The risk of the United States and China going to war, leading to a nuclear exchange, is growing by the day. Cyber operations by either or both countries increase the risk significantly, as each side is tempted to use cyber tools to gain warning and an early edge in a crisis.
The EU Indo-Pacific strategy will be Europe’s ticket to a seat at the table at which the international order will be defined.
To effectively counter disinformation, the EU should place greater emphasis on human rights in its formal laws and regulations, corporate measures, and civil society action.
In the French city of Orléans, citizens, experts, and politicians are working together to advance climate transition in an innovative form of public engagement that aims for a new type of “social contract” around climate action.
Russian officialdom has been eyeing China’s pervasive use of technology to surveil and control its citizens’ activities. Yet Moscow is not copying Beijing’s model whole cloth.
U.S. President Joe Biden and his national security team have promised to deliver a “foreign policy for the middle class” that will complement the administration’s domestic focus on protecting jobs and delivering benefits to working people.
What are the ‘rules of the road’ for cyberspace, and who sets them? The question has risen in prominence and priority as cyber threats have grown more severe. A lack of clarity about acceptable behavior enables destabilizing cyber activity.
The tough job of implementing India’s massive data privacy bill will go to a new regulatory body, the Data Protection Authority. Can the new regulator dodge the problems that have beleaguered India’s other regulatory institutions?
A new U.S. approach should prioritize protecting the rights and human security of Palestinians and Israelis over maintaining a peace process and attempting short-term fixes.
External pressure has never been effective in forcing the parties to abandon their core principles. Only a negotiated two-state solution has the potential to satisfy both sides.
The United States can play an important mediating role in conflicts, but it's only truly effective when the parties own their negotiations and engage with one another based on their own interests and motives.
A rights-based approach to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking must be balanced with the national interests of the United States, as well as those of the parties themselves.
As border crossings reopen, Jordanian authorities might have to tolerate a degree of informal petty trade with Syria to revive Ramtha's economy and prevent social unrest.
The global rise of China, the closer connections forged by the Quad – India, U.S., Japan and Australia, and Washington, DC’s perceived move away from Middle-Eastern conflicts has made the ‘Indo-Pacific’ one of the most mentioned geopolitical buzzwords of the last few years.
The United States’ core interests in the Persian Gulf can be protected with a smaller and more rationalized military presence, supplemented as necessary by rotational U.S. force deployments.
In a change of pace, Ecuador’s runoff presidential election brought conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso to office. But the country’s election also offers some lessons about broader trends in Latin American politics.
The similarities in images of protesters camped in tents in Armenia and Georgia over the past few months amid political crises in both countries have been striking. They are signs of the political openness and liberalization in both the states.
The most likely nuclear risk Pyongyang poses is spreading WMD technology in the Middle East.
The European Union must be firm on sanctions but also focus on selective engagement and dialogue with Russia.
The Indian government has presented data localization as a way to boost growth and help law enforcement access data for investigations, but some measures are far more effective than others.