Geopolitics

NATIONAL-POPULIST DEMOCRACY AND ITS IMPACT ON STRATEGY

The current wave of right-wing populism in the West is a far cry from historical and progressive populisms in the developing world.  It is narrow minded, reactionary, persecutory, and oblivious to consequences.  This essay explores the geopolitical consequences of the trend.

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¡Adiós Comandante! Cuba without Fidel

For the first time in decades in Cuba the New Year will be a year without Fidel.  The dawn comes and he is no longer there.  But life goes on towards an uncertain future.  Other dawns and other roosters sing today.  They bring back to mind a song from the Spanish civil war:  When the black rooster crows, / It's because the day has ended, / If the red rooster crowed, / Another would crow too.

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Geopolitics 2017. Sailing at night without compass

The recent presidential election in the United States has led not just to a change in government but a change of regime. We could characterize it as a type of moderate authoritarianism moderated by sloppiness. This article analyzes some of the internal contradictions of Trump’s regime and its repercussions in the geopolitical sphere. Tensions will increase around the whole globe and the decadence of the American empire will accelerate.

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The First World War has not ended

From a historical point of view, the conflagration of Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iran, among other participants) does not offer an analogy with other periods and it is not a paragon. It is something worse. Categorically, I would say it is a continuation.

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