Despite being hailed as the worst Secretary of State ever, and using the role to promote his own confrontational brand of politics, Mike Pompeo looks well placed to appeal to Donald Trump’s supporter base over the next four years.
Donald Trump used to have a semblance of a strategy regarding China. Now that strategy is out of the window, as the convulsing Trump administration slaps sanctions on anything it can reach – even to the detriment of the US itself.
Despite years of attacking China with sanctions and tariffs, and bragging about how ‘easy’ it would be to win this trade war, Trump has failed to impose Washington’s terms on trade relations with Beijing. Here’s why.
With Donald Trump set to leave office, newly released documents show his strategy towards Beijing has largely failed, and that the US isn’t confident over its ability to contain China in certain areas should a conflict arise.
Pyongyang has spelled out its desire for long-range nuclear missiles and a nuclear submarine. It's part of a strategy to force the US into accepting a nuclear North Korea, and there will be no easy solutions for the new president.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest attempt to improve ties between America and Taiwan has enraged Beijing and is a direct challenge to Xi Jinping. How China reacts could be a major problem for Joe Biden.
Comparisons between an economically strong US and impoverished post-Soviet Russia might strike some as bizarre, but there are striking similarities. The idea of liberal democracy being a cure-all is being tested as never before
Events in Washington will have repercussions around the world, not least in Beijing where China’s leaders can paint the country as a bastion of stability compared to the basket case that America has become.
The need to crackdown on the power and influence of Big Tech is not just a concern for the West. This episode with the Alibaba founder cannot be portrayed as the Communist Party just wielding its power for power’s sake.