Russia Wants to be Relevant, Feels Squeezed by China and Other Popular Delusions of a Dying Technocracy

Russia Wants to be Relevant, Feels Squeezed by China and Other Popular Delusions of a Dying Technocracy

Can Putin consolidate some important anti-nuclear war mechanisms in order to lower the tension of war sufficiently to navigate through the stormy waters ahead or is it already too late? Are geopolitical analysts in the west seriously delusional enough to believe that Russia and China can be undermined? It was only one month ago that…

Biden’s Two-Step Geneva Waltz Simply Buys Him Space

Biden’s Two-Step Geneva Waltz Simply Buys Him Space

Washington would do well to discount von Leyen’s gushing love-in with Biden – it means very little, Alastair Crooke writes. The show came, and now has passed. The G7 visuals were meant to underline the prolongation of the unipolar moment and its purported values – Macron described it as a ‘family’ get-together, after a long…

On the “Cornwall Consensus” as One of the Outcomes of Biden’s European Tour

On the “Cornwall Consensus” as One of the Outcomes of Biden’s European Tour

US President Joe Biden’s week-long tour of Europe in the first half of June this year was a rather remarkable event. Mainly because of the number of different events held in a short period of time with his (and the accompanying team’s) participation. The sequence of these events was as follows: talks with British Prime…

Defining Down Freedom

Defining Down Freedom

Will the Great Pandemic permanently unleash governments around the world? Covid-19 is enabling politicians to turn freedom from an individual right into a conditional bureaucratic dispensation. Defining down freedom was exemplified by the G-7 Summit that became a ludicrous and hypocritical Lockdowners Victory Lap.  The G-7 leaders, meeting in Cornwall, issued a communique pledging to…

Why a Yalta II ?

Why a Yalta II ?

We cannot live in a society without rules. If they are unjust, we revolt and change them. This is inevitable, because what seems right at one time is not necessarily right at another. In any case, we need an order, otherwise each one becomes the enemy of all. What is true for men is also…