DC

Global Politics

How does China’s Communist Party view Trump’s impeachment inquiry?

The Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, isn’t just keen to see members of the Trump administration squirm. The impeachment drama presents a golden opportunity to portray the United States as a nation tearing itself apart — while China, so the narrative goes, is a bastion of harmony and stability. But what might the Chinese politburo say about Trump’s impeachment inquiry behind closed doors?

Trump scandal threatens to derail Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts

Ukrainians are accustomed to powerful forces meddling in their judicial system, Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and expert on central and Eastern Europe, tells The World's host, Marco Werman. But even as they find corruption foisted on them by their most important ally in Washington, DC, Ukrainians have remained determined to root out unethical practices in their own country.

Why transcripts of Trump's calls with heads of state are so hard to get

A US intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint citing a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. The whistleblower says this wasn't the first time under the Trump administration that a telephone conversation record was placed into a codeword-level system to protect politically sensitive information. Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive spoke to The World about the "codeword-level" system. 

Pages

Business

What ISIS has in common with Google

Updated

For all its brutality, ISIS is often praised for its social media savvy and a passion among its members akin to that of a very famous Silicon Valley startup, says one Muslim social media entrepreneur. The way to defeat the group’s extremism is by fighting intellectual fire with fire, he says.