Trump is playing a risky political game with China and Russia

A principle taught in international relations is that a rising power could threaten global stability. The example given is Germany prior to World War I and its rapid economic rise challenging England’s dominance. Following that model, if one were to believe Donald Trump’s anti-China rhetoric, a clash with China would seem inevitable.

A Historic But Deeply Divided Mandate

The 2016 US presidential election, probably the longest political reality show in the world, finally reached its dramatic climax yesterday and will put Donald Trump in the White House. In the end it was not so much a contest to determine who was the more popular candidate but rather a competition to see who was less unpopular; it was, as one political commentator mused, “a race to the bottom”.