The inward reposition of the US will allow the acceleration of China's domination of Asia.
As China comes on the world stage, mutual respect with the West is needed as only coexistence is possible for peace. To counterweight China, the West has to come together. The developing trade war is the signal of a potential civilizational clash.
America and China are fighting like children, except that they are not children.
If China's authoritarian system has the bad emperor problem, American democracy has the demagogue problem.
Technology is too important to be left to Silicon Valley - government and society must be included.
The US has failed race and poverty.
American culture favors the individual over the community and leads to more ephemeral relationships.
Which is more beneficial but potentially more dangerous: control of technology as in China or the American open architecture?
Mistrust in the US is between people of different ideological beliefs. Whereas in autocratic regimes, it's between the government & the people.
Let's hope America can uphold its ethos of freedom, inclusiveness & opportunity.
America and democracy always had a free pass, but both are in danger now.
Europe is about quality of life, America about changing life and China about changing lives.
Our democracies need to make it attractive for the best minds to serve in government.
Political parties in the West are outdated as both Left & Right now lack a comprehensive & contemporary narrative.
New York- the infinite city.
Growing up in Europe and up until the millennium there was a model for most: America. The globe was opening up and with it a sense of endless optimism. Today new technologies, globalization and multiculturalism are all being challenged. The world expanded - now it is shrinking. Earth was becoming one - now it’s splintering. From opportunities to limits. It is a if we had reached the limits of the possible, from freedom to consumption. Now a conservative reaction. Exploration returns to a personal journey rather than a global one.
The US would lose a conventional war in Asia - its potential superiority is in cyberspace, at least for now.
America’s more recent foreign interventions, such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, became ineffective and extraordinarily costly in every way, as opposed to WWII where the US’s helping hand was limited in time and scope. Attempting to change a culture or overstaying one’s welcome may be the culprits.
Immigrants tend to be the most dynamic and entrepreneurial. The United States has people coming to its shores coupled with constant movement within. America is a country of immigrants as well as migrants at home, making most everyone immigrants.
Diversity of opinions is celebrated in America yet it is toxically dividing the country. At the risk of conformism, societies function best with a common narrative.
The Second Amendment - the right to bear arms - in the US Constitution should be updated and restricted to only true defense weapons, including digital ones.
Today’s schizophrenic America will ultimately resolve on the left or the right. When threatened, cultures generally revert to a defensive traditional and conservative stance.
America and democracy always had a free pass, yet both are in danger now.
In America, we need a new political movement that doesn't exist yet.
In the US today it seems that all actions and endeavors are instantly viewed from a negative angle no matter how overwhelmingly beneficial.
We have departed from the assumption that intentions are good, replacing an optimistic lens with a doubting one. Positive majoritarian positions are hijacked by minority agendas - the ultimate triumph of individual agency over the common good. Tyranny of the minority.
The sore loser wins instead of the cheering crowd. American society has lost its ability to take everyone on the journey to success, even though it could. Hope and optimism attacked.
When looking at the history of wars and conquests, few isolated defensive missions have succeeded as opposed to offensive, permanent endeavors.
Business in America: risk on.
Europe: risk off.
Not taking chances is the riskier position.
Major civilizations like China, India, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are reverting to their cultural origins. Similarly, as America becomes more introspective, it faces a pivotal question: Will it prioritize individual empowerment or embrace a shared vision of its destiny?
What does the USA stand for?
In 1979, there was one place to be: America. I was 17 and, having spent my childhood in Paris, Switzerland, and London, I knew my next destination had to be New York City. Notwithstanding economic troubles, crime, and other challenges, New York City was the capital of the world. Decades later, I now live in Los Angeles. Why? While New York remains a global cultural and financial metropolis, it seems to have lost the vibrancy and creative energy it once had. This energy found a natural habitat in California. How will New York revive invention, daring, and freedom?