It’s neither pacifism, nor a proclivity to free-riderism, nor (strictly speaking) a sense of moral certainty that leads Germans to shirk their security responsibilities. It’s actually a profound psychological sense of self-doubt that’s to blame.
Published: Oct 04, 2019
Baku, from 1734 atlas of I.B. Homann (Wikimedia Commons)
Azerbaijan—the oil-rich dynasty that borders Iran and Russia, abuses human rights, and peddles influence throughout the West—has shifted from being an essential U.S. energy partner to a competitor. The former U.S. ambassador speaks out on the energy diplomacy he witnessed—and why we need a new approach to Baku today.
Jeremy Corbyn could very well be Britain’s next Prime Minister. In this context, it is worth examining what has in many ways become the ur-text for the new British Marxism: Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being, by Paul Mason.
Conservative intellectuals in the Trump era have taken to lambasting free trade and international institutions. Dalibor Rohac’s In Defense of Globalism could not, therefore, have come at a more opportune time.
Published: Sep 30, 2019
Caspar David Friedrich, “The Abbey in the Oakwood” (1809-10)