No matter how the war in Ukraine ends, it’s very difficult to imagine the reemergence of pro-Russian political parties there, leaving a political void in the country’s southeast.
Beijing must choose between preserving its pandemic narrative or facing more unrest.
Macron’s visit is a chance for Washington to realize the value of its independent-minded ally.
France and America face a new raft of challenges.
Civil society actors around the world are grappling with competition between values systems. Rising geopolitical tensions affect international civil society and its role in this shifting global order.
Transatlantic disputes on aid to Ukraine could emerge at a delicate moment. The EU and the U.K. now face economic problems that will get worse before they get better and will therefore be hard-pressed to remove the imbalance in nonmilitary assistance to Ukraine.
Day after day, news reports depict how extreme heatwaves, floods, drought, and fires are indiscriminately ravaging continents, causing havoc, losses, damage, and tragedy, and fueling a sense of despair among affected communities. Yet, the IMF response to this crisis has so far been muted.
There’s a clear distinction between how the United States and China have engaged ASEAN and Southeast Asia.
The EU must build a new set of ambitious policies that treats Russia as a major threat to peace and stability in Europe, while continuing to engage with its people. A longer-term Russia strategy begins with a “Ukraine First” policy.
Even before Makei’s sudden death, it was hard to see how Minsk could ever return to its multi-vector foreign policy as long as Lukashenko remains in power, not to mention while the fighting rages in Ukraine.
Three powerful forces are worsening an already volatile situation: a weak Palestinian Authority unable to control violence and terror; a soon-to-be-announced radical, right-wing Israeli government; and a risk-averse Biden administration whose instincts will be to try to avoid getting entangled in this mess.
National sovereignty is here to stay, but a new worldview grounded in ecological realism could help close the distance between the political and natural worlds.
The recently proposed data privacy bill has significant improvements over its predecessor, the chief among them being a better balance between enshrining data privacy requirements and allowing the economic use of personal data.
Today’s policymakers understand the power of networks but need more guidance on how to build and employ them as tools of competition in a contested world rather than a world of open borders and markets.
It responds to an increasingly challenging security environment not by growing the DOD’s responsibilities, but by refining and focusing its commitments.
It might seem that for Iran, the West’s attempt to isolate Russia is a good opportunity to fill the resulting market gaps. In practice, however, it only creates new problems.
Without considering AI challenges in developing countries, the global response to addressing its harms and equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Anirudh Burman lists the pros and cons of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2022. It's refreshingly pragmatic & recognizes the tension between individual privacy & data for economic growth but still exempts government agencies.
A key question for consideration is whether the restrictions will lead to a “Sputnik moment” and accelerate the PRC toward a goal of developing an indigenous chip manufacturing industry.
If the upcoming US-Russian New START commission meeting goes well, its technical format might be valuable for other urgent discussions.