Christina Lu, Foreign Policy

Christina Lu

Foreign Policy

Ithaca, NY, United States

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Past articles by Christina:

China’s Latin American Gold Rush Is All About Clean Energy

Beijing’s not after gold—but lithium. → Read More

China’s Checkbook Diplomacy Has Bounced

China can make friends or break legs. It can’t do both. → Read More

China’s Belt and Road to Nowhere

Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy is a “shadow of its former self.” → Read More

Batteries Are the Battlefield

The next geopolitical contest may be over green technology, and China, for now, is poised to win control of those supply chains. → Read More

U.S.-Venezuela Policy in Limbo After Guaidó's Ousting

The ouster of Venezuela’s would-be interim president has left U.S. policy in limbo, rapprochement in the air, and a legal mess for all. → Read More

U.S. Ambassador Vacancies Undermine American Interests Abroad

From India to Saudi Arabia, vacant ambassador posts have been undermining Washington’s ties with some two dozen countries. → Read More

What’s Going to Be in Biden’s Inbox in 2023

Russia, Ukraine, China, and nukes: Here are the biggest foreign-policy challenges facing the U.S. next year. → Read More

Biden Courts African Leaders At Key Summit

Washington wants to signal its commitment to a region that has been growing closer to U.S. rivals. → Read More

Corruption Scandal Roils European Parliament

Belgian prosecutors have charged four people with corruption, money laundering, and participating in a criminal organization. → Read More

Did Iran Actually Abolish Its Morality Police?

Vague remarks made by Iran’s attorney general have been met with confusion and skepticism. → Read More

What to Expect From Macron’s State Visit

The high-profile trip marks the first state visit of Biden's presidency. → Read More

Iran Scrambles to Crush Uprising

For nearly seven weeks, authorities have struggled to stamp out dissent. → Read More

Who Is Fighting Putin’s War?

Russia’s military campaign is being propped up by men who don’t know how to fight—or don’t want to. → Read More

Putin Targets Ukrainian Infrastructure

Monday's strikes are the latest in a steady drumbeat of attacks on critical infrastructure. → Read More

Why Did OPEC Slash Oil Production?

Top oil producers are bracing for a gloomy economic outlook. → Read More

OPEC to Cut Oil Production, Dealing a Blow to Biden

But it’s business, not personal: A looming global recession threatens oil demand. → Read More

Iran’s Protesters Aren’t Backing Down

Even with government crackdowns and a mounting death toll, the country’s unrest shows no signs of slowing. → Read More

Russians Protest Putin’s Conscription

The Kremlin’s plan to mobilize hundreds of thousands of forces is facing growing resistance. → Read More

Italy Braces for Pivotal Election

If polling holds up, the country’s most far-right government since World War II could soon come into power. → Read More

World Leaders Convene Amid Crisis at UNGA

The world’s largest diplomatic convention has kicked off as countries confront a grim reality. → Read More