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China: the emerging ideological struggle of the 21st Century

The new world order that China’s ruling Communist party is constructing with frightening rapidity and success is deceptively dangerous because economic and political subjugation of the rest of the world is not their explicit goal, but simply...

Villasmil: La imperial conducta trumpista

  Es un hecho cada vez más visible que el caso Trump pertenece tanto a los terrenos de la psicología como a los normales de la política; no es la primera vez que ello se discute. Ya...

Vietnam Mass Protests Expose Hanoi’s China Dilemma

The protests highlight the difficulties in embracing Chinese investment while defending Vietnamese independence. The huge nationwide protests that rocked Vietnam last week have highlighted Hanoi’s headaches in dealing with China, both as a hostile power in the...

Kim Jong Won: Dealing with North Korea, Trump puts showmanship first

The summit was a triumph of showbiz over substance—and Mr Trump made big concessions for no return AS A television spectacle, it was irresistible. The star of “The Apprentice” striding commandingly along the red carpet, reaching out...

Donald Trump’s demolition theory of foreign policy won’t work

PICTURE this: next week in Singapore President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un crown their summit with a pledge to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. A few days later America and China step back from...

Does China’s digital police state have echoes in the West?

THEY’RE watching you. When you walk to work, CCTV cameras film you and, increasingly, recognise your face. Drive out of town, and number-plate-reading cameras capture your journey. The smartphone in your pocket leaves a constant digital trail....