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China’s Arms Sales Philosophy in the Arab World

The United States remains the largest arms dealer in the Middle East, but over the past four decades China has emerged as a “Plan B” to meet arms demand in the region. Al Saud discusses how...

The Job Terminator? Automation, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

The upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina prioritizes the future of work, searching for ways to meet the challenges of a digitized economy. Francisco Rivera-Batiz analyzes the economic and policy...

The G20 in a Zero-Sum World

It has been ten years since the Group of Twenty (G20) became the world’s premier forum for global economic cooperation. Arguably, it has had a successful decade. Yet, instead of celebrations, the G20...

South Korea’s Options amidst a US-China Trade War: Opportunities and Risks

As a trade war mounts between the United States and China, South Korea has found itself caught in the middle. Seunghyun Han assesses the ways in which South Korea can mitigate risks to its...

Sino-US Relations at a Crossroads: Shandong’s Importance at the Centenary of World War I

The epoch-making failure of the Versailles conference to address legitimate Chinese concerns and reconstitute Chinese sovereignty over Shandong unleashed social energies that continue to shape the...

Russia’s Mission

A decade ago, influential Russian analysts concluded that the emergence of a multipolar world was inevitable, and that Russia could benefit from this transition by adopting a strategy that combined...

From Berlin to Moscow

This article first appeared in the print edition of the Journal of International Affairs, Spring 1977. Just before relinquishing office, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger observed that...

From World War I to Cold War II

Professor Richard K. Betts reflects on lessons learned since the Great War and its continuing relevance in today’s foreign policy. With the possibility of a new Cold War on the rise, what can we...

Orthodox Schism Reveals Political Dynamics in Russia and Ukraine

The Russian Orthodox Church announced on 15 October 2018 that it would break communion with the leader of Eastern Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, over the decision to...

Risking Democracy in Afghanistan: Voting, Violence, and the Struggle for Parliament

Robert D. Crews analyzes the impact that a growing young urban population and civil society will have on Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections. In a country rife with political instability,...

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