The United States risks emboldening China’s suppression of restive minorities and disaffected regions under its sway unless officials take tougher measures to condemn Beijing’s actions toward Hong Kong, experts and Chinese dissidents say.
A prominent U.S. university has decided to suspend its relationship with a Chinese government-backed program that critics say is used by China to spread its propaganda abroad, as Beijing receives heightened scrutiny in the West over its response to mass protests in Hong Kong.
China has become the world’s premier developer and exporter of abusive equipment used for torture, according to a new report.
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) sold stocks he owned in oil and gas companies that were worth between $9000 and $135,000 in 2013, just before criticizing his Republican opponent for being tied to oil industrialists in the Iowa Senate race this year.
The Kurdish community in Syria has been overlooked as a potential U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic militants, experts say, even as tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds are forced to flee their homes amid a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Recent revelations of significant financial ties between the Brookings Institution and Qatar’s government are raising new questions about the policy positions of the influential Washington think tank—including one top scholar’s writings about an al Qaeda-linked group, known as Ahrar al-Sham, that is funded by a terrorist financier linked to the Qatari royal family.
Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.
Chinese authorities continue to forcibly commit political dissidents to psychiatric detention, a practice of the former Soviet Union that has been widely condemned by human rights groups and the United Nations.
A majority of Americans continue to say they want the United States to assume an active role in global affairs after more than a decade of wars in the Middle East, according to a new survey released this week.
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) has railed against spending by Republican-aligned outside groups in the state’s Senate race this year.