Book Review: The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
Martin Wolf’s new book dissects in great depth the threat of a “crisis of democratic capitalism.” He leaves this reader feeling rather pessimistic about the future.
Why so many people feel “There is nothing for you here.”
Bob Harris' comments on “There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-first Century” by Fiona Hill.
The European Cold War never really ended!
We are now in the midst of the second Cold War in Europe, according to some analysts. But a close reading of events suggests that the first European Cold War may never have really ended.
Rebellions, Revolutions, version francaise
Le livre, Dancing Before Storms, concernait également les dénégations historiques des signes de révolutions imminentes. D'apres l'ecrivain Bob Harris, les signes sont tous là aujourd’hui.
Bob Harris' book, Dancing Before Storms, was about historical denials of the signs of impending revolutions. He argues that those signs are all there today.
From the bookshelf: ‘The ghost at the feast’
America’s record as an ambivalent and erratic liberal hegemon has deep roots.
Ukraine War – echoes of 1914?
The Ukraine war has inspired a search for historical parallels. Could World War 1 offer a parallel, or perhaps World War 2?
NATO Vilnius: Conniving France, Foolish Britain, Cold Turkey
Julian Lindley-French's reflexions ahead of the upcoming NATO summit.
Kissinger on Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy
In his 100th year, Henry Kissinger showed his continuing personal vitality and global relevance by sharing his wisdom and experience in an excellent book on leadership.
From Cold War 1 to Cold War 2
The moniker, Cold War 2, is frequently used to describe the current adversarial relationship between the US and China -- even if times are very different from Cold War 1.
Ukraine War, a historical perspective
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is its latest ploy to attempt to control the former republics of the Soviet Union.
The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991
It took four wise leaders – Reagan and Shultz, and Gorbachev and Shevardnadze – to bring the previous Cold War to a peaceful end. Regrettably, the world is suffering from a dearth of such leadership
Who lost Russia? From the Collapse of the USSR to Putin's War on Ukraine
Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated drastically since the optimistic days of the 1980s and 90s. Peter Conradi explores why in his new book.
The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900-1941
Robert Kagan's new book on the history of US foreign policy offers many insights of relevance to today.
Coming to terms with Moscow?
Some European leaders imagine that if a quick resolution to the Ukraine war could be negotiated, their peoples could return to peace. But this is unrealistic.
The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order
Over the past century, the US has known two domestic political orders – the “New Deal Order” and the “Neoliberal Order.” But the Neoliberal Order has now collapsed.
Rise and decline of the US global hegemon?
The second Industrial Revolution was a key driver of the US’ rise to global hegemon status. But relative economic stagnation over the past half century has been undermining its standing.
Australia dives deep into AUKUS
On 14 March 2023, Australia, the UK and the US put some meat into their controversial AUKUS partnership, which is designed to deter and resist China’s assertive behaviour in the Indo-Pacific.
America, the ambivalent and erratic liberal hegemon
It is rather difficult to come to terms with America’s unpredictable relationship with the world. But for better or worse, the US is the only world power capable of defending a liberal world order.
Pacific Power Paradox
In his new book, Pacific Power Paradox, Van Jackson seeks to correct our vision of the past through his argument that the US has not just been Asia’s firefighter for peace, but also its arsonist.
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