Doing daily commentary on world power dynamics feels a lot like staring up at the sky watching clouds. Sometimes you see a three-legged pony up there, sometimes a gargoyle, sometimes a laughing baby, but really you're only ever watching tiny water droplets being moved around by atmospheric winds. They can take on any number of different shapes, but no matter how long you lay there staring up at them you're really only ever seeing one dynamic play out with different appearances from moment to moment.
For your security, we need to re-authenticate you.
Click the link we sent to , or click here to log in.