Is the Dragon Leading Us Into a New World Order?

July 05, 2017

China's Belt and Road initiative has a strong potential to serve as a great source of regional integration, political stability and economic empowerment. Back in the year 2008, an illiterate seer in the remote Indian village of Rajasthan informed this author that “Saina” (a corrupted...

The World This Week: Can Godfather China Control Troublesome North Korea?

February 26, 2017

Deep cracks appear between China and North Korea after the macabre murder of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un in Malaysia. The Godfather is a Hollywood classic based on the Sicilian mafia with twists and turns that make for riveting viewing. In this movie about the Corleone clan, Michael gets...

The World This Week: Donald Trump Takes Charge of a Heating Planet

January 22, 2017

As the global jet-setters gather in salubrious Davos, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump offer two radically different visions for the global economy. Climate change is in the air. Data from NASA and the UK Met Office reveals that 2016 was the warmest year since 1880, the year from which records are...