Brian P. Klein

Brian P. Klein, a former US. diplomat, is the founder and CEO of Decision Analytics, a NYC-based strategic advisory and political risk firm
Brian P. Klein
Brian P. Klein, a former US. diplomat, is the founder and CEO of Decision Analytics, a NYC-based strategic advisory and political risk firm

Latest from Brian P. Klein

Opinion | US exits world stage for now, as Donald Trump fights impeachment ahead of presidential election

If there was going to be a breakthrough year for US international engagement, this was it. But Trump’s globalist-bashing UN speech shows a president focused instead on political survival and re-election next year, with impeachment looming.

28 Sep 2019 - 2:06AM

If there was going to be a breakthrough year for US international engagement, this was it. But Trump’s globalist-bashing UN speech shows a president focused instead on political survival and re-election next year, with impeachment looming.

US exits world stage for now, as Donald Trump fights impeachment ahead of presidential election
Opinion | Hong Kong’s protesters can’t count on Donald Trump – he wants Asia to solve its own problems

Just as some young protesters have adopted the American flag as a symbol of their hopes, US Asia policy is changing. If the Trump administration’s stance on Korea is any indication, he will keep a hands-off approach to Hong Kong.

16 Sep 2019 - 3:26AM

Just as some young protesters have adopted the American flag as a symbol of their hopes, US Asia policy is changing. If the Trump administration’s stance on Korea is any indication, he will keep a hands-off approach to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s protesters can’t count on Donald Trump – he wants Asia to solve its own problems
Opinion | Donald Trump’s policy mood swings and trade chaos are making world leaders weary

China refuses to back down, Japan avoids affronts and Europe swings between facing off and totally ignoring Trump. With looming elections likely to make the US president even more unpredictable, the fear is that exasperated world leaders may be tempted to follow suit.

2 Sep 2019 - 1:24AM

China refuses to back down, Japan avoids affronts and Europe swings between facing off and totally ignoring Trump. With looming elections likely to make the US president even more unpredictable, the fear is that exasperated world leaders may be tempted to follow suit.

Donald Trump’s policy mood swings and trade chaos are making world leaders weary
Opinion | Is China ready for the burdens of global leadership as the US becomes increasingly isolationist?

With the belt and road project beleaguered by defaults, military expansion overseas racking up huge bills and China’s economy slowing, Beijing may well hesitate to fill the void left by the Trump administration.

19 Aug 2019 - 3:03AM

With the belt and road project beleaguered by defaults, military expansion overseas racking up huge bills and China’s economy slowing, Beijing may well hesitate to fill the void left by the Trump administration.

Is China ready for the burdens of global leadership as the US becomes increasingly isolationist?
Opinion | The Donald Trump diplomatic reality show is becoming a global menace

Trump’s historic meeting with Kim at the DMZ is yet another empty victory, achieving as little as his recent dealings with China and Iran. More worryingly, his haphazard politicking seems to be rubbing off on other global leaders.

6 Jul 2019 - 1:42AM

Trump’s historic meeting with Kim at the DMZ is yet another empty victory, achieving as little as his recent dealings with China and Iran. More worryingly, his haphazard politicking seems to be rubbing off on other global leaders.

The Donald Trump diplomatic reality show is becoming a global menace
Opinion | No trade war breakthrough? No problem – that Xi and Trump are meeting at the G20 should be seen as a win

Hopes of a big breakthrough must be tempered as both the US and China walk back expectations ahead of the summit. Neither side wants to appear weak or conciliatory, stark differences remain and, as such, a pause is the best we can hope for.

24 Jun 2019 - 1:07AM

Hopes of a big breakthrough must be tempered as both the US and China walk back expectations ahead of the summit. Neither side wants to appear weak or conciliatory, stark differences remain and, as such, a pause is the best we can hope for.

No trade war breakthrough? No problem – that Xi and Trump are meeting at the G20 should be seen as a win
Opinion | Hyping the US-China trade war into a cold war is misleading – it’s more complicated, and potentially more dangerous

Unlike in the cold war era, the world isn’t going to split into two sides this time. Instead, it is entering a chaotic period of unprincipled relationships, and countries caught between China and the US are being put on the spot.

12 Jun 2019 - 6:16AM

Unlike in the cold war era, the world isn’t going to split into two sides this time. Instead, it is entering a chaotic period of unprincipled relationships, and countries caught between China and the US are being put on the spot.

Hyping the US-China trade war into a cold war is misleading – it’s more complicated, and potentially more dangerous
Opinion | China’s pain on trade with the US will fast become Mexico, India and Southeast Asia’s gain

The impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports is already showing up in trade data, with Chinese manufacturers losing market share in top US sectors. American companies facing difficulties in China could look to India for opportunities instead.

20 May 2019 - 3:00AM

The impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports is already showing up in trade data, with Chinese manufacturers losing market share in top US sectors. American companies facing difficulties in China could look to India for opportunities instead.

China’s pain on trade with the US will fast become Mexico, India and Southeast Asia’s gain
Opinion | How China’s ‘maritime militia’ raises the stakes for clashes with the US in the South China Sea

Change in US military protocol means Chinese ‘militia’ and navy are treated the same, and skirmishes could quickly escalate into armed conflict. What is needed is an effective mechanism for the military powers to address their issues peacefully.

10 May 2019 - 4:52AM

Change in US military protocol means Chinese ‘militia’ and navy are treated the same, and skirmishes could quickly escalate into armed conflict. What is needed is an effective mechanism for the military powers to address their issues peacefully.

How China’s ‘maritime militia’ raises the stakes for clashes with the US in the South China Sea
Opinion | Donald Trump talks tough on Venezuela, but China, Russia and his own diplomatic isolation tie his hands

If the US wants to help the people suffering under the Maduro dictatorship, it should mend fences with allies its own president has offended, especially in Latin America.

22 Apr 2019 - 1:00AM

If the US wants to help the people suffering under the Maduro dictatorship, it should mend fences with allies its own president has offended, especially in Latin America.

Donald Trump talks tough on Venezuela, but China, Russia and his own diplomatic isolation tie his hands
Opinion | What the US will lose in a trade agreement with China, thanks to Donald Trump

Any gains the US can achieve – even with the best possible trade deal – will only be temporary. By forgoing the admittedly more arduous multilateral route through the World Trade Organisation, America is setting a terrible precedent.

10 Apr 2019 - 3:03AM

Any gains the US can achieve – even with the best possible trade deal – will only be temporary. By forgoing the admittedly more arduous multilateral route through the World Trade Organisation, America is setting a terrible precedent.

What the US will lose in a trade agreement with China, thanks to Donald Trump
Opinion | How Donald Trump can still engage North Korea without a focus on nuclear talks

The Trump administration has options for either engaging or containing the North, but should avoid the brinkmanship that marked 2017 and which could lead to disaster.

27 Mar 2019 - 8:51AM

The Trump administration has options for either engaging or containing the North, but should avoid the brinkmanship that marked 2017 and which could lead to disaster.

How Donald Trump can still engage North Korea without a focus on nuclear talks