Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, May 18, 2017
Global InsiderThree years after the current military junta came to power in Thailand, China remains a staunch ally, declining to intervene in Thailand’s domestic affairs. In an email interview, Pavin Chachavalpongpun describes the bilateral relationship and the role Thailand might play in the One Belt, One Road initiative.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Global InsiderAnti-NATO voices within Slovakia are becoming more vocal, spurred in part by the public’s susceptibility to pro-Russian propaganda and suspicions of the U.S. Yet Slovakia remains a committed member of the alliance. In an email interview, Dušan Fischer explains how its relationship with NATO has evolved.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Global InsiderAs India tries to stem the flow of citizens joining the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the state of Kerala, on the southern coast, has emerged as an area of special concern. In an email interview, Animesh Roul describes what could be making Kerala—and India more generally—fertile ground for recruiters.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Global InsiderWhen she was inaugurated for her second term, Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, declared that inequality was Chile’s “single enemy.” In an email interview, Daniel Hojman explains how successful she’s been in combating inequality and whether the issue will be central to this year’s presidential vote.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Karina Piser Friday, May 12, 2017
Global InsiderLast month, Poland’s government gave a warm welcome to a U.S.-led NATO battalion, which is part of a series of deployments to create “tripwire” deterrence to Russian aggression. In an email interview, Marek Madej describes Poland’s most pressing security threats and its hopes for how NATO will counter them.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Africa WatchSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir’s decision to remove his army chief, Gen. Paul Malong, risked aggravating a civil war that has already killed tens of thousands and created conditions that the U.N. has warned could result in genocide.
Robbie Corey-Boulet Friday, May 12, 2017
Trend Lines PodcastIn this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the upcoming summit for China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. For the Report, Richard A. Bitzinger talks with Peter Dörrie about China’s naval buildup and global security ambitions.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Global InsiderBoth China and Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s new president, have criticized the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system known as THAAD. In an email interview, Joshua Pollack, editor of the Nonproliferation Review, explains what THAAD is designed to defend against and why it is controversial.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Robbie Corey-Boulet Thursday, May 11, 2017
Global InsiderThere has never been a question of the U.K.’s preference for NATO as a guarantor of European security, instead of a separate European force. In an email interview, John Louth describes the U.K.’s role in NATO and how U.K. officials’ views on the alliance square with those of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017