Xi Jinping

Soft Soap Diplomacy: Chinese Televisual Propaganda in Africa

The new ‘Chinese Savior’ genre of Beijing-backed TV drama is designed to enslave rather than save Africans

Xi Jinping: Hater of God

In addition to his many other titles,. Xi Jinping has earned a new one: Hater of God

The Chinese Communist Party’s War on Catholicism

The CCP is increasingly cracking down on Chinese Roman Catholics

The Torch and Tapestry of Generations

How has America’s leadership gotten so old?

Tilting at the Windmill of Strategic Autonomy

France’s centuries-long quest for strategic autonomy has more often than not led to bad outcomes for the French.

Unchecked Russian Aggression Over the Black Sea

Russia’s downing of an MQ-9 drone must not go unanswered.

Are China’s Resurgent Economic Cooperatives Preparation for Invading Taiwan?

The return of Maoist-style agricultural communes in China are a foreboding sign of a return to the China of half a century ago.

Chinese balloon, espionage
Float and Dagger: Espionage as Probing Maneuver

There is no peacetime in the Maoist worldview. The Chinese spy balloon was one more means for Beijing to turn the strategic environment to its advantage.

Belshazzar’s Feast

Whether in days, months, years or decades, the regimes in China, Russia and Iran will tumble.