A Chinese scholar argues that the U.S. shouldn’t touch Taiwan—just like China wouldn’t back separatists in Texas or Hawaii.
A look ahead to some of the major global anniversaries in the coming year
Time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2016. Among the events covered in this essay: earthquakes in Ecuador and Taiwan, the passing of entertainers David Bowie and Prince, and much more.
Here was Fallows’s first impulse upon hearing the news on Friday that the U.S. president-elect phoned Taiwan’s president, Tsai…
Presidential transitions have helped bring disasters from the Bay of Pigs to the Middle East—all because of inadequate intelligence briefings.
The island once had a seat on the UN Security Council. Now a simple phone call with its leader is international news.
The past 12 months have been an eventful time for news stories, from the unpredictable and tumultuous U.S. presidential election, to continued war and terror and refugees fleeing to Europe, to a historic World Series win for the Chicago Cubs, and so much more.
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks there’s still time—but the process is moving in the wrong direction.
Neither the Islamic State nor al-Qaeda would be where they are today without Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir, who was recently killed in an American airstrike.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on a “yes” vote Sunday. Polls show him losing.
Senator Robert Menendez explains why he thinks Obama opened to the island too soon.
The contradictions of exporting revolution
President-elect Donald Trump has committed a sharp breach of protocol—one that underscores just how weird some important protocols are.
On words and meaning in international politics
Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, a beard and mustache competition organized by the Bangalore Beard Club, wildfires in Tennessee and Israel, Cubans mourn Fidel Castro, a monkey buffet in Thailand, and much more.
Now that the French head of state won’t be seeking reelection, how will his presidency be remembered?
One president-for-life has been known to show up at rallies in clothes displaying his own face.
The highlights from seven days of reading about the world
The rerun of the presidential election is on Sunday, and polls show the race is too close to call.
As the death toll in the Philippines soars, those left behind confront a different life.
Every day until Sunday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s ‘scope.