The China threat and the U.S.-European convergence of interests.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to sell shares in state-owned oil giant Aramco to fund the grandiose reinvention of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is playing the corruption card to strengthen his control over the country.
While the U.S. President grandstands, the Chinese leadership changes global power dynamics – by stealing a page from American history.
Worried about social media helping to create popular movements, China runs an elaborate system of censorship and manipulation.
Under Xi Jinping, will China opt for a “new totalitarianism,” the current “hard authoritarianism,” turn back to a sort of “soft authoritarianism” or move toward a “semi-democracy”?
For all of China’s active global summitry, the most complex diplomatic exercise is entirely domestic – the CCP’s Party Congress, held every five years.
From Syria to North Korea, the Trump administration struggles to cope with the world, with China caught in the middle.
The Pope and CCP leader would have benefitted from comparing notes while in the US. Alas, that did not happen.