Sam Olsen

Sam Olsen leads geopolitical risk at the Adarga Research Institute and hosts the What China Wants podcast. He tweets at @samolsenx

The map of the world is likely to be redrawn, thanks to the decline of post war Pax Americana, an expansionist Russia and China, and the push for ethnic sovereignty

A global pandemic has shown how beneficial it is to have a strong nation state

China is filling the void of retreating American influence

Political unions are not determined by economic realities

It’s Hong Kong’s middle class – not the hyper-wealthy – who may leave. But Britain may not be their preferred option.

If tracking Covid-19 requires “immunity passports” then why not as part of an ID card?