Authoritarian regimes and dictators around the world must feel vindicated by the just concluded presidential race in the United States, the one-time champion of liberal democracy that had the habit of exporting if not imposing its political system and the accompanying values to the rest of the world.
Since the day Iraqi soldiers fled, dropping their uniforms and weapons, and the region came under ISIS control two years ago, hardly a day goes by without a news report regarding Mosul appearing in the media.1 Comment
On the morning of Nov. 9, I became Christopher Columbus. I discovered a new America.
It's the crucial question in Syrian politics: Is there a third way? Is the choice really between the barbarism of the violent jihadis and the repression of President Assad? Aren't there any alternatives?
In January this year, I was honored to be asked by British Prime Minister Theresa May to be the first-ever U.K. trade envoy for Taiwan. The prime minister's instructions were clear -- support economic growth by building on the U.K.'s already strong relations with Taiwan, maximize bilateral trade, and generate real and long-term economic benefits for both markets.
As the marathon quadrennial circus in the U.S. drew to a close last week, most people expected to hear a monumental sigh of relief as the curtain came down.
Following the U.S. election results the past week, I've been having many conversations with friends and family with regards to Hillary Clinton's defeat to Donald Trump.
Unless freedom of expression and media liberty are guaranteed in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) will never be able to realize the long-held dream of genuine democracy.
President Donald J. Trump -- not many outside the United States thought they would be uttering those words. Indeed, the shock from his stunning victory is probably greater in the rest of the world than it is in America. After all, almost half of Americans voted for him.1 Comment
Even before the triumph of Donald Trump, it was said that the next president of the United States would not be able to be as globalization friendly as Barack Obama.