China’s BRI & AIBB – Minus U.S. & Japan

China’s Long-Term Strategy vs The West’s Civil War and Short-Termism While the effectively bankrupt West is tearing itself apart and undermining its society, economy and science, China is not just getting on with it, but forging ahead. A good starting point in understanding what is happening now, with all the…

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The Struggle for Democracy has Begun

For decades, we have been taking our freedom for granted. But suddenly authoritarian populists are threatening liberal societies worldwide. Time to wake up. Die Zeit, 4 August 2016. *** The headline and subtitle come from Die Zeit, Germany’s most prestigious and “highbrow” weekly broadsheet. Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was…

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