Top Trends: Hybrid War Balkanization, Trumpism vs. Globalism, Renaissance 2.0
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Top Trends: Hybrid War Balkanization, Trumpism vs. Globalism, Renaissance 2.0

Three of the top worldwide trends that will continue to influence International Relations across the next decade are the threat of Hybrid War Balkanization, the ongoing struggle between Trumpism vs. Globalism, and the prospects of a Renaissance 2.0, with the most likely vision of the future being a blend of these prevailing tendencies. Strategic forecasting…

Button Up Yer Bungholes Boys n’ Girls, Cuz Baba Beijing Is Bringing On the Badass
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Button Up Yer Bungholes Boys n’ Girls, Cuz Baba Beijing Is Bringing On the Badass

Pictured above: Badass Baba Beijing making America’s bald eagle feel the pain. The United States does not have bamboo forests. China has thousands of square kilometers of them. What’s an American eagle doing there? Uncle Sam, you’re out of range and outclassed in this neck of the woods. Time to dust off your feathers and…

Saudi Arabia Mocks the World With Its Wealth… and Some Help from Trump
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Saudi Arabia Mocks the World With Its Wealth… and Some Help from Trump

The leaders of Saudi Arabia mock western values with supreme confidence by virtue of their money power. Democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, freedom to protest, freedom of expression, and other freedoms are treated as norms imposed by the West. If you wish to violate these sacred principles, all you have to do is pay!…

The Israel Lobby Is Leading a Witch Hunt Against Corbyn. It has to Stop
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The Israel Lobby Is Leading a Witch Hunt Against Corbyn. It has to Stop

Britain seems to be going through a period of ritual flagellation. The Labour Party is tearing itself apart in order to assuage charges of anti-Semitism that seem to rain down on it from all sides. But in order to understand the true motivation behind Labour’s anti-Semitism charges, it’s important to focus less on the actual…

The UAE’s Ethiopian-Eritrean Mediation Confirms That It’s a Transregional Power
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The UAE’s Ethiopian-Eritrean Mediation Confirms That It’s a Transregional Power

UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan awarded the eponymous Order of Zayed to the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for their fast-moving achievements in ending the two-decade-long conflict between their countries, highlighting the Emirates’ previously silent role in mediating between the two sides and underscoring its rise as a transregional power in the…

A Grim Inheritance
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A Grim Inheritance

Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) A U.S. drone strike in Yemen. (I could be talking about 2002 or 2018.) Missions by Green Berets in Iraq. (I could be talking about 2003 or 2018.) While so much about the War on Terror turned Global War on Terrorism…