WOMEN’S RESISTANCE VERSUS POPULIST MASCULINITY

“The likes of Kaczyński and Trump have benefited massively from their lack of shame, saying and doing whatever wins them the support of their political base. But women aren’t having it. They are throwing off the shackles of the shame…

LIBERALISM VERSUS POPULISM: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE WORLD

“Pax Britannica and Pax Americana have together provided the foundation for the modern, globalized world. Yet, the West’s two founding members — the United Kingdom and the United States — are backing away from the order they spent considerable blood…

AS AMERICA RETREATS, WILL CHINA TAKE OVER?

“Trump Could Be the Best Thing that’s Happened to China in a Long Time”   “China Steps Up as US Steps Back From Global Leadership”   “China’s Xi is No Answer to Trump” “Why China…

IS NATO OBSOLETE?

“How Donald Trump’s War on NATO Is Forcing European States to Rethink Their Defence Policy”   “Obama Leaves Behind A NATO Alliance With Declined Confidence”   “Aspects of NATO ‘Obsolete’, Adaptation Needed – Top General”…

HACKING ELECTIONS: GEOPOLITICS BY OTHER MEANS

“Russian Meddling and Europe’s Elections” (Editorial, The New York Times, 19 December 2016) "There is strong evidence that Russia played a role in the defeat of the Italian referendum, as well as in the Brexit…

RUSSIA’S FOREIGN POLICY: PUTIN’S BIG TIME

"Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy" (Larry Diamond, The Atlantic, 9 December 2016) "From the early days of his presidency a decade and a half ago, President Vladimir Putin has seen geopolitics as a…

OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY LEGACY

“Obama's Success in Foreign Policy” (Henry Haynes, World Policy Institute, 14 January 2016) "A successor will find it very hard to do better—and will probably do worse." “The Wretched Legacy of the Obama Years” (Charles…

FEAR OF THE FUTURE: WHAT COMES NEXT?

“The World Under President Trump” (Hugh White, The Straits Times, 11 November 2016) "From what we know of Mr. Trump, his most likely response to a Chinese challenge somewhere like the South China Sea will…

NO-FIRST-USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS POLICY

"Why Obama Should Declare a No-First-Use Policy for Nuclear Weapons" (Ramesh Thakur, Bulletin of the Nuclear Scientists, 19 August 2016) "Not only would a no-first-use commitment reduce the risk of nuclear war and set a…