South Korea has been a big winner in the game of globalization. But it has come at a price.
Biden’s AUKUS Alliance is Taking the World to the Brink of a New Cold War
Given the 20 years of disastrous warfare during the “war on terror,” what business does Washington have building a new military alliance in Asia?
Can We Avoid a War with China?
The cold war in the Taiwan Strait threatens to turn hot.
Why Did A U.S. Envoy Meet With The Head Of A Fascist Militia in India?
The fact that India is well on its way to full-fledged authoritarianism hasn’t factored into the Biden administration’s approach to the “world’s largest democracy.”
Learning from Cambodia’s COVID-19 Response
Despite a per-capita GDP of one-tenth of the EU’s, Cambodia has achieved a similar rate of vaccination — and a death rate 20 times lower.
The Handcuffing of Joe Biden
Trump didn’t just tie his successor’s hands. He handcuffed them to the throttle of a runaway train.
September 11 and the Debacle of ‘Nation-Building’ in Iraq and Afghanistan
Nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq was the resurrection of a doctrine that should have been buried after Vietnam.
Death and Living in the Face of Empire
Julian Aguon’s ‘The Properties of Perpetual Light’ is a thoughtful meditation on how, to understand problems at the center of a colonial society, we have to look at the margins.
Trade Policy Won’t Work for Workers Till it Works for Women
The Biden administration needs to adopt a gender and social inclusion framework for future trade negotiations and agreements.
The War in Afghanistan is Dead. Long Live the War on Terror?
In ending the war in Afghanistan, Biden left the door open for more “counterterrorism” — with serious implications for our foreign policy, politics, and legal system.