The most important factor in COVID-19's evolution and the threat its variants pose is the size of unvaccinated populations and the reservoirs in which they can develop.
Unfortunately for Japan, the release of government oil reserves is a veritable drop in the barrel when compared to demand for this vital commodity.
The base's design was so politically constrained to mitigate local opposition that the design constraints will severely limit its flexibility to meet military needs.
Through its Strategic Headquarters on the Creation of a New International Order, the ruling LDP is hoping to ensure Japan's economy can weather any storm.
The final COP26 agreement is a disappointment and was considerably diminished from drafts circulated only days before.
Xi Jinping is being elevated to a status in China equal to that of Mao Zedong. Along with that role is a consolidation of power that should be more worrisome.
Beijing cannot be allowed to intimidate or coerce its neighbors. The China military power report argues that it intends to do precisely that.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that his goal is the creation of a “new capitalism” that better distributes wealth.
Western governments believe Khan was instrumental in advancing Pyongyang’s nuclear program, trading his enrichment technology for North Korea's ballistic missiles.
The prime minister's success will be complicated by massive national debt and whether he can put the country’s public finances in order.
In this world, leadership is vital. These elections do not augur well. While forces of illiberalism consolidate and gain traction, democracies spin their wheels.
Chinese concerns are valid. AUKUS seeks to better deter, and if need be, defend against revisionist powers in this region. If that describes Chinese behavior, then it is a target.
Dealing with North Korea is complicated, and Pyongyang’s decision to close its borders to prevent COVID-19 infection has made intelligence collection even more difficult.
European military forces have an expanding presence in Asia, a recognition of the ever-larger role the Indo-Pacific has assumed in their governments’ strategic calculations.
There has been a fundamental shift in the dynamics surrounding bilateral ties, with both sides hardening their approach.
Shinzo Abe’s remarks in his latest speech warning of the consequences of attacking Taiwan were perfectly compatible with the 1972 joint communique, but Beijing was still angered.
The court could hold that, properly interpreted, Roe allows states to restrict abortion at some point — so long as they allow women "enough time” to end their pregnancies.
The informal currency swap will prop up a small part of the Afghan economy but certainly won’t be enough to prevent the country from slipping into full-blown famine this winter.
How should the world respond to omicron? We just have to wait as there is information that we don’t yet have. And for many, the waiting itself is the problem.
The Cyberspace Administration of China recently issued new draft guidelines that entail a host of restrictions on the collection and processing of data and its transfer across borders.
Unlike prior inflation episodes, what is remarkable this time is how different the cross-country experiences have been as governments’ diverse responses have led to varied economic outcomes.