The American president who will travel to Paris knows less about Europe and wants to have less to do with it than any of his predecessors since 1945.
The combination of Trump’s arrogance and deceit along with the incompetence he shows is explosive in the new growing global disorder.
What Trump would be proposing as we said in November 2016, is a type of total commercial war, with changes in global equilibria, but also in the principal paradigms of world order.
Trump may be a lost cause. But it’s important to remind Americans that they have chosen a better path in the past, and can do so again in the future.
The imposition of tariffs is a paranoid exercise and an example of ignorance of basic economic principles.
Trump personifies the worst of the United States: the racists, the misogynists, the religious sects, the enemies of science and those who hold the art of politics in contempt.
The West’s anti-terrorist actions have resulted in terrorism becoming more globalized, the refugee crises becoming globalized and increasingly intense power struggles.
Curiously, reason is being rejected also in the United States, the global leader in science and technology and the cultural capital of the modern world. The Republican presidential campaign currently offers a study in the irrational.
In short, turning troubles and challenges into opportunities for cooperation, and constantly developing examples such as that on anti-corruption, will become the new normal for China-U.S. relations.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s book "World Order” was released last year among the few non-fiction books which portrays political events and facts through the lens of history, philosophy, sociology and religion. Although this book contains writing of prestige and respect, it did not when it [Read more]