The excerpt selected below seeks to explain the events that shaped how Putin views grassroots political protests: as a major threat to the survival of his regime and himself.
“We have to be very clear-eyed about what is feasible, politically and socially.”
At a time when North Korea shows little interest in engagement, both Seoul and Washington can and should take unilateral measures to mitigate the risk of inadvertently prompting nuclear escalation. This would not be altruism but rather in self-interest to reduce the risks of unnecessary inadvertent escalation.
If implemented well, the new Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies can help the two countries coordinate on science and tech research, civilian space, quantum technology, and semiconductor supply chains.
This database contributes to increasing the visibility of African climate research organizations and thereby will help ensure that the priorities of African countries are represented in global climate debates.
The potential for cooperation in certain areas, like military technology, may look promising. But Iran cannot be counted upon to really help the Russian economy withstand the impact of sanctions.
Priyadarshini D. explains what the new eRupee concept note released by the Reserve Bank of India entail and what are its implications?
It’s safe to say as Israel’s 75th anniversary approaches next year, a Netanyahu-led right-wing coalition won’t bring the country any closer to tackling the domestic and foreign policy challenges it faces and will almost certainly make them worse.
“For Putin, this war is a game of a chicken.”
A narrow focus on the political clout of Asian Americans often obscures a more fundamental question: what exactly do Asian American voters want from their government?
International efforts to support Ukrainian cyber defense have delivered increased capabilities and capacity while harnessing the potential of a diverse array of actors. But those involved are not declaring victory and will need concrete steps to sustain momentum.
The midterms may cost him Congress, but they’ll also ignite a new round of Republican infighting.
On Iran, Netanyahu’s rhetoric will intensify. And should the Biden Administration have an opportunity to revive the Iran nuclear accord, Netanyahu will resume his earlier campaign in 2015 to make common cause with Republicans to oppose it.
Broaching the subject of peace negotiations invites accusations of helping Putin – but that’s misguided.
Countries around the world are struggling to bridge the gap between citizens and political elites. Innovative practices outside the West, while far from ideal, should be considered in debates about democratic renewal in Europe.
The war has left Belarus in a predicament, which boils down to depending on Russia for everything without enjoying the advantages of being part of Russia. In combination with the simmering domestic crisis, it leaves ever fewer incentives for the ruling nomenklatura and wider society to value the current Belarusian statehood.
Foreign experts should use this case study to examine the forces that shape how Beijing oversees these emerging technologies.
The acclaimed BBC series TraumaZone taps into the unsavory world of the Russian economic reforms of the 1990s that proved fatal to democracy, and challenges the popular myth about the Russian 1990s as a blessed era of liberation.
A compilation of Africa-based research organizations working on climate-related technical and policy issues.
Corruption 3.0 deployed by autocratic governments in support of their geopolitical strategies is a threat to which the world has no effective response. Mafia states are not only a problem for judges, prosecutors and police officers, but a threat to the world’s democracies and to international security.