How Algeria Became Indispensable

If you would like to receive Africa Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: An election in Benin , Senegal ’s protests, and how African artists are addressing a lack of funding for the arts. Welcome to Foreign Policy’s Africa Brief. The […]

Biden’s Half-Hearted Policy Towards Southeast Asia

But showing up in Southeast Asia was not the only way the administration stepped up its engagement. In May, Biden hosted a historic U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit at the White House, bringing together nearly all ASEAN leaders. (Myanmar’s junta leader was not invited , and then-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte did not […]

The Chinese Communist Party Wants the Property Bubble Back

That middle class, now the Chinese government’s bedrock of support, is under threat from its crumbling real estate market—and with it, the Chinese Communist Party’s credibility. For years, Beijing has tried to rein in prices but kept giving up under pressure from stakeholders. Now, it’s ditching those attempts entirely in […]