Alastair Crooke

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

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July 13, 2020
Is This Awokening a Revolution, or Not?

Can there ever be a true revolt that is led by the spoiled Children of the Élite? If so, what would such a ‘revolt’ mean in America?

June 29, 2020
‘The God That Failed’: Why the U.S. Cannot Now Re-Impose Its Civilisational Worldview

It is clear that even were the classic liberal Establishment to win in the November election, U.S. no longer has claim to path-find a New World Order.

June 24, 2020
America’s Psychic Scission Defines Global Politics Too

As America is dissolving into two nations we should pay more attention to the psychology underlying this segmentation, and not just to its ‘politics’.

June 15, 2020
Statues Fall Amidst Civil War: The Coup vs. the Woke Revolution

The woke ideologues will likely split the U.S. Blues into Old Guard and the new, ‘soft totalitarians’, Alastair Crooke writes.

June 8, 2020
For This to Slip Would Be the ‘End of Empire’

Trump is determined to prevail – but today is not 1968. Can a Law and Order platform work now?

June 1, 2020
An Arrested Middle East – The ‘New Strategy for Securing the Realm’ Dissipates

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.

May 25, 2020
The End of Époque

Convulsions ahead? The decay of an era, and the inevitability of social and political mutation?

May 18, 2020
Our Civilisational Quagmire – Looking Truth in the Eye

This coming U.S. election is viewed by both Red and Blue as existential. Perhaps the most portent in America’s history.

May 11, 2020
On the Battleground of the Virus, The Fox Laughs Last

The story of the Coronavirus in the West exposes our hidden fragility of presuming upon life to be both secure – and predictable.

May 4, 2020
Sorting Out the Debris of Modernity – When the ‘Old’ Becomes the New ‘New’

We inhabit the psychology of ‘betwixt times’. Instinctively, we know the world will never be the same again, but we cling to the familiar.