The USS Dewey, a guided-missile destroyer from the US navy, patrolled in the South China Sea on May 24 2017.
And China might not be too worried about it.
Chancellor Merkel and former U.S. President Obama at the German Protestant ‘Kirchentag’, Berlin, May 2017.
With the US administration sending isolationist signals, Germany stands to gain from the global power vacuum.
Some 13 people ‘disappear’ in Mexico every day, and the country is on track to record 30,000 homicides this year.
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A controversial report claims that Mexico is more violent than Afghanistan and Yemen. It's wrong on the details but right that Mexico is, in effect, a war zone.
Can we avert a populist apocalypse through good old-fashioned deliberation?
Populist politics would appear to have left deliberative democracy by the wayside, but innovations that engage citizens in reasoned decision-making have much to offer.
‘Pulse of Europe’ supporters hold banners before a meeting between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron on May 15 2017 in Berlin.
Even if populist movements have been turned back in a few European elections, populism is not going to disappear. The EU needs a strategy to contain it.
A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran on June 7 2017.
Omid Vahabzadeh/ REUTERS
Terrorist attacks in Iran are evidence that, in the Middle East, there are far too many moving parts for US President Donald Trump's recent trip to have changed much on the ground.
during the 2013 election.
The closer the race between the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the more Kenyans will start to worry about election rigging.
Lasting change means moving beyond the rhetoric that follows attacks.
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Tightening security, impact of foreign wars – Britons have heard it before. The UK now has to dig beyond rhetoric to ask why some care so little of their own lives to take those of others.
A Muslim bride waits to take vows that could be instantly broken via SMS.
Danish Siddiqui /Reuters
India's Supreme Court could soon rule to abolish "triple talaq", a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantaneously and discriminates against women.
President Obama and the cast and crew of ‘Hamilton’ in NYC, 2015.
Over the past 300 years, Western educated elites have debated, founded and expanded the right to vote.
Contemporary Indonesia is heading down the path of conservative Sunni Islamism.
Recent events in Indonesia should dispel any doubt about the rising influence conservative Sunni Islamist sentiment is having on the country’s laws.
An unverified photo of the ballistic rocket test-fired on May 30 released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency.
KCNA via Reuters
Game theory applies to conflict and cooperation within competitive situations.
Surinamese’s President Desi Bouterse in 1996, speaking in front of a portrait of himself from back in his military strongman days.
Oil-dependent and led by a charismatic dictator with a chaotic economic policy, is Suriname the next Venezuela?
Theology students sit an exam at the Islamic University in Jakarta.
Photo by Idris Thaha
The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world's first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women's fight for equality.
Lebanon’s political situation is already a delicate balance. Poverty, distress and increasing numbers of refugees could exacerbate existing tensions and lead to collapse.
The country's religion-based power-sharing political system is straining to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new Syrian Sunnis.
Police line up to defend Congress from protesters in the nation’s capital Brasilia, while the Temer government struggles.
Domestically, Brazil is a mess. Now, its foreign policy is in crisis, too, landing a staggering one-two punch to this one-time rising star.
In post-dictatorship Argentina, citizens, like the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, have been the guardians of justice.
Argentine Ministry of Culture/flickr
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
Rodrigo Duterte has the opportunity to shape his foreign policy choices in relation to the two competing global powers.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is at an interesting place: leaning on China for financial support, and looking to the US for security cover.
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?