Gal Luft

Gal Luft

Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). His latest book is De-dollarization: The Revolt Against the Dollar and the Rise of a New Financial World Order (2019).

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Opinion | Why China has reason to wish for a Trump presidency in 2024

While we could expect China hawks to dominate his team in any comeback, his disdain for allies and military adventures, and penchant for deal-making, will chime with a Beijing hoping to cool US-China tensions.

While we could expect China hawks to dominate his team in any comeback, his disdain for allies and military adventures, and penchant for deal-making, will chime with a Beijing hoping to cool US-China tensions.

8 Jan 2022 - 3:15AM
Opinion | Beware a new generation of ‘Washington Warriors’ bent on deterring China

American history is no stranger to bureaucrats and advisers whose cunningness led America to war. A new generation of scheming Washington hawks have faith in the invincibility of US military power and its ability to deter China.

American history is no stranger to bureaucrats and advisers whose cunningness led America to war. A new generation of scheming Washington hawks have faith in the invincibility of US military power and its ability to deter China.

7 Dec 2021 - 2:12AM
Opinion | Xi Jinping and Joe Biden must meet face to face at G20 summit in Rome to settle the world’s nerves

A Xi-Biden meeting would go a long way to reassure a world anxious about the prospects of a new cold war. Not meeting would cement the perception that the only two men who can steer the world away from the abyss missed an opportunity to do so.

A Xi-Biden meeting would go a long way to reassure a world anxious about the prospects of a new cold war. Not meeting would cement the perception that the only two men who can steer the world away from the abyss missed an opportunity to do so.

15 Sep 2021 - 3:14AM
Opinion | How the US shot itself in the foot with indictment against Chinese ‘hackers’

The details in the indictment against the Chinese nationals show China is no outlier in a world where cyberspying and hacking is what modern intelligence agencies in all countries are paid to do.

The details in the indictment against the Chinese nationals show China is no outlier in a world where cyberspying and hacking is what modern intelligence agencies in all countries are paid to do.

27 Jul 2021 - 2:41AM
Opinion | Britain’s delusions of grandeur increase risk of armed conflict

Going to the edge and risking world peace is a prerogative of a superpower, not a middle power like Britain. Russia and China will show much less tolerance for Royal Navy incursions into what they believe to be their waters than for the much more powerful US Navy.

Going to the edge and risking world peace is a prerogative of a superpower, not a middle power like Britain. Russia and China will show much less tolerance for Royal Navy incursions into what they believe to be their waters than for the much more powerful US Navy.

9 Sep 2021 - 10:49AM
Opinion | Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: meaningless Western boycott would only prove US weakness

Like many other steps the US and its allies have taken against China, such an action would be self-defeating. Attempts to humiliate Beijing will only backfire and expose America’s loneliness and inability to sway its allies.

Like many other steps the US and its allies have taken against China, such an action would be self-defeating. Attempts to humiliate Beijing will only backfire and expose America’s loneliness and inability to sway its allies.

12 Apr 2021 - 3:30AM
Opinion | US-China power struggle: rest of the world must come together to stand up for themselves

Other countries prefer to stay neutral amid the intense jockeying for influence between China and the US. The only way they can achieve that is to join hands in pushing back attempts by either power to use them as a pawn against the other.

Other countries prefer to stay neutral amid the intense jockeying for influence between China and the US. The only way they can achieve that is to join hands in pushing back attempts by either power to use them as a pawn against the other.

20 Feb 2021 - 3:50AM