October 19, 2020Election 2020
The 2020 U.S. election is threatened by pandemic-related disruptions as well as long-standing weaknesses that could undermine its legitimacy. How will international election observers judge the proce…
September 16, 2020Middle East and North Africa
The August explosions in Beirut were the latest in a series of man-made disasters that have led some experts to say Lebanon is becoming a failed state.
September 15, 2020Afghanistan
Afghanistan Peace Talks Have Begun, Major Pitfalls Await
August 24, 2020China
The White House has taken a tough approach to Chinese state media, but its actions may prove counterproductive.
May 8, 2020Asia
China’s decision to ban most trash imports has left waste-exporting countries in the lurch and Southeast Asian landfills overflowing.