While some thought the certification of Biden’s win after the ransacking of the Capitol would be the beginning of the end for Trump, the opposite has occurred as shown by Senator Chuck Grassley’s appearance alongside Trump at a rally over the weekend.
Rocketing fossil fuel prices worldwide make it clear the transition to sustainability is going to be messier and more costly than we think. Political leaders need the will to make unpopular decisions, and consumers will have to make significant lifestyle changes.
The unexpected turn of events involving the Huawei executive and two Canadians calls for greater interaction between Beijing and Washington in the hope of creating a better understanding to resolve disputes.
Compulsory vaccinations targeting specific high-risk workers or sectors make more sense, but there needs to be a fair and firm system of penalties so as to not add to the mental health pressures of an ongoing pandemic.
The interconnected fates of the US and China have become apparent from recent exchanges between George Soros and BlackRock. Financial markets in the US and China have perhaps never looked so fragile, and that is never a good position from which to go to war.
The bombshell revelation that a top US general held secret phone calls with his Chinese counterpart reveals the risks inherent amid rising tensions – but Biden and Xi’s conversation this month is a promising sign that fraught ties can be reset when there are open lines of communication.