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U.S.-China Rivalry Looms Large at Shangri-La

Foreign Policy - 18 hours 51 min ago
But the two countries’ defense chiefs won’t be holding a meeting on the summit’s sidelines.

The U.S. and China Are Caught in a Technology Trap

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 22:36
The world’s two largest economies are walking a tightrope between bad blood and good business.

The U.S. Needs to Get Out of the Way on China

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 22:02
Washington should start letting other countries take the lead.

What in the World?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 21:03
Test yourself on the week of May 27: Another round of airstrikes batters Syria, a Senegalese opposition leader is arrested, and China makes another appeal for peace.

L'eau n'est pas qu'un bien commun

Le Monde Diplomatique - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 19:57
L'accès à l'eau dépend d'une vaste infrastructure technique. Les réflexions sur les conflits hydriques balayent bien souvent ce constat ordinaire au profit d'une idée générale et généreuse : il faudrait considérer cette ressource comme un bien commun, et il en découlerait un « droit à l'eau » qui (...) / , , - 2023/06

Why Biden’s China Reset Is a Bad Idea

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 18:52
Signaling neediness to an adversary has never been effective.

After Synagogue Attack, Tunisia Ignores Elephant in the Room

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 18:50
Kais Saied’s government refuses to reckon with the country’s rampant anti-Semitism.

Is Europe Serious About Self-Defense, or Free-Riding?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 16:52
As U.S.-China tension increases, so does discussion about whether European states are pulling their weight.

Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Against Forced Russian Citizenship

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 15:42
Moscow ramped up its efforts to make Ukrainians Russian. Ukraine is planning to fight back.

La Moldavie agite la menace russe

Le Monde Diplomatique - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 15:28
Alors que la Moldavie traverse d'importantes turbulences économiques liées à la guerre en Ukraine, son gouvernement accuse Moscou de vouloir déstabiliser le pays et renforce sa coopération militaire avec le bloc euro-atlantique. Une telle politique, censée garantir la sécurité du pays, pourrait aussi (...) / , , , , , , - 2023/06

South American Presidents Come to Lula’s Party, but Check His Leadership

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 13:55
In Brasília, leaders weighed how to make continental cooperation more durable after a past attempt sputtered.

The Illusion of China’s AI Prowess

Foreign Affairs - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 06:00
Regulating AI will not set America back in the technology race.

Palestinians Will Pay for Saving Israeli Democracy

Foreign Affairs - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 06:00
The Biden administration can do little to help them.

Senegal’s Controversial Trial

Foreign Policy - Fri, 02/06/2023 - 01:00
Unrest over the conviction of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko tests a country long seen as a regional pillar of stability.

Taiwan Faces No Trade-Offs With Ukraine

Foreign Policy - Thu, 01/06/2023 - 22:07
But Taipei is also getting tired of supply chain issues.

What Thailand’s Election Means for Myanmar

Foreign Policy - Thu, 01/06/2023 - 21:59
A progressive-led government in Bangkok could take a new approach to the crisis next door.

America’s Evacuation Efforts in Sudan Stall Out

Foreign Policy - Thu, 01/06/2023 - 19:27
Private groups want to evacuate hundreds more. The Biden administration wants nothing to do with it.

Mongolia’s Paper Fleet Is Helping Russia Dodge Sanctions

Foreign Policy - Thu, 01/06/2023 - 19:07
A landlocked country is offering flags of convenience at sea.

Mégabassines, aux sources de la colère

Le Monde Diplomatique - Thu, 01/06/2023 - 18:23
La multiplication des sécheresses exacerbe la concurrence autour de la ressource en eau, trop souvent gaspillée par certaines activités économiques. La filière des semi-conducteurs se révèle très gourmande, tandis que les mégabassines symbolisent la fuite en avant de l'agriculture intensive. / Écologie, (...) / , , , - 2023/06

America Is Winning Against China in Oceania

Foreign Policy - Thu, 01/06/2023 - 16:14
There is less to Beijing’s security gains in the Pacific than meets the eye.