On 2 August 2019, a key chapter in European security draws to a close when the US and, soon afterwards, Russia withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty after more than three decades of successful nuclear disarmament.
The China-Russian military cooperation with its underlying strategic calculus is clearly aimed at countering US moves and capabilities in the region.
China has long snubbed invitations to join U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control talks. Carnegie’s George Perkovich and a top Chinese nuclear expert discuss why the United States might regret it if China said yes.
In Europe, initiatives to increase citizen participation have made substantial progress, but there are severe difficulties to overcome if these participative forums are to address the core issues of democratic decline and contribute more significantly to its restoration.
The Kashmir valley has lately been aswirl with rumours of an impending move by the central government to scrap Article 35A of the Indian Constitution.
Recent Iranian nuclear enrichment has doomed the JCPOA, prompting an opportunity for a new transformational agreement to take its place.
Different governments have different objectives on encryption. Most would list counterterrorism and law enforcement, but others have concerns about foreign intelligence and the relationships foreign companies have with their own governments.
The Trump administration seems to believe that its maximum pressure campaign will force Iran back to the table and into capitulating to all U.S. demands.
Tunisia faces its first transition of power since Beji Caid Essebsi became the first democratically elected president. Carnegie Fellow Sarah Yerkes explains what the recent death of President Essebsi means for the future of Tunisia.
President Beji Caid Essebsi was Tunisia’s first democratically elected president. His death could lead to the unraveling of the Nidaa Tounes party, which in recent years has suffered from in-fighting and lacked a coherent vision
The result of Ukraine's parliamentary election shows that the population wants to rebalance the country’s policy priorities and wants the new ruling elites to put citizens’ interests first.
For more than four months now, protesters in Algeria have been urging a clean-up of the country's politics and a new constitution.
The narrative that China is engaging in problematic debt trap diplomacy has taken off. But for Sri Lanka and most of China’s other Belt and Road Initiative partners, it is important to understand the history and politics of their relations with Beijing and project selection.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan recently said that the “post-war international order” has “come to collapse.”
The loss of U.S. leadership in advancing democracy abroad is a major blow, but others in the international community are attempting to fill the vacuum.
The collapse of the INF Treaty requires renewed effort among European nations to act in unity, increasing pressure on Moscow.
The Ukrainian parliamentary election is widely expected to give President Zelenskiy a greater mandate for reform. He has to start to deliver soon and face the resistance of the opposition.
Shadowy mercenaries offer Moscow deniability on the battlefield and a cheap way to build influence across the globe.
With diplomacy failing and a battlefield stalemate in Libya, the United States must act to protect Libyan civilians from humanitarian disaster.
The disparate militias on the Tripoli front line are only nominally loyal to the weak central government, though it’s paying some of them well to fight. If and when Haftar is defeated, a new contest for power could erupt among the victors.