Can US Relations Stand the Test of Time?


Oct. 6, 2017 The logic that bound the U.S. to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan no longer exists.

Daily Memo: The Global Economic Outlook Is Grim

All the news worth knowing today.

One Belt, Many Headaches

The centerpiece of BRI is in Pakistan, a place not known for its security or financial stability.

Russia’s View of Afghanistan and the Taliban


Jan. 18, 2017 Improving relations with the Taliban gives Moscow the ability to increase its bargaining position in dealings with Washington.

In Pakistan, Vulnerability Is the Price of Independence


Aug. 17, 2017 Long after the U.S. has left the region, Pakistan will still be living in the shadow of India.

India: Banking on a New Stimulus Plan


Nov. 7, 2017 Since taking office, the prime minister has been using economic measures to consolidate his control.

The World in 2019: A Year on the Edge

One era is ending and another will soon begin.

The World in 2016: A Summary of Our Forecast


Dec. 2, 2015 We look ahead at the major geopolitical developments the world can expect to see in 2016. These include fragmentation in the European Union, as a result of the continuing refugee and financial crises, and a reluctant confrontation between Turkey and the Islamic State.

Here is a summary of some of our key predictions for the year ahead.

Net Assessment of South Asia

Dec. 2, 2015 South Asia is home to almost a quarter of the world’s population. The region’s geopolitical reality is dominated by a complex series of power dynamics, centered on the relationship between Pakistan and India.

Daily Memo: Price Wars and Setbacks

Even success stories such as Singapore are struggling to contain their COVID-19 outbreaks.

Coronavirus and the Peril of Politicizing Medicine

Even medical institutions are political.

Daily Memo: Rising Global Debt, Lebanon’s New Prime Minister, Britain’s Foreign...

A World Bank study shows staggering levels of global debt, and the Lebanese president appoints a new prime minister.