Articles by Tom Arms

Pressure Cooker Politics

Recent events in Zimbabwe have underscored the fragility, failings and dangers of unrepresentative government and the absence of the rule of law exercised by an…


Catalonia and the Crisis of Identity

By Tom Arms. Economists love globalisation. It allows them to achieve what their fellow bean counters the accountants call economies of scale. This has substantial…



A Eurasian Romance

Moscow loves Beijing. Beijing loves Moscow—for now. The two countries, the two leaders, the two systems, have a common cause—a strong dislike for what they…




Minced Meat in Hamburg

Stabiliy. Order. Security. That is what these big multinational summits are meant to project.  They are designed to reassure the lower orders (that’s you, me…




China at the Crossroads

China is at a political crossroads with a nuclear-tipped Mack truck driven by a suicidal North Korean juvenile threatening to plough into its side with…