Xi Jinping has dusted off an old ‘magic weapon’ to wage political warfare at home and abroad. Here’s a brief history of the global influencing operation that surprisingly few have heard of.
Assessing the regional impacts of the ongoing migrant exodus from Venezuela.
News of Nazarbayev’s departure may be premature. Despite letting go of the presidency, the long-time ruler will be in a position to control Kazakh politics for many years to come.
With the March 29 deadline looming, Prime Minister May is desperate for a short-term extension to take her twice-defeated deal back to Parliament.
Trump meets his tropical doppelganger in Bolsonaro, a sea change unfolds in Slovak politics, and one of Central Asia’s longest-running leaders suddenly steps down.
The latest economic data out of Germany does not bode well for growth on the Continent. Are we headed for a new European downturn?
The Arab Spring may be making a late arrival in Algeria, with possible consequences for regional geopolitics and global energy markets.
Zac and Nick discuss the recent flare-up in India and Pakistan's decades-long conflict over Kashmir. Is there a real threat of more military clashes, or was this just political theater for domestic consumption in both countries?
Zac and Nick discuss whether the rumored terms of the US-China trade deal are a win for the Trump administration.
There is new evidence of a rift between the king and his heir.