How Hegemony Ends

Multiple signs point to a crisis in global order. The uncoordinated international response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturns, the resurgence of nationalist politics, and the hardening of state borders all seem to herald the emergence of a less cooperative and more fragile international system. According to many […]

Three Kinds of Power

By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON What the U.S. can — and can’t — actually do about China. Donald Trump on the campaign trail was a big man when it came to China. Beijing, he promised, would quickly be brought to heel under a Trump administration. Trump failed to accomplish his China […]

The Case for Kissinger

by Jacob Heilbrunn HENRY KISSINGER, who recently turned ninety-seven, is America’s most celebrated living statesman. None of his successors has come close to matching the extraordinary blend of acclaim and notoriety, admiration and criticism that he attracted as national security adviser and secretary of state to Richard M. Nixon and […]

China Versus the World

An Emboldened Beijing Seeks to Consolidate Its Power Beijing is ruthlessly expanding its power. But resistance is growing around the world — and Germany will soon play a key role. By Georg Fahrion, Christiane Hoffmann, Laura Höflinger, Peter Müller, Jörg Schindler und Bernhard Zand The Galwan Valley in the Himalayas […]