From the Red Sea to the Baltic and the Pacific, geopolitics are putting global commerce at risk.
U.S.-Taiwan relations are complicated. Here's an explainer.
Here’s a recap of some of the year’s highs and lows.
Experts on the politics of foreign occupations tackle big questions in this week’s Good Chat.
Voters generally focused on domestic politics, not foreign policy – or Ukraine.
It’s a slowdown, not a collapse.
Here’s the latest research.
Neither country was inclined to defend a global order that denies their status aspirations, but the war’s impact may be forcing a rethink
The country owes a lot of money to a lot of creditors
In forging a new Japanese identity after the war, the government excluded some groups — and embraced conservative religious organizations
The pandemic and past war debts have left the economy in tatters
His predecessors struggled to govern. Abe helped transform Japanese politics.
Abe stepped down as prime minister in 2020, but never stepped away
If Pyongyang carries out a seventh nuclear test, don’t expect China and Russia to back U.N. Security Council moves
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine complicates discussions of the alliance’s new Strategic Concept
There are reasons the dollar is still king
Ties to a former dictatorship are quite common in new democracies, this research explains
Four historical examples show how much race has always mattered in defining ‘Western civilization’
Here’s what might happen next within the ‘BRICS’ bloc
Patriotic attitudes run high in Russia, our research finds
If Putin escalates the war in Ukraine, here’s what could be next
The research suggests this rarely works. But countries keep trying anyway.
From party politics to gender inequality, Rosenbluth’s research broke many long-held assumptions
How corporations organize global production is becoming increasingly unsustainable.
The new initiative could lead to a cleaner maritime industry.
The global anti-airport movement has been growing for 20 years. Here’s what’s behind it.
Why dynasties dominate the leadership in Japan, and around the world.
Research explains when political financing works — and when it doesn’t
Membership would probably place China firmly at the center of regional and global supply chains.
A new U.S. partnership with the U.K. and Australia could fuel risky notions of civilizational conflict
Incomplete audits make wasteful spending more likely
Will Iran’s ‘shadow war’ slip into the open?
Its approach is far more stable and nuanced than recent headlines suggest
My research examined the politics behind the dearth of policies.
Here are the takeaways from the July 2021 bilateral meetings.
Recruiting military personnel has become increasingly difficult as the population ages
Real-world rivalries often play out in the Olympic arena
The political stakes are high, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga must face voters in a general election this fall
New research explains why these political appointees actually perform better than expected
That’s what we found by surveying more than 15 countries in five world regions
The administration’s report on “critical technologies” is due Friday.
The Moon government might be interested in joining ‘the Quad,’ if doing so doesn’t openly antagonize China
We analyzed 20 years of Chinese Foreign Ministry transcripts to track the increase in hostile language
Maritime disputes among democracies are more common than you think
Developed countries are joining developing countries to put pharmaceutical companies in a tough position
Here’s how to teach — or learn — about this complex topic
The joint statement suggests that China could boost its climate targets
30 years later, global financial institutions still condition loans on policies like 'structural reforms’
They’ll discuss new ways to cooperate, as well as unfinished business from the Trump years
The Biden administration faces three big challenges on the Korean Peninsula
The winners and losers could give clues about what’s ahead in September’s general election
Here’s why reassurances work.
Each side had deployed thousands of troops along the contested border.
But if the Myanmar crisis turns into a great power confrontation, China might back the generals.
Our research examines why so few people with HIV hold public office.
Democracies where women got to vote went to war less and spent more on health and education
Our research reveals what helps U.S. military basing succeed
Here’s why the coronavirus pandemic might change that
2021 could be the year of action — if climate leaders can problem-solve strategically
World leaders meet this weekend to discuss how to turn promises into action
Will the U.S. economy suffer as nations in the Asia-Pacific region get closer?
Americans aren’t the only ones watching the 2020 presidential election closely
Stringent domestic targets will be key to transforming a massive, carbon-intensive economy.
Abe was a remarkably strong prime minister. Future leaders will seek to emulate his model.
The world’s largest maritime exercise may be more about showcasing defense capacity — and less about military diplomacy
This research explains why anniversary events tend to dredge up painful memories
Buddhist monks walk past the Atomic Bomb Dome at Peace
The verbal escalation of this dispute may make it harder to find offramps
Here’s why this type of retaliation may turn out to be more symbolic than powerful
Companies may soon scramble to shift certain kinds of data from the U.S. to the E.U.
Here’s what our research found.
In Kenya and Zambia, legislatures helped enforce political accountability.
These troops weren’t just protecting Germany.
A new study shows Chinese citizens value the image of a peaceful China.
This time, the protests were against a new imperial power: China.
Social systems need some ‘slack’ to weather sudden spikes in need
There’s an argument embedded in every map. Here’s what you need to know.
Health diplomacy is tricky.
India is a key strategic partner — but trade, Kashmir and Pakistan complicate the relationship
This election was about more than Taiwan’s uneasy relations with China
Increasingly, Republican voters think Vladimir Putin is a good leader. But Russians don’t feel the same way about President Trump.
The global trade appeals system has stalled. Did it ever really work?
Want to be ambassador in Tokyo, Paris or Rome? You’ll need deep pockets and friends in high places.
What does it cost to maintain the U.S. military presence in allied countries?
The metro symbolizes the vast distances — geographically and economically — between rich and poor.
Here’s the backstory — and the downside of removing this nuclear cache.
Expect an even more chaotic foreign policy
Alliances are based on trust, not just U.S. assistance
This isn’t the first time the U.S. has been slow to chip in
Does Pyongyang have a playbook for the next few months?
It has limits. But it’s not the only game in town.
The U.S. has a number of mutual defense treaties — but not with Saudi Arabia or Israel.
Here’s how we know.
The roots of the current falling-out lie in the politics of the present.
Their diplomatic spat just expanded to defense issues.
This was a U.S.-Soviet arms treaty, but there’s a China factor.
By restricting the export of key chemicals, Japan threatens South Korea’s electronics industry.
The old wounds run deep, making a final and lasting agreement on these issues difficult.
Tensions are high, and liquid natural gas tankers are vulnerable to attack.
By squeezing Korea’s electronics industry, Japan hopes to get concessions on forced labor lawsuits