Weather in China

Climate Change Will Supersede Everything

Why should climate change be included in a Department of Defense report on security developments in relation to the People’s Republic?

January 23, 2023

Biden-Xi Jinping

What If the U.S. and China Really Cooperated on Climate Change?

What if the two countries moved beyond simply talking and started working together to champion the radical lowering of global carbon emissions?

November 28, 2022


The Ukraine War’s Collateral Damage

To have any chance of success in limiting global warming to tolerable levels, the climate-action movement will somehow have to overturn an elite consensus on the importance of geopolitical competition — or else.

May 24, 2022

Republic of China Army Thunderbolt-2000

Would a “Cold” War Be the Best News Around?

Geopolitics — the relentless struggle for control over foreign lands, ports, cities, mines, railroads, oil fields, and other sources of material and military might — has governed the behavior of major powers for centuries.

March 8, 2022

Henan floods

China, 2049

One way or another, however, we can be reasonably certain of one thing: as the term makes all too clear, the old Cold War format for military policy no longer holds, not on such an overheating planet.

August 30, 2021

oil well

The Beginning of the End for Oil?

When it comes to energy, what was expected to take at least two decades in the IEA’s most optimistic scenario may now occur in just a few years. It turns out that the impact of Covid-19 is reshaping the world energy equation, along with so much else, in unexpected ways.

May 13, 2020

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