“Stronger Together” was the slogan that Hillary Clinton had chosen for her election campaign. It was a firmly inclusive message, but it was an ironic one for the candidate. She … Continue reading Vanquished, Not Vanished
Japan is not a country that is used to long-lasting leaders. As such, Shinzo Abe, who is now the third longest-serving leader in postwar Japan, is a unique figure, and … Continue reading Shinzo Abe, Invincible No More
A knife in the back is something that British foreign secretary Boris Johnson should know quite a bit about. It was just last year when the flamboyant Brexit poster-boy, who … Continue reading In Brexit Britain, the Knives Are Out
“What did the president know, and when did he know it?” This was the question asked by Senator Howard Baker who worked on the Senate committee investigating the Watergate Scandal. … Continue reading Conspirator in Chief?
Emmanuel Macron seems to have royal aspirations. That is an odd statement to have to make about France’s new president. At 39, he is France’s youngest president in history; hardly … Continue reading Emperor Macron
What do Mitch McConnell and Prayut Chan-o-cha have in common? Not much at first glance. One is the Republican Senate Majority Leader of the United States, a masterful tactician who … Continue reading Welfare State Woes
I didn’t intend to write about the British election again so soon, but a topic has intrigued me enough that I felt the need to write a short post. Over … Continue reading The Puzzling Embrace of Jeremy Corbyn