Whose "Red Lines"?
by Lawrence Wittner
Far from promoting clarity and stability, when powerful nations declare "red lines" in their dealings with the world they declare their intentions to impose their will on others. Peace-promoting red lines must be drawn by more robust international cooperation.
SOURCE: Just Security
Critical Minerals and Geopolitical Competition
by Gregory Brew and Morgan Bazilian
Can developed nations decarbonize without exacerbating the geopolitics of resource extraction as demands for critical minerals conflicts with local labor, environmental, and human rights protection?
The Geopolitics of the Russia-Ukraine War
by Alfred McCoy
Since the Versailles conference in 1919, geopolitical theorists have discussed the potential of anl alliance connecting eastern Europe and central Asia as a potential seat of world domination. Are recent developments in Russian-Chinese relations moving in that direction?
Wheat and Deep Ports: The Long History of Putin's Invasion of Ukraine
by Scott Reynolds Nelson
Every would-be empire depends on the global trade in food and energy; regardless of the consequences of the current Ukraine crisis, Russia's drive to control the Black Sea won't go away.
None Dare Call it "Encirclement"
by Michael Klare
While the Pentagon won't use the term, American military policy is clearly aiming at surrounding China to reduce its influence in Asia. This revival of Cold War-era geopolitics is a dangerous provocation.
Leslie H. Gelb and Dimitri K. Simes: A New Anti-American Axis?
Leslie H. Gelb, a former columnist, editor and correspondent for The New York Times, is president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dimitri K. Simes is president of the Center for the National Interest and publisher of its magazine, The National Interest.THE flight of the leaker Edward J. Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow last month would not have been possible without the cooperation of Russia and China. The two countries’ behavior in the Snowden affair demonstrates their growing assertiveness and their willingness to take action at America’s expense.
How "Game of Thrones" Mirrors Modern Geopolitics
by Scot Faulkner
Washington politicians would learn more from following HBO fantasy dramas than cable talk shows.
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