In the coming decades, the biggest global threat will not be China the rule-breaker, but China the rule-maker.
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While migration has become a political football in Western Europe, it has been fully weaponized in an obscure strip of land between Belarus and Poland.
From Brazil and Australia to China and the U.S., countries are trying to game climate negotiations in order to shift the costs of adaptation onto others.
AUKUS comes hot on the heels of the U.S.' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, and thus is being held up as evidence that the Biden administration is competent on foreign policy.
Many in the West who attack Joe Biden’s Afghanistan policy are in fact upset about the return of brutal geopolitical competition.
As German public sentiment in the EU collapses, its leaders could come under public pressure to go it alone on policies ranging from vaccine procurement, migration, trade and energy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s new strategy centers on the concept of “dual circulation.” Behind the technical-sounding phrase lies an idea that could change the global economic order.
Europe no longer has any illusions that Russia is on a trajectory toward liberal democracy that could be accelerated through engagement.
But as 2021 nears, things look a lot better than they did just a few months ago. We now have at least five reasons to celebrate the New Year.
Trump may just be the accidental father of European sovereignty