China

How India is Turning Into China
December 21, 2012

CHINA IS shakily authoritarian while India is a stable democracy—indeed, the world’s largest. So goes the cliché, and it is true, up to a point. But there is a growing resemblance between the two countries. A decade after we were told that China and India were “flattening” the world, expediting a historically inevitable shift of power from West to East, their political institutions and original nation-building ideologies face a profound crisis of legitimacy.

What Will Secretary of State John Kerry's Foreign Policy Look Like?
December 17, 2012

A roundup of Sen. John Kerry's foreign policy stances, including a little bit of dirty laundry.

How Human Rights Became our Ideology
November 16, 2012

The modern idea of human rights was only created after World War II. In the next half-century, it became a global movement.

Goodbye to the Hu Jintao Era
November 15, 2012

The mixed legacy of a decade of leadership.

Not All “Teams of Rivals” Are Made the Same: China’s Disastrously Divided Leadership
November 13, 2012

This year’s succession of power has been far from smooth. China’s political elite is clearly divided against itself.

The End of .Com Hegemony and the Coming URL Gold Rush
November 11, 2012

The internet is expanding! Here's who's trying to cash in.

Mitt Could Have Won Ohio. The Reason He Probably Won't? Principle.
November 06, 2012

Mitt's values couldn't be more at odds with working-class voters in Ohio.

China Likes America’s ‘Leadership Transition’ Better Than Its Own
November 02, 2012

It's not just Americans who think their “leadership transition” is more interesting than China's.

Chrysler, GM to Romney: Stop Lying
October 31, 2012

Having told Ohio one whopper about Obama's auto industry rescue, Romney tells an even bigger one.

How Sandy Changed The Campaign
October 30, 2012

How will Sandy affect the election? That depends partly on whether you think voters were still making up their minds.

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