mead cohen berger shevtsova garfinkle michta grygiel blankenhorn
Dirty Development
Dirty Development
Deadly Smog Descends on Shanghai

Another month, another Chinese city drowning in a sea of thick smog. This time, it’s Shanghai, the country’s largest city, where visibility has been reduced just a few meters and people walk the streets with protective masks to shield their lungs from the pollution. The situation has become so bad that the government requires schoolchildren to stay inside for protection from the dirty air.

Via Meadia Icon
Recent Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2016 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service