Donald Trump and Xi Jinping stand next to one another

Needed: A New Global Trade System

September 22, 2020

It was easy to disrupt the world trade system that existed before Donald Trump entered the White House and Covid-19 hit. Now, before the global “village” has a chance to fashion a new system, hopefully after the US elections, academics and policy analysts should deliberate about what such a system might look like.

Honor Guard of Republic of China at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei City, Taiwain, 2004

Preventing the Taiwan Flash Point

September 18, 2020

A confrontation about Taiwan is viewed by many as the most likely place where the rising tensions between the U.S. and China may lead to an actual confrontation.

Joe Biden stands behind microphones, in front of US flags

Joe Biden's Stakeholder Capitalism Is Not the Issue—Corruption Is

September 09, 2020

Capitalism, like nuclear power, must be properly regulated for it to be helpful and not harmful.

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks (he is behind a Biden-Harris lectern and in front of US flags)

Why Doesn't Joe Biden Have a Large Lead Over Donald Trump?

August 31, 2020

Above all, the election results will depend on millions of Americans of all backgrounds being willing to make the extra effort that voting will require this year—facing the pandemic, unemployment, and the hurdles put in their way—to not just vote but to bring others to the mailbox or ballot box.

VP Joe Biden speaks at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in 2011; Secretarys Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner listen

Biden Joins the Anti-China Chorus

August 24, 2020

If those concerned about the increased tensions between the U.S. and China are expecting that Joe Biden, if elected, will hit a reset button, they are likely to be disappointed.

Donald Trump (but only the left side of his face and shoulder, as the image does not include the rest of his face and body)

Can Donald Trump Save His Presidency By Making China the Enemy?

August 22, 2020

Trump has found a way to capture the headlines and fuel criticism of China, which China inflamed through its brutal crackdown in Hong Kong. However, so far at least, this effort at wagging the dog has not improved Trump’s reelection chances.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden's Christmas Tree Needs Some Pruning: "Joe Biden's 2020 Promises Need Some Serious Help"

August 15, 2020

If you go to Joe Biden’s Vision for America’s Future, you will get a one-line vision and then the biggest Christmas tree in Democratic politics.

Donald Trump and his team sit across a table from Xi Jinping and his team

A Dove's Call for De-Escalation with China

August 15, 2020

Some fear that China poses a major threat to the U.S. But China has neither the capabilities nor the ambition to replace the U.S. as the world power, despite the vacuum that the U.S. has created by curtailing its international commitments and roles.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Has Set a Debate Trap for Joe Biden

August 10, 2020

Joe Biden should prepare for Donald Trumps outrageous, false claims, and allegations of fake news by asking debate moderators to sound a buzzer every time someone lies.

A person in glasses, a sugrical gown and cap, and a face mask holds up a boxed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for a clinical trial

Who Will Get the Vaccine?: Are You a Candidate for Donald Trump's Coronavirus Vaccine?

August 08, 2020

There are reports that coronavirus vaccines might be available in a few months. Thus, there must be deliberations over who will first have access to the vaccines.

Donors: Give-OK; Get-Not

August 06, 2020

This Article, taking into account that the United States Supreme Court holds these limitations tend to offend the freedom of speech (roughly summed up in the phrase “money is speech”), asks whether one could limit what the donors can get for their contributions.

The profile of the lower body of a person in a suit sitting on a low step, facing empty blue pews

Social Sciences Handicap the Moral Wrestler

August 05, 2020

We all carry a narrative about human nature in our minds. A major narrative, acquired from Judeo-Christian values, is that life is an unending moral struggle.

A computer screen shows Facebook's log in or sign up page

Two Cheers for Big Tech

August 04, 2020

The recent Congressional hearings that put on the hot seat four CEOS of the top big tech corporations, reflected the mood of the public.

President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping

US Anti-China Sentiment Reaches New Peak

August 03, 2020

We are at the wagging the dog stage, as the Trump administration pulls all stops to find some way to divert attention from its mismanagement of the pandemic and economy.

Trump stands in front of a large American flag

Trump's Not-So-Secret Helpers: Is America on the Road to Becoming an Authoritarian State?

August 01, 2020

Donald Trump is changing the country in ways that should have all Americans concerned.