Security assistance from the West stands to play a critical role in Tunisia’s postauthoritarian transition to democracy.
Countries don’t need to be “friends” to get meaningful things done. But U.S.-China strategic competition is giving way to a kind of “managed enmity” that is disrupting the world and forestalling the prospect of transnational responses to transnational threats.
The UN has shown itself unable to deliver a co-ordinated global response to what the UN secretary-general has termed the biggest global crisis since 1945.
Taiwan is a victim of its past success—dominating important industries, such as semiconductors, but underinvesting in the new fields.
Digitization and new technologies like machine learning are changing the future of work and service delivery.
The coronavirus creates opportunities for leaders to bridge divides in politically polarized countries. While some have risen to that challenge, in many places, the crisis has aggravated political polarization, with dangerous consequences for public health, democracy, and vulnerable groups.
As the Indian government prepares to gradually dial down the economic freeze on May 3, politics, too, must emerge from its hibernation.
Gantz handed Netanyahu a near-perfect arrangement that will allow him to remain the most powerful political figure in Israel for the next 18 months, if not beyond.
Taiwan needs to look not just to the energy it needs right now but also to the energy it will need ten to twenty years from now if it is to power its future.
Nationalist and protectionist impulses have hampered the exchanges of knowledge and goods that foster economic growth. Similar failures of global coordination are now exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite border closures, Russia and others may be pushed even closer to Beijing.
While countries worldwide have announced lockdowns to block the coronavirus, North African governments are using the opportunity to further quell freedom of expression and advance their agendas. Will civil society stand their ground?
Italy was one of the countries that are keeping the Chinese authorities most busy through a vast operation involving sending masks, respirators, diagnostic tests as well as visits by Chinese experts to Italy.
Large sections of India’s population are invisible to the state. That is why in crises like Covid and lockdown, we need one common social database.
Training people who have influence how to wield it, perhaps through a system of licensing, could raise digital literacy and establish reasons to de-platform violators.
Tehran is very resentful of the way India, bowing to Trump’s America, has stopped importing its oil and is losing interest in Chabahar
The kingdom’s national history, geopolitical competition, and future vision have all shaped its approach to the coronavirus. The Islamic holy month will underscore how long-standing traditions have changed.
Congress has set limits on U.S. withdrawal from a major arms control treaty. But President Trump may not feel that he has to abide by them.
While the assault on human health will–hopefully–be temporary, the political and economic upheaval it has unleashed could last for generations.
The coronavirus is catalyzing new forms of civic activism. International supporters of civil society should step up their efforts to bolster these local responses.