Tag Archives: Failed States

Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold

By Kirkpatrick Sale Source: CounterPunch Have you noticed? From Hong Kong to Baghdad, Paris to Tehran, 2019 is shaping up to be, as the New York Times dubbed it, “the year of the protest.” Violent—and often deadly—anti-government protests are breaking … Continue reading

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Written in History: The Death of America’s Hyper-Power Fantasy

By Martin Sieff Source: Strategic Culture Foundation In 1987, Paul Kennedy, a British professor of history at Yale University, unleashed a political and intellectual firestorm with the publication of his great (677-page) book, “The Rise and Fall of the Great … Continue reading

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The Age of Disintegration

Neoliberalism, Interventionism, the Resource Curse, and a Fragmenting World By Patrick Cockburn Source: TomDispatch.com We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory … Continue reading

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