The coronavirus outbreak could be geopolitically significant in a number of ways.
The agreement will be consequential even if doesn’t change U.S.-China tensions.
The trade war will continue despite some initial agreements.
Trade deal details leaked. The details of the “phase one” trade deal expected to be inked this week by Chinese and U.S. trade delegations in D.C. are starting to leak. According to Reuters, the South China Morning Post and others, China will agree to purchase some $200 billion in U.S. goods per year, including $75 […]
TurkStream, Libya and pipe dreams. Turkey and Russia announced a cease-fire in Libya, to begin on Jan. 12, following a bilateral meeting in Istanbul and the opening of the TurkStream gas pipeline. The two countries support opposite sides in Libya: Turkey supports the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord, while Russia supports the Libyan National Army, […]
Iran has expressed outrage at the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, and has announced a resumption of its nuclear enrichment program, but little in the way of reprisals has actually taken place. For the United States, the goal of killing Soleimani was to break the Iranian sphere of influence. Its […]
Introduction A year is an arbitrary moment. It is short, its length determined by a planet’s rotation around a sun. It is merely a moment in a longer and more complex tale in which figures who tower for a time pass by unnoticed, when the triumphs and tragedies that rivet us all fade away, all […]
The Middle East is still reeling from the killing of Qassem Soleimani.