Regions / China
Being the world’s top economic power comes with many responsibilities, which China may be trying to sidestep.
Pakistan is playing fast and loose with the precautions to nuclear war.
Today, Asia is like the Kardashian clan: wealthy, contentious, and all up in the public’s face.
Japan’s war hawks and imperial apologists are alienating the country’s allies and making a confrontation with its rivals more likely.
Can China and the United States pivot without crashing into each other?
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
Hypersonic weapons may sound less destructive than nuclear weapons, but they’re just another arms race.
Hong Kong's Occupiers have been peaceful and their demands reasonable, but China's leaders see bogeymen around every corner.
Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It's a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
China is experimenting with "soft power" approaches to its restive minority populations, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.