The U.S. State Department issued its latest annual report on terrorism on August 19, 2018. The report updates its past estimates to cover 2017 and provides a separate Annex of Statistical Information that summarizes the global trends in terrorism.
Five years ago, President Xi Jinping unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative, a vast investment scheme designed to pave China's transition to great power status. Instead, it has become a roller coaster Beijing is struggling to control.
July 30, 2018
| Mark SobelWhile the fund may have helped maintain a semblance of macroeconomic stability, the IMF’s involvement, along with the World Bank and others, has surely not helped Pakistan break out of a low-growth trap.
July 26, 2018
| Jonathan E. Hillman, Matthew P. GoodmanThe strategically located country on the Horn of Africa may gift control of the terminal to Chinese companies, which inaugurated a free trade zone in the same area earlier this month.
July 12, 2018
| Robert R. KingWith the adoption of the reauthorization of the North Korea Human Rights Act, the Congress has emphatically reaffirmed that human rights remains a key element of U.S. policy toward the North Korea.
July 9, 2018
| Robert R. KingIt is almost a month since the Singapore Summit brought together U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It is too early to assess the value and significance of that meeting.