Despite its wish to avoid outside arbitration and multilateralization of the South China Sea disputes, China’s actions demonstrate its concerted efforts towards exerting continuous and effective control over these territories.
An alternate analysis demonstrates that, in the long term, compromising certain aspects of privacy might not be the optimal solution to combating the evolving risk of terrorist networks.
Since climate change cannot be adequately addressed by any one country alone, there is no better time for the United States to articulate a clear policy agenda for the Western Hemisphere that promotes economic progress, environmental and energy sustainability, and collaboration on security issues.
In Tunisia, democracy could still bloom out of the Arab Spring - as long as Tunisians and outsiders alike can move away from hyperbolic rhetoric and stay focused on real solutions.
In comparison with his predecessors, Rouhani seems like the breakthrough the world has been waiting for. He publicly stated that the Holocaust was a crime, and even tweeted a “blessed Rosh Hashanah” message to Jews around the world. But can this so-called “charm offensive” be trusted?