Global Affairs

Nationalism and Imperialism

Both nationalism and imperialism can be good or bad; it depends on the cultures and circumstances in question.

East Africa Rising

Foreign investment in the region's natural resources is increasing. But the real test will come when the wealth has to be allocated.

Who Was Saddam Hussein?

Rewriting history to serve the needs of the present sets a dangerous precedent.

Eurasia's Ongoing Crackup

The key thing to realize when analyzing Eurasia is how little we know about the realities on the ground.

The Loneliness of the Tyrant

The more absolute and successful the tyranny, the less likely anyone is to tell the tyrant the truth.

The Power of Crowds

With technology providing a tipping point in a world of vast urban concentrations, crowds will be at the center of history in the 21st century.

Europe's Deep Right-Wing Logic

During these times of social and economic stress, the left doesn't inspire as much as the right.

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