March 23, 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced audacious economic policies to combat deflation, but the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and other factors have complicated his efforts.
February 9, 2018
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.
March 14, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy issues as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.
February 14, 2018
Italy’s elections will shape the country’s response to economic stagnation, migration woes, and European integration, with repercussions across the continent.
January 19, 2018
The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…
November 1, 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.
June 21, 2017
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.
April 28, 2017
Syria’s civil war is being fought on multiple fronts by an array of combatants whose alliances, capabilities, and in some cases motives have been in flux.
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.
January 11, 2017
The Colombian government and FARC rebels have signed a historic peace agreement that charts a path to sustainable peace after decades of civil war.