Western Dominance Is a Historical Aberration

The TED website describes Kishore Mahbubani, a career diplomat from Singapore, as someone who “re-envisions global power dynamics through the lens of rising Asian economies.” This description is not just apt for Mahbubani but also for his new book, “Has the West Lost It?” The title may...

Is the EU Alone Enough to Save the Iran Deal?
Sep 19, 2019

Is the EU Alone Enough to Save the Iran Deal?

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic Genius, Arrogant Overreach or Something Else?
Sep 04, 2019

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic Genius, Arrogant Overreach or Something Else?

What Are the Long-Term Costs of the China-US Trade War?
Aug 18, 2019

What Are the Long-Term Costs of the China-US Trade War?

Perhaps “Slowbalization” Is Exactly What the World Needs

Perhaps “Slowbalization” Is Exactly What the World Needs

Aug 16, 2019

A group of Italians started the Slow Food movement back in the 1980s. Stay away from fast-food restaurants, they urged: Eat local, focus on traditional recipes, relax and enjoy your meal.  The Slow Food movement began as a protest against McDonald’s, which opened a new franchise near...

The World Without American Leadership

The World Without American Leadership

Aug 14, 2019

People around the world, including Americans, have argued that the world can get along without US leadership. Today, they may want to scan the global landscape. While acute crises and violent conflict may not seem imminent at the moment, the view isn’t a hopeful one. For Americans, naively...