Tom Clifford

Tom Clifford, now in China, worked in Qatar with Gulf Times from 1989-1992 and covered the Gulf War for Irish and Canadian newspapers as well as for other media organizations.

The Arms Race in the Pacific: China and Japan Boost Their Naval Power

Rapprochement at APEC: Japan and China Trade Insults for Trade

Mexico ’70 Sets the Goal for World Cup 

Xi, Modi and the Thucydides Trap

Xi Unbound

China: From the Treasure Fleet to One Belt, One Road

Japan’s Imperial Eclipse

Congress Blue: Even the Weather is Political in China Now

North Korea and China: Report From Beijing

China Rising or Leveling Off?

Hong Kong: the Chinese Meant Business

The Return of “Mein Kampf” … in Japan

From Syria to North Korea: Trump’s Doctrine of Ineptness

Playing with Fire in the South China Sea: the Voyage of the Izumi

China Gears Up for a Time of Profound Changes

China in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Duterte’s Gambit: the Philippines’s Pivot to China

Behind the Veil of Chinese Politics

Crying Rape: Trump’s China-Bashing

The People Power Revolution: 30 Years After the Overthrow of Marcos

The Politics of the “Comfort Women” Deal

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident: a History That Continues to Resonate

Guns of August: the Gulf War Revisited

Dispatch From Beijing

Abe’s Assault on Japan’s Constitution

Abe and the Re-Militarization of Japan

Mandela: the Man Who Kept the Darkness at Bay

Japan Rewrites War History at Yasukuni

A Boy Was Born in Britain

The Spy Who Wouldn’t Spy

The Government’s Identity Thieves

In the Time of the Jackboot Popes

The Strange Battle Over Eva Peron’s Corpse

Prague’s Calendar Affair

Power Politics in Prague

Bribes, Corruption and the Pandur APC

Homeless in Their Own Land

Burma by the Numbers

The Ghost Prisoners

A Surge in Iraqi Civilian Deaths