China has been effective at limiting the international damage from revelations that it has sent as many as 1 million people, most of them Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim minority, to what it calls vocational training camps — and what others call reeducation camps.
Massive infusions of aid to improve living conditions have been tried elsewhere. It’s an attractive idea. But it’s also very easy to throw away a lot of money and get relatively little for it.
Does the president want regime change in Tehran – with the risk of war? A substantially reworked nuclear deal? Or a tweaked deal that has his name on it rather than President Obama’s?
The two countries learned a little something about how far they can push on citizens’ rights, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stop pushing. More likely is that next time, they’ll just act a little smarter.
Thanks, Saudi Arabia.
The fact that no one, except maybe Stephen Miller, saw this coming shows just how wedded we are to the idea that politics ought to make sense.
President Trump’s visit to Britain next week will include ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a reminder of common values and shared sacrifices. In other ways, it will be a very weird visit.
No matter how much power President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping think they have to shape their countries’ economic relationship, there are a lot of important things well beyond the control of either.
Does Trump, as he reiterated on Thursday, really want to renegotiate the nuclear treaty with Iran? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton seem more focused on regime change.
What the U.S., Russia and China decide to do and how they do it will help determine how badly Venezuelans suffer and for how much longer.
Three ways to think about President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of an agreement regulating the conventional arms trade.
Americans are doing a pretty good job of screwing up their elections all on their own, so the best way to influence an election is to act well before election day.
The actions of protesters in Sudan and Algeria are a reminder that there are plenty of people who know very well what they’re missing, yearn for it, and are willing to risk their lives for it.
Those arriving at the border may cite gang violence or economic hardship for leaving. But there also is solid evidence that one factor often behind it all is climate change.
Having apparently survived the Mueller report, President Trump appears to feel unchained — ready to “go full animal” in the words of Steve Bannon. What does that mean for U.S. foreign policy?
For every Jacinda Ardern, there is also a Mohammed Bin Salman.
We’re faced with the possibility that all three treaties that constrained the world’s dominant nuclear powers for decades will soon be in the dustbin of history. To be replaced by what, exactly?
In Britain, Labor is confronting charges that it carries within it a deep vein of anti-Semitism.
A forward-looking policy – even if it put self-interest first — would lock in relationships and ways of doing business intended to hold up over the long haul. And that’s exactly what’s being done. By China.
Trump told a rally in September that Kim had written him “beautiful letters,” and that “We fell in love.” Even for Trump, that was a pretty weird thing to say.