Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Quad goes after China

The Quad is going after China. China now is the number one power in the world. Twenty years of mindless and pitiless war has left America enfeebled. No American now claims victory in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Sure the US is still a military power to be reckoned with, but the world has lost fear of it. Witness Iran.

Do more, talk less

As a human being, Trump lacks the empathy, social graces and qualities you normally associate with top leaders. But 73 million and 47 per cent of American voters stood by him irrespective of these personal flaws, because to them he delivered change (never mind the train-wreck), tried to control immigration, withdrew from foreign wars, and exploited Twitter technology to connect directly with them.