Category Archives: Geo-Politics

America Needs a New Chant!

America Needs a New Chant to Replace “We’re #1,” But “We’re #28 and Dropping Fast” Won’t Cut It! I enjoy the articles posted over at The Smirking Chimp and have been a fan since the Bush 43 Administration. (Jeff Tiedrich’s … Continue reading

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Split societies, global chaos and World War Three: Heading into the most tumultuous era in modern history

Artyom Lukin | rt.com As we cross into the second half of 2020, there is little hope left that our misfortunes will end when this annus horribilis goes out. We may be entering one of the most cataclysmic and fateful … Continue reading

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Will America’s Alliances Survive the Trump Era?

BY SAM WINTER-LEVY, NIKITA LALWANI | FOREIGN POLICY A new book advances a robust defense of the U.S. system of alliances. A post-pandemic world requires adaptation and renewed coordination against common threats. In Sept. 19, 1796, George Washington’s Farewell Address appeared in … Continue reading

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Fun With Republic Collapses

I just discovered Ian Johnston’s writing, and I’m loving his perspective! Here’s one he recently posted on Quora: – cPaul If the US collapses, will the states become independent, annexed by a foreign nation such as Mexico or Canada, form … Continue reading

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The record-breaking jet which still haunts Canada

A decade after the end of World War Two, Canada built a jet that pushed technology to its limits. But its demise showed why smaller nations found it difficult to compete in the Jet Age. In the early years of … Continue reading

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Major Study Finds the USA is An Oligarchy

Zachary Davies Boren | The Telegraph The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern universities … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Canada-US relationship after the pandemic

My learned friend Richard Nimijean co-authored this article for Policy Options. – cPaul The COVID crisis has made it clear that we need to examine our economic and geopolitical prospects as the “special relationship” comes to an end. Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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“The world has loved, hated and envied the US. Now, for the first time, we pity it.”

pkgoode | Daily KOS Fintan O’Toole is one of Ireland’s many national treasures, a great writer who stands out in a country where great writing would be almost ordinary were it not so revered. In today’s Irish Times, O’Toole writes: The grotesque … Continue reading

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America is a Failed State

The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed what was already broken. George Packer | The Atlantic When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills—a corrupt political class, a sclerotic … Continue reading

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What happens when the internet vanishes?

Governments and enemies alike know the power of the “off switch” for silencing opposition and fomenting unrest. How vulnerable are we, individually and collectively? – cPaul By Joe Tidy & Becky Dale | 25 February 2020 | BBC News As … Continue reading

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How the United States re-branded as “America”

by Tom Dunn via BOINGBOING NPR’s Throughline had a great recent episode about what’s essentially the branding of the American Empire. Host Rund Abdelfatah speaks with Daniel Immerwahr, a history professor at Northwestern University, who the changing ways that America has identified … Continue reading

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Maps Paint a Dark Future for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

by Yessenia Funes | Gizmodo The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last pristine landscapes in America. Tucked along the northern border of Alaska and Canada, the nearly 20 million acres of wilderness is home to a variety … Continue reading

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The USA is NOT Energy Independent

A few of my American friends who are currently cheering the Trump-Administration have crowed on Trump’s declaration that the USA is energy independent, a talking-point that Trump re-claimed at the recent State of the Union Address. That does not jive … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Y’All in the USA Get Along? (A Perspective From a Canadian)

If we here in Canada appear to be anti- or pro-Trump, it should not be assumed that our opinions are formed in a vacuum or without discerning the news. It may come as a surprise that many of us are … Continue reading

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