Past energy transitions can teach us a great deal about the effects of today’s trend away from hydrocarbons, argues Paul Stevens, of Chatham House
If competition between China and the U.S. is inevitable, the two countries must find a way of avoiding a zero-sum game, or risk sliding into a cold war
The standoff between the U.S. and Iran is reminiscent of tensions on the eve of World War I. A small incident could set off a region-wide conflict, argues the International Crisis Group
The Americas is a hotspot for gun deaths, with over half of deaths worldwide occurring in just six countries in the region, according to 2016 data.
A nascent roadmap to peace is taking shape in Afghanistan, but many obstacles remain, warns Omar Samad of the Atlantic Council
For all the economic promise they offer, a fast shift to electric vehicles is likely to have significant geopolitical repercussions
‘Left-of-launch’ attacks, which aim to disable enemy missile systems, may actually increase the chance of them being used, argue Patricia Lewis and Beyza Unal in this Chatham House report
The reasons for ASEAN’s new Indo-Pacific outlook are varied, but the U.S. – China trade war was key, writes Premesha Saha, of the Observer Research Foundation
While there has been success in tackling piracy in many parts of the world, West Africa has seen a steady rise in the number of incidents of hijacking, kidnapping and robberies at sea
North Korea expert with the Woodrow Wilson Center Jean H. Lee explains what both sides must offer to reach accord, and why a third summit is just a matter of time
What will be the future role of the U.S. in a rebalanced world order?
The world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons is falling, and there are fewer weapons operationally deployed – but every country that possesses nuclear weapons is modernizing
Militarization in Europe remains far short of cold war levels, but the resources devoted to the military are increasing after a long period of progressive reduction
To ease tensions in the Gulf, Japan must be seen as an independent mediator and to be taking all countries’ concerns into account, argues Sachi Sakanashi in this Atlantic Council report
Terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka had no motivation beyond a hatred of the ‘other’. We need a new approach to challenge this agenda-less terrorism, argues John Raine of IISS