Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
All of Central Asia is re-setting towards the SCO, EAEU, Russia and China. The former is now ‘lost’ to the U.S., Alastair Crooke writes.
What we see is an attempt to impose an idealised technical managerialism onto a complex, rather than pursue real solutions to problems.
Beijing has resolved that subjugation (opium or gaming addiction) will never be allowed to happen again, Alastair Crooke writes.
There is little mystery as to why the Taliban took over Kabul so quickly, Alastair Crooke writes.
China is more determined to shape the region than many analysts realise, Alastair Crooke writes.
The exclusionary ideology is being turned-in upon itself. Turned-in, within western societies, and not just outwards, towards the West’s foreign adversaries. Now, it is key segments of domestic society that are being morally shamed and exiled from full participation in their societies.
If Republicans and Democrats talk as though they are living in different realities – it is because they are.
Perhaps Iran will take a sojourn in the East, for a while, until America takes leave of the Middle East, Alastair Crooke writes.
Balance and reviving inundations are deemed heretic and will not be tolerated, writes Alastair Crooke.