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First lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron arrive at Elysée Palace on June 8, 2024, in Paris, France.

What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.) What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.)

His foreign policy ideas are tired.

Jun 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2017. Project 2025 commits the US to a state of permanent belligerence toward China.

A New Chinese Exclusion Act A New Chinese Exclusion Act

Demonizing China allows Republicans to unite around an authoritarian agenda at home—and provides a convenient rationale for unfettered Pentagon profiteering.

Jun 5, 2024 / Feature / Jake Werner

A protester holds a sign at a vigil outside the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York City on November 30, 2023, calling on the US to be the first nuclear-armed state to sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

A Just-Released Watchdog Report Makes the Case for Eliminating Land-Based Nuclear Missiles A Just-Released Watchdog Report Makes the Case for Eliminating Land-Based Nuclear Missiles

Land-based missiles are redundant and dangerous.

Jun 4, 2024 / William D. Hartung

Grieving Tiananmen as US Cops Crush Campus Protests

Grieving Tiananmen as US Cops Crush Campus Protests Grieving Tiananmen as US Cops Crush Campus Protests

To reclaim the legacy of Tiananmen for emancipatory ends, we must release it from Cold War politics and place it in a longer, larger history of struggle.

Jun 3, 2024 / Yangyang Cheng

People gather at Columbia University during a protest in support of demonstrations held in China calling for an end to Covid-19 lockdowns in New York on November 28, 2022. People have taken to the streets in major cities across China in a wave of protests not seen since pro-democracy rallies in 1989 were crushed.

How #MeToo Divided NYC’s Chinese Democracy Movement How #MeToo Divided NYC’s Chinese Democracy Movement

The Chinese diaspora community is in turmoil over sexual-misconduct lawsuits, involving members of the Tiananmen Square generation and the younger white-paper generation.

May 24, 2024 / Rong Xiaoqing

A pro-Palestinian demonstrators display Free Palestine mafla during a peaceful rally at the Bukit Jalil indoor stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Southeast Asia Is in an Uproar Over Gaza Southeast Asia Is in an Uproar Over Gaza

From political mommy bloggers to McDonald’s boycotts, frustration with Israel and the US’s approach to Gaza has reverberated across the region. Now, there are implications for Chi...

May 16, 2024 / Timothy McLaughlin

A battlefield visualization system.

Meet the New Military-Industrial Complex Meet the New Military-Industrial Complex

How the Pentagon–Silicon Valley alliance is harnessing AI to defeat China in World War III.

Apr 22, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

TikTok supporters

Loath as I Am to Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene… Loath as I Am to Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene…

How the effort to bank TikTok is a fascinating case study in transpartisan politics.

Mar 28, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Xi Jinping and Gavin Newsom meeting China

Governor Newsom’s Visit to China Shows the Potential for a Sophisticated, Progressive Foreign Policy Governor Newsom’s Visit to China Shows the Potential for a Sophisticated, Progressive Foreign Policy

We need intelligent dialogue, not crude confrontation.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jake Werner

television screen with soldier and american flag; pax americana

How Today’s Turmoil Is Eliciting a Wave of Nostalgia for Pax Americana How Today’s Turmoil Is Eliciting a Wave of Nostalgia for Pax Americana

Yet the notion that the United States ever withdrew from the world is risible.

Oct 17, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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