The pandemic has revealed a truth of the Russian government. Vladimir Putin has become increasingly disengaged from routine matters of governing and prefers to delegate most issues.
The success of China’s regional outreach in Latin America will depend, as it has for a number of years, on Beijing’s relative influence in regional institutions and on the capacity and effectiveness of the institutions themselves.
The State Department recently sought to clarify U.S. nuclear posture. It, perhaps inadvertently, makes a strong case for negotiating deep reductions in U.S. and Russian high-yield strategic weapons.
Tensions between the United States and the EU risk continuing and even growing, whoever wins the White House in six months.
Whereas Mikhail Gorbachev granted his people freedom and suffered a crushing personal defeat, Vladimir Putin is doing exactly the opposite. But, in the end, it is Putin's legacy that will suffer, and Gorbachev who will be redeemed.
The coronavirus pandemic threatens U.S. hegemony in new, deadly ways.
If ever there were a moment to call Americans to serve, it’s now. To help ensure they answer that call, it’s time to end the war on government, revive U.S. institutions, and shape a new era of public service.
The new leader of the Labour Party has already established full control of his party. He now has the power to set its course for the next years—but he must deal with two urgent challenges first.
Many protest movements have adapted to coronavirus-related restrictions as they fold new public health and economic concerns into their lists of governance grievances.
China’s growing economic weight and the continued absolute control over its politics by the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party (CCP) make the role of China a unique dynamic in the world.
The overriding reason for career public servants like Birx and Fauci to remain on the job is to influence the work from the inside.
Polarization is straining democracies around the world, but effective governance and mobilization during the crisis could help narrow social divides.
The role and powers of the World Health Organization (WHO), for example, have emerged as a canvas onto which a variety of actors have projected their visions of the future of multilateralism.
Biological viruses and computer malware differ in important respects. They have considerable potential to spread widely, invading, disrupting and destroying their targets.
While the Trump administration is consumed with the coronavirus, China and North Korea are seizing the moment for strategic advantage.
The coronavirus pandemic has only made U.S. relations with Europe worse, but there is still time to right the ship.
New START has played a central role in keeping the peace and preventing a dangerous arms race between the two countries that together possess 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons.
At the national level, the current crisis consolidates a populist rapport between a person, Modi, and a fictional representation of the people.
Indonesia’s coronavirus response has been set back by misplaced priorities and a distrust of data. Without a course correction, the country could pay steep long-term costs.
The EU is a global actor, particularly in the areas of trade, sanctions, and assistance, but its neighboring regions remain the main focus of its external policy.