The push for the normalization of Israel’s position in the Arab world is far stronger than that of de-normalizing the Israeli occupation of Arab territories, which are illegal under international law.
Europe and the United States have adopted new courses on China policy over the last four years. Yet actual results are still lagging behind China’s many actions and initiatives.
China’s success in recovering from the pandemic-induced recession faster than other major economies has not eliminated the uncertainties surrounding China’s growth outlook.
Asia’s two largest nuclear powers have never threatened each other with nuclear weapons. How much will the recent deadly border clashes between China and India change the security landscape?
Russia needs to restore, rather than erase, the memory of the millions of victims of totalitarianism and cease putting it in competition with the memory of those who fell in battle in World War II.
The Trump administration has reportedly pressured law enforcement agencies to downplay the threat posed by these organizations, allowing nonstate violence to creep back into the political mainstream to a degree not seen since the 1960s and 1970s.
Lessons learned from other disciplines show that sometimes playing the long game is the best approach.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. It was initially a civil war that gradually evolved into an international conflict, during which the Soviet Union and China supported North Korea.
In the final frenzied days before the U.S. election, many voters are nervous about the risk of violence and whether the results will be considered legitimate. A diverse group of civil society organizations is restoring trust in the process.
Ignore the scares. Unless the polls are badly wrong, a victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden will be known on election night.
Stakeholders in insurance and regulation are encountering serious challenges in the digital and business transformation brought by rapid growth of cloud services.
The stage is set for a potentially disruptive period in South Korea–U.S. security relations. If tensions are allowed to build, the alliance could rupture.
The Egyptian military’s involvement in the economy has come at a high cost, contributing to underperformance in development and auguring a new ruling class of military officers.
Armed forces in power and in business will be hard-pressed to implement the complex and painful economic reforms needed to stimulate growth.
The Egyptian military’s involvement in the economy has come at a high cost, contributing to underperformance in development.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has reinvigorated state capitalism in Egypt through military-led real estate development, industrial hubs, extractive activities, private sector encroachment, and using private investment to recapitalize the public sector.
The successful completion of Egypt’s 2016 IMF program is superficial, hiding poor economic growth relative to emerging market peers and an economy burdened by a military-led public sector.
The Egyptian military’s capture of state resources under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi depends on a poorly run state and the visible corruption of the former regime, auguring a new ruling class of military officers.
Nagorny Karabakh remains one of the most tragic and persistent disputes in Europe. Unless Armenia and Azerbaijan conclude that resolving the conflict is more in their common interest than persisting with force or allowing others to resolve it for them, it will likely remain unresolved for another generation.
After four years, Donald Trump demonstrated he could control his temper. Joe Biden demonstrated he could be president.