Conflict & Justice

North Korea's trade with China has grown tenfold in 15 years — which gives China more leverage than ever

If the Trump administration wants to get tough on North Korea over its nuclear program, its best option is China. North Korea's trade with China has grown massively over the past 15 years — and that's really the only opening for the US if it wants to rein in the Koreans. Here's an explainer on North Korea's trade dependency in three charts.

Conflict & Justice

How drones and robotics may shape the future of conflict under President Trump

Drones and robotics, and their potential uses, are advancing faster than policy and the human moral compass can easily keep up. How and when best to use these technologies in conflict and law enforcement, for strategic gain and to minimize loss of life? What crosses the line? Peter Singer, New America Foundation strategist and author of "Wired for War," weighs in.

Science, Tech & Environment

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

China says it'll invest an additional $361 billion in renewable energy projects by 2020, and in the process create 13 million new jobs. The move's in sharp contrast to Donald Trump's promise to reinvigorate the coal industry in the US. Mary Kay Magistad of The World's "Whose Century Is It?" podcast says China seems to have a clearer vision of the future.