Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
The Middle East has little choice: It will be pushed to view the U.S. as its past, and to ‘Look East’ for its future, Alastair Crooke writes.
Convulsions ahead? The decay of an era, and the inevitability of social and political mutation?
This coming U.S. election is viewed by both Red and Blue as existential. Perhaps the most portent in America’s history.
The story of the Coronavirus in the West exposes our hidden fragility of presuming upon life to be both secure – and predictable.
We inhabit the psychology of ‘betwixt times’. Instinctively, we know the world will never be the same again, but we cling to the familiar.
It is the children’s nursery rhyme, Ring-a-Ring-a Roses, that originated during plague years, that ends with “we all fall down.”
Covid-19 may be the trigger, but it is the U.S. dollar that is the root problem, Alastair Crooke writes.
The ‘unsaid’ in this narrative is an old story of warfare. Destroy your enemy’s supply-lines to weaken him.
The intrusion of the pandemic has exposed cruelly the shortcomings and workings of the existing status quo.
Will people accept a command system, if they see its principal purpose being the return to a failed status quo ante?