Bill Emmott - International Author & Adviser

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Japan´s crisis of quality and trust
Nikkei Business - November 17, 2017

We all make mistakes. That simple statement is as true of companies as it is of human beings, and should be kept in mind when we try to assess the impact of the latest falsification scandal to hit Japanese business, the...
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Trump in Asia
La Stampa - November 6, 2017

Normally, if a US President were to land in China in the midst of the longest visit to Asia by any American president for 25 years, it would be a demonstration of strength. But when Donald Trump gets to Beijing on Wednesday,...
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The meaning of XI Jinping´s rise
La Stampa - October 25, 2017

So we now know that President Xi Jinping is considered the most important, and thus most powerful, Chinese leader since the “Great Helmsman” Mao Zedong, the man who led the Communist Party’s takeover of the country in...
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China´s role in North Korea
La Stampa - October 4, 2017

Every time North Korea tests a nuclear weapon or missile, the question hangs in the mind: why are they doing this? Is it just to deter any potential attacker? Then the old Cold War principles of containment and deterrence...
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The importance of women for Japan
Nikkei Business - September 29, 2017

What is Prime Minister Abe’s plan for “womenomics” all about and can it really ever amount to anything meaningful in a country as conservative as Japan? We know that many more women have joined the workforce in recent...
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A ´China First´ strategy for North Korea
Project Syndicate - September 4, 2017

LONDON – Most pundits agree that the least bad way to deal with North Korea’s nuclear saber rattling is a continued combination of tight containment and aggressive diplomacy. Fewer, however, have yet to recognize that...
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Japan is most at risk in the North Korean missile crisis
CapX - August 1, 2017

The drama is one being orchestrated in North Korea with its showy missile tests and in the US with America’s showy bomber patrols. The loudest noise is being directed at China, accused in Donald Trump’s tweets of “doing...
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The temptation to return to De Gaulle
La Stampa - July 29, 2017

So Emmanuel Macron, we now know, thinks of himself as the 2017 reincarnation of General de Gaulle: a tall, proud,  somewhat pompous nationalist who sees himself as being free to take his own initiatives. Such a...
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