International Politics

The 4 Russia investigations in Congress, explained

House intelligence committee Who leads it: Rep. Mike Conaway, Texas Republican, and Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat. What’s the latest: The committee is back on track, planning to hear from FBI Director James Comey on May 2 and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates later. It’s a far cry from where they were just three […]

International Politics

Understanding the Turkish Model of Governance

Turkey began 2008 in the shadow of a very heated debate over whether female students could cover their hair with a headscarf — a practice banned in Turkey since 1989. In February 2008, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), a “conservative” party led by devout Muslims, with the support of two other parties, passed an […]

International Politics

Sanders ‘can’t guarantee’ Trump hasn’t used the n-word, but hasn’t heard him do it

As President Donald Trump faced allegations of racism and cruelty on Tuesday, his press secretary stepped to the White House podium to deny only one of those charges. Briefing reporters for the first time in weeks, Sarah Sanders insisted Trump was not using racially coded language when he disparaged a disgruntled former aide, who is […]

International Politics

Why the U.S. and Others Are Casting a Wary Eye on Foreign Investment From China

While the U.S.-China trade war has been getting the headlines, investors from China are running into resistance in countries around the world, including the United States. Typically, governments welcome foreign investment, especially local governments, as a mechanism to create—or save—jobs, reinvigorate their economies and gain access to new technologies. Growing investment outflows from China, however, […]

National Politics

Dahal cancels North Korea visit

Former prime minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has cancelled his planned visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Dahal was set to visit North Korea on the occasion of the country’s National Day on September 9, the day DPRK was proclaimed with Kim II-Sung as premier, at the invitation […]