Challenges facing the West – Part 5
21 July 2015
While the West wins hands down in the numbers game, it faces critical deficits in its systems of political and economic governance. It needs to overcome them if it is to command the support of its publics – if and as push comes to shove.
Strong points of the West – Part 4
20 July 2015
The West has several strong suits that would serve it well in any major new international confrontation. This blog identifies the most critically important ones.
Knocking on the Door of World War IV – Part 3
17 July 2015
How do and can the three rings of conflict interact with one another – and what could this mean for international peace and security?
The Three Rings of Conflict – Part 2
15 July 2015
What are the main areas of confrontation in the world – or rings of conflict – and what are their key features and fault lines?
What’s in a World War? From World War I to the new Cold War – Part 1
14 July 2015
The Cold War had many features in common with World Wars I and II but did not get a number. Should it have?And, more importantly, how does the possible new Cold War compare with the three world wars of the twentieth century?