free media

Despite China’s economic progress, the latest developments suggest its leaders still believe that propaganda and censorship are its two main tools of rule. Sadly, such leftist campaigns to curb free speech and the free flow of information will ultimately constrain China’s development, which today depends on technological advancement, creativity and innovation.

T-90s by Dmitry Terekhov

What do Russians think of their country's hawkish foreign policy?

Pyongyang Traffic, by Frühtau

The BBC is planning a radio service to N. Korea, and will have to navigate a landmine to do so.

Witold Waszczykowski’s public diplomacy seeks to explain Poland’s new government to critical world. Witold Waszczykowski, the foreign minister, sought to address concerns voiced in Brussels about judicial independence and media freedom and to win over Berlin and London.