Francis Pike

International

The case against AUKUS for Britain

Indo-Pacific security should be left to the navies of the US, India and Japan

By Francis Pike

China

Did Chinese fentanyl kill Michael K. Williams?

The other pandemic from Wuhan

By Francis Pike

China

What kind of empire is China building?

The United States, like Athens in the 5th century BC, has been guilty of hubristic overreach and geopolitical distraction

By Francis Pike

China

Chairman Xi and the Communist party’s delusional centenary

Last week’s celebration of the Chinese Communist party was a sham

By Francis Pike

China

How China won over the Middle East

Both China and Saudi Arabia cleave to the belief that internal affairs are nobody else’s business

By Francis Pike

China

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

The Royal Navy is sending a battle fleet to Asia for the first time since the Korean War in 1950

By Francis Pike

International

Passage to India

Biden needs another Asian pivot

By Francis Pike

International

Relative wealth

Will Kazakhstan’s elite keep it in the family?

By Francis Pike

International

Coup de grâce: the downfall of Aung San Suu Kyi

Does the disapproval of the West matter to the Burmese army? Hardly

By Francis Pike

International

Duterte Harry

The president of the Philippines makes Donald Trump look like Betty Crocker

By Francis Pike

Russia

Cold war: Russia’s bid to control the Arctic

Europe may think of the Arctic as a polar bear sanctuary, but bigger players do not agree

By Francis Pike

China

Was 2008 the year China triumphed over the West?

Historians are likely to look back at the financial crash as the turning point in the balance of power

By Francis Pike

Middle East

Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

The Turkish president carefully plays Russia against Europe and the US to channel Turkey’s needs

By Francis Pike

The truth about Burma’s ‘imprisoned princess’

It’s as ignorant to demonize Aung San Suu Kyi as it was to idolize her

By Francis Pike

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