Iran’s Deal One Step Closer to Total American Domination (And Incidentally, One Step Closer to Peace)

First, a review. America wants a Middle East divided into a stable balance of power guaranteed by the United States  This is the working formula for Europe that ended European anarchy.  Remember that from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the end of World War II, Europe was endemically at war or near enough to … Continue reading Iran’s Deal One Step Closer to Total American Domination (And Incidentally, One Step Closer to Peace)

Generational Theory Expressed In American Power (Or, How Baby Boomers Are Running The Country)

This website is relatively popular, as geopolitical websites go.  But I've certainly noticed that websites with more comments, more debate, and greater popularity often express strong anti-institutional bias; that is, they're on about how the government or corporations or whatever are utter shit and then tinge that with whatever political views they have.  People jump … Continue reading Generational Theory Expressed In American Power (Or, How Baby Boomers Are Running The Country)

5 Great Conspiracies Made Geopolitical

It's tons of fun to fall into alternative realities, as well as think you're smarter than everyone around you.  Hence the reason why conspiracy theory books sell quite well, and why, even when somebody can't properly calculate the strength loss caused by ignited jet fuel, they might still believe Mossad was behind 9/11. But I … Continue reading 5 Great Conspiracies Made Geopolitical

The Role of Trauma in Building a Nation-State

In the abstract of geopolitical discussion, it's easy to forget that, when you talk about states breaking or nations splitting, you're talking about large groups of people suffering unbelievable trauma.  I just watched this, from Aleppo in Syria, which details what seems to be a ballistic missile strike in a neighborhood (and it's just as … Continue reading The Role of Trauma in Building a Nation-State

A World Without America (Part I)

Let's play a thought experiment.  Thought experiments are a lot like playing with toys all by yourself, except you don't have any toys and by using the term "thought experiment" you can seem smarter than other people. You hear plenty of foreign folk pining for a world without American hard power (that is, our military … Continue reading A World Without America (Part I)