CategoryInternational Relations

How Strongmen Co-opted Democracy

The global spread of democracy, a Western gift to the world, was meant to result in the election of liberal, pro-Western leaders. Instead, a wave of strongmen rulers has been …

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Thucydides Trap or Tug-of-War?

After Stalin, Churchill and Truman ratified what amounted to a spheres-of-influence deal at Potsdam in 1945, George Orwell was seized with a sense of inevitability about perpetual war between the …

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