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May 29, 2020

Hong Kong
Is Hong Kong Still Autonomous? What to Know About China’s New Laws

Beijing’s new national security legislation could effectively end Hong Kong’s promised semiautonomy.

November 19, 2020

COVID-19
Home for Thanksgiving: How Holidays May Present a Public Health Threat

COVID-19 cases are surging across the United States, forcing Americans to weigh the risks of gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday. How have other countries handled holidays amid the pandemic?

June 28, 2021

Japan
Here’s Why Tokyo Is Hosting the Summer Olympics Despite COVID-19

The challenge of hosting the Olympic Games in Tokyo amid the coronavirus pandemic has confounded Japan’s government, but postponing the Olympics further does not seem to be an option.

November 23, 2021

China
China’s Disappeared: How Beijing Silences Critics

The Chinese government has used a variety of tactics to silence its critics. Could international attention on tennis player Peng Shuai’s case push Beijing to change?

November 12, 2021

China
What Xi Jinping’s Elevated Status Signals for Chinese Foreign Policy

China will be even more self-confident now that Xi’s hold on power was confirmed during the Chinese Communist Party’s plenum.

January 24, 2022

China
Why China’s Global Image Is Getting Worse

The Chinese government’s increasingly aggressive diplomacy has hurt its image in much of the world. It’s unlikely to improve anytime soon.

December 6, 2021

China
The Debate Over Boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics

The Biden administration is imposing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. What could a boycott accomplish, and how might China respond?

October 28, 2021

Russia
Is Russia Using Energy as a Weapon Again?

Putin and Gazprom didn’t create Europe’s new gas crisis, but they are happy to exploit it.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a large pipe at a manufacturing plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

February 22, 2022

Russia
Russia’s Energy Role in Europe: What’s at Stake With the Ukraine Crisis

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has brought European dependence on Russian energy into sharp relief and set off a scramble for alternatives.

December 14, 2021

Olympics
The Olympics Are Hard on the Environment. Will the 2022 Beijing Games Continue the Trend?

The Olympics are becoming less sustainable, and the winter games in Beijing are no exception. Can organizers make them more environmentally friendly as the climate crisis intensifies?