Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Large amounts of data that previously meant nothing can now be converted into information that can help better manage governments and businesses, or determine who wins an election.
Whether Trump becomes the first fourth-consecutive two-term president in American history may well depend on whether enough Americans still value the office of the presidency.
Tunisia an unprecedented opportunity for a democratic opening.
The recent election was about Tunisians wanting to distance themselves from the failures of established political figures and parties, and who they want to lead them into the future.
It is time to put the hands back on the wheel of diplomacy and steer toward an off-ramp with Iran before it is too late.
There may never have been an attack on diplomacy as damaging, to both the State Department as an institution and U.S. international influence, as the one underway today.
The Indian economy has been slowing down for five quarters now.
Letting the Turks loose and repatriating a million Syrian refugees will create another humanitarian disaster, ignite a Turkish-Kurdish conflict, and give the self-proclaimed Islamic State a boost.
Facing a world in which the White House’s words have lost their weight, Americans will need to reckon with the consequences.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo works for a mercurial and undisciplined President who trusts and empowers no one and sees everything through the lens of his own personal and political needs. It may well be that no secretary of state can navigate these turbulent waters.
There are good reasons to question how much additional capability the DF-17 will provide. Chinese propaganda, by contrast, is the only unclassified source for the accuracy of the first-of-its-kind DF-17.
Political violence can’t be predicted perfectly, but there’s a clear risk pattern. Violence is more likely where it has happened before, and the United States has the tinder for political violence.
How the president chooses his words is how he governs. If the White House’s words have lost their meaning, does anyone care?
The rules of the game between Iran and Saudi Arabia have changed, and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate was a gruesome twist.
The Saudis killed Khashoggi but President Trump acquiesced in the cover-up and worked hard to protect the U.S.-Saudi relationship and soften the crown prince’s pariah status.
Russian officialdom has lately developed an enormous appetite—bordering on patriotic hysteria—for historical politics.
Although most influential politicians in Indonesia are linked to powerful political families or the military, Jokowi rose to prominence as an outsider.But that is why his government’s active participation in formulating a series of regressive laws has enraged his supporters.
Around the world, governing is becoming more difficult and, in many cases, impossible. Elections no longer serve as an anchor that stabilizes the political landscape.
India recently appeared to nullify its no-first-use nuclear doctrine in the midst of tensions with Pakistan. This shift will have wider geopolitical implications for its neighbors.