China and Russia have been cooperating closely over the past three decades. But since the Ukraine crisis, the process has become more dynamic. Moscow and Beijing are now coordinating their policies on a wider range of issues.
The Trump Administration’s protectionist measures against China are guided by politics rather than economics. Instead of tariffs, the United States should address its concerns by upgrading the WTO system and moving forward with the Bilateral Investment Treaty with China.
The U.S.-Saudi relationship is based on mutual expectations that are unlikely to be met. It will endure but it is likely to remain far more fraught and complex and, in the years ahead, increasingly less beneficial for the United States.
With US-Russian relations already confrontational and Sino-US relations becoming visibly more tense, the context for major power interaction on the North Korean nuclear issue has substantially changed from what it was only five years ago.
It would be a mistake to assume that China’s future nuclear power development will continue on the same trajectory as during the last twenty years.
One genuine piece of news behind the U.S. sanctions against Russian individuals and organizations is the attribution to Russia of a hacking campaign that has targeted critical U.S. infrastructure.
Yascha Mounk’s recent book comprehensively analyzes the looming threat of populism in established democracies, but neglects other causes of democratic weakness and offers few practical responses.
U.S. political leaders—Democrats and Republicans alike—must start prioritizing workers, consumers, and the middle class, rather than making the world safe for corporate investment.
Chinese authorities are now farther than ever from offering an alternative currency the world can trust. Those with longer-term doubts about the dollar will likely give Europe a second look.
By imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing a 19th century strategy in the context of a 21st century global economy.
A massive deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey is making a political alliance with the EU impossible, but cooperation must continue. Supporting the country’s resilient democrats is a major political task for Brussels.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum will likely come with costs to the global economic and diplomatic order that exceed their domestic benefits.
A discussion of expectations for Putin’s fourth term within the context of an increasingly fraught U.S.-Russia relationship.
The central question isn’t whether China might continue to confound norms so much as what, precisely, is required for it to do so. And that, as ever, hinges on whether the Chinese government can strike the right balance between state intervention and market forces.
Being a successful secretary of state requires two things: first, the support of the president at home and abroad, and second, genuine opportunities beyond America’s shores that offer diplomacy a chance to manage or even fix problems.
With his relentless focus on “burden-sharing” and “America First”, U.S. President Trump could end up rearranging the political and security order in East Asia.
State control of Algeria’s religious sphere is robust, yet it has recently been challenged by the upsurge in violent ideologies in the Maghreb region and beyond.
After the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his potential successor Mike Pompeo may perhaps reverse the former’s deep cuts to the State Department and bring it back up to basic functionality.
A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
Despite a checkered past record, U.S. programs to promote democracy abroad should not be equated with systemic Russian attempts to interfere with other nations’ politics.