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Opinion

Monday 25/February/2019 14:24 PM

Misreading China’s strength

US President Donald Trump’s administration has underestimated China’s resilience and strategic resolve. With the Chinese economy slowing, the US...
Sunday 24/February/2019 21:05 PM

Brexit’s lost world

Dramatic changes have swept the world since British voters decided in 2016 to leave the European Union. None of them could have been easily foreseen in...
Sunday 24/February/2019 20:45 PM

Can Trump make a deal with China?

Trade negotiations between the United States and China are closing in on the March 1 deadline, after which the bilateral tariff war will resume –...
Saturday 23/February/2019 20:57 PM

Showdown in Munich

It was at the 2007 Munich Security Conference that Russian President Vladimir Putin first signalled a cooling of Russian-Western relations. Soon thereafter,...
Saturday 23/February/2019 15:10 PM

Europe’s power deficit

Former German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel and Zaki Laïdi of Sciences Po deserve credit for writing dueling commentaries about a recent...
Saturday 23/February/2019 14:35 PM

India’s trifecta of failure

On January 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government suddenly announced that an additional 10 per cent of school seats and government jobs would be set...
Wednesday 20/February/2019 14:55 PM

West Africa’s democratic tipping point?

The decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, made just hours before polls were due to open, has raised fears about the integrity of the...
Wednesday 20/February/2019 14:36 PM

The dialectic of global trade policy

There is a subtle yet important change occurring in how political leaders think about international trade, including how to remedy long-standing...
Wednesday 20/February/2019 14:25 PM

Science and subterfuge in economics

Mainstream economics has a tendency to decide on some “established” conclusions, and then hold to them, notwithstanding all evidence to the contrary....
Tuesday 19/February/2019 15:30 PM

Faking it on climate change

Around the world, ever more countries and regions are promising to stop emitting carbon dioxide sometime in the future. The European Union is winning...