While there are many reasons to distrust China, there are even more reasons to avoid blaming China because the root cause of America’s current economic anxiety has less to do with any decision made in Beijing, and much more to do with those made or not made in Washington, writes Benjamin Shobert.
At a time of great change in Asia, greater gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights should continue to grow across the region, write Eileen Pennington and Elizabeth Silva.
This week, the United States cuts aid to Pakistan by $300 billion; Leaders meet to discuss Syria; Pentagon reconsiders Africa strategy; and more.
This week, North and South Korea push for increased cooperation; NAFTA negotiators near a new deal; a UN report says both sides of the conflict in Yemen are responsible for human rights abuses; and more.
This week, Russia announces largest war games since the Cold War; NAFTA talks reportedly near completion; Korean families reunite; and more.
This week, the Taliban kills dozens in Afghanistan; Turkey turns to Russia amidst a currency crisis; Ebola outbreak in Congo worries officials; and more.
Democracies are increasingly more vulnerable to the "sharp power" tactics of authoritarian regimes but should not adopt these same tactics in response, Joseph Nye and Shanthi Kalathil told Pacific Council members in the fourth installment of the 2018 Summer Teleconference Series, on the rise of authoritarianism.
This week, Venezuela makes arrests in Maduro assassination attempt; Germany and Spain come to an agreement on refugees; Ethiopia shuts down internet access; and more.
It would be a mistake to think that the best way to address heavy-handed tactics of censorship and surveillance by authoritarian regimes is through similarly heavy-handed tactics by democracies, writes Shanthi Kalathil.
This week, officials express optimism about NAFTA negotiations; Iran rejects Trump’s meeting offer; North Korea returns the remains of U.S. service members; and more.