The Future of Global Power

The Future of Global Power

Although the Sino-American rivalry was escalating long before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, it has since been thrown into overdrive. But while both countries are pursuing a zero-sum vision of the future, only one is doing so with a long-term strategy. Continue Reading

The US Needs A Draft

The US Needs A Draft

The United States should establish a mandatory two-year paid national service program that would bring together Americans of different backgrounds and help overcome barriers to a deeply felt and widely shared civic identity. If young Americans grow up believing that theirs is a divided country, it will remain so. Continue Reading

Why Trump is Winning Rural America

Why Trump is Winning Rural America

Addressing a room full of Wyoming county commissioners in mid-February, Wyoming Governor Gordon said something to the effect of, “If you want Wyoming to continue having a seat at the table, a true voice at the highest level, vote for Trump.” Continue Reading

Why Bernie?

Why Bernie?

If US Senator Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, he could win in November for any number of reasons. The US electorate is almost evenly divided regardless of candidate, swing voters are unpredictable, electoral math is tricky, Donald Trump has plenty of weaknesses, and a lot can happen between now and then. Continue Reading

Coronavirus Highlights Xi’s Vulnerability

Coronavirus Highlights Xi’s Vulnerability

The coronavirus epidemic may be centre-stage for epidemiologists and other health professionals right now, but it is unquestionably also a political economy event in China with important repercussions for the rest of the world and financial markets. Look no further than the 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) net liquidity injection (1.2 trillion yuan gross) by… Continue Reading

The China Geopolitical Story Will Get Worse

The China Geopolitical Story Will Get Worse

This is a modified version of a piece first published in theArticle.com on 26th December 2019 Wherever you are in the world, the enduring geopolitical story of our time is the rising tension between China and the West. 2019 will perhaps be remembered as the point at which things started to get serious, even if… Continue Reading

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

Originally published at Project-Syndicate.org | December 31, 2019 Science fiction has a warning about developing mind-reading technology without any proper framework for how to control it. It should be heeded. Continue Reading

The Democratic Nominee America Needs

The Democratic Nominee America Needs

Beating US President Donald Trump in 2020 will be a hollow victory unless the party regains control of the Senate as well. Only then can the US begin to repair the damage caused by the Trump administration, restore the checks and balances on which American government depends, and right the country’s fiscal trajectory. Continue Reading

The Politics of Financial Volatility

The Politics of Financial Volatility

Originally published on Project-Syndicate.org | March 2, 2016 The world’s political and economic leaders have ranged far and wide in search of reasons for the recent spike in global financial volatility. But they should focus closer to home: Politics is largely to blame – not only in the West, but also in China and emerging… Continue Reading