China has turned human rights into an underrated, yet crucial battleground in the shaping of a new world order.
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The Kashoggi affair bares the flawed policies of the world's powers.
The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East.
The recipients of Beijing's supposed largess regularly find themselves trapped in debt leading to rising anti-Chinese sentiment.
The Kurds' quest for self-rule puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.
With one military action, the new U.S. president has managed to thoroughly confound his fiercest supporters and critics.