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March 27, 2019

Italy
China’s Belt and Road Gets a Win in Italy

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature project, the Belt and Road Initiative, got a boost when Italy became the first major European country to join. What was behind Italy’s decision and what might it mean for allies in the United States and the EU?

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October 16, 2019

Haiti
What’s Driving the Protests in Haiti?

Anti-government protests could mean humanitarian crisis in Haiti, a country with a long history of instability.

October 4, 2019

Japan
Does the New U.S.-Japan Trade Deal Matter?

The United States and Japan have agreed to a trade deal, but critics say the deal isn’t as good as what it replaced.

October 2, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The E-cigarette Backlash

An outbreak of a lung illness linked to vaping is raising the pressure on countries to rein in the booming e-cigarette industry.

September 23, 2019

Argentina
Argentina’s Default Risk: What to Know

With elections approaching, Argentina faces yet another debt crisis.

September 20, 2019

Climate Change
UN Climate Summit: What to Know

Plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reach carbon neutrality, to be announced during the 2019 summit, could be an important milestone in the global fight against climate change.

September 13, 2019

Australia
The U.S.-Australia Alliance: What to Know

President Trump and Prime Minister Morrison’s close relationship is good news for the decades-old alliance.

August 13, 2019

Hong Kong
The Crisis in Hong Kong: What to Know

As protesters in Hong Kong use increasingly creative means to demand change, the possibility that Beijing will respond with force is growing.

August 7, 2019

Kashmir
Kashmir: What to Know About the Disputed Region

Kashmir is at the heart of rising tensions between India, Pakistan, and China. Here’s a quick explainer on the disputed area.

July 9, 2019

China
Is China Undermining Human Rights at the United Nations?

Under President Xi Jinping, China is pressing the United Nations’ human rights body to favor national sovereignty and development over calling out domestic rights abuses.