Global Affairs

Oriental Despotism

In a world of postmodern electronic communications, dictators simply cannot rule in the totalizing manner of ancient and modern tyrants. Read more…

The End of the Middle East?

The United States is gradually moving away from the Middle East as the Middle East slowly dissolves into a Greater Indian Ocean world. Read more…

The Plantagenet Effect

A functioning democracy is an expression of culture and historical development that cannot be easily exported. Read more…

Super Chaos?

What if, deeper into the 21st century, Russia and China prove to be ungovernable by centralized means? Read more…

Nile Water Wars?

In northeast Africa, a microcosm of today's world, the risk of interstate water war is never beyond the realm of possibility. Read more…

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The Island Between the Two Koreas

A visit to the North Korean border at Ganghwado island brings to mind an 1871 clash between Korea and the United States — and the beginning of a complex relationship. Read more…