In the magazine this month

May 2017

The Chinese leader’s first encounter with the new US President was a success, but the threat from North Korea will test them both
Cosmic stakes: Donald Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, the President’s luxury Florida resort (© Xinhua/Sipa USA/PA IMAGES)Chiang Kai-shek and Franklin Roosevelt. Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon. Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping. You must dig deep into the history of more than 70 years of US-China summitry to find even a remote parallel to last month’s meeting in Mar-a-Lago between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
DANIEL JOHNSON
Theresa May needs a post-Brexit vision of a ‘United Kingdom free to chart its own way in the world’. The election will test her leadership
IRWIN STELZER
The President wants to make deep cuts in corporation and personal taxes but faces opposition from inside and outside Republican ranks
R.W. JOHNSON
Under its new president, the United States is becoming increasingly polarised and a debt-led boom won’t help matters in the long run