The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Vulnerability” on Social Media

December 19, 2017

The effect of social media: “Bury my art at wounded me.” Facebook and other social media networks are under attack, not from enemies but former friends. Business Insider informs us that Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook, is appalled by the Frankenstein’s monster he has...

Will President Xi Jinping Let Markets Decide China’s Future?

November 11, 2017

After consolidating power at the recent party congress, a key question is whether Xi Jinping, facing large debts, will follow Deng Xiaoping’s path and open up China’s economy more. China’s twice-a-decade Communist Party congress wrapped up on October 26 with party head and President Xi...

The Snail in the Arms Race

August 13, 2017

The Gulf crisis has produced a combination of snail-pace social change and a dangerous arms race. A two-month-old crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it has revived momentum for...