Michael Edesess

Michael Edesess

Michael Edesess is chief investment strategist of Compendium Finance, adjunct associate professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a research associate of the Edhec-Risk Institute.

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Opinion | Hong Kong protest movement must cut out the violent faction

The tide of violence has risen so high that peaceful protesters can no longer explain it away nor make common cause with it. Peaceful protesters have to strongly separate themselves from the violent ones or watch their cause go up in flames.

17 Nov 2019 - 12:49PM

The tide of violence has risen so high that peaceful protesters can no longer explain it away nor make common cause with it. Peaceful protesters have to strongly separate themselves from the violent ones or watch their cause go up in flames.

Hong Kong protest movement must cut out the violent faction
Opinion | If Hong Kong protesters have a dream, they need their own Martin Luther King to realise it

A strong moral leader will have the authority to negotiate with the government, whereas a leaderless movement refusing to cede an inch risks sending each protester on the road to pointless martyrdom.

31 Jul 2019 - 9:05AM

A strong moral leader will have the authority to negotiate with the government, whereas a leaderless movement refusing to cede an inch risks sending each protester on the road to pointless martyrdom.

If Hong Kong protesters have a dream, they need their own Martin Luther King to realise it
Trump’s national security strategy is a welcome shift away from ‘war on terror’ policies

A recent speech by US Defence Secretary James Mattis focusing on China and Russia as adversaries is actually something to celebrate, because it shifts focus from the post-9/11 policies that damaged the US’ security and reputation.

1 Feb 2018 - 11:05PM

A recent speech by US Defence Secretary James Mattis focusing on China and Russia as adversaries is actually something to celebrate, because it shifts focus from the post-9/11 policies that damaged the US’ security and reputation.

Trump’s national security strategy is a welcome shift away from ‘war on terror’ policies
Why bitcoin may be the new gold for savvy investors
Donald Trump’s rise in America is a cautionary tale for democracy seekers in Hong Kong to go slow — and get things right