On June 6, celebrating the 75th anniversary of their landing in Normandy, the Great Western Allied Powers had invited Germany to the festivities. But no invitation had been sent to Moscow. Yet it was the Russian army that destroyed 80 per cent of Hitler’s divisions during the Second World War (with the support of Western […]
Will 21st century China some day dominate Asia? Will it succeed in building its neighbourhood that which the United States, guided by the Monroe doctrine, built in the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? My betting is – No. There are ideological, geopolitical and economic factors that will prevent China from subjugating its Asian neighbours. Ideologically, China […]
It is time to tackle the question of how to deal with care with Chinese investment in Europe to maintain cooperation while prevent it becoming the world’s biggest Trojan horse that will eventually undermine Europe from within.
Monday 17th September 2018, 12:30 - 14:30
This is the great geopolitical issue that the European chancelleries will be facing for the next thirty years. In 2049, the Chinese will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party’s takeover. Its leader, who is also the country’s president for life, said that by that time China would become the world’s leading power. Once […]
Rarely in the history of the United States of America and the White House has a foreign policy been so meticulously geared to one goal: the re-election of the president. A pragmatic man, Donald Trump does not bother with big ideas on thirty-six subjects. After the mixed results of the mid-term legislative elections, the president […]
The Brexit shenanigans and the turbulent politics in many other countries is almost enough to make one lose faith in democracy. Meantime, the apparent success of authoritarian countries like Singapore and China act as siren songs for more centrally directed rule. Someone should be in charge! I write this on the plane back from Italy […]
A spokesman for the Chinese government has just accused the United States of having started “the biggest trade war of economic history”. On Monday, September 24, 2018, new US tariffs on Chinese products came into effect. Two hundred billion dollars of Chinese exports to the United States are affected (out of a total of over […]