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Beijing is only too happy to offer an alternative to Western-dominated international finance. What's more surprising is that leading Western economies are signing up.
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.
One day not so very long from now our children may think of the T. rex and the tiger as co-occupants of a single Lost World
It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend.
Recent technological advances in detection may rob submarines of their stealth.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
Despite resistance on the parts of both countries, détente between Iran and the United States is preordained.
The world's two biggest polluters shouldn't be setting the terms for global climate talks.
Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.