With his “zero COVID” policy spurring China’s largest anti-government protests in more than three decades, Xi Jinping now faces the challenge of maintaining his legitimacy not just at home but abroad.
How costly has the war in Ukraine been for Russia?
These developments provide a timely reminder (after a nearly two-decade-long decline of freedom and democracy around the world) that people who live under, or are threatened by, authoritarian rule will take great risks for freedom — and that those who live in free societies may treasure their freedom more than we realized.
When it comes to regional position, a few short months can make a big difference. It's a lesson that Russia is learning the hard way.
Ignoring wiser counsel as well as his people, Germany’s chancellor is allowing Chinese control of key industries.