AUGUST marks the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ Day) that finally brought closure to World War II. While Japan was a major US foe then, today Tokyo's importance in the Western alliance...

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike...

THE race to the White House is approaching its home straight.

[HONG KONG] Asian markets struggled and the dollar extended losses Friday on data showing the US economy suffered its worst quarter on record, while a tweet from Donald Trump suggesting delaying...

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the 2020 election - in which he is currently lagging badly in the polls - citing the novel coronavirus crisis and what he said would be "...

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the 2020 election, in which he is currently lagging badly in the polls, citing the coronavirus and what he said would be "...

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his push to use a coronavirus relief package to fund a new FBI headquarters near his Washington hotel despite opposition from fellow...

DONALD Trump has, on some readings, altered the shape of American politics by taking the centre of gravity further rightwards. It's not clear what "left" means in the US - and this could help the...

THE BOTTOM LINE

DONALD Trump's rumbustious presidency has been more or less the mix of confusion, contradiction, banality and confrontation I predicted four years ago, in a July 2016 report, The Political Economy...

AMERICA'S response to the coronavirus has been a lose-lose proposition.