September 27, 2017
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.
July 12, 2017
China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy. …
October 12, 2017
As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.
February 17, 2017
China’s central government has cracked down on press freedom as the country expands its international influence, but in the internet age, many of its citizens hunger for a free flow of information.
December 7, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.
May 11, 2017
China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment in soft power.
November 30, 2017
Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.
November 29, 2017
The U.S. national debt now exceeds $14 trillion, prompting calls for tax reform and spending cuts as President Trump works with Congress on budget plans.
November 27, 2017
North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.
December 8, 2017
A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.