The Limits of Western “Creativity” Facing China

May 20, 2020

The disastrous numbers produced by the coronavirus crisis in the US have generated a second pandemic, one that will predictably last for just the next six months: the virus of electoral rhetoric focused on blaming an overseas enemy. Whereas the Democrats, clinging to their Cold War nostalgia,...

Alternatives to Global Conflict Between the US and China

April 20, 2020

We are witnessing a period of great change in world politics. The old power structures still dominate daily politics but are no longer unchallenged. New ideas for a post-liberal order appear on the horizon. The world order has indubitably entered an “interregnum” where, as Antonio Gramsci...

To Out-Think Beijing, Washington Will Need to Adopt Visionary Planning

February 13, 2020

Sino-US relations have been a marriage of mutual economic convenience that worked rather well for both countries for several decades. What is commonly referred to as “Chimerica” — where China produces products and purchases American treasury bonds, and the US purchases Chinese products and...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: America Shows “Sincerity”?

September 26, 2018

Playing by the rules requires sincerity. But we have passed from a rules-based to a laws-based system, with a madman writing the laws. International relations between the United States and China show signs of evolving into a scenario worthy of the most melodramatic soap opera. The script now...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

March 02, 2018

The Russians apparently have the impertinence to contest an American de facto monopoly. Newsweek informs us of a worrying trend that threatens the Pax Americana in a way that terrorism or the opposition of celebrity enemies such as North Korea and Iran can never do. The journal cites General...

Is a US-China Trade War Heating Up?

January 28, 2018

The recently announced import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines could be a precursor to bigger trade clashes between the US and China. The Trump administration has said that it is protecting domestic manufacturers from cheaper foreign goods with its move earlier to levy import...

Making China Great Again

May 04, 2016

If the US and China think they can grow at each other’s expense, they’re snookering themselves. The final of the World Snooker Championship took place this week in Sheffield, the hardscrabble town in England’s north perhaps best known as the setting for the movie The Full...

China is a Rising Dragon, But With No Blazing Fire

July 01, 2015

While careful concern about China’s rise is in place, outright panic as often witnessed is exaggerated. The fast rise of China from a developing country in the 1980s to a resourceful global player with still huge untapped future potential has triggered many critical reactions. While some...