Peter G. de Krassel

Peter G. de Krassel

Peter G. de Krassel is a strategic analyst, contemporary social commentator, author of the Custom Maid series of books, blogs and co-founder of the Pets Central Veterinary Network [email protected]

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Opinion | Could US Capitol invasion signal the start of the third American revolution?

Among the more than 74 million Americans who voted for Trump, many are diehard supporters who, having anticipated an unpalatable election outcome, have armed themselves and will not hesitate to take to the streets again.

Among the more than 74 million Americans who voted for Trump, many are diehard supporters who, having anticipated an unpalatable election outcome, have armed themselves and will not hesitate to take to the streets again.

Could US Capitol invasion signal the start of the third American revolution?
15 Jan 2021 - 4:50AM
Opinion | To improve relations with the US, China should rethink its Hong Kong strategy

Hong Kong has become one of the sticking points between China and the US. In the post-Deng era, Beijing has pivoted away from promises made to Hong Kong and failed to honour international norms.

Hong Kong has become one of the sticking points between China and the US. In the post-Deng era, Beijing has pivoted away from promises made to Hong Kong and failed to honour international norms.

To improve relations with the US, China should rethink its Hong Kong strategy
31 Dec 2020 - 10:08AM
Opinion | Why the US must restore Hong Kong’s special trade status

Donald Trump’s move to revoke Hong Kong’s special status is wrong on many levels, and Joe Biden must get back to business basics by recognising the ‘Made in Hong Kong’ label as a sign of quality and protection of intellectual property.

Donald Trump’s move to revoke Hong Kong’s special status is wrong on many levels, and Joe Biden must get back to business basics by recognising the ‘Made in Hong Kong’ label as a sign of quality and protection of intellectual property.

Why the US must restore Hong Kong’s special trade status
5 Dec 2020 - 11:36AM
Opinion | Real democracy is still going strong, despite pandemic crisis and US election ugliness

The much-discussed collapse of liberal democracy has raised questions over whether managed democracy or authoritarian rule is superior. But evidence from the US, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan suggest real democracy is alive and well.

The much-discussed collapse of liberal democracy has raised questions over whether managed democracy or authoritarian rule is superior. But evidence from the US, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan suggest real democracy is alive and well.

Real democracy is still going strong, despite pandemic crisis and US election ugliness
31 Oct 2020 - 6:15AM
Opinion | How Trump’s fear, and loathing of mail-in voting, threatens US stability

If Trump loses the election, he will no longer be immune from criminal prosecution, putting him and his organisation in jeopardy. The confusion sown by Trump and his allies have left voters distrustful of results and could end the US’ history of peaceful transitions of power.

If Trump loses the election, he will no longer be immune from criminal prosecution, putting him and his organisation in jeopardy. The confusion sown by Trump and his allies have left voters distrustful of results and could end the US’ history of peaceful transitions of power.

How Trump’s fear, and loathing of mail-in voting, threatens US stability
21 Sep 2020 - 4:41AM
Opinion | How Trump divided a nation but united the Democrats

The Democratic convention showcased the togetherness of a party once fractured by disagreements between Bernie Sanders’ progressive wing and the centrist-moderate wing led by Joe Biden. But even if Trump is voted out, will he accept the result?

The Democratic convention showcased the togetherness of a party once fractured by disagreements between Bernie Sanders’ progressive wing and the centrist-moderate wing led by Joe Biden. But even if Trump is voted out, will he accept the result?

How Trump divided a nation but united the Democrats
3 Sep 2020 - 2:35AM
Opinion | Uncertainty over national security law is pushing Hong Kong people to leave

Most Hongkongers can agree on a need for a national security law. But the law should also consider Hongkongers’ concerns and fears, or it could cause an exodus of talent.

Most Hongkongers can agree on a need for a national security law. But the law should also consider Hongkongers’ concerns and fears, or it could cause an exodus of talent.

Uncertainty over national security law is pushing Hong Kong people to leave
19 Jul 2020 - 12:51PM
Opinion | How Hong Kong got its coronavirus response right – by taking care of business

Although the handling of the national anthem and national security laws has been disappointing, Hong Kong has done an admirable job of coping with the economic crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic, as it struggles to contain a political crisis as well.

