Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
All signs point to China wielding more influence over global technological standards. Equally certain is that the backlash from the U.S. is building.
Explosive geo-political distrust is the belief that those states who disagree with you are not just wrong, but illegitimate and always threatening.
The defining event of this post-Covid era will likely be the U.S. de-coupling from China – in tech and media spheres.
Trump’s crusade against voting by mail may prove to be a strategically sound expression of his plan for the Interregnum.
The election is configured as a ‘crusade’ against cosmic evil – a devil, or demiurge. The two sides seem to mirror each other in these passions.
So it never was then a ‘peace agreement’ between Israel and the UAE. It was ‘normalisation’ for mounting a military alliance against Iran.
Whereas the November election formerly had been perceived as a referendum on Trump, events have moved on.
Our naive faith that liberalism, derived from the political traditions of Northern Europe, would conquer the world has now been shattered for good.
Something profound – and separate from ‘tech de-coupling’ – is already shaping the global monetary order (quite apart from likely Chinese exclusion).
Harris is ‘woke’ on social issues, yet has been notably zealous in incarcerating pot-smoking LA youths and drew little black support in the primaries.