Global Perspective

The Gulf’s scramble for Africa

The Gulf’s scramble for Africa

Arab Gulf states are intervening more assertively in sub-Saharan Africa to capitalize on economic opportunities and protect their...

It’s a Trump-knock world for us

It’s a Trump-knock world for us

The current United States administration is like nothing that has been seen in recent history. Let’s try to figure it out.

Australia: Hedging its bets in Asia

Australia: Hedging its bets in Asia

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have a change in attitude toward Australia, and there has been a return to its...

A new and uncomfortable global reality for 2019

A new and uncomfortable global reality for 2019

While the United States will escalate its strategic offensive against China with tariffs, sanctions, regulatory buffers around emerging...

AI and the return of great-power competition

AI and the return of great-power competition

A trend toward economic nationalism and a growing battle over international standards will balkanize the tech sector as the world’s...

Seizing Malaysia’s moment

Seizing Malaysia’s moment

The dramatic change in Malaysian politics gives the country the chance to finally sweep away racial politics and other structural...

Climate justice: A feminist fossil fuel-free future

Climate justice: A feminist fossil fuel-free future

Equality of women is a key global pursuit. Here’s how the state of the environment can help or hurt that campaign.

The Trump-Kim showdown

The Trump-Kim showdown

From enemies to friends? The United States and North Korea are on good speaking terms, but will it lead to complete denuclearization?