Free trade turns out to be something that helps a rising great power, until it doesn't.
For Pankaj Mishra's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Mass protests in country after country show how powerful the demand for social equality remains
He's hardly the only politician to realize that ethnic nationalism is a means of creating a cohesive political community.
It was not about "Muslim rage." It was a rebellion against a Westernized, undemocratic technocracy.
Making a better future requires an unsentimental reckoning with the past.
The widely embraced political certainties of the 1980s and 1990s are dead, and those who still cling to them are condemned to repeat, "I was wrong."
Trump's much-derided, frequently written off and ultimately successful candidacy has exposed the intellectual inadequacies and political perils of mono-journalism.
Myanmar's new government should strive to accomodate the country's ethnic minorities through greater autonomy and federalism.
The rise of a rabid majoritarianism is part of a larger rejection of politics based on reason and dialogue.
Trumpism, or the politics of hate and fear, suffered a major defeat last week with the election of a Muslim as mayor of London.