Alastair Crooke

Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.

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December 1, 2021
Now or Never: The Great ‘Transition’ Must Be Imposed

A new wave of restrictions, more lockdowns, and – eventually – trillions of dollars in new stimmie cheques may be in prospect.

November 22, 2021
‘Ideological Fanaticism’: The Folly of Seeing Human Systems as Hardware

The ‘meme-politics of lockdown and vaccine mandates’ may be fading, but the inflation meme and the economic aftermath meme has only just begun.

November 15, 2021
U.S. Supremacy by Any Other Name

The world balance has changed qualitatively, and not just quantitatively, Alastair Crooke writes.

November 8, 2021
Losing Militarily & Strategically, in Order to ‘Win’ Politically (but Ephemerally)

In the wake of the Kabul withdrawal débacle, the U.S. administration is in a tearing hurry to give Biden the semblance of foreign policy success.

November 1, 2021
Frogs Slow-Boiling in Their Pans

The rules-based liberal order was always, in part, an illusion – albeit one that gripped much of the world, for a period of time.

October 25, 2021
Waiting Upon Structures to Crack

It seems that Russia and China will remain aloof and patient – waiting upon structures to crack, Alastair Crooke writes.

October 18, 2021
The U.S. ‘Longer Telegram’ Is Hostile Interventionism in China, Posing as Competition

Incumbents of the White House come and go, but U.S. security objectives do not alter course so readily, Alastair Crooke writes.

October 8, 2021
Europa Scorned and Forsaken

Does Europe possess the energy and the humility to look itself in the mirror, and re-position itself diplomatically?

September 27, 2021
The China Cold War Will Unstick America’s Glue

Can an America that off-shored much of its manufacturing capacity to China, for short-term profit, afford the de-coupling?

September 20, 2021
That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia

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.