Category: Politics

Asia China Development Politics

I’ve been struggling to make sense of what I see as the central contradiction of the ‘Xi’s Era’ – his focus, if not obsession, with ideology and ideological discipline. Let…

China Politics The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

Where to begin? Maybe with the end of the night – which was now 7 am – sitting outside McDonalds about a mile from the ongoing riot. Sitting with a…

Politics The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

This is Part I of Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  Ivan Krastev wrote an op-ed for the New York…

Asia China Places Politics The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

China Politics Umbrella Movement

I want to respond to Kroeber’s recent argument that, “the Chinese state is not fragile.” it instead a “strong, increasingly self-confident” regime “without organized opposition.” After trying to turn conventional wisdom…

Politics Resilience Umbrella Movement

Politics Umbrella Movement

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