Global Perspectives

Trump’s exit will increase Turkey's exposure to sanctions

Trump’s exit will increase Turkey's exposure to sanctions...

Joe Biden has overcome Donald J Trump’s resistance and is on his way to the White House in January. But what is the new president...

OPEC at 60: A powerful past, a doubtful future

OPEC at 60: A powerful past, a doubtful future

Lower prices and alternative energy sources are seriously hurting the organization. Can OPEC survive?

Russia and China: An uneasy embrace

Russia and China: An uneasy embrace

The two great powers have much – and little – in common politically, culturally and, importantly, economically. But with the United...

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...

How Israel’s annexation strategy will prompt a partnership pivot

How Israel’s annexation strategy will prompt a partnership...

Smaller nations in the next decade will develop more flexible relationships with world powers as they pursue their national interests...

Covid-19 knocks on American hegemony

Covid-19 knocks on American hegemony

The Covid-19 pandemic poses a threat to the United States-led international order. What must the US do to preserve American hegemony...

History lessons: US-China bilateral relations

History lessons: US-China bilateral relations

America has given China unprecedented support throughout the decades. So why are they such rivals?

An Asian grassroots women’s agenda

An Asian grassroots women’s agenda

Women in the region may face repression, but they won’t be cowed. Some stories from the field.

Thailand: Corruption and terror

Thailand: Corruption and terror

The horrific mass shooting earlier this year wasn’t the mere action of a madman. Issues such as inequality and poverty were triggers....

Risky business: Fruits and vegetables in Tanzania

Risky business: Fruits and vegetables in Tanzania

The country is facing major nutrition challenges. Can what grows on the trees and in the soil be the answer?

The dragon’s cuddle

The dragon’s cuddle

China’s security power projection into Central Asia provides a blueprint for how it might engage with Belt and Road Initiative countries...

The real legacy of a terrorist

The real legacy of a terrorist

The legacy that ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, eliminated by US special forces in a raid last October at his hideout...

Steering toward strategic sustainability

Steering toward strategic sustainability

How do you do business but remain ethical and responsible? It starts in the boardroom.

Saudi Arabia, Iran and the ‘killer drones’

Saudi Arabia, Iran and the ‘killer drones’

The attacks on Saudi oil facilities have dramatically raised tensions in an already tense neighborhood. But could it escalate into...

When populist-nationalists tempt geopolitical fate

When populist-nationalists tempt geopolitical fate

The leaders of the United States, India and Britain have been providing ample evidence as to why the campaign promises and election...

A women’s global strike in 2020

A women’s global strike in 2020

The global women’s rights movement is more than a century old. It’s time to make it bigger and stronger, and more effective.

The dark side of AI: Biases and a new geopolitical battle

The dark side of AI: Biases and a new geopolitical battle

The letters AI (artificial intelligence) strike fear into the hearts of some with the specter of a robot takeover of jobs, while many...

Traveling – in our time

Traveling – in our time

Climate change is a fact, but how can the earth save itself from itself? Try flying less often

Back by (un)popular demand?

Back by (un)popular demand?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party will enter the Sept. 17 election rerun with their legitimacy dented,...

A beginner’s guide to the Belt and Road Initiative

A beginner’s guide to the Belt and Road Initiative

Is China trying to take over Asia and beyond, one new highway and railroad at a time? Its neighbors and the United States fear as...

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...

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...

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.

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...

The united (‘non-Western’) states of the world

The united (‘non-Western’) states of the world

While Russia and India are trying to simultaneously sit on a dozen “multi-vector political chairs,” China can take the “anti-American...

Reconciliation at the crossroads:  Hindering factors in Sino-Japanese relations

Reconciliation at the crossroads: Hindering factors in...

China and Japan have countless reasons to reconcile and be friends. If only their respective egos and versions of history didn’t get...

Free trade or women’s rights?

Free trade or women’s rights?

Is the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership good for Asia? Many think it will help us all – with the exception of...

Australia’s ‘Russia’ problem? It’s China

Australia’s ‘Russia’ problem? It’s China

The United States is in an investigative frenzy over Moscow’s interference in its presidential election. Down Under, Australia has...

Putin’s biggest fear?

Putin’s biggest fear?

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is positioning himself as a champion for a number of disgruntled groups and could evolve...

Saving our women and girls

Saving our women and girls

Cervical cancer is a threat to the Pacific region. Its leaders must maintain their collective will and resolve to face this challenge.

How digital technology is transforming health care – finally

How digital technology is transforming health care – finally

From American suburbs to developing countries in Asia, affordable quality medical treatment can be just a click away.

Timor-Leste and Australia: A rocky maritime marriage

Timor-Leste and Australia: A rocky maritime marriage

The Malaysian educational dilemma

The Malaysian educational dilemma

The country is experiencing an alarming rise in ethnic, religious and regional polarization. That’s not good news for those trying...