Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

The trade war, North Korea’s nuclear provocations and Hong Kong’s protests all show what happens when ‘principle’ triumphs over reason

  • Unyielding principles are often indistinguishable from stubbornness, especially when it results in diplomatic disaster
  • All sides in the North Korean nuclear talks, the US-China rivalry and Hong Kong have shown unwillingness to compromise
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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