Regions / China
Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
China’s policies of non-intervention and no first use of its nuclear weapons may be changing.
The lack of majority support for Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement is an example of developing nations’ inclination towards pragmatism, not liberalism and civil rights.
China appears to be aiding Iraq its fight against the Islamic State.
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.