Summary: Geopolitical understanding comes through seeing the the world through others' eyes, from other perspectives than our own. Today we have a description of the new world order as seen from China, written by Eric Li (a Chinese venture capitalist). . “Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on … Continue reading ‘Warring States’ — The Coming New World (Dis)order
Summery: Much of the work on the FM website examines minutiae for clues and insights about the wider world. Today we look at this strange but revealing article (revealing about us). It suggests what where we have gone wrong, and how we can still return to a better path. . "Elites’ strange plot to take … Continue reading America sees the world through a glass, darkly. Let’s drop the shades and see clearly!
Summary: Slowly people become aware that the post-WWII economic and geopolitical order dies a little every day. The transition might be long and difficult. We can only guess at what lies beyond. Yet we need not fear these things, as they're less dangerous than what we survived in the 20th century. Here we take a … Continue reading The end of the post-WWII world is not the end of the world
This is, IMO, one of his best reports. Although he expresses it differently, he refers to a process often discussed here: the very existence of a hegemonic state impells some of the other great powers to ally against it. Considering the weak economic foundations of American power, like that of the UK after WWI, the … Continue reading “The Real World Order” by George Friedman of Stratfor (update)
Summary: This essay examines the most dangerous enemies of America. Two little known dangers appear far most serious than the usual suspects. Appropriate responses are discussed. Threat definition is the key phase when developing a grand strategy. Especially today, as America faces many dangerous enemies. Who are our most dangerous foes? China? Islamofascism? The "gap … Continue reading America’s Most Dangerous Enemy