Grand Strategy Russia Gets Oil Concessions Out Of Syria
Russia just inked a major energy deal with the Assad regime that will allow it to explore offshore oil and gas fields in Syria. Obama’s “Smart Diplomacy” strategy in the Middle East is paying dividends—just not for the US.
Grand Strategy World War Three?
There are many similarities between our period and the pre-WWI system: widespread belief in the peaceful powers of globalization mixed with ineffective leaders; geopolitical grappling; rising nationalism; and instability in smaller countries that are “clients” of larger powers. Geopolitics is back, and we need to re-learn how to think strategically about engaging whole nations in a global power struggle.
The End of History Ends
For the first time since the Cold War, the United States is going to have to adopt a coherent Eurasian strategy that integrates European, Middle Eastern, South Asian and East Asian policy into a comprehensive design.