As China’s President enters his third term, his political preferences directly undermine the economic achievements he envisions for his country for its 2049 centennial.
China’s Curious Choice to Stand with Russia
In contrast to Putin, President Xi at least seems focused on the long game for his country. But why is Xi then supporting Putin’s win-today, lose-thereafter venture?
The Impossible City: A Coming-of-Age Hong Kong Memoir
Karen Cheung’s first book charts the acceleration of a vanishing way of life in Hong Kong amid China’s creeping influence.
That Cold January 20, 2025
Living in a world where Xi and even Putin still stand tall and U.S. and European interests over how to deal with Russia and China differ significantly.
China’s Changing Tides
Reflections on the hurdles that China’s economy faces – and why Xi Jinping has become the biggest risk to China’s future evolution.
The New Cold War Era
How Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine are altering many previously long-held assumptions. Being criminal – and monstrous — is what Russia’s presumed “greatness” has been reduced to.
Why India and the U.S. Should Work Together in Central Asia
India’s engagement with Central Asia provides opportunities for the U.S. to step up cooperation with the region. But the Ukraine invasion places hurdles in Delhi’s balancing act between Moscow and Washington.
Why China Weighs in on Ukraine
China’s goal isn’t cuddling up to Russia. It is preventing NATO from interfering in the Indo-Pacific.
The Supreme Court Vs. the US: Advantage China
The U.S.’s highest court provides a blueprint for exposing the United States to yet more viruses. Taiwan may well pay the price.
On the Transgressions of Identity
Who am I? At heart, I suppose, I am a crane.