U.S. policy toward China should strongly emphasize pressure and deterrence, while acting multilaterally rather than unilaterally, experts said in the second installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.
Caroleen Williams reports on the recent parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan and President Nursultan Nazarbayev's firm grip on political power.
Brian Moore argues that in a charged political climate, clarity is needed where China has been a force for good and areas where praise and support are necessary.
The ongoing Syrian conflict has opened up a space for the country's women to shed more traditional gender roles and shape the nation’s civil and political discourse.
This week on Global Beat: Haiti gets ready for a new presidential election; a new report claims there are nearly 46 million slaves worldwide; the former president of Chad was convicted of crimes against humanity; and more.
Robert C. O'Brien reports from Taipei on the tenuous relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China.
This week on Global Beat: The Peace Corps will be established in Vietnam for the first time in history; Santiago’s subway system will become the world’s first solar-powered metro; Greece and Kenya move to close down refugee camps; and more.
In Foreign Affairs, Mark Latonero breaks down the limits of technology in solving Syria's intractable refugee crisis. He argues that policymakers should remain skeptical of the attitude that "there’s an app for that."
Roberta Jacobson's confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico comes at an important moment in the U.S.-Mexico relationship, with issues like trade, immigration, and border security at the top of the agenda.
This week on Global Beat: several southern African nations declare states of emergency due to severe drought; Colombia’s FARC rebels agree to free their child soldiers; rising seas due to climate change threaten islands in the Pacific; and more.