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Biden’s Meeting With Macron Comes Amid Rising Trans-Atlantic Tensions

Officials “think there is space here for Europe and others, frankly, to take similar steps,” a senior administration official told reporters this week in a background briefing previewing Mr. Macron’s […]




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Ukraine Is Biden’s Defining Issue, and His Biggest Economic Challenge

Russia’s war in Ukraine has become the greatest economic challenge of President Biden’s time in office, threatening to push the world into a recession that could endanger an already fragile […]




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G20 Leaders Meet in Bali as Global Economy Faces Multiple Threats

The Chinese description of the meeting suggested that those policies, and others meant to redirect American supply chains away from China, “completely violate the principles of market economy and undermine […]




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Yellen Calls for ‘Stabilizing’ U.S. Relations With China Ahead of G20

She added, “It’s important for us to explain why we’re doing things, how it’s delineated, that it’s not an attempt to completely paralyze China’s economy and stop its development.”Despite Ms. […]




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China Is the Wild Card in the Energy War With Russia

Slower growth in China has braked the rise in world energy prices and Russian riches, but Beijing has also stepped up its purchases of Russian fossil fuels. Read More




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An Israel-Lebanon Border Deal Could Increase Natural Gas Supplies

Israel and Lebanon have been at war since 1948, but the countries are close to an agreement that could increase production of natural gas, helping energy-starved Europe.Officials from the two […]




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Meta Removes Chinese Effort to Influence U.S. Elections

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said on Tuesday that it had discovered and taken down what it described as the first targeted Chinese campaign to interfere in […]




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TikTok Seen Moving Toward US Security Deal, but Hurdles Remain

The Biden administration and TikTok have drafted a preliminary agreement to resolve national security concerns posed by the Chinese-owned video app but face hurdles over the terms, as the platform […]




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Ostracized by the West, Russia Finds a Partner in Saudi Arabia

As Russia massed troops on its border with Ukraine and invaded the country at the start of the year, Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company quietly invested more than $600 million […]




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Russia’s Unfounded Claims of Secret U.S. Bioweapons Linger On and On

The United States secretly manufactured biological weapons in Ukraine. It trained birds to carry pathogens into Russia. It created Covid-19. It operated laboratories in Nigeria that engineered this year’s outbreak […]