Although the handling of the national anthem and national security laws has been disappointing, Hong Kong has done an admirable job of coping with the economic crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic, as it struggles to contain a political crisis as well.

How Hong Kong got its coronavirus response right – by taking care of business
8 Jun 2020 - 10:41PM
Opinion | Even with protests, recession and coronavirus, Hong Kong is a better bet than Singapore

The singular advantage Singapore has over Hong Kong is affordable public housing. On all other fronts, Singapore is no better than Hong Kong. Even in the fight against Covid-19, Singapore is far behind Hong Kong.

The singular advantage Singapore has over Hong Kong is affordable public housing. On all other fronts, Singapore is no better than Hong Kong. Even in the fight against Covid-19, Singapore is far behind Hong Kong.

Even with protests, recession and coronavirus, Hong Kong is a better bet than Singapore
24 May 2020 - 7:34PM
Opinion | Despite the Trump impeachment and Brexit sagas, 2019 was a good year for democracy

Although democracy in action may be messy, people around the world prefer it to the alternatives because it is multifaceted and flexible enough to accommodate voters’ demands and the changing world.

Although democracy in action may be messy, people around the world prefer it to the alternatives because it is multifaceted and flexible enough to accommodate voters’ demands and the changing world.

Despite the Trump impeachment and Brexit sagas, 2019 was a good year for democracy
6 Jan 2020 - 7:22PM
Opinion | Hongkongers are restoring order to their own city, brick by brick. Who needs the Carrie Lam administration?

Violent protesters have faced not only police brutality but also brigades of volunteers cleaning up after them. Hongkongers themselves – not the police, not the government – are leading the charge to get the city back on track.

Violent protesters have faced not only police brutality but also brigades of volunteers cleaning up after them. Hongkongers themselves – not the police, not the government – are leading the charge to get the city back on track.

Hongkongers are restoring order to their own city, brick by brick. Who needs the Carrie Lam administration?
29 Nov 2019 - 9:34AM
Opinion | As protests drag on, Hong Kong people keep calm and carry on

Hongkongers have come to accept that street clashes and tear gas are the new normal. Many believe the city will bounce back, as it did after the 1967 riots, the 1980s industrial crisis, the pre-1997 panic and Sars epidemic.

Hongkongers have come to accept that street clashes and tear gas are the new normal. Many believe the city will bounce back, as it did after the 1967 riots, the 1980s industrial crisis, the pre-1997 panic and Sars epidemic.

As protests drag on,  Hong Kong people keep calm and carry on
16 Nov 2019 - 5:17PM
Opinion | How the method in Donald Trump’s madness makes him a political genius

Forget the gaffes, Trump has the Republican Party solidly behind him and a fan club of world leaders, while keeping competitors such as China on the economic back foot. This is the work of a mindful genius.

Forget the gaffes, Trump has the Republican Party solidly behind him and a fan club of world leaders, while keeping competitors such as China on the economic back foot. This is the work of a mindful genius.

How the method in Donald Trump’s madness makes him a political genius
11 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM
Opinion | Singapore is calm while Hong Kong boils, and it’s down to this city’s greedy developers and landlords profiting at the people’s expense

For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy.

For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy.

Singapore is calm while Hong Kong boils, and it’s down to this city’s greedy developers and landlords profiting at the people’s expense
22 Aug 2019 - 9:51AM
Opinion | Fighting for democracy on the front lines in Hong Kong and Istanbul

21st-century, social-media-savvy political activists are challenging autocratic rulers and their 20th-century mindsets

21st-century, social-media-savvy political activists are challenging autocratic rulers and their 20th-century mindsets

Fighting for democracy on the front lines in Hong Kong and Istanbul
3 Aug 2019 - 8:34PM
Opinion | A title for Kim Jong-un, economic zones and a threat of force: a political solution for Korea that China should accept

If China, the US and North Korea’s other neighbours would agree, they could force a political solution on Kim Jong-un that would defuse the conflict and lead to peaceful unification.

If China, the US and North Korea’s other neighbours would agree, they could force a political solution on Kim Jong-un that would defuse the conflict and lead to peaceful unification.

A title for Kim Jong-un, economic zones and a threat of force: a political solution for Korea that China should accept
10 Apr 2019 - 9:44AM