People are hitting the streets to protest government inaction, repression, and corruption. Does that mean democracy is in trouble or stronger than ever?
The Collapse of the East Asian Order
With Japan and South Korea in the middle of a feud, East Asia is on the verge of a serious unraveling.
Hong Kong and the Future of China
Hong Kong’s protests are unlikely to spur major changes in the territory, much less on the mainland — but history suggests there’s a way forward.
America’s Rush Back to Nuclear Weapons
In this interview, Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the Trump administration’s approach to military security.
An Inspiring Climate Victory in Kenya
Ahead of global climate talks, activists in Kenya successfully blocked a Chinese-backed coal plant at a world heritage site.
This Time, the World Is Watching in Kashmir
By taking over Kashmir at gunpoint, India has set itself up to reap the whirlwind.
Indonesia’s Journalists Grapple With Islamism
Reporters in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country are navigating — and too often abetting — a rising trend of reactionary Islamism.
‘Slowbalization’: Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?
Some economists worry the world has passed “peak globalization.” But that could be good for the planet.
Trump: Out of the Graveyard and into the Pyre?
Even if Trump manages to end the war in Afghanistan, he’s fueling other wars that will be even more devastating.
How to Decide the Fate of the Planet
Twelve years. Leaky lifeboat. No safe haven in sight. How to decide….