For all the attention currently paid to Russia, let us not forget the long list of other places in the world where the current government of the United States has not been upholding the causes of political freedom, democracy and national sovereignty.
Malaysia achieved an impressive democratic victory. Just don’t expect its success to spread to the rest of Southeast Asia.
Even Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.
Across Asia, governments not only refuse to recognize a quest for cultural, ethnic, national or political rights, but are often willing to suppress them with brutal force.
In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.
Ruling by oppression stunts human development and significantly reduces an economy’s ability to advance.
Is an unlikely bond forming between the United States and China when it comes to the environment?