Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alastair Crooke — How Trump Defines the Future

President Trump has defined the future as a battle between old-style nationalism and neoliberal globalism, a challenge that the West’s elites mock at their own peril, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke describes.
As the world globalizes, there is a dialectic going on over which factors should predominate — international v. national, sovereign v. subject, unipolar v. multipolar, liberal v. traditional, capitalism v. democracy, etc.

Alstaire Crooke observes that this is no longer largely a difference between power blocs — East and West, or North and South — but rather involves fierce in-house political disputes among contending factions and vying political constituencies within countries.

The outcome is uncertain and it is already involving considerable conflict domestically and internationally. 

Presently, the world is realigning geopolitically and geostrategically as countries rethink their future and lay track for a path to it. As a result the world is becoming more precarious.

Consortium News
How Trump Defines the Future
Alastair Crooke | founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, and former British diplomat and senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy

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