Happy Thanksgiving. This year’s holiday is more normal than last year’s, before the Covid vaccines had arrived. But it still is unusual for many families, involving some combination of antigen tests, outdoor meals (where the weather allows) and underlying anxiety. With that mind, my colleagues and I put together aContinue Reading

Xi Jinping’s drive to extend his formidable power for years ahead reached a new pitch on Tuesday, when the Chinese Communist Party issued a resolution on history that anoints him one of its revered leaders, hours after Mr. Xi held video talks with President Biden. Senior party officials approved theContinue Reading

China’s ruling Communist Party has approved a resolution raising the status of President Xi Jinping. This resolution was the conclusion of the sixth congress of the XIX Party Congress.The resolution was approved by nearly 300 Central Committee leaders after a long closed-door meeting. This helped Xi Jinping gain a footholdContinue Reading

SAKHALIN ISLAND, Russia — On remote Sakhalin Island, near Russia’s eastern edge, tales of longing and splintered identity are embedded in people’s very names. Some people here have three different names — Russian, Korean and Japanese — each representing a different chapter of the island’s century-long history of forced resettlementContinue Reading

For the past few centuries, the Yup’ik peoples of Alaska have told gruesome tales of a massacre that occurred during the Bow and Arrow War Days, a series of long and often brutal battles across the Bering Sea coast and the Yukon. According to one account, the carnage started whenContinue Reading

Pope John XXIII with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who stands at left, during an audience granted in the pontiff’s private library in the Vatican Palace on Dec. 6, 1959. Eisenhower was the second U.S. president to meet the pope. Robert Schutz/Associated Press hide caption toggle caption Robert Schutz/Associated Press PopeContinue Reading

The U.S. and China represent the most significant – and potentially most perilous – bilateral relationship in human history.  Given that reality, neither side is managing their rising tensions with adequate skill or durable strategy. That’s the way Stephen Heintz of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund put it in a conversationContinue Reading