History Repeats… Why Washington and London Crave a New Cold War
Opinion

History Repeats… Why Washington and London Crave a New Cold War

American global power is in direct contradiction to the democratic needs of a multipolar planet. The United States and its “junior partner” Britain this week expressed their desire for a new Cold War with Russia and China – albeit surreptitiously, and dressed up in virtuous language. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was speaking with…

G7 Walks Towards a Long Sunset
Opinion

G7 Walks Towards a Long Sunset

The US President Donald Trump will be completing his first term with foreign-policy legacies, which, even detractors must grudgingly admit, are game-changing for world politics. Debris of monumental proportions surrounds him — Paris Accord on climate change, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, JCPOA, World Health Organisation and so on. But Trump’s demolition of the transatlantic alliance system…

The Twilight of the Global Order
Opinion

The Twilight of the Global Order

We live in an era of hyperbole, in which gripping accounts of monumental triumphs and devastating disasters take precedence over realistic discussions of incremental progress and gradual erosion. But in international relations, as in anything, crises and breakthroughs are only part of the story; if we fail also to notice less sensational trends, we may…