Benjamin Wilhelm Thursday, April 15, 2021
China NoteOn Monday, China’s military flew 25 warplanes through Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. The provocative move came as the U.S. looks to deepen its unofficial ties with the self-ruling democracy. Clearly, neither Washington nor Beijing is backing down from their positions on Taiwan.
Prachi Vidwans Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Africa WatchTensions were already high heading into the latest round of negotiations to resolve a decade-long dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, over Addis Ababa’s controversial dam project on the Nile River’s largest tributary. The talks failed this week, bringing the region closer to a crisis.
Andrew Green Friday, April 9, 2021
Q&AIn recent years, advocates of a more progressive U.S. foreign policy have exercised increasing influence on policy debates in Washington, including within the Biden administration. This week on Trend Lines, Matt Duss joins WPR’s Judah Grunstein to discuss what a progressive foreign policy would look like.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
China NoteChina’s “wolf warrior” diplomacy may have backfired in Australia, Canada and France, but in a sign of its hardening attitude toward the West, Beijing is not backing down from its aggressive posture. Instead, more Chinese envoys are defying diplomatic norms and adopting belligerent tones welcomed at home.
Middle East MemoA former crown prince is under house arrest, accused of a plot to destabilize the kingdom. He’s vowing to defy the orders and has already spoken out publicly; his half-brother, the king, remains silent. That’s the extent of what’s really known in Jordan, following a weekend in which a royal rift burst into the open.
Frederick Deknatel Monday, April 5, 2021
Africa WatchFor more than a week, Islamic State-linked militants have laid siege to Palma, a coastal town in northern Mozambique near multibillion-dollar natural gas projects. It is the most severe escalation of a jihadist insurgency that began in 2017 and is expected to exacerbate an already grave humanitarian crisis.
Andrew Green Friday, April 2, 2021
Benjamin Wilhelm Friday, April 2, 2021