William J. Dobson
William  J.  Dobson William J. Dobson

William J. Dobson is Slate’s politics and foreign affairs editor and the author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy.

Foreigners
June 4 2012 3:22 PMWhy the Chinese Communist Party Is Afraid of a FlowerEvery June Fourth we are reminded that China is anything but a confident global power.
Foreigners
May 23 2012 5:46 PMThe East Is CrimsonWhy is Harvard training the next generation of Chinese Communist Party leaders?
Foreigners
June 2 2012 12:19 PMThe Pharaoh Got Life! Long Live the Pharaoh!Mubarak was convicted, but Egypt’s political system isn’t close to reformed.
Foreigners
May 2 2012 6:55 PMWhy China Wishes Chen Would Just Go AwayHe’s out of the American embassy. Now the Chinese government wants to get him out of the country.
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Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.