Geopolitics

America: The Times Are A’ Changin

American old political bipartisanship is broken. The social costs of various decades of globalized and concentrating neoliberalism are now evident. The two main parties have become polarized and have cracked, between a populist and semi-fascist right and a center that loses strength every day while facing a new youth mobilization on the left.

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The World Cup of Corruption

Corruption, that is, the web of illicit practices that bind economic and political systems, has many faces and different models but in every case it has disastrous effects that should be listed and analyzed: inequality, institutional fragility, lack of governability, rebellion and global insecurity. Social media and new communication technologies exhibit the phenomenon but do not correct it. Thus, they lead into a caricature of transparency that we can call the pornography of power.

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China, Crisis or Structural Change?

The slowdown in Chinese growth (from 10% to 6% of annual GDP) incites commentaries in Western press regarding a crisis in this Asian country. Faced with stagnation and the crisis of the Western social, economic, and political system, the Chinese alleged misfortune (perversely) encourages Western spiritless elites. Largely, it involves a projective defense mechanism, those that once Freud used to study. Two in distress make sorrow less, the saying goes. Reality is different: China is transforming from a factory with cheap labor force exporting surpluses to the world to a modern society of services and innovation, focused on better domestic living standards with sustainability. Challenges are huge but are no match to the Western impasse. Certainly there are motives for worrying in the West: China’s change accelerates current crisis in Europe and decreases US world power. Latin American countries must also adapt to this new reality.

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Who is the global elite afraid of?

In 2016, a spectrum haunts the white peaks of Davos: social protest against a dysfunctional and ill-formed globality. Which is the sign of this protest? Who is scared by the primary mobilization of those moving up and the secondary mobilization of those moving down?

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On Climate Change: The Tough Path Towards Planetary Sovereignty

The international agreement on weather signed in Paris by 195 nations is a first step for the entire humanity in preventing and mitigating the disastrous effects on the environment of the economic and population growth. Facing the intrinsic difficulties of every collective action for the common good, the agreement is aimed at developing awareness in the public opinion and building a new solidary subjectivity.

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