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.
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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
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to develop a viable Palestinian state, his escape from history could prove very short-lived.
The COVID-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action.
Three developments have led the EU to abandon its goal of closer economic ties.
Negotiations over the future of U.K.-EU relations will divide Europeans and offer fodder to Euroskeptics
Europeans must heed Mike Pence's dark warnings to achieve Joe Biden's bright vision
Both countries are becoming more alike — particularly in their belief that there can be only one winner.