Trump and Kim getting along is better than the alternative, but there’s no denying troubling similarities in the two men’s political styles.
Don’t expect Trump to do a North Korean-style pivot in his relations with Iran.
Authoritarian governments have tried to rig elections for ages. More dangerous are the far-right leaders concentrating their power by relatively fair elections.
China’s ambitious infrastructure initiative is also about building knowledge and not just things.
It’s the best way to stop the global race to the bottom that hurts workers everywhere, not just those in low-income countries.
Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality.
Trump’s trade war with China could quickly morph into a shooting war.
The Pentagon may be burned by the war on terror, but it’s obsessively preparing for a high-intensity conflict with China or Russia.
Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.
For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction