As cloud computing becomes more prevalent, its advantages and drawbacks have been forced into the limelight. What makes the cloud so secure and what are the risks that it is vulnerable to?
For almost a decade, Libya has been riven by increasingly internationalized conflicts. Foreign missteps and the failures of Libyan elites to produce political unity and workable institutions have opened the field for an escalating proxy war.
Conventional long-range strike weapons of US allies may exacerbate Chinese concerns about the survivability of its small nuclear arsenal against a precision pre-emptive strike from the US-led coalition, although the degree of the new threat depends on various factors including the numbers and types of such weapons to be deployed.
The floods in Yemen have ravaged one of the world's oldest cities, but what underlies the catastrophe is largely man-made.
Turkey’s misguided economic policies and slide toward autocracy have exacerbated the country’s relationship with the West. Meanwhile, Ankara’s bipolar foreign policy largely escapes Western leaders and analysts.
Women are increasingly joining the male-dominated world of smuggling. Could this be the start of a cultural revolution that challenges long-held gender norms?
Political violence in democracies often seems spontaneous: an angry mob launching a pogrom, a lone shooter assassinating a president. But in fact, the crisis has usually been building for years, and the risk factors are well known. The United States is now walking the last steps on that path.
It is no secret that Beijing and Washington have become increasingly embittered. Here is how China became a victim of its own economic success—and why it is in the United States’ best interests to mend the relationship.
India can play a larger role on the world stage, but it must first restore its economic momentum and liberal credentials.
As the old order in the Arab world collapses, the region needs governance that can resolve its crises and harness its potential.
The greatest obstacle to countering Russia’s hard-edged foreign policy has been the West’s incoherent response.
The United States must secure the benefits of a globalized economy while protecting itself from systemic shocks and supporting the economic renewal of middle-class communities.
Beijing and Washington are competing to set Asia’s rules, norms, and standards. But other countries in the region are increasingly choosing to shape its future themselves.
Democracy is in desperate need of renewed international support. The pandemic adds to the challenge but may provide a window of opportunity.
Security threats and disinformation have made mayhem of life online. It will take experimental cooperation among governments, platforms, and civil society to improve safety without hampering innovation.
Amid new players and lapsed treaties, nuclear arms control has lost its way. It should refocus on one priority: ensuring against catastrophic escalation.
The coronavirus pandemic could give birth to a more autonomous and strategic EU. But the bloc must resolve its internal tensions and find its place in an increasingly fragmented world.
As the global order crumbles, the United States must reinvent its role in the world.
Latin America faces a critical test: Can it overcome economic crisis without sinking into democratic dysfunction?
Can technology still be a force for democratic renewal and change?