Global China

Jun 20, 2024

Global China Newsletter – Sharp words, sharper tools: Beijing hones its approach to the Global South

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

The fifth 2024 edition of the Global China Newsletter

Africa China

In the News

Jun 19, 2024

Hinata-Yamaguchi quoted in South China Morning Post on East China Sea tensions

On June 18, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi was quoted in a South China Morning Post article, discussing potential new conflict flashpoints in the East China Sea due to a new Chinese coastguard law. 

China Conflict


Jun 18, 2024

Ukraine’s peace summit offers solidarity but no breakthroughs

By Mercedes Sapuppo

Ukraine's hotly anticipated peace summit in Switzerland produced plenty of solidarity but did not result in any major diplomatic breakthroughs, writes Mercedes Sapuppo.

Conflict Freedom and Prosperity


Jun 18, 2024

Holding Putin’s propagandists accountable for crimes in Ukraine

By Kristina Hook, Anna Vyshniakova

Calls are mounting to hold Putin's propagandists accountable for their role in inciting Russian atrocities committed during the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, write Kristina Hook and Anna Vyshniakova.

Conflict Disinformation
President Xi Jinping at the China-Africa Leaders Round Table at the conclusion of the 15th BRICS SUMMIT in Johannesburg.


Jun 13, 2024

A Global South with Chinese characteristics

By Niva Yau

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has sponsored training programs overseas on trade, information security technologies, and more. Beijing uses these training programs to make a case for its authoritarian capitalism. Is it working?

Africa China


Jun 13, 2024

Ukraine officially embraces English as historic westward pivot continues

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

By officially embracing English, Ukrainians aim to support their country’s historic pivot away from Moscow and return to the European community of nations, writes Oleksiy Goncharenko.

Civil Society Conflict


May 7, 2024

Putin cannot be allowed to use chemical weapons in Ukraine with impunity

By Emma Nix

After years of Ukrainians sounding the alarm over Russia’s alleged use of chemical weapons, the US Department of State has now substantiated these claims, writes Emma Nix.

Arms Control Conflict

Inside the Taliban's gender apartheid

Apr 30, 2024

Don’t look away: The Taliban’s mistreatment of women has global ramifications

By Samira Abrar

The Taliban’s impunity for its violations of international human rights law poses grave risks to women’s rights worldwide.

Afghanistan Human Rights


Apr 28, 2024

US takes big step toward making Russia pay for Ukraine invasion

By Kira Rudik

While attention has focused on the military aspects of the new US aid package for Ukraine, the bill also includes an important step toward holding Russia financially accountable for the invasion, writes Kira Rudik.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

Apr 16, 2024

Slovakia’s presidential choice reinforces its anti-Western leanings

By Soňa Muzikárová

The victory of a Moscow-friendly populist in Slovakia’s presidential election is a worrisome shift away from Western, democratic norms.

Central Europe Elections