Facebook and the future of online privacy

Critics of Facebook have been making this point for years. Stefano Quintarelli, one of Europe’s top IT experts and a leading advocate for online privacy (and, until recently, a member of the Italian Parliament), has been a persistent and prophetic critic of Facebook’s abuse of its market position and misuse of online personal data.

13 April 2018

Xi's strong hand against Trump

In terms of international diplomacy, Trump’s trade war will help China present itself as the defender of the rules-based international order and multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organization.

12 April 2018

Beyond GDP Growth in China

China’s leaders will need to find an alternative to the current incentive system and a way to discipline its local officials, who have served the country’s economic development so well in the past.

29 March 2018

A New Order for the Indo-Pacific

The increasing use of the term “Indo-Pacific” rather than “Asia-Pacific,” underscores the maritime dimension of today’s tensions.

27 March 2018

Could the Kim-Trump Summit succeed?

Neither South Korea nor the United States can control the narrative; definitions of success or failure are highly relative; and Trump must enter the talks with no exit strategy.

26 March 2018

In defence of the 1.5°C climate change threshold

Philippines used its chairmanship of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) to fight to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate agreement aimed explicitly to cap global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

27 October 2017