the cloud so secure and what are the risks that it is vulnerable to?
For almost a decade, Libya has been riven by increasingly internationalized conflicts. Foreign missteps and the failures of Libyan elites to produce political unity and workable institutions have opened the field for an escalating proxy war.
Conventional long-range strike weapons of US allies may exacerbate Chinese concerns about the survivability of its small nuclear arsenal against a precision pre-emptive strike from the US-led coalition, although the degree of the new threat depends on various factors including the numbers and types of such weapons to be deployed.
The floods in Yemen have ravaged one of the world's oldest cities, but what underlies the catastrophe is largely man-made.
Turkey’s misguided economic policies and slide toward autocracy have exacerbated the country’s relationship with the West. Meanwhile, Ankara’s bipolar foreign policy largely escapes Western leaders and analysts.
Women are increasingly joining the male-dominated world of smuggling. Could this be the start of a cultural revolution that challenges long-held gender norms?