The U.S.-Russia bilateral relationship is facing unprecedented strains. At the same time, the U.S.-China relationship is growing increasingly contentious over what the Trump administration views as the lack of reciprocity across many areas, including trade, investment, media, education, and culture.
China’s global rise and its Belt and Road Initiative present a challenge to the shared interest of Europe and the United States in maintaining the rules-based international order.
The Trump administration believes attempts by previous administrations at persuasive dialogue and engagement with Beijing were unsuccessful, but the current strategy of publicly admonishing and punishing China has not been effective.
Countering traditional notions of balance-of-power theory, smaller states have not joined together militarily to oppose the United States' rising power at the end of the Cold War, Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, or Russian offensives along its Western border.
As Lebanon’s debt grows and the traditional pillars of its economy stagnate, a drop in remittances from the Gulf may push the country into bankruptcy.
China is increasingly central in world politics. Western nations should remain open to its initiatives and engage it in dialogue through multilateral institutions.
With the elections heating up and news feeds brimming with ads for this candidate and that cause, voters need to be adept at recognizing persuasive from manipulative microtargeting.
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Constructing a new order in the Arab world requires states to begin confronting the patronage system and crony networks that distort economic outcomes and suppress job creation. The economic challenge is thus not merely technical, but profoundly political as well.
Italy is back on the front pages of economic newspapers proclaiming, yet again, doom is approaching: but is it really so?