Patrick Mendis

Patrick Mendis is a Rajawali senior fellow of the Kennedy School of Government’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University.

Benjamin Franklin, Wall Builder: Trump’s Role Model?

As the U.S. Congress contemplates Trump’s wall, it ought to remember the enlightened vision of the founding fathers.

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The Xi-Modi Summit: A New “Pacific” Asian Century Without America?

The “Chindia reset” may gradually have a transformative effect on China—leaving the founding vision of America for a “Pacific” Asia behind.

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Trump and America’s China Problem

While the U.S. President grandstands, the Chinese leadership changes global power dynamics – by stealing a page from American history.

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America’s Anti-Democracy Message to the World

How President Trump’s irrepressible love for illiberal nations from Saudi Arabia to Russia hollows out the U.S. standing in the world.

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The Indo-Pacific Century

Will Sri Lanka be the flagship nation of a new dynamic?

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Who Can Contain China When U.S. Policy Fails?

A mutual prosperity doctrine is a better solution for U.S.-China relations in the 21st century.

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