Neoliberalism and the revolt against austerity have pushed powerful states to impose social and economic pain on each other, or on smaller states.
The meeting was historic. But can Trump’s accidental “madman” strategy really work?
What do its three generations of leaders tell us about this brutal dictatorship and its prospects of a nuclear deal with Trump’s America?
“You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive,” Trump wrote in his letter cancelling the summit.
New-old prime minister Mahathir Mohamad came out of retirement expressly to stop Najib Razak, his former protégé, from wrecking the country.
The internet generation and a retired politician proved a lethal combination for a government that thought it was invincible.
The Philippines leader said he wanted to slaughter three million drug addicts.
“We don’t want to preserve Aleppo as this theatre of war. We want to bring out the essence of the city.”
Both North and South Korea remain committed to the goal of a united Korea, but have very different ideas of what that would look like.
In China and elsewhere, the implied threat isn’t the tyranny of the crowd, but state and corporate power.
The election of Donald Trump is part of the picture.