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More reflections on 2017: a multi-polar world

I was asked the other day in conversation with a friend, what was the best thing about this year? She had earlier said the best thing was the collapse of Donald Trump’s opinion poll ratings. 1,104 more words

The Real World Today

Is international order undergoing a structural transformation?

The increasing assertiveness of rising and revanchist states, as demonstrated by China’s military build-up in the South China Sea and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, and the massive growth and potential of the BRICS and MINT economies, coupled with a global shift towards authoritarianism and populism, have led some to believe that the international order led by the United States is crumbling. 1,645 more words

Self-interest shapes China’s policies toward the international order

 by Andrew J Nathan/ 19 December 2017/ EAF

The dramatic increase in Chinese economic, military and soft power since the 1990s has generated rising concern that Beijing seeks to overturn the liberal international order. 361 more words

International Relations

German Military Warns Of EU Breakup By 2040

By Jacob Bojesson
Foreign Correspondent

9:58 PM 11/04/2017

Soldiers of a ranger unit of the German armed forces Bundeswehr explore an area during the informative educational practice “Land Operation Exercise 2017” at the military training area in Munster, northern Germany, on October 13, 2017 | Patrik Stollarz/AFP via Getty Images… 263 more words

John McCain Rebuts ‘Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism’ -- Plus full text of McCain's remarks while accepting an award honoring his fight for liberty around the world

Sen. John McCain took aim at nationalist, isolationist rhetoric that has swept through the Republican party and secured a toehold in the White House, in remarks Monday night accepting an award honoring his fight for liberty around the world. 2,372 more words

The Architecture of Complexity: Understanding the development and dynamics of the System, Part I

Complexity and hierarchy go hand in hand (illustration: source)

In the publication “The architecture of complexity” (1962), Herbert A. Simon makes some observations concerning the typical structure and dynamics of complex systems. 1,928 more words

Postmodern Wars (I): New actors in a postmodern world

Postmodern Wars take place in a world where nation states are no longer the only relevant actor in the international stage. Nation states share the stage with other kind of actors now. 700 more words

Non State-Actors