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US Isolationism and Syria's Future

It’s a bizarrely counter-intuitive world we live in nowadays.  Old norms are being constantly ripped up and rewritten.  It’s probably too much of a cliché to invoke a 1984 quotation at this point but, in all reality, who are we now to say that war isn’t peace, freedom slavery and ignorance freedom?  969 more words

Political Rant

Asia's Cauldron (2014) - Robert D. Kaplan

Ik las Asia’s Cauldron (2014) van Robert D. Kaplan en ik leerde niet zo gek veel.

Het boek is bedoeld als een introductie voor de situatie in en rond de Zuid-Chinese Zee en als zodanig is het waarschijnlijk wel nuttig. 327 more words

China

Playing by two different playbooks: John Mearsheimer on Ukraine, the students of Krakow on John Mearsheimer

Eoghan Hughes
Edited by Elizabeth White

I had not realised just how controversial Professor Mearsheimer was going to be until he delivered this line:

“The conventional wisdom in Europe is that the US is a benign hegemon.” 1,810 more words

Magazine

How Austerity Destroyed the British Empire

It’s rarely talked about during Britain’s contemporary debate over austerity, but British austerity has a major 19th century precedent, one that ultimately culminated in the decline and fall of the British Empire. 1,254 more words

Politics