Although many strongman leaders are portrayed as authoritarian, power hungry, and egotistic control freaks, Junior Research Fellow Ramesh Balakrishnan discusses how there is a world of difference between those leaders at the head of democracies versus those who are unelected and rule over dictatorships.
Even if China did not facilitate the coup in Zimbabwe, there is no doubt that Beijing is now pulling the strings in the South African Dictatorship.
Ryan Atkinson argues that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comments on blocking China’s access to its artificial islands in the South China Sea are more nuanced than previously thought.
China is putting pressure on the US Navy in the western pacific using a strategy based on asymmetric warfare known as A2/AD. John Pollock discusses China’s increased military capabilities and what it means for the United States.
John Pollock discusses Xi Jinping’s increasing power and influence in China, and the growing cult of personality surrounding his leadership.