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 | 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.

31 Oct 2020 - 6:15AM

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
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.

21 Sep 2020 - 4:41AM

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
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?

3 Sep 2020 - 2:35AM

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
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.

19 Jul 2020 - 12:51PM

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
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.

8 Jun 2020 - 10:41PM

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
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.

24 May 2020 - 7:34PM

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
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.

6 Jan 2020 - 7:22PM

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
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.

29 Nov 2019 - 9:34AM

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?
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.

16 Nov 2019 - 5:17PM

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
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.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

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
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.

22 Aug 2019 - 9:51AM

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
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

3 Aug 2019 - 8:34PM

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
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.

10 Apr 2019 - 9:44AM

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