Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
A new wave of restrictions, more lockdowns, and – eventually – trillions of dollars in new stimmie cheques may be in prospect.
The ‘meme-politics of lockdown and vaccine mandates’ may be fading, but the inflation meme and the economic aftermath meme has only just begun.
The world balance has changed qualitatively, and not just quantitatively, Alastair Crooke writes.
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.
The rules-based liberal order was always, in part, an illusion – albeit one that gripped much of the world, for a period of time.
It seems that Russia and China will remain aloof and patient – waiting upon structures to crack, Alastair Crooke writes.
Incumbents of the White House come and go, but U.S. security objectives do not alter course so readily, Alastair Crooke writes.
Does Europe possess the energy and the humility to look itself in the mirror, and re-position itself diplomatically?
Can an America that off-shored much of its manufacturing capacity to China, for short-term profit, afford the de-coupling?
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.