Category Archives: China and East Asia
The key words in this cluster of books, focusing on the US, are emerging , retreat, closing and anger. Pankaj Mishra, in Age of Anger: A History of the Present, says that the paranoid hatreds of the present world have … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Final Chapter: Part 2. The true challenge facing the Merkel-Macron tandem.
The UK’s certain idea of Europe. A USE maybe attainable. But the hurdles along the path towards it are innumerable, and as likely as not unknown. Not the least of these is that a USE would be at the very … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Chapter 11. Europe in the World. Part II. Russia, energy, demography.
The theme of Chapters 10 and 11 is the tension between a shrinking Europe living in an expanding world of nation states, while all the while seeking to dis-establish European nation states which experience global developments differentially. Chapter 10 discusses … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Chapter 10. Europe in the World:Part I. The US and the rise of Asia.
The transformation of the world. In the key years of 1989-1992, it was Europe, not the U.S., which had the distinction of being both source and origin of the process which came to be called “globalization”—understood driven as technologically conditioned … Continue reading
There are never enough books to satisfy the reading public’s appetite for ideas about how to overcome Europe’s travails. Our three authors provide us with plenty: all focus in different ways on the two key questions of nationality, and Europe’s … Continue reading
The UK between In and Out: Review of Brexit to Nowhere and Rethinking the UK’s Circles of Influence.
Nick Witney, Brexit to Nowhere: The Foreign Policy Consequences of “Out”, European Council on Foreign Relations, ECFR, November 2015. http://www.ecfr.eu; Robin Niblett, Britain, Europe and the World: Rethinking the UK’s Circles of Influence, Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International … Continue reading
The new global bedrock Updated: 2014-10-31 14:13 By Cecily Liu(China Daily Europe) China is assuming greater responsibility in international affairs, Scholar says China is now assuming responsibility as a new global pillar of stable growth after economically relying heavily on … Continue reading