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The World of Balance

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The international system is always changing. It usually shifts one piece at a time, each one constrained by the system to dampen its impact...

Peru Follows the Money to China

Peruvian President Dina Boluarte will pay a weeklong visit to China at the end of June – the first head of state to do...

Why China and Australia Are Playing Nice

Chinese Premier Li Qiang is set to pay a widely publicized and highly anticipated visit to Australia this weekend. He will be the first...

China’s Pakistan Problem

While ordinarily strong, Sino-Pakistani relations have been strained lately, at least in part by the political and economic meltdown in Islamabad. The tension was...

Russia’s Gazprom Treads Water

More than two years into the Ukraine war, there has been unexpected optimism surrounding the Russian economy. A recently published report by the European...

The Demographic Meltdown

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Major news publications around the world are rife lately with articles noting how the decline in birth rates has reached a critical mass. Over...

Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Peace With Israel

Saudi Arabia has always sought peace with Israel, although it dreaded the consequences of publicizing its intent. In 1965, the Arab public ridiculed Tunisian...

India’s Watershed Election

India’s 2024 general elections have shaken the trajectory the planet’s most populous nation has been on for nearly three decades. Right-wing Hindu nationalism, which...

Remembering D-Day

Overlooking Omaha Beach is a cemetery in which the Americans who died on D-Day were buried. To walk through this graveyard is to walk...

Russia and China, Nukes and Alliances

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Last week, Moscow revived an oft-repeated threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Their use, of course, requires a few important things. They must...

The Reality of Russo-Chinese Relations

There’s a building in a certain district of Moscow that has adapted to geopolitical trends better than most others. Until 2020, it was car...

A New Front in the US-China Trade War

In mid-May, U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled a proposal for new tariffs on a variety of Chinese imports. This year, the U.S. will raise...

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