Africa

The Arab World Has Been Impoverished by Its Own Wealth

It has become all too common for Arab politicians, scholars and even political philosophers to understand the nation-state divisions of the contemporary Arab world as either inevitable or even preferable to pan-Arab unity. Such exponents of division point to the differences between dialects and culture between the Gulfi Arabs, Levantine […]

China and Russia Usher in a Libertarian Post-New World Order

From Cold War to New World Order  At the end of the Cold War, US President George H.W. Bush began speaking openly about his desire to create a “New World Order”. Shortly thereafter, Francis Fukuyama published his infamous book The End of History. The book presented a positive twist on a prototypical […]

He Can’t Win It For Technical Reasons, But PM Abiy Deserves The Nobel Peace Prize

The Ethiopian premier can’t win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for technical reasons, but he nevertheless deserves global recognition for his peacemaking successes. The Nobel Committee will award its eponymous Peace Prize on 5 October, and while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy certainly deserves this more than anyone else, it’s impossible […]

Top Trends: Hybrid War Balkanization, Trumpism vs. Globalism, Renaissance 2.0

Three of the top worldwide trends that will continue to influence International Relations across the next decade are the threat of Hybrid War Balkanization, the ongoing struggle between Trumpism vs. Globalism, and the prospects of a Renaissance 2.0, with the most likely vision of the future being a blend of […]

Russia and China Can Play a Win-Win Game of “Good Cop/Bad Cop” in South Africa’s Land Re-Distribution Process

From The Cape of Good Hope to Crimea  Reports have emerged suggesting that Russia’s Crimean peninsula is now being considered as a preferred location for white South African farmers to set up their trade amid Pretoria’s recently adopted changes to the South African Constitution which will allow white owned farmland […]