VIVEK Y. KELKAR, MUMBAI In Part II of this three-part article, we look at the way it has become impossible for the EU, and Turkey, to ignore China.
VIVEK Y. KELKAR, MUMBAI In Part I of this three-part article, we ask why Merkel made a trade deal with Xi that’s certain to aggravate Biden.
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS The Cosmopolitan Globalists get together and bicker about the significance of Israel’s deal with Morocco.
CLAIRE BERLINSKI, PARIS Pretending to be an aide to the Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny prank-called the spook who tried to assassinate him with Novichok. The result was Edgar Allen Poe, Saki, and James Bond all at once.
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS Is it really Game Over for America in the Pacific? Which is more important: The 7th Fleet or the US dollar? Adam Garfinkle and Vivek Y. Kelkar debate.
JOHN NIGHSWANDER, VIENNA Americans and Europeans both concluded they were handling the virus more successfully than their counterparts across the Atlantic. Both attributed this to their superior social systems. Both were wrong.
VIVEK Y. KELKAR, MUMBAI China is putting its cards on the table: It’s the pivot of the Pacific in trade, technology, and information networks. It sees neither India nor Japan as impediments. Xi has presented Biden with a fait accompli: China is now the region’s hegemon.
CLAIRE BERLINSKI, PARIS Trump’s supporters are the only people in the world who don’t realize the gravity of the President’s condition—and how much danger we’re in because of it. The rest of the world can see clearly that no one is in charge. No one could be in charge. Why wouldn’t China invade Taiwan right now?
CLAIRE BERLINSKI, PARIS Rapmail, blackmail, snitches, snivelers, and white stooges: The philosopher David Berlinski weighs in on Critical Theory. He tells us that if you understand the Slingshot—due to Frege, Gödel and Church—you see that the lunatics might well be right.
CLAIRE BERLINSKI, PARIS One of the United States’ two major political parties has replaced its quadrennial exercise in democratic decision making with a statement of the Führerprinzip. It represents a rejection of democratic procedures, norms, and principles. But it represents a rejection of something more: the written word.