Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
Trump walked into the DC ‘Forum’, and ended ‘stabbed to death’, as had Julius. It has been truly Shakespearean, Alastair Crooke writes.
Blue’s embrace of the woke cultural revolution may turn out to be its Achilles’ heel. It runs contrary to the historic norms of human cultures.
America may possibly be on the brink of its ‘de-coupling moment’ – in shock at the raw revelation of just how undemocratic America has become
Are the élites as solid and as confident as they seem? When the recessionary crisis truly strikes, and anger explodes, will they fumble it?
In the Middle East, the Shi’a – widely – are enjoying a renaissance, just at the moment when the Sunni ‘old’ establishment is convulsed with fear
Does Biden’s Team ‘A’ believe that a limited strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities is realistic, without triggering wider war?
When political differences become irreconcilable, the only non-violent alternative might come to be seen to lie with the fissuring of political union.
Or, will the ideology behind it, simply descend into a zero sum game of big power Tech rivalry on a par with 19th Century great power rivalries?
Red America will reach back to old values and try to draw out, from the tale of their erosion and neglect, an explication for their present distress.
One clear outcome of the U.S. election was the collapse of the promised ‘Blue Wave’, writes Alastair Crooke