- Jan 2 20177 minutes
The Era Of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next
AS IN THE PAST, THE DAY WILL BE COLD. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, smile broadly and change history. And American international leadership, a constant since 1945, will
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
What The World Might Look Like In 5 Years, According To U.S. Intelligence
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
- Jan 6 20177 minutes
Trump’s Swaggering Sparks War Talk From China
How Beijing reads the president-elect’s flirtation with Taiwan.
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
No Golden Years For China’s Villagers
Those living in the countryside bear the brunt of an aging crisis | “If we can stand the pain, we don’t go to the hospital”
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Peru Is A Bright Spot On The Global Stage
THERE ARE FAR TOO FEW EXAMPLES of good government these days. That’s why Peru, a small commodity-driven economy with an already accomplished new President, deserves more of the world’s attention. Since taking office in July, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, an
- Jan 5 20178 minutes
Donald Trump’s Asymmetric War On The Establishment
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
- Dec 16 201610 minutes
Trump Takes On The World
It's possible for the U.S. to get tougher on trade in a way that would benefit American workers. But you need a stiletto, not a blunderbuss.
- Dec 5 201628 minutes
Trump’s Interests Vs. America’s, Taiwan Edition
The Trump Organization’s apparent interest in expanding to Taiwan adds to concerns over the president-elect’s phone call with the island's president.
- Oct 3 20163 minutes
Where Buying Data Is as Easy as Buying Cabbage
On China’s wild web, strict hardware and software controls make it harder to fend off cyber attacks | “It certainly doesn’t benefit the Chinese customer”
- Jan 2 20174 minutes
Why America Is Losing Asia
Donald Trump’s victory may hasten a retreat from the region
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
How Design Thinking Became A Buzzword At School
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
China Challenges The Giants With Low Fares
Its discounters are hurting established long-haul lines | “Chinese airlines are still hardly scratching the surface”
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
Beijing Moves To Curb Overseas Investments
Efforts to contain capital flight threaten to gum up dealmaking | “The credibility of China Inc. will be badly damaged”
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Asia: Trump’s Shock Doctrine Will Make China Even Stronger
IN THE YEAR AHEAD, THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO THE Asia-Pacific region will come early and it won’t be from within. Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, will be a key turning point that initiates a major strategic realignment in th
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
Airbnb Inches Its Way Into China
The startup is partnering with tech leaders and local officials | “Our strategy is to work closely with regulators”
- Dec 26 201612 minutes
Saving The South China Sea
AS CHINA BUILDS ISLANDS ON TOP OF REEFS, AN AMERICAN SCIENTIST TRIES TO STOP THE DESTRUCTION
- Dec 21 201616 minutes
President Trump And The Unnatural World
David Biello, author of The Unnatural World, talks about the paradox of climate change in the Trumpocene.
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
How to Stay Friends With the Philippines
The U.S. must keep cool amid outbursts by the hotheaded president of its longtime ally
- Jul 4 20161 minute
India’s Success Is Built to Last
IN THE WORLD OF CENTRAL BANKERS, Raghuram Rajan is a rock star, and the abrupt announcement on June 18 that he will depart the Reserve Bank of India in September came as a shock for investors. Some experts suspect that the charismatic, outspoken form
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
China Gets Serious About Shrinking Steel
The authorities are using environmental laws to shut plants | “China has focused this year on the so-called zombie plants”
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Will Beijing Also Have A Friend At State?
Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is Trump’s pick for top diplomat | “This type of diplomacy believes in mutual business interests”
- Jan 2 20173 minutes
Geopolitics: Trump’s Top Priority Must Be A Strong China Strategy
AS PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP PREPARES TO TAKE office in January, one challenge looms large: China and its expanding role in the vital Asia-Pacific region. The incoming Administration will need to develop a long-term Pacific strategy—which ultimate
- Oct 3 20165 minutes
The Mindful Classroom
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
- Dec 1 20169 minutes
PLOWING THROUGH POLITICAL ROADBLOCKS, THESE LEADERS REJECTED HAND-WRINGING OVER THE PAST YEAR. THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR AND CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER WELCOMED REFUGEES WITH SWIFT DECISIVENESS. JUST AS SURE-FOOTED, AMERICA’S TOP LAWYER DELIVERED A PLEDGE T
- Dec 22 20165 minutes
The Common High-School Tool That's Banned In College
Why are students still using calculators?
- Nov 21 20163 minutes
Global Trade Is Slowing
Nations are imposing tariffs on steel and biodiesel, and fleets are shrinking | “China had a great run, but it’s over”
- Dec 28 20169 minutes
The 10 Most Significant World Events In 2016
And how they’ll reverberate in the coming year
- Dec 5 20166 minutes
The Long Fall Of Taiwan
The island once had a seat on the UN Security Council. Now a simple phone call with its leader is international news.
- Sep 15 20161 minute
China’s Currency Falls. The World Shrugs
THE CHEAP RENMINBI ONCE TRIGGERED PANIC. NOW? TRY BOREDOM.
- Nov 7 20164 minutes
China’s High-End Retail Emporium
Walmart is remaking its Sam’s Clubs to offer foreign goods aimed at aspirational consumers | “To Chinese shoppers, ‘imported’ is a badge for premium”