Global Perspective

Challenging Duterte

Challenging Duterte

The Philippine president has thrived by cultivating a reputation for running roughshod over the rule of law and declaring war on the...

Bounded engagement

Bounded engagement

There is no viable alternative to Australia engaging with China. Canberra really has no other choice. That said, neither does Beijing.

Going nuclear

Going nuclear

Saudi Arabia is pursuing a nuclear energy program and possibly nuclear weapons as well, with the US, Russia and China hovering as...

Bangladesh’s battle for health care

Bangladesh’s battle for health care

With middle-income status and a growing demographic dividend, the country’s people are demanding more and better medical care. The...

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...

Nukes, missiles and friendship

Nukes, missiles and friendship

Iran and North Korea have for years cooperated in buying, selling and developing weapons systems including missiles. Will new overtures...

Leadership in a multipolar world

Leadership in a multipolar world

If the United States wants to play a leading role in fashioning the new balance of power, in which China and Russia are both key elements,...

Iran’s options against the US and Israel

Iran’s options against the US and Israel

This essay was published by Stratfor, the US-based global geopolitical intelligence firm, with which Strategic Review has a content-sharing...

Fiddling in the face of floods

Fiddling in the face of floods

Many of Asia’s great cities are coastal, which places them squarely in the path of rising sea levels as global temperatures continue...

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?

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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...