Category Archives: Geopolitics

Ideas that add up #231

Henry Kissinger rings him in 1972 and says: Robert, I need your help. And calls him out to Palm Springs where they stand on the 18th tee of the golf course, and he says: we’re standing here because everything is … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #219

In 2008, Global Financial Integrity estimated that flows of illicit money out of developing countries into tax havens were running at about $1.25 trillion per year, roughly ten times the total value of aid given to developing countries by the … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #193

Why are so many of these states falling apart now and generating great floods of refugees? What internal flaws or unsustainable outside pressures do they have in common? Most of them achieved self-determination when imperial powers withdrew after the Second … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #148

“You know as well as we do that right…is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” So said the coolly menacing Athenians to the doomed Melians … Continue reading

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