Sweden’s far-right might sneak into the Riksdag via the back door, Brexit gut-check time in the United Kingdom, and new hope for US-Turkey relations.
Vietnam’s commitment to global institutions and poverty alleviation make it a good candidate for a rotating seat at the UN Security Council.
Opposition politician Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the Maldives’ general election, putting China’s latest foray into India’s backyard in jeopardy.
If Doraleh port goes the way of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is ceded to China for non-payment of debt, the United States sprawling Camp Lemonnier could be rendered militarily unviable.
Long the site of great power competition, the Black Sea region appears to be heating up once again.
You may not have heard of JNIM, but you will soon. The group is inflaming local ethnic conflicts, killing peacekeepers, and pushing a vulnerable region closer to anarchy.
With Bulgaria clearly of two minds on its alignment and Moscow willing to be generous, the US should strongly consider loosening its purse strings.
The far-right creates political deadlock in Sweden, anti-pension reform rallies flare up again in Russia, and new rumblings of a second US-DPRK summit.
While the United States looks inward, former allies and economic partners are increasingly looking elsewhere.
There’s no relief in sight for the long-suffering Russian economy, which is now faced with new sanctions and a renewed currency plunge.