I visited China twice. The first time was in 1997, in the aftermath of the so-called Asian Financial Crisis and the first nuclear experiments of India and Pakistan. Both events had rattled the world,...The race between democracy and authoritarianism
Perhaps the Democracy Conference called by Joseph Biden, which will be held on 9 and 10 December, will be the starting point of a new race in today’s world between democracy and authoritarianism. This...Trump 2024
In the US, there are many questions and few answers, especially in matters that Americans consider to be “fateful.” Some of these issues do not matter to us because they are already not raised here,...New regional peace
It was not pure coincidence that I received honorable invitations to two panel discussions: one virtual, conducted last week by Chatham House; and another held this week by the Center for Strategic...What happened to the United States?
Apparently, the world has not seen the end of the latest torrent of US surprises. I will not discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, or 9/11, neither will I tackle what the US did under Trump and what it is now...The US pullout from Iraq
US President Joe Biden took advantage of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s presence in Washington to announce the final US pullout from Iraq — once and for all. This is not the first time...The great battle in Afghanistan
US withdrawal from Afghanistan is nearing its final days. By early August, 95 percent of US presence in the country had been terminated. Two decades have gone by since the World Trade Center and the...The America problem
On March 1, writer Ishaan Tharoor published an article in the Washington Post about what he saw as “Biden’s Saudi Arabia Problem.” This problem is now very much the talk of US media and political...