Does South Asia Have a New Guard?

If you would like to receive South Asia Brief in your inbox every Thursday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: South Asia’s aging political leaders raise questions about the next generation, Pakistan introduces an austerity budget , and India and China mark two years since their deadly […]

Erdogan Hosts MBS in Ankara

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, looking at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Turkey, French parliamentary negotiations, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s BRICS gathering address, and more news worth following from […]

Will China Use Health Apps to Crack Down on Dissent?

If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Recent reports raise concerns about authorities using COVID-19 health apps to crack down on dissent, China’s navy launches its third aircraft carrier , and the U.S. Uyghur Forced […]

The U.S. and China Haven’t Divorced Just Yet

But in terms of overall U.S.-China trade in goods and services, decoupling isn’t yet happening in any significant way, not by a long shot. And it’s not likely to, despite the trade war begun by Trump and supported, to some degree, by Biden. And there has been significant separation in […]

Israel’s Government Collapse Complicates Biden’s Visit

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, looking at Israel’s political turmoil, Russia-Lithuania tensions, a divided French Parliament, and more news worth following from around the world. Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, looking at […]

A Far-Right Huddle in São Paulo

If you would like to receive Latin America Brief in your inbox every Friday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Brazil ’s CPAC spinoff shows how Bolsonarism is echoing across South America, Bolivia ’s former interim president is sentenced to 10 years in prison, and the crew […]

Don’t Overreact to China’s Solomon Islands Plans

Political turmoil over China is not new to the islands. In 2019, the Solomon Islands shifted official diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan , causing political controversy that contributed to anti-government and anti-China rioting last year. Recognition paid dividends in 2019, when a rumored deal surfaced between a Chinese firm […]