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01/02/2018 Article

China is testing the global system, “and it will be for the U.S. to ensure that [the system] survives” (Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal, 8 Jan 2018)

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, 5 January 2018 A few commentators detect a new orientation in US foreign policy forming (see here, for example). Trump, they suggest,

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01/02/2018 Article

Behind Korea, Iran & Russia Tensions: The Lurking Financial War

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Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture Foundation, 31 December 2017 What have the tensions between the US and North Korea, Iran and Russia in common? Answer: It

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01/02/2018 Article

The Songs of Angry Men

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Alastair Crooke, Comment, 22 December 2017 This last week has seen –not one, but two – highly significant portents:  Taken together, they speak of the

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01/02/2018 Article

Bad Moon: (Trouble) Rising

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Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture Foundation, 18 December 2017 It seems that we are coming to the crux: President Trump, like Reagan before him, was elected

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01/02/2018 Article

RUSSIA HAS DISSOLVED AMERICA’S UNI-POLAR PROJECT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Alastair Crooke, Valdai Discussion Club, 14 Dec 2017 Last week the Russian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff announced that “all terrorist units of ISIS on

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01/02/2018 Article

The ‘End of Dreams’, and the Saving of Appearances

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Alastair Crooke, Automatic Earth, 25 Nov 2017 Robert Kagan first called attention to the fact that America would need to awake from its ‘dream’ a

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