At a workshop in Bahrain last week, Jared Kushner gave a slick presentation of the economic portion of the White House’s new peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. But beneath the glossy packaging were the same failed ideas.
Indian state institutions haven’t kept up with the country’s political and economic transformations. Now, India’s new government has three clear pathways to deliver much-needed reforms.
Washington has only increased tensions with Tehran and cut off possible avenues for deescalation without achieving any of its goals.
By leading a new diplomatic effort to end the conflict and begin reconstruction, Trump could both extricate the U.S. from the conflict and help stabilize the region.
An important task for the Narendra Modi government in its second term will be to improve the ease of doing business on two counts—contract enforcement and property registration.
Riyadh has far more to lose than Washington from escalation with Tehran. A policy of incremental Saudi engagement offers the kingdom a way out of the crisis.
Rising populism and inequality, coupled with surprising election outcomes in the United States and Europe, may signal an end to this historic transatlantic relationship.
The latest wave of rising autocratic rule around the world is more incremental and inconspicuous than in the past.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the Istanbul mayoral election again. But when he meets with world leaders in Osaka, Erdogan will have even bigger challenges.
The messages Trump is sending make negotiations with Tehran less and less likely and increase the chance of another ruinous war of choice in the Middle East.
The sheer size of the military establishment and the habit of equating spending on it with patriotism make both sound management and serious oversight of defense expenditures rare.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s campaign against colonial-era pro-Japanese collaborators is an overlooked yet critical bilateral issue, linked to the United States and diplomacy with North Korea.
The recent Balakot crisis, and its latent nuclear dimension and signaling, carries important implications for our understanding of catalytic signaling.
In the current climate, the U.S.-Russian relationship is likely to stay stuck regardless of any grand gestures aimed at turning Putin into President Trump’s “new best friend.”
The landslide victory of Ekrem Imamoglu in the Istanbul elections constitutes a threat to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hegemony.
The most obvious reason for the delayed release of Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan is Israel’s unsettled electoral politics. But Palestinian opposition and Arab apathy also limit its prospects.
The current escalation between the United States and Iran bears similarities to the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion. Yet while the danger of military confrontation is real, there are also important differences.
As China makes deeper inroads in Asia and elsewhere in the world, many observers have predicted that it is only a matter of time before Beijing holds hegemonic sway over its neighbors. But this narrative of inevitable Chinese dominance rests on key assumptions that too often escape careful scrutiny.
The June 17 death of former president Mohammad Morsi should be a wake-up call to renew international attention to the condition of other Egyptian detainees whose lives are at risk but might still be saved.
When and if Tehran is ready to talk, the differences between Trump and Khamenei present further obstacles.