America’s Epiphany Moment

America’s Epiphany Moment

The blanketing canopy pressing down across the globe of TINA (there is no alternative) is rupturing. The fabric is tearing at the seams. Now, with the U.S. courts having abdicated their role in adjudicating suits in connection with the 3rd November election, it seems that President Trump will make a last effort to change the…

Sberbank’s Ambitious Plans Raise Hope For Russia’s Technological Future

Sberbank’s Ambitious Plans Raise Hope For Russia’s Technological Future

Russian state-owned bank Sberbank’s ambitious plans to become a ubiquitous force in all aspects of life through its recently unveiled e-commerce strategy raise hope for the Eurasian Great Power’s technological future and could ultimately come to represent the economic dimension of President Putin’s Populist Statism model, which might in turn might make his country a…

A World Being Made for War

A World Being Made for War

War: what is it good for? Apparently, in Washington’s world of think tanks, the answer is: the bottom line. In fact, as the Biden presidency approaches, an era of great-power competition between the United States and China is already taken for granted inside the Washington Beltway. Much less well known are the financial incentives that…

The Threat of Peace… Why America Needs War with Russia and How to Stop It

The Threat of Peace… Why America Needs War with Russia and How to Stop It

In the following interview for Strategic Culture, veteran activist and author Ron Ridenour shares his insights on the prospects of war and peace. Ridenour has lived and worked as a journalist in several countries, including as a press aide to the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia. He was born in the U.S., “the devil’s…

A New Wall for a New Cold War?

A New Wall for a New Cold War?

The head of the prestigious Munich Security Conference warned late last month against efforts to “build a new ‘wall’ between Russia and the West” in light of the Navalny incident and the many other disagreements between both sides, and while it’s unrealistic to expect another Berlin Wall-like physical division of Europe, there’s no denying that…

The Limits of Chinese power

The Limits of Chinese power

Everything about US-China hinges on the result of the upcoming US presidential election. Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze “malign” China on a multiple Hybrid War front, undermine the Chinese trade surplus, co-opt large swathes of Asia, while always insisting on characterizing China as evil incarnate. Team Biden, even…