Xi Jinping’s government is cracking down on drug use in China, especially among celebrities. It’s yet another way to go after elites in order to curry public favor, while at the same time consolidating power in his own hands.
Young Irish people are fleeing their home country en masse, and as they have done in the past, bringing their talents to other shores. But in the end, Ireland has the power to survive the euro crisis.
A secret meeting between a Turkish spymaster and a Kurdish militant leader on a prison island—it’s a dramatic scene, and a promising sign of rapprochement between two old enemies.
Indonesia halted some joint intelligence and military activities with Australia due to allegations that Canberra had listened in on the Indonesian President’s phone calls. Now the two countries have resumed relations—which is good for the whole region.
America’s cultural left and right have globalized the battle over questions of sexuality.
Alarmed by a swift and ravenous ISIS to the north, and al-Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula to the south, Saudi Arabia is cracking down on terrorism at home and abroad.
A burgeoning alliance between social conservatives and civil libertarians to oppose the nanny state might help end some particular abuses, but in the end the two camps want very different things. Their different goals represent two very different understandings of what human beings are and how they should live.
Canada might not order the F-35. The “next generation” fighter jet is already costing the Pentagon more than any other weapons program in history, and the more U.S. allies that were expected to order F-35s choose not to, the more unaffordable it will get.
A new study by a USGS geophysicist finds that fracking-induced earthquakes shake less and are ultimately less damaging than their naturally occurring counterparts.
The refugee crisis caused by the war in Ukraine is a humanitarian disaster. And on top of that, it bodes ill for Ukraine’s state-building prospects.