Regions / China
Washington is effectively subsidizing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal — the fastest-growing in the world — even as the country drifts closer to China and Russia.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
What if world leaders, starting with the U.S., took seriously Pope Francis' call to treat global crises as moral issues?
Alongside rising protests from farmers and workers, China now confronts a middle class anxious about a slowdown in growth and burned by the stock market bust. It’s a volatile brew.
First promised over a half a century ago, Nepal's new constitution is surprisingly progressive. But it's led to tensions with neighboring India and with underrepresented ethnic groups.
Despite risks to domestic politics and local administration, Germany is opening its gates to vast numbers of refugees.
The impulse to "boldly go" has gotten humanity into a mess of trouble.
The world's two major powers lost a decade that could have been spent hashing out responses to climate change, the arms trade, and the global recession.