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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.

Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.

Screengrabs from several Chinese Tiktok accounts show a sparkly, shirtless, bear-riding Daddy Putin version of the Russian president.
Screengrabs from several Chinese Tiktok accounts show a sparkly, shirtless, bear-riding Daddy Putin version of the Russian president.

Chinese TikTok Users Are in Love With ‘Daddy Putin’

Popular videos paint the Russian president as a widely admired figure.

An illustration from Lin Lan’s The Three Brothers (1929) from a collection at the Beijing Normal Library.
An illustration from Lin Lan’s The Three Brothers (1929) from a collection at the Beijing Normal Library.

Where the West and China Find Common Ground

A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

Bill Gates’s Pandemic Prevention Plan Has a China-Sized Blind Spot

In his new book, the billionaire philanthropist focuses on technical solutions but ignores politics.

U.S. President Bill Clinton (right) meets with Chinese President Jiang Zemin
U.S. President Bill Clinton (right) meets with Chinese President Jiang Zemin

Engagement With China Was Always a Long Shot

Beijing’s Leninist regime is fundamentally resistant to change.

A resident receives a coronavirus vaccine in China
A resident receives a coronavirus vaccine in China

Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated

A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

New Philippine President Marcos Is No Duterte on Foreign Policy

Monday’s victor intends to defend sovereignty against China and prioritize the U.S. alliance.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is received by his Kenyan counterpart, Raychelle Omamo, in Mombasa, Kenya.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is received by his Kenyan counterpart, Raychelle Omamo, in Mombasa, Kenya.

While America Slept, China Became Indispensable

Washington has long ignored much of the world. Beijing hasn’t.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 15, 2021.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 15, 2021.

Locking China Out of the Global Order Could Backfire

Washington is wrong to assume Beijing is incapable of accommodation.

An Afghan worker works on the site of an ancient monastery discovered in Mes Aynak, in the eastern province of Logar on Nov. 23, 2010. The archaeological dig is located at the world's second-biggest unexploited copper mine.
An Afghan worker works on the site of an ancient monastery discovered in Mes Aynak, in the eastern province of Logar on Nov. 23, 2010. The archaeological dig is located at the world's second-biggest unexploited copper mine.

China Wants Its Investments in Afghanistan to Be Safer Than in Pakistan

Beijing could profit handsomely from Afghan resources and exports, but new ventures risk exposing Chinese nationals to violence.

A girl carries vegetables in Shanghai
A girl carries vegetables in Shanghai

Shanghai’s Food Shortages Spur Voluntarism and Cynicism

Locals are ensuring their own supply after prominent government failures.

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping watch a dance performance during a visit to International Studies Learning Center February 16, 2012 in South Gate, California.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping watch a dance performance during a visit to International Studies Learning Center February 16, 2012 in South Gate, California.

It’s Going to Be a Hot Summer for the U.S.-China Relationship

After an uneasy detente, the Biden administration’s China strategy is about to make itself felt.

Chinese President Xi Jinping takes his tea cup during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 11, in Beijing, China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping takes his tea cup during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 11, in Beijing, China.

Xi Jinping Is Fighting a War for China’s History

Fear of “historical nihilism” has haunted China’s leadership for years.

South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol dines with Maj. Gen. David Lesperance, commander of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, and other soldiers at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on April 7.
South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol dines with Maj. Gen. David Lesperance, commander of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, and other soldiers at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on April 7.

Ukraine Has Asia Thinking About War

The return of major conflict is leading Asian countries to boost their militaries.

A journalist films screens.
A journalist films screens.

The U.S. and China Need Ground Rules for AI Dangers

Autonomous weapon systems pose a serious escalatory risk.

Taiwanese Air Force pilots in olive green uniforms walk through a parking lot with the Taiwanese flag flying behind them.
Taiwanese Air Force pilots in olive green uniforms walk through a parking lot with the Taiwanese flag flying behind them.

Taiwan Doesn’t Need a Formal U.S. Security Guarantee

U.S. security cooperation is a more powerful demonstration of commitment than any declaration of intent.

Xi and Putin in Moscow
Xi and Putin in Moscow

Why Xi Is Trapped in Ukraine

Now, it is Russia, not China, sitting in the geopolitical driver’s seat.

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