The Predictability of Unpredictability: The Era of Coercive Diplomacy Under Donald Trump

When Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down with U.S. President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago last month to enjoy “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake ever seen,” his expectation was likely not that dessert would be interrupted by news of a U.S. missile strike in Syria. But amidst conversations about militarization in the South China … Continue reading The Predictability of Unpredictability: The Era of Coercive Diplomacy Under Donald Trump

As Strong As Our Signal: An Evolving Novelty

This piece was originally written for and published in the Spring of 2011 in the first issue of Arseh Sevom's zine “The Civil Society Magazine.”  This first issue was focused at looking at net­works and net­working, including tra­di­tional, social, and dig­ital platforms. Read the full zine here. To many social media is a nov­elty: some­thing … Continue reading As Strong As Our Signal: An Evolving Novelty