The Consent of the Governed is Fragile in China

The Consent of the Governed is Fragile in China

China is imposing severe economic sanctions on North Korea and a U.S. Nuclear Carrier Strike Group is challenging China’s sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. As you watch these breaking headlines, it is important to remember that countries are often less stable and powerful than they appear. Major conflicts can erupt without warning. International crises are often the result of domestic actors who may view external conflict as an advantage for their own political positioning against their domestic political rivals.

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The Consent of the Governed is Fragile in China

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Jim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Crash Speculator, Gold Speculator and Tactical Currency Profits. An Ex-CIA insider, he is also an American lawyer, economist, government advisor and investment banker with 40 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He was the principal negotiator of the...

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