New Eurasian Cooperation Spells the End of Western Dominance

Key economic forums in cities across Eurasia point the way to new power structures rising to challenge Western dominance.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, leaves the Great Hall of the People after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, Friday, June 8, 2018. Putin is in China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Ahead of the crucial Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao this coming weekend, three other recent events have offered clues on how the new world order is coming about. The Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan centered on how mega-partnerships are changing world trade. Participants included the president of the Asian

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Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription

Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential persons with inherited or recent wealth.

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Every nation worth its salt has a deep state, a loose network of rich and powerful players who ratify, veto or formulate state social, economic and military policies. Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential

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‘Liberal Global Order’: How Bush’s Neocons Crafted Obama’s Policy Of Endless War

Foreign policy analysts at the Brookings Institution urged Obama to begin ‘the provision of lethal assistance by an American-led coalition’ to Syrian rebels, while acknowledging the presence of al-Qaida fighters among their ranks.

Robert Kagan (center). speaks at the "Reagan in a World Transformed," event in February, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. (Photo: flickr/cc/Miller Center)

MINNEAPOLIS --- Despite campaign promises to draw down U.S. involvement in wars in the Middle East in an atmosphere of fear and anti-war sentiment inspired by President George W. Bush’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Barack Obama’s legacy has been one of widespread military intervention and empire-building. Under the influence of neoliberal

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The Globalized State And Its Discontents

In a world governed by financial and cultural interdependence among states, the present reflects the past more than the future we had been promised. But is a state-less world a viable option?

An Occupy protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while protesting.

Nearly a quarter century ago the end of the Cold War instituted what then-President George H. W. Bush called a “New World Order.” It was, perhaps, a poor choice of words that elicited more in the way of conspiracy-fueled fear of one-world government than a bright, new cosmopolitan future, but it was nonetheless an apt description of a new era in

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