What Planet Will Our Children and Grandchildren Inherit?

June 07, 2021

Let me start with my friend and the boat. Admittedly, they might not seem to have anything to do with each other. The boat, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Curtis Wilbur, reportedly passed through the Straits of Taiwan and into the South China Sea, skirting the Paracel...

Who Is Nancy Pelosi Enabling?

January 12, 2021

Along with Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the politicians most directly concerned by last week’s assault on Congress. Her own office was ravaged. The marauders sought her whereabouts as she was being evacuated. Assessing the damage in the aftermath of the...

Are the US and China Locked in a New Cold War?

August 07, 2020

In our first FO Live, we look at relations between China and the US and ask whether we are seeing a new Cold War.

The New, New Cold War

March 08, 2018

The Cold War has been around, in various permutations, for a long time. It'll take patience, organizing, compromises and some luck to bury it once and for all. When an epoch ends, as the Cold War did between 1989 and 1991, it takes some time to come up with a name for the new order. For some...