How buoyant, proactive, and well-resourced security institutions are leading foreign policy in Africa at the expense of a demoralized and downgraded State Department.
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One of China’s most influential artists is forty-eight-year-old Qiu Zhijie. A native of southern China’s Fujian province, Qiu studied art in the eastern city of Hangzhou before moving to Beijing in 1994 to pursue a career as a contemporary artist. Grantee Ian Johnson interviews Qiu in his studio.
Talking about the civil war was futile with Ochoa. A rambling discussion of Vietnam and ancient Rome, and Putin, Napoleon, and General MacArthur (three of his idols) was peppered with bald, personal pronouncements.
For decades Thailand has striven to become a pro-Western democracy, but a military junta that grabbed power three years ago is now taking the country in a different direction.
Since her husband, the Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che, was arrested in China, Lee Ching-yu has been at the center of an uphill struggle even to learn where he is, much less get him released.
How the Philippines is functioning under the reign of Rodrigo Duterte.
Nearly 6,000 drug dealers and users in the Philippines have been summarily executed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June.
Put your butcher's sword down! Latest in my series of Q&As with leading Chinese thinkers about China's past, present and future. I traveled to rural China with Tan to look at the scene of a genocide.
Ian Johnson goes to a remote Chinese province to write about an unknown case of genocide in the Cultural Revolution, a case that helps broaden the scope of Mao-era killings.
Talking China: the latest in a series of interviews with Chinese thinkers on how they push for change, the writer Hu Fayun reflects on how tough it is to remain an honest person inside the system.
July 15, when the supporters of President Erdogan foiled a coup attempt against him, may have been a turning point in Turkish history, opening the way to despotism but entrenching civilian rule.
Does China have public thinkers? The documentary filmmaker Ai Xiaoming thinks it doesn't, and that the crackdown on human rights shows the evil nature of humanity. Ian Johnson reports from Wuhan.