by | Aug 13, 2019

The largest mass anti-government protests in Hong Kong’s history have now entered their third month, with demonstrators occupying and effectively paralyzing Hong Kong airport, the eighth busiest in the world, on Monday. Hundreds of flights — nearly the entire outbound…

by | Aug 13, 2019

The architecture of South Asia has been altered. Last week, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir had its autonomy revoked and is now under the direct control of the Centre, or the Government of India. Article 370 of India’s…

by | Jul 31, 2019

The U.S.-based microchip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) managed to become a highly lucrative chip manufacturer in just three years. Previously, the firm was in a financial freefall and many feared its eventual demise. Yet, as the Wall Street Journal…

by | Jul 22, 2019

While Washington’s experts and pundits continue taking Moscow’s pivot to Beijing with a grain of salt, China and Russia announced yet another joint mega-project that will help to accelerate the formation of what many dubbed the “Eurasian supercontinent.” From an…

by | Jul 9, 2019

There is more than a coincidental connection between Hong Kong’s protests and America’s independence movement. On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong was forced from British control, while over two centuries earlier, America forcibly left British control. The two separations are…

by | Jul 4, 2019

Presidents Trump and Xi’s decision to resume trade talks at the G20 Summit is a step in the right direction. But the “hold” on List 4 tariffs is temporary, as far as we know, and it keeps businesses guessing in…

by | Jul 1, 2019

President Trump is pursuing a Jeffersonian strategy in his use of economic reprisals. Few would readily link the cerebral Jefferson with the visceral Trump, but their shared use of economic leverage to achieve foreign policy ends is a particularly relevant…

by | Jun 20, 2019

In Canada, which has an organ donor rate of 21.91 per million of population, a person in need of a kidney transplant can expect to spend around four years on the waiting list. In China, with a donor rate of…

by | Jun 14, 2019

America’s bull is loose in the China shop. President Trump has set in place a confrontation with China over that nation’s trade infractions. The shop’s elite patrons are in paroxysms, while Main Street presses their nose to the glass to…

by | Jun 13, 2019

It has been a perilous few weeks for the Chinese Communist Party. The government faces wavering economic indicators compounded by the redoubling of its trade war with the United States, and mounting condemnation of the treatment of its Muslim Uighur…

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