What Qatar Wants from the World Cup
Sam Plapinger examines what Qatar aimed to achieve by hosting the World Cup and whether a string of controversies has impacted these goals.
Beijing’s COVID-19 Policies Are Changing
James Bellacqua examines how Beijing has adjusted its COVID-19 strategy in the wake of the nationwide protests, and what challenges the country still faces in confronting the pandemic.
Beijing’s Zero-COVID Dilemma
James Bellacqua gives context to the recent protests of China's zero-COVID policy, and what these protests mean for Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party.
China’s New Military Leadership
By examining the newly selected leaders of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), their backgrounds and professional competencies, we can better understand how they may influence the trajectory of the PLA’s development over the next five years.
China's Party Congress Report Highlights New Challenges
Xi Jinping’s report celebrated China’s recent accomplishments but warned of new challenges from the United States and global economic conditions.