February 7, 2013China
Will Piekos is a Research Associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is a lot of speculation as to China’s intentions surrounding the acquisition of Pakistan’s Gwadar port…
November 5, 2019Uganda
Uganda is heading toward a debt crisis. According to a senior official at the Bank of Uganda, unless the country is able to sustain a growth rate of at least 7 percent—which economic projections show Uganda will not do—the country will default on its payments. As is the case for many African countries, China is Uganda’s largest creditor, making up 39 percent of total debt this past fiscal year. If Uganda defaults, it is unclear how China will react.
September 19, 2019United States
Today marks the 223rd anniversary of George Washington’s Farewell Address. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to a speech, but it was actually a six-thousand-word letter to the American people. It f…
December 15, 2011Defense and Security
Members of the U.S. Air Force board a plane at al-Asad air base in Iraq before flying to the United States. (Mohammed Ameen/courtesy Reuters) I woke up this morning to an email inbox full of news al…
June 27, 2019Space
Policymakers should be careful not to focus to excess on the possibility of kinetic warfare in space.
February 16, 2019World Order
Leading global figures have released a new "Declaration of Principles for Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace." Call it Atlantic Charter 2.0.
December 27, 2018United States
Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through…