Kiron Skinner, the US State Department’s director of policy planning. Photo: Twitter
Kiron Skinner, the US State Department’s director of policy planning. Photo: Twitter
Diplomacy

Slip-up or signal? What US official’s ‘clash of civilisations’ remarks suggest

  • Comments by Kiron Skinner of the State Department, whether authorised or not, are consistent with Trump administration thinking, analysts say
  • The comments, and the administration’s stance, stand in sharp contrast to China’s competing vision of civilisation, which it touts as being more inclusive

Kiron Skinner, the US State Department’s director of policy planning. Photo: Twitter
Kiron Skinner, the US State Department’s director of policy planning. Photo: Twitter
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