The new defense pact is a concrete demonstration that Washington’s closest security partners are proactively increasing their contributions to the Indo-Pacific region.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, often labeled ‘soft’ on Beijing, has recently adopted tougher rhetoric on the South China Sea. Yet though more critical of China, the tone has remained noticeably diplomatic.
Turkish actions in the Eastern Mediterranean have mirrored China’s actions in the South China Sea. And they’ve begun to produce the same kind of geopolitical response.
It’s not only France-Turkey relations that are reeling from President Macron’s Islam spat.
Peru’s long-standing political dysfunction was on display in the swearing in of President Francisco Sagasti. Will next year's general election change anything?
Zambia is expected to become the first country to default on its debt since the COVID-19 epidemic hit. It likely won’t be the last.
Ethiopia’s climate-sensitive economy, growing population, and inter-ethnic conflict make it a geopolitical time bomb primed to explode.
Long-term Ethiopia watchers can’t help but be concerned by the military conflict unfolding in northern Tigray.
Vaccine-related optimism might be peaking about six months too early.
Turkish-Saudi rivalry is spilling into the realm of economics, which doesn’t bode well for future bilateral relations.