More information has recently been coming out on the events leading up to China’s new and aggressive approach in the South China Sea. According to a re…
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman meets her Chinese counterpart today in Beijing and her main message is, rather surprisingly, that the United St…
One day the internet arrived, seemingly from nowhere, and we got used to thinking that it would be forever. It now seems clear that we are on the cusp …
Traditionally, cryptography has been seen as defensive in nature. Even in crypto currencies, cryptographic keys are used to secure the network. In real…
I find the concept of decentralised finance or DeFi practically irresistible. The reason is that we have already automated so much of our societies and…
Have we come closer to the consolidation of Eurasia as a geopolitical concept? The answer, as I see it, is a clear yes. Let us look at the major actors…
Most of our actions are steps into the known. We do something for the sake of an expected outcome. But the world around us is full not just with object…
There is an oft-described and oft-feared scenario where the Taliban manage to acquire full control over Afghanistan. In that nightmare scenario, we wou…
Europe. A new wave of refugees from Afghanistan could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. It is common in Europe to hear that Turkey uses refuge…
The logic of wokeness seems to me to be the logic of experience. Experiences are the opposite of principles. The latter organize the world and the more…
In an age prone to conspiracies, here is a possibly preposterous example of the type. Highly intelligent robots, general artificial intelligence, have …
James Baldwin writes in one of his most astounding essays — Norman Podhoretz called it a “statement of overwhelming persuasiveness and prophetic magnif…