Another National Security Crackdown in Hong Kong

Beijing solidifies its grip on the special administrative region.

Is It Time to Give Up on the United Nations?

The U.S. spends billions propping up the compromised and mostly useless international organization.

Taiwan Votes. China is Watching.

Cross-strait relations aren’t directly on the ballot, but the One China policy looms large.

Taiwan’s Upcoming Election, Explained

Distinctions between contestants are subtle but could have outsize implications.

Some of My Big 2024 Questions

Will we avoid a recession? Will China’s recovery continue to fizzle? Is this the year for AI? And more.

Washington Has Lost the (Updated) Script on China

Xi Jinping’s China is not nearly the unstoppable economic powerhouse that many predicted.

  • World

Kissinger’s Shadow Continues to Undermine U.S. Interests in South Asia

On India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, he was nearsighted when the country needed a visionary.

Lessons From Henry Kissinger

He helped America out of its last losing streak. His strategies offer us a way out of this one.

The Monroe Doctrine, Then and Now

Two hundred years after the original proclamation, threats from China, Russia, and Iran have arisen in Latin America.

Here Xi Comes

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping reunite in California.

Biden’s Words Speak Louder Than His Actions

The president’s risk-averse foreign policy only invites more conflict.

  • World

Why China Is So Eager to Foment Antisemitism

Spreading Jew-hatred helps distract from its own sins.

  • World

Hamas’ Online War

How disinformation from the terrorist group and its backers reaches millions daily.

Birds of War: Did China Deploy Ducks to Pakistan?

No, but it did use geese to guard the border during the pandemic.

The System Keeps Working (and the Alternative Is Predictably Failing)

‘Weaponizing globalization’ is a lot harder than it sounds.

The Mirage of Middle East Peace

Robert Kaplan’s new book explores how the region has historically wobbled between order and chaos.