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.
Beijing has embarked on an ambitious naval modernization program intended to end the preponderance of US-Japan military power in East Asia.
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.
Tracing the rise of Islamic States Af-Pak affiliate, Wilayat Khorasan.
Bibi is falling back on old tactics as he faces a new challenge to his decade-long rule.
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?
The story of the Ukraine elections is now a familiar one: establishment candidates vs. outsider dark horse.
There is new evidence of a rift between the king and his heir.