Through his clampdown on corruption, dissent and relative freedoms, Chinese President Xi Jinping has alienated various groups within society. However, in the absence of a serious economic downturn and a rift within the Party’s leadership, discontent is unlikely to unseat him for the foreseeable future.
An off-the-cuff and not very productive German proposal has revived an older debate about France’s role and status in the world, as well as the measures which should be taken to enhance Europe’s strategic footprint.
The world faces unprecedented crises, with mounting global debt, the possibility of man-made pandemics and mass migration all likely to hit soon. Is President Trump able or indeed willing to deal with the issues?