Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge linking San Antonio del Tachira, in Venezuela with Cucuta, Colombia, to buy basic supplies on 16 July, 2016. Photograph: George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images
The burgeoning meltdown in Venezuela has several dimensions, all of them important for anyone concerned about the political health of the Americas and how this can impact on international politics more generally.
As the knot tightens around the American President, what are his options going forward?
Liberalism is underfire, unfortunately for too many understandable reasons. Here are some of the factors that those who wish to put the oomph back into the political philosophy that has been at the core of the rise of the Western world, its values and wealth, need to be considering.
Some memories and lessons from the Prague of 1968.
This blog looks at the parallels between the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki and that which took place in Yalta in 1945.
This post looks at the different ways relations within and among Canada, Mexico and the United States may evolve over the next generation or so.
# North American Federation # scenarios for North America #federalism
For my take on the emerging global futures and the drivers shaping them, read this input into a discussion on the TopLink platform of the World Economic Forum, originally posted in March 2018 on my site and in a slightly revised version on that of the WEF on June of this year.
What do Putin’s extraordinary polling numbers really say and what can they mean for Russia’s future?
The Democrats have scored a victory of no little import in the December 2017 elections in Alabama but they will need much than this to stave off the burgeoning authoritarian threat that faces the USA.
This blogs expands on earlier writings about the danger that President Trump is a wolf in a democrat’s clothing.
# American democracy under threat
Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy and Head of the Catalonian Generalitat Puigdemont in easier times.