But their efforts to thwart rising autocracy have overlooked a critical way Western democracies themselves enable such regimes to thrive: by providing anonymous financial secrecy tools that allow kleptocrats around the world to move, hide, and launder their ill-gotten wealth, safely away from the prying eyes of their own people. […]
Is Defending Taiwan Worth the Risk?
And rather than cooling down, several flash points around the world have been heating up. Have you followed China’s record incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (IZ)? Matthew Kroenig: I want to enjoy fall for as long as possible. This is the most beautiful time of the year in […]
China Asks US To Stop Interfering In Matters Related To Taiwan, Xinjiang & Hong Kong
The United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met a Chinese Communist Party Political Bureau member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi in Zurich, Switzerland. During the meeting, Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi urged the US administration to not interfere in China’s internal matters, according […]
The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks
In April 2021, just a few months after U.S. President Joe Biden took office, Iran and the remaining participants in the JCPOA (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Russia) began talks in Vienna on reviving the deal. But after six rounds of talks, in which the United States was […]
Will Andrej Babis Rise Again?
Polls show the ANO party has a four-point lead over the opposition going into the elections. The democratic bloc has struggled to respond to the populists’ campaigning and disinformation, but their warnings that Babis threatens Czech democracy still have the ear of around half of voters. The results of the […]
Facebook’s Problems Aren’t Only in Washington
If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: Facebook’s international reach is under scrutiny, a Xi-Biden virtual summit is confirmed for later this year, and German parties convene for “ traffic light ” talks. […]